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The Holy Crowley Hour on 9/23/19

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/24/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the Autumn edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the radio show for people who don’t own a radio. Our special guest is the legendary audio theater producer, director, and writer Dirk Maggs. Dirk is perhaps best known for adapting the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ... Read more

"Bodies Piled Up", a Continental Op mystery by Dashiell Hammett, and Dick Powell as Richard Diamond

Airs at: Mon, 09/16/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/17/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective, known as The Continetal Op, investigates a multiple murder discovered in a downtown San Francisco hotel room, which leads to a deadly shoot out inside a North Beach speakeasy.  Also, a radio mystery drama featuring Dick Powell as forme... Read more

11/9 and The Terrorist Who Loved Bonsai Trees

Airs at: Fri, 09/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
  John Shuck speaks with Philip Kraske about his fifth novel, 11/9 and the Terrorist Who Loved Bonsai Trees.  "Trudy Schelling arrives at her company in Jersey City, New Jersey, to start her first day of work at Hallerbee Net Research. The date is November 9. Barely throu... Read more

Hollywood Babylon

Airs at: Thu, 09/12/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Hollywood Babylon is the new series of 1930's feature films, produced before the censorious Hays Code, that tackled such timely topics as corruption, prostitution, and drug use.  Curated by Chantell Richardson and Dan Halsted, this series screens at the Hollywood Theatre... Read more

Fall at the Library, 2019

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Multhnomah County Library staffers LeFoster Williams and Milo Reed will share their favorite reads and tell us about upcoming Fall 2019 programs.  Kids go back to school, adults go back to work and we all go back to a good book whether in print, on disc or online. Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 8/30/19

Airs at: Fri, 08/30/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On this very special episode of Mr. Jones's Neighborhood, we celebrate Portland's independent bookstores. In the age of Amazon, we are blessed to have so many. It's a big reason we're one of the most literate cities in the U.S., with one of the most talented and supportive ... Read more

Book Review "Other Men's Daughters"

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bowlden reviews a newly republished novel by Richard Stern that is beautifully written in spite of its sexist assumptions. More of Larry's reviews can be found here. Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 8/26/19

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 08/27/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
On this month's edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, we return to those thrilling days of yesteryear. To be more specific, the Golden Age of Radio. We welcome guests Dennis and Rhonda Wright, the folks behind the Radio Days Theater of the Mind Museum in Sutherlin, Oregon. The ... Read more

Home Remedies

Airs at: Thu, 09/19/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Xuan Juliana Wang’s remarkable debut introduces us to the new and changing face of Chinese youth. From fuerdai (second-generation rich kids) to a glass-swallowing qigong grandmaster, her dazzling, formally inventive stories upend the immigrant narrative to reveal a new e... Read more

The Trojan War Museum

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  “Ayşe Papatya Bucak's stories are wide-ranging and capacious, formally playful, and moving.  They speak on behalf of women who are subject to fate and the tides of history. They speak of overcoming, of falling prey, of overcoming again.  They convey history's full force,... Read more