Fiction

KBOO response to COVID19

Vera Violet by Melissa Anne Peterson

Airs at: Thu, 02/13/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Our In Depth guest today, on this special Winter Membership Drive newscast, is Melissa Anne Peterson, author of the new novel Vera Violet from Counterpoint Press. Melissa grew up in the logging town of Shelton, Washington, and received her undergrad degree from The Evergre... Read more

Cleanness

Airs at: Thu, 02/20/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Garth Greenwell, whose first book is a masterpiece, amazingly has written a second book that is also a masterpiece. The great enterprise that Joyce and Lawrence began—to write with utter literal candor about sex, grounding one’s moral life and philosophical insight in w... Read more

"Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 02/06/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 1/31/20

Airs at: Fri, 01/31/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mr. Jones’s home city of Portland has one of the most talented, and supportive, literary communities in the country. It’s a little like Paris in the 20s, only with food carts, craft beer, and legal cannabis. On today’s show, we welcome four shining lights of that community,... Read more

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya

Airs at: Thu, 01/30/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
On today’s show, our guest is Ramiza Shamoun Koya, author of the new novel The Royal Abduls, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with Joanna Rose, Portland-based writer and teacher, and author of the award-winning novel Little Miss Strange. Ramiza’s fictio... Read more

Festival Previews

Airs at: Thu, 01/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  It's wintertime in the Pacific Northwest, so what better way to escape the cloudy weather than in a bright cinema with your fellow film buffs? We're joined in the studio by Tracy Francis, Festival Director for the Cascade Festival of African Films, who is once again brin... Read more

The Railway Carriage by F. Tennyson Jesse

Airs at: Mon, 01/20/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/21/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight's featured writer is mostly known for her reportage of "true crime" and documentation of the many tasks taken up by women attached to The Royal Army in World War I. As well as her novel "A Pin To See The Peepshow"(1934). She also created a female series detective in... Read more

Winter Film Events

Airs at: Thu, 01/09/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Local cinema programmers Greg Hamilton and Micah Vanderhoof offer up dark films for the dark winter months, with appearances by directors John Dahl and Julia Reichert, who are in town for retrospectives of their work.  John Dahl joins us on the phone to talk about his ca... Read more

The Song of the Jade Lily

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Kirsty Manning’s  2019 novel, The Song of the Jade Lily, about World War II era Jewish refugees in Shanghai. It’s a story about the role that Shanghai played in the rescue of 20,00 refugees from Europe before and during the second world war. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 6, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear: Autoworkers and Climate Change: Bill Resnick talks with Sam Gindin about the United Auto Workers and GM in Canada, and raising expectations around not just bread-and-butter issues but retooling the auto industry to combat climate... Read more