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.
Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | 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.
local | Arts | Books | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | 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.
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.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
Entertainment | Science | Arts | Books | NW Life | State of WonderOPB | 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.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.