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Dispatches from Anarres: Tales in Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Airs at: Thu, 12/09/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we we pay tribute to arguably Oregon’s greatest writer, Ursula K. Le Guin. I’m sure Ken Kesey would have loved to arm wrestle her for the title, but I think he’d lose. Ursula was not only a brilliant and prolific author, but an activist for the environment ... Read more

Autumn Settles In

Airs at: Mon, 11/15/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
As the winds continue, and the rain comes down, it's a good day to stay inside and listen to some music on The Monday Sampler Read more

Aminder Dhaliwal - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:45pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As the Portland Book Festival recovers from the Covid pandemic, we welcome the return of Aminder Dhaliwal, whose new book Cyclopedia Exotica grew out of a serialized online comic, just like her earlier book Woman World. Aminder has worked as a storyboard director for the... Read more

Shawn Levy, author of A Year in the Life of Death

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we welcome Shawn Levy, author of the new book of poems A Year in the Life of Death, from Portland’s University of Hell Press. Inspired by an obituary for Adele Mailer in the New York Times, Shawn decided to write 100 poems based on obits published in the Ti... Read more

Bill Griffith - Beyond Zippy

Airs at: Thu, 10/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this followup to our 2019 interview with underground comics legend Bill Griffith, we talk more about his remarkable 50-year career as an underground artist, helping kickstart the underground comics movement of the 1960's with his mashups of pop culture and surrealism,... Read more

Amanda Bullock previews the Portland Book Festival

Airs at: Thu, 10/28/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we preview the upcoming Portland Book Festival with Amanda Bullock, Director of Public Programs at Literary Arts. The festival, which started out in 2005, has become an annual tradition here in Portland. And our preview with Amanda has become an annual trad... Read more

A Scary Story for The End of Summer!

Airs at: Mon, 10/25/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Classic Hollywood Movie Actor Robert Taylor stars in this eerie radio play "The House in Cyprus Canyon", orginally broadcast in 1946. Also starring , Cathy Lewis and Hans Conried. A young couple are setting up in a new house. They discover that one closet can't be opened by... Read more

Ari Honarvar, author of A Girl Called Rumi

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
This is our very first episode of Jonesy. We’ll be bringing you conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. Our guest today... Read more

Jonesy

You'll meet the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor here, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. I'm the host of Jonesy, Ken Jones. No relation, by the way. Read more

Funny harm harm: The intersectionality of oppressive “jokes”

Airs at: Tue, 10/12/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
As a general rule, comedians are better off when they punch up rather than down. But when they routinely punch down, and their target is always the same -- trans people -- the result is anything but funny. Trans rights pioneer Mia Macy and KBOO's own Sonia Battrell join Tra... Read more