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World Cafe

Portland's Revered Record Stores

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Hear Terry Currier, owner of Music Millennium, Portland's premier record store, discuss the area's recent music history and play songs from local artists.

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World Cafe

Discover Portland's Music Scene

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World Cafe host David Dye speaks with the Decemberists front man Colin Meloy and other local musicians, business owners and residents about Portland's thriving music scene.

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The Songs That Scare

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All Songs Considered

The Songs That Scare

Forget "Monster Mash" — this Halloween, All Songs Considered puts aside kitschy tales of ghosts and goblins to focus on music that is truly, deeply terrifying.

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