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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Airs at: Thu, 03/23/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  In The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth. From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, to a woman whose husb... Read more

The Dark Tower

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2017 at 11:30pm - 11:45pm
Produced for Ubu Hour
THE DARK TOWER:  When he rented a pricy apartment at the new Darth Vader building, at one end of the Burnside Bridge, little did he know what sinister secrets lay within. An eerie drama about the changing Portland landscape. Ken Jones says:  I listened to this month’s Ubu H... Read more

Ubu Hour March 2017

Airs at: Mon, 03/06/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/07/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
Tonight on Ubu Radio Theater we give you a couple of sequals. First up.. First up.. We bring you the second episode in our series about President Trump in early 2019 as he faces the threat of impeachment and deals with legal issues on a broad front.  In the opener, “PRESI... Read more

It Can't Happen Where?

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel discusses Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel of American fascism, It Can't Happen Here, the similarities between its fictional demagogue and our current president, the capitalist roots of fascism, and some differences of political landscape then and now.   It's the ... Read more

Cathy Camper on "Lowriders to the Center of the Earth"

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Host Bethany Grabow talks with Cathy Camper, author of the books Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. These graphic novels feature a trio of friends who experience out-of-this-world adventures in their quest to make the most epic lowrider.   Publis... Read more

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