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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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Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

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From 'Hamilton' To 'Hedwig,' Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Portland

Brisa Trinchero soared from Tigard's Broadway Rose Theatre to Broadway, where she's backed Tony-winning musicals from "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess" and "Pippin" to "Evita" and "Peter & The Star Catcher."

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Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 noon

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

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$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

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Love Burns Bright At Profile Theatre

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 10:22 a.m.

"Bright Half Life" is the rapid-fire story of two women falling in and out of love over 45 years, told in a remarkable non-linear style by playwright Tanya Barfield.

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Page To Stage, Plays By Women Face Bias

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 5:01 p.m. | Portland

Playwright Tanya Barfield turns us onto research that puts the problem in painful detail.

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Playwright Tanya Barfield's Homecoming Season

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 noon

Tanya Barfield's plays have been performed around the country, but never in Portland. Until now. State of Wonder spends the hour exploring the city and the theater through Barfield's eyes.

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Beaverton 8th-Grader's Project Wows At Google Science Fair

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Portland

Anushka Naiknaware won the LEGO Education Builder Award in the 2016 Google Science Fair with her "smart wound care" project. She is this year's youngest winner.

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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.