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Love Is An Enigma In David Lynch's 'Bird Of Flames'

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 1:15 p.m.

"Bird of Flames" is an enigmatic music video from Chel White, Chrysta Bell and David Lynch.

Animals | Entertainment | Arts | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Oregon Lens

Saving Green Sea Turtles In 'My Haggan Dream'

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 1 p.m.

When a green sea turtle talks to you in a dream, you listen.

Arts | Entertainment | Education | local | NW Life | Music | Oregon Lens

Making Noise, And Friends, At Free Beat Nation Drum Camp

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 12:45 p.m.

For the parents whose kids attend Portland’s Free Beat Nation Drum Camp each summer, the extra noise is worth it.  

Entertainment | Arts | History | NW Life | Sports | Oregon Lens

Before The Blazers, Portland Rooted For Claudia's

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 4:07 p.m.

Long before Clyde Drexler or Damian Lillard, Portland was home to another team of basketball stars.

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2017 'Oregon Lens' Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 16, 2017 3:14 p.m.

"Oregon Lens" showcases the talent and diversity of the Northwest’s independent filmmakers.

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After Election, What's Next For Oregon's Independent Party?

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 5:28 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Independent Party of Oregon is looking ahead after its first time being on a general election ballot as a major party.

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Meet The Lightbulb Lady Of Portland

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tourists come from as far as Tokyo to gaze upon Sunlan Lighting's electric glow, and its owner, Kay “The Lightbulb Lady” Newell is happy to greet them. Well, sort of.

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The Law Was Against Her. So She Fought The Law.

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:58 p.m.

All Amber Starks wanted to do was braid hair for foster kids. Turns out, it used to be illegal to style hair in the state of Oregon without a special cosmetology license.  

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Paddling Into The Past

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:27 p.m.

The documentary "Voyagers Without Trace" combines a 1938 French kayaking trio’s pristine archival footage with visuals and insights from present-day experiences.

Arts | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Entertainment | NW Life | Uncategorized | Music | Land

2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

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News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016 noon

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

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How Will A Third Major Party Affect Oregon Politics?

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 12:40 p.m.

The Independent Party of Oregon was just certified as the state's third major party, joining the Democratic and Republican parties. What does this mean for Oregon?

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Oregon's Independent Party Could Get Major Party Status

Portland Tribune | Aug. 13, 2015 9:40 a.m.

The Secretary of State's Office is scheduled to announce on Aug. 17 whether the Independent Party of Oregon has enough registered voters to qualify for major party status, like the state's Democratic and Republican parties.


Oregon Lens 2014: Call For Video Submissions

OPB | Jan. 24, 2014 8:15 a.m.

Calling all local independent filmmakers! OPB would love to share your work with our viewers through our annual Oregon Lens series.

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Examining The Promise Of XRAY.FM

OPB | Dec. 23, 2013 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk to Jefferson Smith about the new progressive, independent radio station launching in the new year.

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Small Schools Not Ready To Leave Oregon University System

OPB | Aug. 30, 2013 11:48 a.m. | Monmouth, Oregon

Oregon’s small universities aren’t ready yet to make the jump to independent governing boards.

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Oregon Lens 2013 Filmmaker Profile: Erik Bender

OPB | Aug. 28, 2013 midnight

Erik Bender’s three entries in this year’s Oregon Lens series focus on athletes both inside and outside organized sports.

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Oregon Lens 2013 Features Powerful & Personal Work From Local Filmmakers

OPB | Aug. 14, 2013 7:45 a.m.

The Oregon Lens series provides a chance for local, independent filmmakers to showcase their work.

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Independent Theaters: Go Digital or Go Home

OPB | July 30, 2013 12:20 p.m.

We talk with independent movie theater owners about the challenges of converting to digital prints.


Oregon Lens 2012 Filmmaker Profile: Maria Allred

OPB | Aug. 21, 2012 11:15 p.m.

Two of Maria Allred's films are featured in this year’s Oregon Lens series. It’s a debut for the new filmmaker with big aspirations.