Photo courtesy of Portland Winter Light Festival

  • The Portland Winter Light Festival aims to light up the city in the darkest nights of the year. We talk to the chair of the event, Paddy Tillet, and artist Craig Winslow about what it means to work with light as a medium.
  • We talk to Arianne Sutner, head of production at LAIKA, and LAIKA visual effects supervisor Steve Emerson about the studio’s Oscar-nominated film “Kubo and the Two Strings.” It’s the first animated film to be nominated for an Oscar for visual effects since “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in 1993.
  • For decades, conservatives have poured time and resources into securing power at the state level. It’s a strategy that has, by and large, worked — and now progressives are taking that fight to the states too. We talk to Nick Rathod, executive director for the State Innovation Exchange.

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