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Barry Lopez's New Book Looks Back On A Lifetime Of Attention To Detail

OPB | Broadcast: March 12, 2019

Legendary Oregon author Barry Lopez's new book is "Horizon."

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hires Nataki Garrett As Artistic Director


Nataki Garrett arrives in August to take the baton from Bill Rauch.

Peter Kaiser Takes 1st In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives


Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska's indigenous people.

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NW Life | Music | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Nilüfer Yanya At Type Foundry Studio

We met with the 23-year-old London artist on her first national tour in the U.S. She and her band play songs from her album, "Miss Universe," in a session at Type Foundry Studio in Portland.

Family | local | Arts | Books | Entertainment

Brian Michael Bendis And David F. Walker Team Up for Wonder Comics’ 'Naomi'

A black teen in the fictional Oregon town of Port Oswego, Naomi’s storyline teases big revelations for the DC Universe.

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Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick On Captain Marvel's Big Screen Debut

The writer who re-made Carol Danvers talks about re-imagining female heroism.

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What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan

It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?

NW Life | Environment | Recreation | History | local

Turns Earned: Saving Mount Hood's Historic Backcountry Ski Cabin

Some remote cabins are for solo retreats – not this one. Staying at Tilly Jane A-Frame is a shared experience. And sharing it has saved it.

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Oregon Wineries Come Together To Save Grapes Rejected For Smoke Taint

After the Klondike Fire, some growers were also hit with canceled orders. So wineries launched the Oregon Solidarity project, making wine with rejected grapes and paying full value for the harvest.

NW Life | Music | Arts | Entertainment

Win Tickets To Adia Victoria At Doug Fir

An artist with a unique and powerful voice rooted in blues, Adia Victoria plays the Doug Fir Lounge on March 11. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

local | Arts | Music | Oregon Art Beat

Handmade Classical Sounds: Luthier Jeffrey Elliot

Jeffrey Elliott is one of the guitar world’s most respected luthiers, hand-crafting acoustic guitars for renowned guitar players for over 50 years.

Family | NW Life | local | Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Art Beat

Corn Husk Baskets Give Kelli Palmer A Piece of Home

Warm Springs weaver Kelli Palmer is a master of the corn husk basket, an intricate form Kelli is helping to keep alive.

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Oregon College Of Art And Craft Alumni Form Group To Fight Closure

With the clock ticking on OCAC’s degree program and campus operations, alums and others are trying to convince the board to stop the process. 

NW Life | Communities | Recreation | local | News

Native American Culture And Tradition Thrive Through Canoe Journey

Join the Portland All Nations Canoe Family for their paddle along much of the Lower Columbia River as part of Canoe Journey, an annual Native American canoe gathering.

local | Arts | News | Think Out Loud

Homeless Artist's Work On Display In Portland 7 Years After His Death

Terry Houghton died while he was homeless. Seven years later, his art is on display in Portland. 

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As Hayward Construction Continues, Pre Classic Heads To California

The annual Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene will instead take place in California this year, as Hayward Field undergoes a major rebuild.

Change Coming To Public Funding For Portland Arts Groups

The new rules make community impact a bigger part of decisions for who gets funded.

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Meet Portland’s New Arts Chief, Madison Cario

A former Virginian and a Marine, Cario says the issues in Portland's arts ecosystem mirror the problems plaguing the entire city.

Environment | Arts | Entertainment | local | Technology | Oregon Art Beat

Nora Sherwood On The Path Less Traveled

Nora Sherwood went from a career in tech to one in art and illustration. The journey was painful but she has no regrets.

NW Life | local | Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Art Beat

Gabriel Lipper: Exploring Decadence Through Art

Gabriel Lipper is an fine artist based out of Ashland, Oregon, working primarily in oil painting.

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The Swiss Fitness Sensation That Inspired Pre's Trail In Eugene

Pre's Trail is a runner's oasis in the busy college town of Eugene, Oregon, but it was a Swiss exercise craze that inspired the trail's creation.

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La Grande's Granada Theatre Severs Ties To Eastern Oregon Film Fest

Downtown La Grande's main movie venue, the Granada Theatre, has hosted Eastern Oregon Film Festival screenings for nine years.

local | Arts | Music

Door Of The Cosmos: Sun Ra On View At Portland Art Museum

The jazz visionary gets a major exhibition, uniting the many faces of his genius, from jazz to art to philosophy.

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