We all love to peruse the Usher discography on Spotify, but sometimes you just can't beat a hand-curated playlist and some accompanying student voice. College radio stations provide just that, so go get your daily weird music fill.
Referring to Oregon as a largely white but affluent state is about as incorrect as you could possibly get. And the subtext to this in my mind is, frankly, racist. They're back to using the old pejorative definition of the term "liberal."