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Heroes, Forever and Ever: Bowie Remembered, Doctor Fate Reborn and More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder: Oregonians mourn the death of a legend (including some who shared his stage); a Portland artist helps reboot DC Comics’ Dr. Fate, and a blind but colorful painter in Wallowa County invites us into his studio.

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XX Factor: Bitch Planet, Lily Tomlin, Oregon Story Board And More

OPB | Jan. 9, 2016 noon | Portland

This week's show features lady trailblazers, plus a couple of updates on stories from last year. We checked in to see what happened after the tape stopped rolling.

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Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

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The Greatest Hits Of 2015 On State Of Wonder

OPB | Dec. 26, 2015 noon

We look back on some of the year's highlights: the Go-Go's go Shakespearean, Quentin Tarantino hearts the Hollywood Theatre, Allen Toussaint, Miranda July, Shy Girls, and more.

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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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Portland Crown Jewels: High-End Sneakers, The Priciest Book At Powell's & The Voice Of John Malkovich

OPB | Dec. 5, 2015 noon

John Malkovich make a record, a Southern rocker relocates to Portland, kids confront gentrification and sneakers become high fashion on the State of Wonder episode.

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State Of Wonder: Nov. 14, 2015

OPB | Nov. 14, 2015 noon

George Takei, Andy Warhol, the Lipinski Stradivarius — it's a star-studded travelogue around the country, from Amazon's new Seattle store to the Oregon Territory to the bright lights of Broadway.

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The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Nov. 6, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

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State of Wonder: Oct. 17, 2015

OPB | Oct. 17, 2015 noon

We tackle the big subjects: the future of the Portland Building, the humor (or lack thereof) of rape jokes, the history of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival & more. Join us!

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State of Wonder: Oct. 10, 2015

OPB | Oct. 10, 2015 noon

Unabashed truths: from Blitzen Trapper's road-tested rock to St. Johns' sounds to the secret everybody keeps about Shakespeare's English.