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Airs at: Thu, 03/14/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am

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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.

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Return of the Gem! Athena, Oregon's historic theater gets a new life

Airs at: Thu, 02/22/2024 at 11:00am
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On today’s episode, we travel virtually across the Cascades to the small town of Athena, population 1,211, nestled between Pendleton and the Washington state border in Eastern Oregon. Our destination is the Gem Theater, built in 1901 as an early brewpub, or saloon as they w... Read more

Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, authors of Kitchen Heat: a Restaurantland Romance

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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On today's episode, we welcome Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, authors of the new novel Kitchen Heat: A Restaurantland Romance. Kathleen and Clark are writing partners and a couple in real life, going on 26 years of marriage. Their previous books include four novels in The ... Read more

Stephen O'Donnell, author of Half-Light

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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On today's episode, we welcome Stephen O’Donnell, author of the new story collection Half-Light. Stephen is a Portland-based painter, whose work is widely collected both here in the U.S. and abroad. He’s best known for his self-portraiture, working mainly in the genre known... Read more

In memory of Cai Emmons

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of Cai Emmons, author, screenwriter, and teacher, and one of my favorite guests over the years. In early 2021, Cai was diagnosed with bulbar-onset ALS, a debilitating disease which first takes away the power of speech before affecting... Read more

Willamette Radio Workshop presents "A Radio Christmas Carol"

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It’s Thursday, December 28th, in that holiday bardo between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, a period of looking back on the past year and looking forward to the new one. A perfect time for our own holiday tradition here on Jonesy, re-airing Willamette Radio Workshop’s A Radio... Read more

Talking Tibetan food and culture with Kyikyi of Himalayan Dumplings

Airs at: Thu, 12/14/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Our guest today is Kyikyi, owner of Himalayan Dumplings, the first woman-owned Tibetan food brand in the U.S., which makes and sells Tibetan dumplings, or momos, and Tibetan hand pies. Kyikyi’s parents and grandparents fled Tibet when the Chinese invaded in 1959, and settle... Read more

Soul Jar: Thirty-one Fantastical Tales by Disabled Authors

Airs at: Thu, 11/09/2023 at 10:30am - 11:30am
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On today's episode, we celebrate the launch of the new anthology Soul Jar: Thirty-One Fantastical Tales by Disabled Authors, from Forest Avenue Press. Our guests are the collection’s editor, Annie Carl, and two of those 31 contributors – Ellis Bray and Simon Quinn. The 31 ... Read more

Previewing the 2023 Portland Book Festival with Amanda Bullock

Airs at: Thu, 10/26/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
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As the temperatures drop here in Portland, the leaves turn color, and the rain starts falling, it’s a sure sign Autumn has arrived. A good time to pause the social media doom scrolling and sit down with a few books you’ve been wanting to read. It’s also a sure sign the Port... Read more

William T. Vollmann on his new two-volume collection Shadows of Love, Shadows of Loneliness

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On today's episode, we welcome William T. Vollmann, author of Shadows of Love, Shadows of Loneliness, a new two-volume collection of his visual art, including photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings, from 1980 to 2022, published by Unnamed Press and Rare Bird Books. In... Read more

Aaron Adams and Liz Crain, authors of Fermenter: DIY Fermentation for Vegan Fare

Airs at: Thu, 09/28/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On today's show, we welcome Aaron Adams and Liz Crain, authors of the new cookbook Fermenter: DIY Fermentation for Vegan Fare, from Sasquatch Books. Aaron is owner/chef of Fermenter and the new Workshop Food & Drink restaurants in Portland. He grew up in the East Bay, where... Read more