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LAIKA's Kubo | The Last XOXO Festival? | PICA TBA Preview | Ages And Ages

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we learn why XOXO is pulling the plug, get a preview of the brass extravaganza that opens PICA's TBA Festival, talk happy songs about earthquakes with Ages and Ages and more.

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PICA Kicks Off TBA Festival With A Sea Of Horn Players

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Musician Kelly Pratt has collaborated with everyone from David Byrne to Beirut. Now he baptizes PICA's new home with a wall of sound.

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News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016 noon

We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

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Fruit Tree Project | New Multnomah County Sheriff | Coastal Labor Shortage

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 noon

There's a new sheriff in town, and a solution for all that ripe fruit on your trees. Also, we discuss the shortage of labor at the coast.

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Altruism | Pidgin Languages | Testing Public Records Law

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 noon

We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.

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New Music From Blind Pilot and Joseph | Classical Music Meets Silent Disco | Sista In The Brotherhood

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Blind Pilot on the loss that inspired their new album, the golden harmonies of Joseph, a star-studded classical concert series at some of the regions most stunning outdoor sites and more.

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Oregon Film Explores Life As A Black Woman In Construction

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 5:22 p.m.

The award-winning short "Sista In The Brotherhood" tells the day-in-the-life story of one African-American woman trying to navigate the job site.

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Classical Music Meets Silent Disco At Iconic Oregon Sites

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 5:02 p.m.

The pianist Hunter Noack and members of Pink Martini bring classical music and high tech headphones to WPA sites and parks across the region.

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Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage

OPB | Aug. 22, 2016 noon

An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

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Released: Life And Forgiveness After 21 Years In Prison

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 noon

Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside. The sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.