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The Funniest Thing In Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | July 23, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, comedian Shelley McLendon introduces us to Portland's scrappy improv scene and her sister, the comedian Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaid," "The Goldbergs"), in preview of the Stumptown Improv Festival.

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Portland Writer Melanie Alldritt Doesn’t Want to Be Beautiful: She Wants To Speak

OPB | July 18, 2016 7:45 p.m.

The young writer works through her experiences as a black women, as well as the recent shootings, through her writing.

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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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Writing Outside The I-5 Corridor At The Summer Fishtrap Gathering

OPB | July 9, 2016 noon

State of Wonder travels to the Wallowas for a live show at the annual gathering about writing and the West, with guests Timothy Egan, Erika Wurth, Kim Stafford, Sherwin Bitsui and more.

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Oregon Artists React To A Week Of Crises

OPB | July 9, 2016 6:27 a.m.

A wave of awareness has swept over America in the wake of two officer-involved shootings and Thursday’s sniper attacks in Dallas, with a national conversation deepening over race, force and accountability.

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Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Women Firefighters | Foster Care Shortage

OPB | July 7, 2016 noon

A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.

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Opting Out Of Standardized Tests | Memory & The Brain | Russian Artist

OPB | July 6, 2016 noon

Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.

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Portland Art Museum's NW Curator Looks Back At 46 Years Of Regional Art

OPB | July 2, 2016 12:31 p.m.

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson has worn many hats in the NW art world, from student to president of the Oregon College of Arts and Craft to NW art curator. She looks back at 46 years on the eve of her retirement.

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Artist Displacement | Sherman Alexie | Science of Music

OPB | July 2, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we hear about artists who have been displaced from the Troy Laundry building, why OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman thinks every brain needs music, what Sherman Alexie's inspiration was for his new book and more.

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On The Road: Elk, Butterflies And (Carved) Bears In Southwest Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2016 noon | Oregon Highway 38

We take a drive along Oregon Route 38 and meet longtime residents, a few new arrivals and some folks who were just passing through.