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Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

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Oregon's Last Great Election | Sibling Reunion

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 noon

We hear about what one longtime political reporter calls Oregon's last great election. Also, we explore the nature of family with four siblings who didn't meet until they were in their 60s.

Family | News | Entertainment | Arts | Technology | NW Life | State of Wonder

'State Of Wonder' From Eugene's 2015 Indie Game Con

OPB | Nov. 5, 2016 noon | Eugene, Oregon

We spend a day in Eugene's surprising hotbed of video games, playing and talking with upstart developers of all stripes.

Family | Books | Food | Parents | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead

OPB | Nov. 2, 2016 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Colson Whitehead discusses his life growing up in New York City and figuring out his place as a writer. 

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DACA Now: Returning To Mexico For The First Time In 17 Years

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 noon

Former OPB News intern Juan Ramirez kept an audio journal of his first visit back to Mexico in nearly two decades.

Arts | Books | Family | State of Wonder

Victoria Jamieson Clobbers Young Adult Tropes In 'Roller Girl'

OPB | May 14, 2016 8 a.m.

The Portland writer's graphic novel for middle-grade readers is about finding out who you are and dealing with life's messy social geometry through the raucous sport of roller derby.

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Oregon Libraries Invest In Cutting-Edge Maker Labs

OPB | March 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

A growing number of libraries are letting patrons use their library cards to check out creative tools like 3-D printers, including the Multnomah County and Eugene public libraries.

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Talking Business | Japanese-American Workers Exhibit | Robin Coste Lewis

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We'll discuss the latest business news with Erik Siemers, talk about the "Uprooted" exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and meet poet Robin Coste Lewis.

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The Creative Cycle: Reclaimed Exotic Animals, Rejected Santa Photos & An Outgoing Art School President

OPB | Dec. 12, 2015 9 a.m.

Exotic creatures and old Santa pics transformed into art, Portland rocks the Grammies, Heartless Bastards and more on this week's "State of Wonder."

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Where Can You Get Paid Parental Leave?

OPB | Dec. 9, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The city of Portland is the latest employer to add paid parental leave to its list of benefits for city employees.