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Jason Lutes - Berlin

Airs at: Thu, 01/10/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Jason Lutes is a dogged comics storyteller.  His previous graphic novel Jar of Fools was serialized for years in Seattle's Stranger newspaper before being collected in book form.  Now comes the 600-page magnum opus Berlin, a sprawling tale of urban struggle in Germany du... Read more

Pretend We Live Here: Stories

Airs at: Thu, 01/31/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
  “In Pretend We Live Here, characters bleed and breathe with a caustic energy that dares the reader to keep pace as they are taken from the Deep South to Western Europe and back again. Genevieve Hudson is a new, coming-of-age voice that spotlights rural America, injecting... Read more

Hannah Versus the Tree by Leland de la Durantaye

Airs at: Thu, 01/03/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Leland de la Durantaye, author of the new novel Hannah Versus the Tree from McSweeney’s Press. Leland is a critic, translator, and professor of comparative literature at the Claremont Colleges. His journalism and criticism have appeared in The New ... Read more

Rebroadcast: "What I'm Reading", October 4, 2018

Airs at: Thu, 01/03/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
   This is a re-broadcast of the October 4 2018 edition of "Black Book Talk".   Guests Perry Gardner and Tamyka Miles of Multnomah County Library shared books on their current reading list.  Among the titles discussed were:   Take You Wherever You Go, a Memoir, by Kenny... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Matt Haynes

Airs at: Mon, 12/17/2018 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Our In Depth guest today is Matt Haynes, artistic director of The Pulp Stage, a Portland-based theater company specializing in live storytelling for fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense.  Matt and Pulp Stage have pioneered the concept of karaoke storytelling, which Matt d... Read more

Necessary Lies

Airs at: Mon, 12/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bowlden reviews the novel Necessary Lies, by Diane Chamberlain. Although the book centers around two families and is in many ways a love story, its underlying theme is the eugenics program that was employed in North Carolina from 1929–1975 and led to the sterilization... Read more

Katherine Dunn reads The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien

Airs at: Mon, 12/17/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 12/18/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Once again we present our holiday favorite The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien. A collection of letters written by the author of Lord Of The Rings in response to his children's letters written to Santa Claus. Katherine Dunn reads these tales of comedy, adventure ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 17, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 12/17/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which includes: Overproduction and Overdevelopment in China: Bill Resnick and Richard Smith talk about China's over-productive economy Ecopoetry: Frann Michel comments on the political significance of poetry and shares some poetry about clim... Read more

The Legend of the Chocolate River

Airs at: Thu, 12/06/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  An interview with Coco LaBon, author of The Legend of the Chocolate River.    This story recounnts the adventures of Manda, a baby elephant, and his best friend, Mr. Crowley, a wise, old frog, as search for the legendary Chocolate River.  Manda announces that he wants to... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

Airs at: Fri, 11/30/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
As we’ve said many times, radio is Mr. Jones’s favorite medium. And it’s called a medium because, to paraphrase Ernie Kovacs, it’s neither rare nor well-done. Ernie was actually talking about the early days of television. But he could have easily been describing this show. ... Read more