Fiction

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Salt of the Earth

Airs at: Thu, 02/23/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Produced at the height of the Hollywood Red Scare by blacklisted filmmakers, 1954's Salt of the Earth is a groundbreaking drama that highlights the roles of Latina women and striking mineworkers.  Jenn Chavez talks with the organizers of an upcoming event at the Hollywoo... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 13, 2017

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Clayton Morgareidge hosts this short, membership-drive edition of the Old Mole, and we hear... • Larry Bowlden reviews Nella Larsen’s 1928 novel from the Harlem Renaissance, Quicksand; • Bill Resnick and historian Bill Smaldone look for lessons about Trump in the rise ... Read more

Book Mole: Quicksand

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Quicksand (1928), a novel by Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen, describes the befuddlement of a young woman whose mother is Danish and whose father is African-American. She feels at home neither in America nor in Denmark, and finally suffers through an existential-c... Read more

Animated Worlds

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Animated Worlds is the Portland International Film Festival's showcase for animated features and shorts, sponsored by local animation studio Laika Entertainment.  Joining us to talk about their latest films are Portlander-turned-New-Yorker Bill Plympton (Revengeance) and... Read more

Gravity's Rainbow translator Max Nemtsov

Airs at: Thu, 02/02/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Max Nemtsov, a writer, translator, and editor based in Moscow. Max’s translation credits include a long list of great American post-war writers including Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, J.D. Salinger, Ken Kesey, Richard Brautigan... Read more

Getting Smart: Bikes in Culture

Airs at: Wed, 02/01/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Bike Show
Since their birth in the early decades of the 19th century bicycles have captured the imaginations of artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers. H.G. Wells, Mark Twain, Simone de Beauvoir, Samuel Beckett, Naguib Mahfouz, Iris Murdoch, Charlie Chaplin, and Stephen King are ... Read more

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin

Airs at: Thu, 02/16/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers wh... Read more

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

Airs at: Thu, 03/16/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
“Abandon Me is, in many ways, a story about how a woman’s body and the body of literature hold memory. In other ways, Abandon Me is a story about stories. Febos weaves familial stories, feminist stories, communal stories, literary stories and love stories all at once reveal... Read more

Positively Revolting on 01/27/17

Airs at: Fri, 01/27/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
The new regime has had quite a busy week.  Ani and Lyn review some of what they've been doing, and some of what the people have been doing in response.  And even as the world is certainly on fire, we must remember to take care of ourselves and each other.  How do we work w... Read more

Author Renee Watson, "Piecing Me Together"

Airs at: Thu, 02/02/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Renée Watson writes for children and teens. Her books include young adult novels, Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home, which was nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her picture book, Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story... Read more