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David Byrne + Portland’s Kelly Pratt | Typhoon’s Kyle Morton | Pander Brothers | Dance Across Cultures & Ages

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 noon

"State of Wonder" will melt your winter blahs down to marshmallowy molten goodness with provocative dance projects, hot new fiction, and music for transformative times — with glitter cannons!

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News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 noon

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

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Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016 noon

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

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Mark Rothko At The Art Museum | Nu Shooz | Where Stripping And Opera Meet | Imago's 'La Belle'

OPB | Dec. 17, 2016 noon

This week's "State of Wonder" has it all, from operatic strippers to high-design national guard armories to an ever popular '80s duo.

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Tin House Flash Fiction Winners | Best Jazz Of 2016 | Annexation In East Portland | Brian Doyle

OPB | Dec. 10, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, winners revealed! "The Master Book of All Plots" yields five hot stories to keep you warm, also author Brian Doyle, Portland's eastward push and jazz albums of the year. zz picks of the year.

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Disjecta's Director Ousted | Hari Kondabolu | Roger Hobbs RIP | Portland Through The Skanner's Photography

OPB | Nov. 26, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, seismic upheaval at Disjecta, the passing of a dapper young author with a penchant for the criminal, years of Skanner photography from Julie Keefe, and a comedian who makes the political deeply funny.

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The Best Of OPB's State Of Wonder

OPB | Nov. 9, 2016 10:06 a.m.

A collection of the best episodes and stories from OPB's arts and culture show, State of Wonder.

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August Wilson | Joe Sacco | Slenderman | Bri Pruett | Okkervil River

OPB | Oct. 29, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, cartoonist Joe Sacco takes on the housing emergency, Bri Pruett takes on the dating world, Irene Taylor Brodsky takes on Slenderman and Okkervil River takes on itself.

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Portland Producer Backs 'Hamilton' | Response To Ta-Nehisi Coates | Percussionist Colin Currie | Eastmoreland Controversy

OPB | Oct. 22, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Woody Guthrie's unknown time in Oregon, how a hometown girl became a producer on some of Broadway's biggest hits and a knockout percussionist plays our studio — literally.

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Drive-By Truckers | Art Museum Expansion | Tin House Fiction Contest | Malia Jensen

OPB | Oct. 8, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we meet southern rock's philosopher kings, the Drive-By Truckers; visual artist Malia Jensen; PNCA's new president; and the fantastic ceramicist Chris Antemann.