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Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 noon

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Animals | local | News | Think Out Loud

Crypto-What? 5 Things You Should Know About Oregon's Newly Anointed Arachnid

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 noon

Late last month, a new species of Daddy Longlegs joined the ranks of Oregon arachnids known to the scientific world.

local | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 noon

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

local | Elections | Arts | NW Life | Politics | State of Wonder

Portland Mayoral And Council Candidates Face Off On Arts And Culture

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 noon

Hear what went down Tuesday night as players in some of Portland's big races discussed the issues at the heart of the creative city: affordable artist space and housing, public funding for the arts, equity issues, and, of course, the arts tax.  

Recreation | local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 noon

State of Wonder guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.

Entertainment | Books | Music | Arts | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

Heroes, Forever and Ever: Bowie Remembered, Doctor Fate Reborn and More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder: Oregonians mourn the death of a legend (including some who shared his stage); a Portland artist helps reboot DC Comics’ Dr. Fate, and a blind but colorful painter in Wallowa County invites us into his studio.

local | Arts | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable Jan. 8, 2016 | Lily Tomlin

OPB | Jan. 8, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We look back at some of the big stories in the week's news; then we talk with Lily Tomlin, who's in Portland next week for a one-woman show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Entertainment | Books | Music | Arts | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

The Greatest Hits Of 2015 On State Of Wonder

OPB | Dec. 26, 2015 noon

We look back on some of the year's highlights: the Go-Go's go Shakespearean, Quentin Tarantino hearts the Hollywood Theatre, Allen Toussaint, Miranda July, Shy Girls, and more.


Changes Coming To OPB Radio Schedule In 2016

OPB | Dec. 21, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Portland

The changes will help OPB better inform the audience with the latest news updates, analysis and more in an important election year.