This week we turn our face toward the void with one of Oregon's great painters, the band Typhoon and a new play that explores a new dimension to urban displacement.
Photo: Courtesy of Henk Pander
This week on “State of Wonder,” we say goodbye to producer Aaron Scott, head to an Oregon prison for the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" concert, and more.
Photo: Aaron Scott/OPB
This week on "State of Wonder," makers and breakers: abstract iconoclast Mark Rothko's Portland roots, ladies in tech tell what their jobs are really like, plus Sera Cahoone refashions everything.
Photo: Courtesy of the Rothko Foundation
This week on "State of Wonder," we talk with finalists for the Oregon Book Awards, the state's highest literary honors.
Photo: Aaron Scott/OPB
Live at Design Week Portland, "State of Wonder" reimagines what buildings would look like if they were designed by women.
Photo: Steven Tonthat/OPB
More State of Wonder
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.
Her debut poetry collection, "Soap for the Dogs," steps lightly through family histories, real and imagined.
Writing in a timeless rhyming couplets, the songwriter plays three songs from his new album, "Call Me Lucky."
OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2018
A conversation with the author of "Exit West" in front of an audience.
Food, family, and identity are the ingredients that make up Tender Table, a storytelling series for women and nonbinary people of color in Portland.
Leni Zumas' novel, set on the Oregon coast, weaves together the lives of four women to explore identity, motherhood and politics.
Artists Repertory Theatre has started to move on logistics and management of game-changing $7 million gift.
What could a musician-gone-podcaster-gone-children’s-author possibly want to do next? Return to music, naturally.
A pop-up experiment in social practice finds a temporary home in Director Park.
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