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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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Kimberly King Parsons, author of We Were the Universe

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
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On today's episode, we welcome Kimberly King Parsons, author of the new novel We Were the Universe, from Knopf. Her story collection, Black Light, which came out in 2019, was longlisted for the National Book Award and the Story Prize. Kim’s a recipient of fellowships from Y... Read more

Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light (re-broadcast)

Airs at: Thu, 05/23/2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
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The Talented Mr. Jonesy is off gallivanting in Italy, we’re not sure exactly where, so we’ll be re-airing a favorite episode from the archives. This one’s from KBOO’s long-running program Between the Covers and features an interview with Kimberly King Parsons for her story ... Read more

Justin Taylor, author of the new novel Reboot

Airs at: Thu, 05/09/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's episode, we welcome Justin Taylor, author of the new novel Reboot, from Pantheon Books. Justin’s previous books include the memoir Riding with the Ghost, the novel The Gospel of Anarchy, and two story collections: Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and Flings... Read more

Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of No God Like the Mother (re-broadcast)

Airs at: Thu, 04/25/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
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Jonesy has a cold today and it appears to be contagious. So we’re re-broadcasting a favorite episode from last year. It’s an interview with Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of the story collection No God Like the Mother from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Kesha was my first inte... Read more

Daniel A. Olivas, author of Chicano Frankenstein

Airs at: Thu, 04/11/2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
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On today's episode, we welcome Daniel A. Olivas, author of the new novel Chicano Frankenstein from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Daniel’s the author of 12 books, including the story collections How to Date a Flying Mexican and the upcoming My Chicano Heart: New and Collec... Read more

Miriam Gershow, author of the new story collection Survival Tips

Airs at: Thu, 03/28/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's episode, we welcome Miriam Gershow, author of the new story collection Survival Tips, from Portland’s Propeller Books. Miriam’s debut novel The Local News was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in The Georgia Review, G... Read more

Rene Denfeld, author of Sleeping Giants

Airs at: Thu, 03/14/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
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On today's hour-long Winter Membership Drive special, we welcome Rene Denfeld, author of the new novel Sleeping Giants, from Harper Collins. Rene’s previous novels include The Butterfly Girl and The Child Finder, which feature private investigator Naomi Cottle, aka the Chil... Read more

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