Live at Design Week Portland, "State of Wonder" reimagines what buildings would look like if they were designed by women.
Photo: Steven Tonthat/OPB
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."
Interdisciplinary artist Victor Maldonado takes the reins for this week’s show, introducing us to his work, his community, and the experiences that shaped his life.
Photo: Courtesy of Victor Maldonado
"State of Wonder" broadcasts live from the festival that draws seafarers and wordslingers from Kilauea to Corbett to Kodiak to share stories and verse from the ocean.
Photo: Michael Baden/OPB
Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or' At 20 | Slim Moon | Larry Crane | Sean Croghan | Luz Elena Mendoza | Matt Drenik | The Secret Sea | Catherine Feeny
Friends and colleagues of Elliott Smith look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.
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Band mates and colleagues remember the Cottage Grove producer and multi-instrumentalist as an iconoclastic force in indie rock.
Elizabeth Woody and Kim Stafford to be honored by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
A for-profit art college in downtown Portland will close down its operations at the end of the year, leaving hundreds of students without a defined plan to finish their education.
Reser Family Foundation gives $13 million for Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.
As Marylhurst University winds down 125 years of higher education, several arts-related programs have found new homes. Other assets are swathed in the mystery of the school’s dissolution.
Five questions with filmmaker Arwen Curry, whose documentary "Worlds Of Ursula K. Le Guin" is complete after 10 years of work.
She mirrored the world that was while making new worlds possible.
A one-woman revolution in fiction and fantasy — and one of Oregon’s literary treasures — author Ursula K. Le Guin has died at age 88.
For the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's “At Folsom Prison,” a Portland band is restaging the concert at prisons across the state. We go with them to Coffee Creek’s women’s facility.
A conversation from Wordstock 2017 dives into Taylor Swift’s savvy, inscrutable taste in leisure wear, and the fate of an NBA fan in a Timbers town.
OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2018
Painter Mark Rothko sold newspapers on Portland street corners, worked in his uncle’s downtown Portland clothing store, and eventually enrolled at Lincoln High School, where he excelled.
The singer-songwriter performs with a string trio, before her recent Portland concert.
Portland’s tech scene is hot. Jobs for women are not.
The international slam poetry champion finds beauty in sorrow in his new collection, "In the Pockets of Small Gods."
The Portland poet explores how principles like Black Body Theory and Planck's Constant impact the real world, from a taxi cab ride to gun violence and Groucho Marx.
The “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” author releases “Strange the Dreamer” and talks about how fantasy allows us to explore topics like war and prejudice in new ways.
Lawson’s new collection of work is a dialogue with one of music’s most limber and interesting writers.
An auspicious meeting of three playwrights, all indigenous, all women. We got to be in the room with them.
KMHD staff breaks down this year's Soul'd Out Fest schedule day-by-day with our must-see acts and recommendations for any taste.
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