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Chris Coleman On Building A Fun Home At Portland Center Stage

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 11:01 p.m. | Portland

In Portland Center Stage’s 30th season, Coleman is directing four shows. Box office success, he says, is the key to the theater’s artistic freedom.

local | Arts

Playwright Tony Kushner On Finding Ourselves In A National Narrative

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 1:48 p.m. | Portland

The Pulitzer-winning playwright talks about upcoming projects and comparing today’s political turmoil with the era that inspired “Angels In America.”

local | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment

Artists Rep Abandons Typical Theater Formula With Provocative Season

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 12:05 p.m.

The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.

local | Nation | News

As Oregon Temperatures Break Records, So Do Heat-Related Injuries

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The August heat set records in Portland and Salem. It was especially brutal for people who work outside.

local | News | Air | Environment | NW Life | Forestry

2017 Hottest August On Record In Portland, Salem And It Ain't Over

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 8:22 a.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says last month was the hottest August on record for Portland and Salem.

local | News | Arts

Shakespeare And Smoke: Bad Air Forces Cancellations In Ashland

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 4:24 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Chetco Bar Fire and other blazes are blowing smoke right into Oregon's theater capital.

local | Economy | News | Arts

Times Theater In Seaside Undergoes Renovation With New Vision

Daily Astorian | Aug. 30, 2017 5:52 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

After closing its doors almost 30 years ago, the historic Times Theater could come back to life early next year.

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

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.

local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment

Country Music Outlaws Head Home For Helix's Wheatstock

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Helix natives Tylor & The Train Robbers bring their outlaw honky-tonk and gritty Americana home for the Wheatstock music festival in Helix, Oregon.

Music | NW Life | Business | Arts | Entertainment

Concerts In Rural Oregon? At 1 Enterprise Theater, Artists Say 'OK'

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1 p.m.

When Darrell Brann bought a concert venue in Wallowa County, he knew it wasn’t a no. 1 destination for big touring bands or really touring bands of any size. These days, that's changed.

Environment | local | Water | News

Extreme Heat Reverses Benefits Of Oregon’s Above-Average Snowpack

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland

The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.

local | Agriculture | Food | News | Environment | NW Life

Oregon Growers Checking For Heat Damage To Grapes, Berries

Capital Press | Aug. 7, 2017 11:05 a.m.

Oregon berry and grape growers are watching for damage caused by unusually hot weather that settled into Western Oregon and the Portland area.

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Smoke Could Clear Willamette Valley This Weekend, But Don't Celebrate Yet

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says westerly winds could clear smoke Friday night into Saturday as temperatures dip below triple digits, but smoke is expected to return.

Environment | local | News

Wildfire Scorches More Than 80 Square Miles In Southeast Oregon

AP | Aug. 4, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

A wildfire has charred more than 80 square miles of grass and juniper in sparsely populated southeast Oregon.

local | Transportation | News

After Days Of Heat-Related Delays, TriMet Charges To Ride Again

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland

Earlier this week the Portland-area transit agency waived fares because of delays caused by extreme heat. Trains are still slow today due to higher-than-normal temperatures, but you must pay to ride. 

local | Transportation | News

TriMet Again Waives Ticket Fees, But Heat Delays Still Likely

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.

Environment | local | News

Whitewater Fire Nears Jefferson Park Alpine Basin, Expected To Grow

Statesman Journal | Aug. 2, 2017 4:08 p.m.

The Whitewater Fire burning east of Detroit blew up Wednesday, growing nearly fivefold to 1,500 acres in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. 

local | NW Life | Food | Entertainment

How Long Does It Take To Melt Portland's Favorite Ice Creams?

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. | Portland

We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.

Environment | local | News

Portland May Break Records This Week During Northwest Heat Wave

OPB | July 29, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland

The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Portland area this coming week are likely headed for the record books.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | July 20, 2017 noon

Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.