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Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.

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Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | May 23, 2017 noon

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

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Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

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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 Building Leads Nation With Crowdfunded Construction And Psychedelic Design

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 12:56 p.m.

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is the first Oregon building to solicit investments from the crowd under new regulations laid out by the JOBS Act, and perhaps the first in the U.S.

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Big Plans To Transform Portland's Waterfront And Willamette Falls

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 1:13 p.m. | Portland

The architecture firm Snohetta is seeking public input for the new Willamette Falls Riverwalk, plus it recently announced it will design OMSI's central eastside properties.

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The Archive Project - May 25, 2016

OPB | May 25, 2016 9 p.m.

"New Yorker" columnist Brendan Gill examines the boom and bust of urban architecture and what it might mean for the future of human civilization. 

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Senator Bernie Sanders | News Roundtable: May 6 | Remembering Architect Bing Sheldon

OPB | May 6, 2016 noon

Brent Walth, Barbara Dudley and Jim Pasero are on the news roundtable talking about some of the biggest stories of the week. And we remember Bing Sheldon, an architect who helped to shape Portland as we know it. 

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An International Architecture Firm Wants To Reshape Portland

OPB | April 27, 2016 2:32 p.m.

The firm behind the 9/11 Memorial and the new SF MOMA turns its eyes on Portland's waterfront in two projects.

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A Mayoral Candidate's Walking Tour Of Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 10:11 a.m. | Portland

Mayoral candidates Jules Bailey and Ted Wheeler get granular on the planning and design issues facing our city, hosted by State of Wonder columnist Randy Gragg.

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Portland's Teardown Throwdown

OPB | Sept. 9, 2015 3:15 p.m.

In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, Think Out Loud checks in. 

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Designing Willamette Falls Riverwalk

OPB | June 3, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A design team including three different firms will work together to create a public walkway for a place with special significance in Oregon's history.

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Milwaukie Students' 3-D Printer Creation Wins International Architectural Award

OPB | May 29, 2014 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Milwaukie high school students who created a skyscraper with a 3-D printer have placed in an international architecture competition.

Politics | Think Out Loud

What Should Be Done With The Portland Building?

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Portland is facing a $95 million tab in repairs to a municipal building many consider an eyesore. Should it be fixed or torn down?

Think Out Loud

Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place

OPB | July 8, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Ninety percent of Americans want to stay in their own homes as they age. We examine what is happening to make that possible.

Think Out Loud

Making a District a Destination

OPB | Aug. 16, 2010 9 a.m.

What's the future of the Memorial Coliseum and Rose Quarter?

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The Beauty of Bridges

OPB | July 23, 2010 9 a.m.

How do bridges inspire you?