Fiction

Songbirds

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Songbirds, a beautiful, awful book about women who leave their homes to travel to foreign lands for work. Like the songbirds that are captured in mist nets or on lime sticks and eaten as a delicacy, these women leave their own children behind... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Sam Mowry and John Barber

Airs at: Fri, 09/24/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Today's show is the last episode of Mr. Jones’s Neighborhood as a monthly hour-long show. We'll be going to a bi-monthly half-hour show, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11am, starting October 14th. We'll also be changing the show’s name to Jonesy (one of ... Read more

Letter to a Stranger: To the Ones Who Haunt Us

Airs at: Thu, 03/03/2022 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
How do brief encounters with strangers change us?   In this episode of Disobedient Femmes, Suzanne LaGrande  speak with essayist, teacher, and editor Colleen Kinder who has just published Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us.   In the interview, Ms. Kinde... Read more

What Passes as Love

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Suzanne LaGrande speaks with author Trisha Thomas about her latest book, What Passes as Love.   Set in antebellum Virginia,  What Passes as Love tells the story of Dahlia Holt, a light-skinned black woman who works as a servant in the home of a large slave owner who is in... Read more

Hitchcock Special

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/21/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
On tonight's show we present two dramas based on two films by Alfred Hitchcock. First, Joesph Cotton stars with Vanessa Brown in an adaptation of the 1942 suspense drama "Shadow of a Doubt". A young woman suspects that her beloved uncle is really a multiple murder. Followed... Read more

Welcome, Again, to Negativland

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party

Third Eye Bookstore

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore.  Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon.  He expresses ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 30, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  The Old Mole Variety Hour is pleased to present Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland: The Activist Photography of Bette Lee. Follow the link to view a collection of Bette's photos with her reflections. sHell No Direct Action, 2015 Photo by Bette Lee Norm Diamond h... Read more

From Utopia to Dystopia

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond looks at the relationship between utopian and dystopian literature. Norm discusses that relationship by examining the transition in early industrializing United States from pleasant and supportive work lives for you... Read more

Attachments

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews the 2021 novel by Jeff Arch, entitled Attachments. An old teacher, now a dean of a private school, is put down by a stroke. His last conscious words are a request for two old students: Pic and Goody. An exceptionally insightful look at a very... Read more