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KayelaJ | Summer Playlist 2019 | The Numberz

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2019

From house to punk to hip-hop, this week we explore the Pacific Northwest’s exciting music scene.

REBROADCAST: The Panoramic Imagination Of Somaiya Daud | Susan Fletcher | Tin House

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2019

This week we’re listening to one of our favorite book interviews ever: YA writer Somaiya Daud at Portland Book Fest 2018. Interstellar intrigue on a Moroccan-inspired world? Strong female hero of color? Yes, please. Also: one of Daud's early inspirations and we say goodbye to a truly great literary journal.

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Photographer Celeste Noche | Astoria's Fisher Poets | Arte Soleil

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2019

Sometimes good stories take a while. This week, long-awaited gems from Astoria’s Fisher Poets and an arts outpost in East Portland. Also, a photographer goes the extra 4,000 miles for the literary story she believes in.

John Doe On LA’s Punk Scene | Team Dresch | Chachalu’s Loan From The British Museum

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2019

Know your history: Stories from the L.A. punk scene, queer punk in the ‘90s Portland music scene, and a Native museum gets quality time with tribal artifacts.

Jesmyn Ward & Mitchell Jackson | Arts Hub On The Move | Portland Parks Budget Cutbacks

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2019

Our people, our places, our community. This week we’re talking about home.

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