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PDX Latinx Pride Celebrates Oregon's LGBTQ Latinx Community

OPB | July 21, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" spoke to to Christian Baeff, the chair of the PDX Latinx Pride festival.

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Remembering Frances Gabe, Oregon Inventor Of The Self-Cleaning House

OPB | July 21, 2017 noon

Newberg, Oregon, resident Frances Gabe's claim to fame was her patented self-cleaning house. 

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Daniel H. Wilson’s Steampunk Robot Romp Through History

OPB | July 21, 2017 11:17 a.m.

Wilson's new novel imagines a race of mechanical beings living side-by-side with humans since the dawn of history.

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Portugal. The Man | Eclipse Preview | Daniel H. Wilson

OPB | July 22, 2017 noon

On this week’s "State of Wonder": Portugal. The Man on the key to their new album, sci-fi best-seller Daniel Wilson on the ancient robots in his newest novel, and eclipse mania.

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5 Things We Learned About The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 19, 2017 9:23 a.m. | Portland

Author David Baron wrote "American Eclipse," a book about the eclipse of 1878. He explains how the celestial event gave American scientists a chance to prove themselves on the world stage. 

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Oregon Arts Commission Chair Brian Rogers On Budget Cuts

OPB | July 17, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.

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3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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The Decemberists As Offa Rex | Tracy K. Smith | DaVinci Days | Bend Arts Center

OPB | July 15, 2017 noon

This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.

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Kinetic Sculpture Racers Pedal On At da Vinci Days

OPB | July 14, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Reed Lacy has been tinkering with his human-powered vehicle since 1993. His "kinetic sculpture" is one of many taking part in races during Corvallis' da Vinci Days.

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Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.