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More State of Wonder
A bootstrapped arts center fills the gap in a Portland community on the margins.
Library vans ply lonely roads and deliver books, including works in Gaelic, to hundreds of isolated residents. Seeing the mobile librarian is sometimes the only human contact they will have for days.
The Multnomah Arts Center, the Community Music Center and the Laurelhurst Dance Studio need to develop funding models as the city tries to get the Parks and Recreation Budget under control.
The Pulitzer finalist short-story champ is back with a new story collection exploring environmental dread, girl heroism and the terrors of parenthood.
The Portland rock band perform songs from their much-anticipated full-length debut "Replay" and chat with OPB's Jerad Walker.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge became a household name in 2016, not for its beautiful scenery or because 300 bird species flock there, but because a militant, anti-government group had taken over headquarters for 41 days, leading to a fatal shooting. Three years later, an Oregon symphony offers music as healing.
We catch up to the smooth bedroom pop act at soundcheck at Doug Fir Lounge.
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. Featuring: Roy Ayers, Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Kadhja Bonet, Bernard Purdie and more.
OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2019
Author and poet Jacqueline Woodson joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.
Alex Chiu struggled to wrap his brain around why the seemingly innocent images in his mural made people so angry. Perhaps it wasn't what the people in his artwork were doing, but the color of their skin.
OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2019
Mitchell Jackson's new memoir, "Survival Math," tells of his life growing up in Northeast Portland.
Shattering stories and laser-focused language mark a breakthrough debut memoir.
OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2016
Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.
It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?
The writer who re-made Carol Danvers talks about re-imagining female heroism.
Food, family, and identity are the ingredients that make up Tender Table, a storytelling series for women and nonbinary people of color in Portland.
That time when political repression and post-colonial identity came together to make beautiful Filipino dance tracks. We've got four cuts to get you started.
Zauner’s project Japanese Breakfast was just the beginning as she came to terms with a biracial heritage and losing her mother.
Luz Elena Mendoza talks with OPB about expressing her Mexican-American identity through songwriting. Watch her band, Y La Bamba, play a percussive and emotional set drawn from the new album, "Mujeres."
An African-American artist has stepped up to save a historic home in Northeast Portland because of his family's own struggles with gentrification.
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