Fiction

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How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball

Airs at: Thu, 08/18/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  How to Set a Fire and Why, Jesse Ball’s singular, blistering new novel, tells the story of a teenage girl who has lost everything—and will burn anything.  Lucia’s father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she’s living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aun... Read more

John Corey Whaley on "Highly Illogical Behavior"

Airs at: Thu, 08/04/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with John Corey Whaley, author of the new book Highly Illogical Behavior. The novel, peppered with Star Trek: The Next Generation references, tells tale of Solomon, a teen with a severe anxiety disorder who hasn’t left the house in over three ye... Read more

The IMPROVISATION SUMMIT of PORTLAND featured artists THOLLEM McDONAS, VINNY GOLIA, AVA MENDOZA, MIKE GAMBLE & others invade The Outside World THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

Airs at: Sat, 06/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for The Outside World
  Tune into THE OUTSIDE WOILD this Friday night from midnight til 3:00 am as guest hosts Alex Callenberger and Mike Gamble feature the CREATIVE MUSIC GUILD's annual June orgy of freedom and creativity : IMPROVISATION SUMMIT OF PORTLAND: JUNE 2-4, 2016   The Improvisation... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 23, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear these segments: • Bill Resnick talks with Tarah Demant of Amnesty International about the surprising numbers on support for refugees in the United States. • Frann Michel discusses the history of Vanport, the need for public hou... Read more

Finance Smurf

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement reviews Finance Smurf, the last of the original Smurf comics written by Pierre Gulliford (aka "Peyo"). Finance Smurf, written in 1992, is a sharp indictment of money, and shows the smurfs' world turned upside down when one of the smurfs institutes a human-like e... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 06/20/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/21/2016 at 12:00am
We continue with another reading of classic short stories by Katherine Dunn. Read more

Seeing Red by Lina Meruane

Airs at: Thu, 06/30/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Lina Meruane's Seeing Red, fiction and autobiography intertwine.  An intense, visceral novel about the relation between the body, illness, and human relationship by one of Chile’s brightest young authors.  “Lina Meruane’s prose has great literary force: it emerges fro... Read more

Cat Winters on "The Steep and Thorny Way"

Airs at: Thu, 04/14/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Cat Winters, author of the new book The Steep and Thorny Way. This historical fiction, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows protagonist Hanalee as she navigates rural Oregon in the 1920’s as a biracial teen coming to terms with he... Read more

Gremlin Time on 05/16/16

Airs at: Mon, 05/16/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/17/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
 Katherine Dunn was the co originator of Gremlin Time back in 1978, and it was very sad to hear of her recent passing So we will present some of her best readings through the next months. First up is one of our earliest presentations, "To Build A Fire" by Jack London. You m... Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Sat, 05/14/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more