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Executive Order That Led To Japanese-American Internment Turns 75

OPB | Feb. 19, 2017 noon

The Tule Lake internment camp on Oregon's southern border was in many ways the most notorious of the 10 detention centers.

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

Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth Huffman

OPB | Feb. 4, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.

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Prince To James Baldwin To Pam Grier: Portland Black Film Festival At The Hollywood Theatre

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 2:02 p.m. | Portland

Powerful works to take you beyond the big-name releases of the year.

Politics | World | Think Out Loud

Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 noon

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

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Chloe Eudaly | Portland Winter Lights Festival | Designing Album Covers | Tony Furtado | Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 28, 2017 noon

This week on State of Wonder, sear away the S.A.D. with the brightest new arts fest, hear from Portland's newest commissioner and find out what it takes to design iconic album art.

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Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon | Portland

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

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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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Design, Planning And New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 10:57 a.m.

We listen back to what Ted Wheeler said as a candidate about his arts agenda for Portland, and learn about what design, architecture and planning challenges lie ahead during Wheeler's tenure.

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Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

OPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.

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John Kitzhaber On The Death Penalty | Jon Raymond's 'Freebird'

OPB | Jan. 3, 2017 noon

For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."