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Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | April 24, 2017 noon | Portland

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | local | Oregon Art Beat

Portland Animator Rose Bond Changes Where Animation Lives

OPB | April 21, 2017 1:38 p.m. | Portland

Rose Bond calls herself an animator and media artist and says she includes “a lot of social practice, a lot of public involvement” in every piece she creates.

NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | local | Oregon Art Beat

Animator Joan Gratz Embraces Technology To Create Her Newest Films

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

Joan Gratz has worked in Portland’s animation scene since its earliest days.

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State Grants To Help Oregon Schools, Hospitals Withstand Major Earthquake

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.

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

2017 Oregon Book Awards: The Nonfiction Nominees

OPB | April 22, 2017 noon

In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII. 

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Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | April 21, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

NW Life | Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

Portland Animator Explores Gentrification With 2 Local Icons

OPB | April 27, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

The engine of gentrification fueled by Portland’s recent transplants was starting to hum by the time Jerold Howard returned. That's inspired his latest film.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, April 10 - 16

opbmusic | April 19, 2017 10:41 a.m.

Everybody Works by Jay Som is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | April 17, 2017 noon

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie

OPB | April 19, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Salman Rushdie shares humorous stories and deeper insights into his life and career after the publication of "The Satanic Verses." 

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3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Oregon Coast

OPB | April 15, 2017 11:58 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook west of the Oregon coast Saturday morning.

NW Life | Arts | local | State of Wonder

In Flux: Vancouver’s North Bank Artists Gallery Sees No Path Forward

OPB | April 14, 2017 2:29 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Anchor gallery for the downtown Vancouver cultural scene will hold its last show in May.

Arts | Food | Oregon Art Beat

Jared Goodman Makes Ice Cream Sundaes Inspired By Art

OPB | April 12, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Portland ice cream maker Jared Goodman takes inspiration from works of art when creating his elaborate sundaes

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Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | April 13, 2017 noon | Portland

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

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GPS-Collar Failures Cause Wolf-Tracking Woes For Oregon

AP | April 12, 2017 8:08 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The number of wolves in the wilds of Oregon increased slightly last year, but state wildlife officials lost track of one pack because none of its members are outfitted with GPS collars.

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Oregon Officials Launch Japanese Beetle Eradication Campaign

Capital Press | April 11, 2017 11:28 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

A state ag department campaign to kill destructive Japanese beetles begins April 17 when contractors will apply a granular insecticide to lawns on 2,500 private properties in the Cedar Mill area of Washington County, just west of Portland.

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Vancouver’s North Bank Gallery To Close In May

OPB | April 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

One of the city's most prominent contemporary art galleries falls victim to rising rents.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, April 3 - 9

opbmusic | April 10, 2017 10 a.m.

Everybody Works by Jay Som is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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Prison Fight Spurs Lockdown At Oregon State Penitentiary

AP | April 10, 2017 8:34 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The fight happened Sunday night in a recreation area at the Salem prison that houses more than 2,000 men.

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19 Oregon Lawmakers Denounce Proposal For Public Wolf Hunting

Statesman Journal | April 10, 2017 7:31 a.m.

Nineteen Oregon lawmakers have requested that wolf hunting remain off the table to members of the public.