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Meet Behind Mars by Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 09/06/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  "I feel like I can't tell one story about a giant mustard penis because it's not about a mustard penis only, but about all of these incidents together, in context, and through time." So begins the title story in Renee Simms's debut short story collection, Meet Behind Mar... Read more

Air Traffic by Greogory Pardlo

Airs at: Thu, 08/02/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  Gregory Pardlo's father was a brilliant and charismatic man--a leading labor organizer who presided over a happy suburban family of four. But when he loses his job following the famous air traffic controllers' strike of 1981, he succumbs to addiction and exhausts the fam... Read more

Evolution, Climate Change, Denial & Beliefs

Airs at: Tue, 07/17/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  In this episode I take us back to 2012 for a re-broadcast of interviews with Michael Zimmerman and Barbara Kingsolver. In the first part of today’s show, you will hear an interview that first aired in February 2012 with Michael Zimmerman, the founder of the Clergy Lette... Read more

Olli Hoopnoodle's Haven of Bliss by Jean Shepherd

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 11:00pm - Tue, 07/17/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
 The author of  "A Christmas Story", Jean Shepherd, returns with a humorous narrative about his family's annual summer trip to Clear Lake.  Read more

Afrofuturism: 3 Women you Need to Know

Airs at: Mon, 07/16/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Radiozine
  From Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time to Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, Afrofuturism is gaining popularity. Filmmaker and author Ytasha Womack more defines Afrofuturism as "the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 9,2018

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Denise Morris, this edition of the Old Mole features: 1. Bill Resnick talking with Chicago DSA activist Joanna Misnick about Democratic Socialists and elections; 2. Frann Michele commenting on a Supreme Court decision undermining access to reproductive services; ... Read more

Book Review: "The Glitch"

Airs at: Mon, 07/09/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elisabeth Cohen’s, The Glitch, a quirky, insightful novel about high-powered women, the drive for success, and the future role of artificial intelligence devices.   Read more

Renee Simms

Airs at: Thu, 07/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  The hosts of Black Book Talk welcome author, lawyer and professor Renee Simms to discuss her new book Meet Behind Mars.  Call (503) 231-8187 to join the conversation and talk about what you've been reading this Summer. Renee Simms is a novelist and lawyer interested in b... Read more

Whirlaway by Poe Ballantine

Airs at: Thu, 07/05/2018 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Poe Ballantine, author of the new book Whirlaway: The Great American Loony Bin, Horseplaying & Record-Collecting Novel, published by Portland’s Hawthorne Press. Poe has published seven books and hundreds of stories and essays, many of which have a... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

Airs at: Mon, 07/02/2018 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
What if the notorious outlaws and lovers – Bonnie and Clyde – didn’t die in a hail of gunfire in Lousiana in 1934? That’s the question our KBOO News In Depth guests – Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall – ask, and answer, in their Bonnie and Clyde series of novels. The first boo... Read more