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Artist Behind Kwanzaa Stamp

Airs at: Thu, 12/01/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
The US Postal Service issued a Kwanzaa Forever stamp this year. The artist, Synthia Saint James, created the original Kwanzaa stamp in 1997. The colorful stamp art features a young African-American woman as the embodiment of Africa. She wears a lavender dress with a collar ... Read more

Ubu Hour December 2016

Airs at: Mon, 12/05/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 12/06/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
Here's the radio theater offerings we have for the December show... GUN OF A SON:  A drama envolving guns. Various characters rely on their guns to protect themselves, in a radio show meant to highlight the importance of our Second Amendment Rights. .  IN A FAMILY WAY: The... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 11/21/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 11/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight, Fortunato will read South of the Slot by Jack London. For years sociologist Freddie Drummond has been successfully studying the working classes by venturing into the slums south of Market Street disguised  as regular working man Bill Totts. But problems arise when ... Read more

Emma Donoghue on "The Wonder"

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Emma Donoghue, author of the new book The Wonder. This historical fiction follows Florence Nightingale-trained nurse Lib as she travels to rural Ireland in 1859 to determine whether a young girl who has purportedly survived with no food for... Read more

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Airs at: Thu, 11/17/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Olio Tyehimba Jess presents a musical history of the long fight against slavery, marshaling a vast cast of historical figures including the slaves, some freed, whose music was the basis for the blues and jazz in the 19th century. They ask, "Once burst loose from human... Read more

My Zine

Good old-fashioned spoken-word radio.  Observations and opinions, commentary and creative writing by long-time staff member, Bruce Silverman.  Random, thought-provoking topics including everything from human-interest stories read straight from the local paper, to personal c... Read more

Cascadia by Buzz Bernard

Airs at: Thu, 11/10/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  A short time ago Buzz Bernard was in Portland and sat down with Dan Johnson about his latest thriller. Buzz Bernard is a former Oregon resident that has written a novel about the potential 'Big One'; the Tsunami and Earthquake that has long been talked about finally arr... Read more

Ball of Confusion (Election?! Edition)

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
  Temptations sing: "One, two, one, two, three, four, ow People moving out, people moving in Why, because of the color of their skin Run, run, run but you sure can't hide An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth Vote for me and I'll set you free   Rap on, brother, rap on ... Read more

Dolce Vita Confidential

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Film writer Shawn Levy sits down with Jenn Chavez to tell behind-the-scenes stories of the classic Italian film studios, as collected in his newest book Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome. Then, S.W. Conse... Read more

The Ghosts of Birds by Eliot Weinberger

Airs at: Thu, 11/03/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times). The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into “a vortex f... Read more