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From 'South Park' To Hong Kong, The Many Voices Of Eliza Jane Schneider

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 3:58 p.m. | Portland

The actor behind countless animated characters is now channeling the voices of houseless people from around the world in her one-woman show "Displaced."

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Oregon Clown Brings Laughter Where It's Needed

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

Oregon clown Michael O'Neill is a member of Clowns Without Borders, a different kind of relief organization.

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Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

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Roxane Gay | Artists In Protest | Eliza Jane Schneider Of 'South Park' | Clowns Without Borders | The Slants

OPB | Jan. 21, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," same world, infinite views: new fiction from the author of "Bad Feminist," a new era of protest music, why laughter truly is the best medicine, and much more.

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Portland Choreographers Strive To Make Traditional Dance Contemporary

OPB | Jan. 15, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Subashini Ganesan and Oluyinka Akinjiola discuss their new work, identity, and what it means to stand and face 2017.

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Pander Brothers Revive Tech Thriller 'The Dissident'

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 10:49 a.m. | Portland

What began as a futuristic treatise on corporate use of data becomes spookily prescient in 2017.

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Portland Choreographer Tahni Holt Revels In the Forbidden

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 4 p.m.

When it comes to women, there are two things American culture doesn’t look so kindly on: age and weight. Tahni Holt’s show revels in both.

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David Byrne + Portland’s Kelly Pratt | Typhoon’s Kyle Morton | Pander Brothers | Dance Across Cultures & Ages

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 noon

"State of Wonder" will melt your winter blahs down to marshmallowy molten goodness with provocative dance projects, hot new fiction, and music for transformative times — with glitter cannons!

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News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 noon

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

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Winter Weather | Homeless In The Cold | Clowns Without Borders

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.