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Somebody Do Something: Portland Artists Respond To Baton Rouge, Minneapolis And Dallas

OPB | July 16, 2016 noon

State of Wonder spends the hour exploring how the region's actors, hip-hop artists, writers and others are using art to work through racial justice and the recent shootings.

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Summer Music: Case/Lang/Veirs | M Ward | Blind Pilot | Joseph

OPB | June 25, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we crank up the volume on the summer's hottest shows, including the first live studio performance by k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs, plus M. Ward, Blind Pilot, Joseph and more.

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Peter Sagal | Mary Roach | Darcelle XV Documentary

OPB | June 18, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Peter Sagal takes us behind the scenes on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," writer Mary Roach talks maggots and penis transplants, author Lindsey West takes on the Internet trolls, and a Portland-based distributor leaves hundreds of music labels in the lurch.

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Summer Cannibals | Comics For All | Architect Brad Cloepfil | The Lost Boys Of Portlandia

OPB | June 11, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we check out Portland’s most welcoming new comic book shop, jam to the Summer Cannibals, continue our conversation with Brad Cloepfil on the state of Portland architecture and more.

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Summer Pot Parties Up In Smoke | Comedian Curtis Cook | Secret Life of Tour Managers

OPB | May 28, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, the city's plans to enforce pot policy puts many marijuana-related events on hold, the comedian Curtis Cook talks about what it takes to be brave and writer Andi Zeisler discusses the commodification of feminism and more.

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From 'Jazz Hippies' to Hit Makers: The Return Of Nu Shooz

OPB | May 19, 2016 4:15 p.m.

The dance wizards behind 1985's "I Can't Wait" stop by the OPB studio to play classic hits and tracks from their new release, "Bagtown."

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Friends Of Noise Aims For All-Ages Music Venue

OPB | May 18, 2016 5:10 p.m.

Northwest musicians are aiming for a new space that takes booze out of the music equation — an all-ages, nonprofit music venue in Portland.

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What Is Timber Rock? Ask Scott Pemberton

OPB | May 16, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Portland musician Scott Pemberton harvests jazz, grunge and jam bands with the sweep of his roaring guitar.

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Maurice Sendak At Portland Opera | Radiation City | Holly Andres

OPB | April 30, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Maurice Sendak goes to the opera, Radiation City brings us their retro-tinged indie pop, photographer Holly Andres captures darkness and light and more.

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Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016 noon

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.