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See how artists transform our world by working together. A collaborative husband and wife team juggle schedules and art careers to create public art in Portland and across the country. See how pioneering Eugene-based choreographer and performer Alito Alessi teaches improvisational dance to mixed ability students, and get the inside story on how popular radio show LiveWire has evolved.

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Art And Marriage: Crystal Schenk And Shelby Davis

Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis are a husband-and-wife duo who collaborate on public art installations, including a collection of bronze sculptures found along Portland's Division Street.

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A New Direction: Catching Up With 'Live Wire'

We catch up with "Live Wire," a Portland–produced, nationally syndicated radio variety show that has gone through some changes.

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DanceAbility International brings mixed ability dancers together to learn, teach and perform.

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