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George Saunders Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 noon

Celebrated short story author George Saunders discusses his new novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."

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Landscapes Of Violence | Prison Population | Gun Owners | Senior Softball

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 noon

A local painter depicts locations of violence in America. The prison population may be going down because of a new law. A hunter in Bend says gun owners need to advocate for gun control. And a Portlander is headed to the World Senior Games for softball.

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Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 noon

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

News | Arts | local | State of Wonder

Committee Seeks Equity, Relevance In Hiring Portland's Next Arts Chief

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 6:32 p.m. | Portland

RACC Board chair Mike Golub and search committee chair Steve Rosenbaum talk about their priorities.

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With Legal Challenge Over, What's Next For Portland's Arts Tax?

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 3:41 p.m. | Portland

A decision from the Oregon Supreme Court has saved Portland’s Arts Education and Access fund — at least for the moment. Can it survive its own structural flaws?

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Rethinking Arts Space In Vancouver And Beaverton

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 10:16 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Sept. 23 arts summit suggests some exciting possibilities for Clark County. Meanwhile Beaverton moves forward on a much-anticipated new public art space.

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Right-Wing Rallies | TBA:17 | Meaningful Retirement

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 noon

We talk with a political reporter for "The Guardian" covering right-wing rallies, OPB's Aaron Scott previews the TBA arts festival, and Oregon retirees share stories about their lives after work. 

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Nick Fish On Finding Portland's Next Arts Chief

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 11:20 a.m. | Portland

Portland City Council's point man on arts policy talks about what he's looking for as the hiring process picks up steam.

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Metro Portland's Arts Agency Looks For New Leadership

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

The Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks a replacement for long-time administrator Eloise Damrosch.

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Kent Nerburn | Yukiyo Kawano And Meshi Chavez | PSU Chamber Choir | Peter Sears

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we speak with author Kent Nerburn about the resurgence of his classic book, two artists explore a devastating act of war, and the PSU Chamber Choir takes on new work.

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Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | July 25, 2017 noon

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

News | Politics | Arts | local | NW Life

3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.

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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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Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | May 8, 2017 noon

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

Arts | local | NW Life

At Overlook Film Festival: A Chance To Live In A Horror Movie

OPB | May 5, 2017 midnight | Mount Hood, Oregon

Overlook Film Festival attendees were given an opportunity to play a 24 hour, four-day immersive horror game. 

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Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | May 6, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.

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Portland Animation Artists Share Their Favorite Films

OPB | May 2, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Trevyn Savage

Some of Oregon's top animators talk about the films that inform their creations.

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Rebroadcast: 'The Book Of Unknown Americans'

OPB | May 2, 2017 noon

We listen back to an interview with Cristina Henríquez,  author of "The Book of Unknown Americans."

Books | Arts | Entertainment | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Elmore Leonard

OPB | May 3, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Elmore Leonard shares humorous and telling letters from his readers and discusses the differences between readers, writers, and characters.