Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Tue, 07/03/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this year at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

Airs at: Fri, 06/29/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
We talk books today on Mr. Jones's Neighborhood. And while Mr. Jones himself is barely literate, the Portland metropolitan area is decidedly not. We're a city of  great readers and writers, and, fortunately for those readers and writers, great independent publishers. We hav... Read more

Science Fiction in the Nuclear Age

Airs at: Thu, 06/28/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  We welcome Oregon State University professor Elliot Lavine back to the KBOO studios to preview his new course at Cinema 21 on classic 1950's science fiction films and their intersection with Cold War politics. We're also joined by Portland filmmakers Maria Allred and Dam... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing

Airs at: Mon, 04/23/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Host Ken Jones talks with David Naimon, co-author of the new book Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, from Portland’s Tin House Books. David’s book collects his KBOO Between the Covers interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin, the Portland-based master of science fiction,... Read more

Chemistry: A Novel

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Weike Wang’s short novel, Chemistry. Wang received a degree in chemistry from Harvard where she also earned a PhD in public health. Her novel explores women in the sciences. Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour

Airs at: Mon, 06/25/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/26/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the first  Holy Crowley Hour of Summer 2018. While Carl Crowley and I should be wearing flip flops, shades, and a Speedo, and playing the Beach Boys all night, we'll instead be focusing on radio theater, as is our wont. And wearing a Speedo. Only a Speedo. Tonig... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour

Airs at: Mon, 05/28/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/29/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the first monthly Holy Crowley Hour. Formerly known as the Holy Crowley Hour, or Two. We’ll be on 12 times a year now, rather than four. And each show will be only one hour, rather than two. So you’ll be getting a little more of us and a little less. More or less... Read more

Valley Of The Lost by Robert E. Howard

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/19/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Valley of the Lost, a short story by Robert E. Howard, is one of the first weird westerns that combines elements of  fantasy adventure within the setting of the wild west.  John Reynolds is the last surviving member of his family , after a deadly ambush due to a longstandin... Read more

Motherhood

Airs at: Thu, 06/14/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? re... Read more

John Frame - Faust and Mephistopheles

Airs at: Thu, 06/14/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Sculptor, composer, and animator John Frame last talked with S.W. Conser in 2012, when the Portland Art Museum hosted his exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.  Now, Frame has returned as production designer for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Op... Read more