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Remembering Vera Katz | Best Music Of 2017 | Minor White | Explode Into Colors

This week on "State of Wonder," we discuss the legacy of former mayor and arts booster Vera Katz, the best music of 2017, and get a glimpse into Portland's past through the photos of Minor White.

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

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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Explode Into Colors: Art-Rock Reunion


Reunited for a pair of benefit shows last month, Explode Into Colors plays a set of dark, funky, danceable music in our studio.

Bullseye Glass Sues Oregon Governor, Regulatory Agencies


The company's lawsuit claims Oregon regulators inappropriately targeted the art glass maker.

opbmusic Best Of 2017: Albums


From folk rock to future hip hop, here are the albums we loved in 2017 (with listening links!).

KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2017


Here at KMHD, we listened to an incredible volume of amazing music in 2017. It’s been a year of releases that remind us why this sound is so important — it uplifts, inspires, reflects and makes space for honesty.

City Council Approves Portland Art Museum Expansion


The council voted to let the museum build the Rothko Pavilion across the plaza between its buildings, and expanded the hours the public can pass through.

Portland Artist Eleri Harris Unlocks Notorious Tasmanian Murder Case


The web comic “Reported Missing” is as addictive as any serialized true crime podcast or detective novel.

Portland Art Museum Adapts Expansion Plan To Win Over Critics


The museum's plan to make its buildings more accessible with the Rothko Pavilion ran up against criticism that it would make the city less accessible. Now it's back to City Hall with a revised plan.

A Harry Potter Podcast Just For Grown-Ups


We’re chatting up Caitlin Weierhauser and Randall Lawrence, the hosts of “Room of Requirement 237”, one of 13 podcasts taping at a Saturday festival.

Taneka Stotts On Throwing Fire And Investing In Herself


The co-founder of Beyond Press talks about editing the breakout anthology “Elements: Fire.”

Poetry And Science Collide In The Work Of Samiya Bashir


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.

Into The King's Mouth With Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne


Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne brings interactive installation to PNCA.

Oregon Horror Aficionado's 5 Picks For Friday The 13th


We picked one of Oregon's sharpest horror brains (... brains ... BRAINS!) to get some choice movie picks for Friday the 13th.

Oregon Scientist Hunts For New Species In One Man’s Backyard

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2017

You don’t have to delve into the densest rainforest or the deepest ocean trench to discover new species. Chris Marshall finds them in the most familiar places.

George Saunders Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 12, 2017

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


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

3 Reasons To Go See The Eastern Oregon Film Festival


Eastern hospitality, puppetcore and so much more to love in La Grande during the Eastern Oregon Film Festival.

Holiday Friends Perform Live At OPB


The Astoria, Oregon, rock band plays songs from their new record "Night Terrors" and chat with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

Wild Ones Perform At OPB


The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

Movie Madness To Close? Not If The Hollywood Theatre Can Save It


The nonprofit cinema is launching a campaign to buy one of Portland’s last remaining video stores — and one of the country's largest film collections.

6 Things (Plus 1) To See At BendFilm 2017


Hot takes from the screeners — including, straight from Cannes, this year’s Palme D’Or winner from Cannes.

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