State of Wonder
Nov. 22, 2014: Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Horse...11/22/14
-0:00: Intro -1:30: Slim Moon talks about his career transition from punk rock godfather to Unitarian minister. -9:15: Horse Feathers break out with an energetic new record. -20:45: Ursula Le Guin tears into the publishing industry at the National...
Nov. 15, 2014: Changes at Portland Opera, Marjane Satrapi, Laura Gibson...
0:00: Intro 1:00: Revolution Hall will open in February 1:40: Portland Opera becomes a summer festival with smaller shows. 6:30: Cellist-in-residence Nancy Ives brings Oregon Symphony pals Greg Ewer and Joe Berger along for a conversation about...
Nov. 8, 2014: New Decemberists, Art Post-Cancer, Remembering Ben...
1:05: New Decemberists music. Plus the band's keyboardist Jenny Conlee talks about her struggle with cancer, and an effort to help others who are diagnosed young. 11:00: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche from the Literary Arts archives. 20:30: Ben Killen...
Nov. 1, 2014: State of Wonder Turns 1!
State of Wonder is turning one year old. We're going to revisit some of our favorite moments from our first 52 weeks of broadcasting. Image credit: "Binocular" by Bill Hoppe 00:55: Author Ann Patchett on our shared name. 03:50: Vinyl fiends get their...
Oct 25, 2014: Retro Gaming, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Symphony Auditions,...
1:30: New “homebrew” games for old video game systems 7:40: Author James McBride on identity and success 18:40: Part 2 of our conversation with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck 23:50: Wallace Stegner on the similarities between autobiography and fiction 32:55:...
SOW 101814: Guest Curator Corin Tucker
Guest Curator Corin Tucker looks back on the Sleater-Kinney catalog, and helps us get at what's changed for musicians in Portland from the mid-90s and today.
Oct. 14: Bruce Guenther Farewell, Linda Hornbuck and Paul Revere Pass,...
0:00-6:10: Paul Revere Dick and Linda Hornbuckle Pass Away 6:10-11:20 Central Oregon Arts Summit And Bend Lodging Tax 11:20-17:25: Bruce Guenther Leaves Portland Art Museum 17:25-20:35: 40 Years of Photography at Blue Sky Gallery 20:35-24:55: Bend...
Oct. 4, 2014: David Mitchell, Design Week, Project Pabst, Furniture Porn
00:00 EDJ 03:15 Design Week 14:05 Project Pabst 16:50 David Mitchell 27:50 Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial 32:40 Furniture Porn
Sept. 27 2014 - State of Wonder FULL SHOW
-Museum curators battle to choose a new work for Portland Art Museum’s collection. -Joshua Wolf Shenk takes on the myth of the solitary genus and the true power of creative pairs. -Hari Kondabolu tackles race and class in his stand-up routine. -The...
Wordstock Acquired By Literary Arts
The low-down on Literary Arts' acquisition of Portland's festival of books.
Seg 3: Seniors and Sexuality, Salsa on the Rise, and Legal...
Salsa music and dance is becomming more popular in the U.S. and Portland, "All the Sex I've Ever Had" brings seniors on stage to talk about sexuality, and Katie Lane has legal advice for freelancers in comics.
Seg 2: Science of Seeing Art, Teaching Artists to Write, and Run-On...
Monica Drake teaches artists how to write in common English, Run-On Sentence captures the West in song, and a neurobiologist uses ancient murals to find out how our brain sees art
Seg 1: Do the Right Thing, Bruce Guenther Retires, Dreamscape
Bruce Guenther, chief curator at the Portland Art Museum, retires. Hollywood Theater shows Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing," and hosts a race discussion. And "Dreamscape" brings the topic of officer involved shootings of minorities to the stage.
091314 Seg 3: Matt and Kelly Sue with Mike Doughty and Jen Van Meter
Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick guest curate. Jen Van Meter discusses the role of women in the comics industry and introduces us to Dr. Mirage and the Hopeless Savages. Mike Doughty tells us how he uses technology to gain an advantage in the new...
091314 Seg 2: Matt and Kelly Sue with Mike and Laura Allred & Taki Soma...
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction introduce us to a few of Oregon's other comics couples: Eugene's Mike and Laura Allred, and Portland's Taki Soma and Mike Oeming.
091314 Seg 1: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction
We meet comics husband-wife duo Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick. Fraction introduces us to his Eisner Award-winning series "Sex Criminals," and DeConnick shares her Eisner-nominated "Pretty Deadly."
090614 Seg 3: James Lavadour at Crystal Bridges, Chanticleer Trü and...
Stephanie Snyder talks about revisiting Tracy + the Plastics at TBA Fest, James Lavadour explains the pieces showing at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Chanticleer Trü brings Evelyn "Champagne" King to TBA.
090614 Seg 2: Cellist in Residence Nancy Ives, Mobile Photography,...
Tahni Holt tells us what she's got planned for TBA, The Arts Center in Corvallis showcases mobile photography, and we hear what Oregon Symphony musicians were up to over the summer with our new cellist in residence, Nancy Ives.
090614 Seg 1: Sleater-Kinney Box Set, Dropping Gems at TBA, Aaron...
Aaron Meola from the Dropping Gems record label talks TBA Fest, Corin Tucker gives us the skinny on the Sleater-Kinney remastered box set, and Aaron Draplin lets us into his design world.
083014 Seg 3: Farewell Dolorean, Iraq War Opera, and Refugee Memories
The opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna explores the life of an Iraq War vet returning home. Jim Lommasson photographs the objects Iraqi refugees took with them to the U.S. And Portland band Dolorean bids farewell with one last beautiful show.
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