Fiction

The Orphan's Tale

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews The Orphans’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. The novel, published in 2017, delves into the ingenious ways Jews were saved during World War II and the special role that circuses played. Read more

Writers of Color

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Chelsea Ratzlaff about the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series which plans to bring a line-up of writers of color to the university this spring. Image by Writers of Color Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 25, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/25/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: What Must Be Done: Bill Resnick speaks with Joel Bleifus, the editor of the journal “In These Times” on the challenges Biden faces: marginalizing the right and Trumpism, stopping t... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 1/22/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On today’s show we celebrate our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish. We did a similar show about two years ago when we welcomed four Portland-based indies -- Tin House, Future Tense Books, Hawthorne Books, and Forest Avenue Press -- to the ... Read more

Black Death by Zora Neal Hurston and Lena Horne starring in an episode of Suspense

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/19/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
To top off Martin Luther King Day we present a short story by one of the stars of the Harlem Renaissance, writer and anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston. A woman seeks the help of a local "hoodoo man" to get retribution on the man who refuses to take responsibility for impregn... Read more

Black Book Talk on 06/03/2010

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Black Book Talk on 06/03/2010 Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O. B. Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow ... Read more

Joan Gratz and Joanna Priestley - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 01/14/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this encore episode from 2009, we visit two award-winning independent animation directors at their Portland studios. Joanna Priestley is a filmmaker, teacher, producer, and festival organizer.  She’s best known for her abstract animation, most notably for North of Bl... Read more

The Ghost of Hollywood - Episode 7

Airs at: Fri, 02/05/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
On this episode of The Ghost of Hollywood, the stench is heavy as Poxy and Ragan discuss John Waters 1981 cult classic, Polyester. Matt C also shows up to the party to talk smack and spin all kinds of trashy records! Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 01/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say, “I’... Read more

The Ghost of Hollywood - Episode Six

Airs at: Fri, 01/08/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
On this episode of The Ghost of Hollywood, Poxy and Ragan discuss Walter Hill's 1975 directorial debut, Hard Times. Matt C spins all sorts of cool records! Read more