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Ifanyi Bell

Ifanyi Bell is an Emmy™-nominated digital producer who worked at OPB from January 2011-August 2014. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has been working in public media for more than 10 years. Ifanyi graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in filmmaking and communications. He loves his daughter and cycling.

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Arts | Music | One Song

One Song: Liz Vice - 'Empty Me Out'

Last year, Liz Vice sang lead vocals on a gospel album that has generated quite a stir in the Portland music scene. Watch her perform "Empty Me Out" from the Bungalo 9 recording studio in Southeast Portland.

Arts | News | Music

Mural Unveiled Remembering Working Kirk Reeves

The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.

local | NW Life

Community Cycling Center Signals Turn Toward Social Avenues

The Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland plans to strengthen its role as an advocate for the communities it serves.

Arts | local | NW Life

Project Dayshoot Celebrates Revival, Announces 'Picture Oregon'

The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.

local | Food | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Bonnie Morales' Herring Under A Fur Coat

Bonnie Morales, chef and owner of Kachka, demonstrates how to make a zakuski dish: herring under a fur coat, a colorful layered salad.

local | Food | NW Life

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Arts | local

Portland Film Festival Hosts 'Sex Ed' World Premiere

The Portland Film Festival will be presenting the world premiere of Sex Ed, a new romantic comedy directed by Isaac Feder and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment.

local | Music | One Song

One Song: DEAN! - 'Whitest Dove'

Portland husband-and-wife duo Luke and Rachael Price sing one song for OPB's Arts & Life: the nostalgia-laden ballad Whitest Dove live from the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.

local | NW Life

Once A Parking Lot, Now A World Cup Destination

Now that the World Cup is upon us, Portlanders have another place to get their soccer fix. Armed with a tent and multiple big-screen TVs, one man has turned an empty lot into a haven for international football fans.

Arts | local | NW Life

Artists Capturing 'Public Displays of Affection' In Downtown Portland

Two artists are curating a unique exhibition staged at the Portland Building that seeks to explore the many ways love and connection are communicated among people.

local | Entertainment | Music

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Simon Tam

The founder and bassist of the Portland-based dance-rock-band The Slants is joining State of Wonder for his guest curator debut.

Arts | local | NW Life

Local Filmmakers Explore Oregon's Racially Exclusive History In 'Whitelandia'

Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald aim to explore some of the lesser-known aspects of Oregon's history in their film Whitelandia.

Arts | local

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Heavy On The Jokes, Heavier On Community

Now in its seventh year, this "summer camp for comedians" once again descends on the Rose City.

Arts | local

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Jeff Jahn

State of Wonder welcomed art curator and critic Jeff Jahn this week as the show's guest curator. Learn more about Jahn in this Q&A.

local | Books

Local Organization Rises To The Challenge Of Banned Books

Justin Stanley is the founder of The Uprise Books Project, a Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting censorship and promoting literacy.

Arts | local | NW Life

'Filmed By Bike' Brings International Bike Cinema To Portland

Filmed by Bike is the city's premiere film festival dedicated to movies with themes revolving around bikes.

Arts | local | Music

Musician Amenta Abioto Is A 'Heavy Woman,' Performing At Reed College Arts Week

As a guest of Reed College's student-curated Art Week, musician and artist Amenta Abioto is set to take the stage at Heavy Women, a concert featuring performers currently active in Portland underground music.

Arts | Books

Poet Nikki Giovanni's 'Chasing Utopia': On Family, Friendship & Food 

Nikki Giovanni's latest book, Chasing Utopia, is "a hybrid" collection of short stories, poetry and prose exploring memories of family, friends and food.

Arts | local | Music

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Rebecca Gates

This week on State of Wonder, April Baer will be joined by musician Rebecca Gates to explore the latest in music and the arts. Find out more about Gates in our artist Q&A.

Arts | local | NW Life

The Spirit of 'Awesome' Is Alive In Portland

The Awesome Foundation takes root in Portland, delivering $1,000 micro-grants to individuals to help them follow their dreams and make the city a better place.