Fiction

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Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 7/24/20

Airs at: Fri, 07/24/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Since it's summer, there's no better time for a summer rerun. And it's a good one! Our guest today is the legendary audio theater producer, director, and writer Dirk Maggs. We had the privilege of talking with Dirk last year on the now defunct Holy Crowley Hour, a monthly K... Read more

Lynda Barry on Making Comics

Airs at: Thu, 07/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Lynda Barry calls herself "an accidental professor," but she began her career as an accidental cartoonist in the 1970's, when Evergreen State College classmate Matt Groening published her comics in the school paper without her knowledge.  Barry's weekly strip Ernie Pook'... Read more

Hello. This is Jane. by Judith Arcana

Airs at: Thu, 07/23/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Judith Arcana, author of the new book of stories Hello. This is Jane, published by Oregon’s Left Fork Press. Judith writes poems, stories, essays, and books. Her work includes a biography of Grace Paley – titled Grace Paley’s Life Stories – the po... Read more

Jan Eliot - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 07/09/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Jan Eliot got her start in the 1970's drawing for alternative newspapers in and around Eugene, Oregon, her weekly comic strips Patience and Sarah and Sister City focusing on the then-novel (for the funny pages) concepts of single moms and blended families.  In the 1990's... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 6/26/20

Airs at: Fri, 06/26/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Today's guest is Portland-based author, teacher, and mom, Karen Russell. I first talked with Karen last June, when her most recent book Orange World and Other Stories, came out in hardcover and digital editions. That was for KBOO’s Between the Covers program. And you can st... Read more

Brave Girl, Quiet Girl

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Catherine Ryan Hyde’s 2020 novel, Brave Girl, Quiet Girl, a novel about friendship, motherhood, and the journey toward finding a place to call home. During a violent carjacking, the thief unknowingly drives off with a two year old girl in the... Read more

The Monday Sampler presents Rebecca

Airs at: Mon, 06/22/2020 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
A special radio drama today, with more music to help you through another locked down Monday afternoon. An encore presentation of Daphne Du Maurier 's Rebecca starring Ida Lupino, Ronald Colman and Judith Anderson. Read more

Juneteenth Special: a conversation with N.K. Jemisin

Airs at: Fri, 06/19/2020 at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Juneteenth Special
  N.K. Jemisin is the first black writer to win Science Fiction & Fantasy's most prestigious prize, the Hugo Award, for best novel.  And Jemisin is the first writer ever, in the history of the genre, to win the Hugo Award for best novel three consecutive times.  She has be... Read more

The Night has a 1,000 Eyes

Airs at: Mon, 06/15/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/16/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Two vintage radio dramas tonight. First an adaptation of the film version of Cornel Woolrich's suspence filled novel of doomed predestination, "The Night Has A 1,000 Eyes". Edward G. Robinson stars as a phony psychic who suddenly can predict the future. William Demerest als... Read more

Vanishing by Cai Emmons

Airs at: Thu, 06/11/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Cai Emmons, author of the new story collection Vanishing, from Leapfrog Press. Cai’s a fiction writer, playwright, and screenwriter, whose previous novels include Weather Woman, The Stylist, and His Mother’s Son, which won an Oregon Book award for... Read more