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Esperanza Spalding’s Homecoming Week

The Oregon-born iconoclast Esperanza Spalding talks about maintaining a presence in Portland, and keeping faith while doing good.

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Guest Curator Fabi Reyna | Women Of Color In Music | Esperanza Spalding | Ear Trumpet Labs | Catalinbread

This week we’re handing over the keys for "State of Wonder" to guitarist and publisher, Fabi Reyna. She's the creator of the guitar magazine She Shreds.

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I Did It My Way: Prentice Onayemi | S1 | Debra Granik And Anne Rosellini | Chanti Darling

How do you get it all done? You’re one person, maybe you have all this desire to do something but none of the knowledge or the connections. This week, we speak with a few artists who got things done their way. 

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Music Critic Jessica Hopper On Life, Death And Gentrification

Jessica Hopper has written about some of the most compelling music of the past two decades. Central to her work: her relationship with Chicago.

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Oregon Symphony Dazzles, Startles With Oratorio On Homelessness

Composer Gabriel Kahane's "emergency shelter intake form" moves the ensemble into a new conversation with the community.

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Madame Gandhi | John Cameron Mitchell | Black Belt Eagle Scout | Gabriel Kahane

This week, we talk with artists whose work — and sometimes even their mere existence — have caused a kind of social friction (and that's not a bad thing).

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Musician Michelle Zauner On Korean Identity And Grieving At H Mart

Zauner’s project Japanese Breakfast was just the beginning as she came to terms with a biracial heritage and losing her mother.

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Japanese Breakfast | Last Artful, Dodgr | Demian DinéYazhi´ | Tender Table

Those connections between art, food, culture, ancestral lands and how they all fuse and fit and make up who we are.

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Lessons From 'The Emerald Tablet' With Cult Of Orpheus

Five years in, the ensemble is creating new narratives for chamber music.

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Burning It Down With The Manila Sound

That time when political repression and post-colonial identity came together to make beautiful Filipino dance tracks. We've got four cuts to get you started.