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Last Bus to Wisdom

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bowlden reviews Last Bus to Wisdom, a novel by working class author Ivan Doig. Click here to learn more about Ivan Doig. Click here to purchase the novel at Barnes and Noble. Read more

The Rape of Eve: Newly Discovered Texts of Resistance (Celene Lillie) ENCORE

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  ***Celene Lillie and Arthur Dewey will be at Southminster Presbyterian Church for a Jesus Seminar on the Road, November 10-11, 2017.***   The Nag Hammadi library discovered in 1945 has provided a number of alternative Christian texts.   They were not included in the Bib... Read more

Famous Monsters by Kim Newman

Airs at: Mon, 10/16/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 10/17/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
For our Halloween Show we'll  re air Red Ryder's presentation of "The Terror of Cat Island" by Byron Leggett. A writer buys himself an isolated island in the South Pacific so he can focus on his writing. Unfortunately he brings a few too many cats with him.  Fortunato will ... Read more

Animator Kathy Zielinski

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this encore episode, we're joined by Kathy Zielinski, the pioneering artist and filmmaker who's been called "The Queen of Animated Villains" for helping bring to life such characters as Ursula the Sea Witch in The Little Mermaid and Jafar in Aladdin. Wbile visiting P... Read more

New Queer & Trans writing: talking with Tobi Hill-Meyer and Gabby Rivera

Airs at: Tue, 10/10/2017 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
We'll spend time with educator, activist, and writer Tobi Hill-Meyer. She's a founder of the Gender Justicve League, a transgender civil & human rights organization in Washington, as well as an author of two children's books... and her work includes sex worker rights, AIDS ... Read more

Library Ladies' Fall Reading Suggestions

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Looking for family-friendly programs and some curl-up-and-read ideas?  Then our North Portland Library Ladies -- manager Kirby McCurtis and outreach/programming specialist SyNova Blackwell-- have ideas for you!   From fall programs for all ages to must-read suggestions, the... Read more

William Ritter on "The Dire King"

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with William Ritter, author of the new book The Dire King, the final book in the Jackaby series. It is the story of Jackaby, a detective of the supernatural, and his mortal yet clever assistant Abigail Rook as they battle evil forces threatening... Read more

The Western Star by Craig Johnson

Airs at: Thu, 10/19/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Dan Johnson speaks to author Craig Johnson about his latest work, The Western Strar... Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twen... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 09/18/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/19/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
With the change of the seasons we present two stories of the uncanny by Charles G. Finney and Ray Bradbury. First, from the author of The Circus of Dr Lao, a story about a peaceful suburb terrioized by a mysterious, large dog entitled The Black Retriever. And read to us by ... Read more

Afterglow

Airs at: Thu, 10/26/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “What is a dog if not god? In Afterglow, Eileen Myles steps up to the challenge for writers to function as prophets. Ghostwritten in part by deceased pit bull Rosie, this ‘dog memoir’ explores—among other things—geometry, gender, mortality, evil, aging, and plaids. Myles... Read more