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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.

NW Life | Communities | Music | Arts | News

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

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

Nation | Health | Family | Communities | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

Communities | Books | News

Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi Share 300 Years of History in Two Compelling Novels

The two novelists, recorded in coversation at Wordstock 2016.

Communities | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

Communities | Nation | News

Hundreds March In Hillsboro To Push For Sanctuary City

The Hillsboro City Council will decide next month whether it will be a sanctuary city.

Nation | Education | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Tiny School | George And Hillary Atiyeh

We bring you a conversation with George Atiyeh. He’s the nephew of former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, and the single biggest reason that the Opal Creek Wilderness was created 20 years ago.

Nation | Politics | Business | Economy | Communities | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

Communities | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

It's A Woman's World

Three conversations with authors who have written books exploring how women live in a world that is often designed by and for men.