State of Wonder
These radio stories were produced for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Check out State of Wonder's epic summer 2017 road trip. We traveled across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest on a once-in-a-lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.
Historic costume shop closes
Ellen Marie Wonder, also known as “Grandma Wonder,” began making floats and costumes for the Rose Parade in the 1890s. The business she built, now known as Helen’s Pacific Costumers, was still whipping up homemade costumes and custom-built mascots until last week when after 127 years, they closed their doors, permanently.
Inaugural Sneaker Week PDX
Forget Stumptown. Portland could just as easily be dubbed Sneakertown. The city is home to footwear giants like Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, to say nothing of coffee shops and design academies catering to indie designers and the sneaker-obsessed. The inaugural Sneaker Week seeks to lace it all together. It kicks off this week.
How to photograph an eclipse
On Aug. 21, 2017, the “Great American Eclipse” will cast its shadow across the continental United States, carving out a path from Oregon to South Carolina. Oregonians are in a unique position to witness this rare celestial event as the moon passes in front of the sun, sending those of us along the path of totality into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.