Fiction

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The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson (pb release)

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with James Anderson, author of the mystery novel The Never-Open Desert Diner. James is a native of the Pacific Northwest, born in Seattle, raised in Portland, and a graduate of Reed College. He founded Breitenbush Books, a publishing company based in P... Read more

Portland International Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  We welcome three directors of short films chosen to premiere at the 40th annual Portland International Film Festival.  Vu Pham is the creator of the sci-fi noir mashup The Cutting Shadow, Rollyn Stafford directed the modern comedy of manners Your Move, and Jan Haaken's l... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/17/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight we will re air a short story by Damon Runyon called "Johnny One Eye". A wounded gangster, on the run from the law and a rival gang, hides out in what he thinks is a deserted old house. While there he is befriended by a kitten, who has also been beaten up.  Napales Y... Read more

Marni Bates on "Dial Em for Murder"

Airs at: Thu, 02/23/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Marni Bates, author of the new book Dial Em for Murder. This light-hearted mystery tells the tale of Em, an aspiring writer caught in the middle of a dangerous game of murder and mayhem during a visit to her local Starbucks. Dial Em for Mur... Read more

Harrow County

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Harrow County is Dark Horse's acclaimed new Gothic Horror comics series from the artist and writer team of Tyler Crook and Cullen Bunn.  Set in North Carolina in the last century, the story follows the mysterious forces that haunt a rural agricultural community and possi... Read more

Dog Years by Melissa Yancy

Airs at: Thu, 12/29/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Melissa Yancy, author of the new story collection Dog Years. The book won the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, sponsored by the University of Pittsburg Press, and one of the most prestigious awards for a book of short fiction. Dog Years was chosen... Read more

Hot Season by Susan DeFreitas

Airs at: Thu, 01/19/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  An outlaw activist on the run. A pipeline set to destroy a river. And three young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, and what to sacrifice for the greater good. In the high desert of Arizona, three roommates—students at Deep Canyon College, known for its ra... Read more

Look by Solmaz Sharif

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Solmaz Sharif’s astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable losses of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, and sequences, Sharif assembles her f... Read more

John Waters' Christmas

Airs at: Thu, 12/22/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  For the holiday season, we chat with notorious filmmaker John Waters, who's bringing his annual Christmas show to Portland once again.  Waters has spent the past half-century directing such transgressive films as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Serial Mom, and is also the... Read more

Gremlin Time presents The Father Christmas Letters read by Katherine Dunn

Airs at: Mon, 12/19/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 12/20/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Once again it's that time of the year to listen to the many adventures of Santa Claus as put down by J.R.R.Toilken in The Father Christmas Letters. Read by Katherine Dunn Read more