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Chuck Palahniuk: Tricksters and Terrorists

Airs at: Thu, 01/18/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Portland author Chuck Palahniuk is the most restless of literary lions, reinventing himself with each book, alternately dazzling and bedeviling his readership.  With Legacy, his latest coloring book / novella hybrid, Palahniuk dives further into visual storytelling, crea... Read more

Tom Gauld's Literary Funnies

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Tom Gauld is best known to Americans for his droll and iconic cartoons in The New Yorker and The Guardian where literature and mythology get mashed up with pop culture.  But he's also the author of such imaginative graphic novels as Goliath, Hunter and Painter, and The G... Read more

Her Body and Other Parties

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado, is a love letter to an obstinate genre that won’t be gentrified. It’s a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi,... Read more

Red Clocks

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Leni Zumas' Red Clocks, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 11

Airs at: Wed, 01/03/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for The Politics of Living
  January 3, 2018   Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Inara Verzemnieks discusses her latest work with contributor Inessa Anderson.  The book, entitled "Among the Living and the Dead", is part memoir, part historical record.  Inara was raised by her Latvian refugee grandp... Read more

The Days When Birds Come Back by Deborah Reed

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Dennise Kowalczyk talks to author Deborah Reed about her new novel THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK June is undoubtedly in transition. Reeling from her divorce, trying to stay sober, and faced with a completely stalled career, she’s recently returned to the beautiful Ore... Read more

Book Mole Year in Review

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Book Mole Larry Bowlden looks back on his reading this past year, and recommends, among other works, The Ninth Hour,  Manhattan Beach, The Snow Child, Lying Under the Apple Tree, and works by Mary Lawson and William Boyd.   Image by Ch. Maderthoner (Own work) [CC0], via... Read more

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
  Sarika Mehta talks to Nidhi Chanani about her celebrated graphic novel Pashmina Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom le... Read more

When You Never Said Goodbye by Meg Kearney

Airs at: Thu, 12/14/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Meg Kearney, author of the new book When You Never Said Goodbye, a novel in poems and journal entries. When You Never Said Goodbye is the final book in a trilogy following the teen years of Lizzie McLane, an adopted daughter searching for her birth... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 11, 2017

Airs at: Mon, 12/11/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Republican Tax Plan: Bill Resnick talks to Hunter Blair of The Economic Policy Institute about the potential impacts of the Republican tax plan. Understanding Trump Supporters: Clayton Morgareidge recommends that leftists try to rein in their moral outrage at Trump supp... Read more