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Pickathon Preview: Drive-By Truckers | Charles Bradley | Tank And The Bangas | The Last Artful, Dodgr

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," picks for Pickathon! Hot studio sessions with artists on stage at one of the most eclectic fests of the summer.

Portugal. The Man | Eclipse Preview | Daniel H. Wilson

OPB | Broadcast: July 22, 2017

On this week’s "State of Wonder": Portugal. The Man on the key to their new album, sci-fi best-seller Daniel Wilson on the ancient robots in his newest novel, and eclipse mania.

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Oregon Arts Commission Chair Brian Rogers On Budget Cuts

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017

The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.

The Decemberists As Offa Rex | Tracy K. Smith | DaVinci Days | Bend Arts Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2017

This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.

Hurray For The Riff Raff | Ghost Town Poetry | Teva Harrison | Ural Thomas | Bend Art Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2017

Devil-may-care side trips to imaginary cities, soul-searching conversation with graphic novelist Teva Harrison, and moments of wonder with Portland's premier soul interpreter.

Wordstock: Maria Semple | Rabih Alameddine | Alexander Chee

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2017

This week, "State Of Wonder" listens back on three fantastic, truth-telling authors we interviewed at Wordstock 2016.

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