Fiction

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Kent Russell and Karen Russell

Airs at: Fri, 04/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
One of my favorite books of 2020, a year devoid of much else in the way of favorites, was Kent Russell's In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida. We had Kent on the show last August, for the hardcover release, interviewed by another of Mr. Jones's favo... Read more

The Seed of McCoy by Jack London

Airs at: Mon, 04/19/2021 at 11:00pm - Tue, 04/20/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
In the last decades of the 19th Century, metal hulled clipper ship sailing in the South Pacific, has a fire in its main hold. The crew seeks an island where they can beach the ship and allow the fire to burn itself out within the steel and copper hull..  But, the sailing sh... Read more

La Ruleta

Airs at: Fri, 04/09/2021 at 8:00pm - Sat, 04/10/2021 at 10:00pm
Produced for La Ruleta

Philip Roth: The Biography by Blake Bailey

Airs at: Fri, 04/09/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Between the Covers
On this special edition of Between the Covers, we talk with Blake Bailey, author of the new book Philip Roth: The Biography, just out from W. W. Norton. Blake is a master of literary biography. In addition to the new book on Philip Roth, one of America’s greatest novelists... Read more

Animators Gather Online

Airs at: Thu, 03/25/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In a normal year, U.S. animation fans would have to cross the border to attend TAAFI — the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International.  But this year, thanks to the quarantine lockdown, the festival's shorts and features and workshops can be appreciated by audiences a... Read more

Virtual PIFF - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 03/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended conversation about the 44th Portland International Film Festival, we spend an extra 20 minutes with three local filmmakers whose new projects are highlights of the festival lineup.   Dawn Jones Redstone has teamed up with Artists Repertory Theatre to cre... Read more

Grace Mattioli on her new novel "The Bird that Sang in Color"

Airs at: Wed, 03/10/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Our In Depth guest today is Grace Mattioli, Portland-based author of the new novel The Bird that Sang in Color. Grace’s work includes a book of short stories, The Brightness Index, and two previous novels – Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees and Discovery of an Eagle. Gra... Read more

Virtual Portland International Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 03/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The Portland International Film Festival is normally a highlight of the rainy season's arts calendar.  Thanks to the pandemic lockdown, all of this year's events are presented either online or at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In. Three local filmmakers join us to talk about t... Read more

Renee Watson discusses "Love is a Revolution"

Airs at: Thu, 03/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Joshua Samuel Brown

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On last month’s show, we celebrated our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish with Dan Armstrong, of Eugene’s Mud City Press; Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, of Portland’s Pumpjack Press; and Bobby Eversmann, Editor-in-Chief at Deep Overstock,... Read more