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Todd Haynes on 'Wonderstruck' | Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | Phoebe Bridgers


This week on "State of Wonder," we talk to Todd Haynes about his newest film, "Wonderstruck," and the fall of Harvey Weinstein; we explore Christian Scott aTunde Adjua's groundbreaking contemporary jazz; and discover the story of a painting that saved a family's lives during the Holocaust.

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10 Oregon-Made Podcasts You Have To Hear


This week on "State of Wonder," we chat with some of our favorite producers — from comic books to outdoor adventure to comedy — on the eve of the first Portland Podcast Festival.

Celebrating Brian Doyle's Big, Bold Oregon Legacy


This week on 'State of Wonder,' some of the Northwest's most prominent writers come together to share stories and memories of the man the "New Yorker" called "the Portland sage."

Live At Wordstock: Chuck Klosterman | Hannah Tinti | Katie Kitamura


This week on "State of Wonder," culture writer Chuck Klosterman pulls back the curtain on celebrity profiles and two ace authors discuss their thrilling new novels.

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Live At Wordstock: 'Welcome To Night Vale' | Morgan Parker And Tommy Pico


"State of Wonder" broadcasts live from Portland's Wordstock festival with the creators from the "Welcome to Night Vale," plus two electric poets.

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

'Finding Grace In Disgrace': Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell At Linfield College

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The printer, painter and educator talks about the response to Hurricane Maria and his works on view at the Linfield Gallery.

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Holiday Friends Perform Live At OPB

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David Biespiel And Wendy Willis On Personal Stories And American Myths

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