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Hannah Lillith Assadi and Achy Obejas on Take Us To A Better Place

Airs at: Thu, 05/07/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Hannah Lillith Assadi and Achy Obejas, contributors to the story anthology Take Us To A Better Place, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. You can download a free copy of the ebook at https://www.rwjf.org/fiction. Hannah Lillith Assadi... Read more

May the Fourth: Octavia's Brood and the Politics of Sci-Fi

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In a two-part segment, we first hear political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal reflect on the popularity of Star Wars as a political myth of imperial innocence in post-Vietnam America.* This is followed by Joe Clement talking with science fiction scholar and activist Walidah Imari... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 4, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/04/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this special May the 4th Old Mole Variety Hour and we hear: Planet of the Humans: Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick critically review the new documentary, "Planet of the Humans" -- directed by Jeff Gibbs and executively produced/promoted by Michael Moore. Releas... Read more

Midnight Collages from Kill Ugly Radio

Airs at: Tue, 04/28/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
12:00AM: Kill Ugly Radio Part One: The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick Mediascape collage of the life, times and fiction (and fictionalized life and times) of the visionary science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Sources: Films: The Penultimate Truth of Philip K. Dic... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 27, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes these segments: Mutual Aid in Portland: In this time of viral epidemic and lockdown many Portland groups are appealing for help, including the workers in our medical care and hospital systems for personal pr... Read more

Animal Farm

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Victoria Saucedo and Denise Morris review the 1954 animated film Animal Farm. While there have been several film versions of George Orwell’s 1946 Novel, the 1954 production is notable as a British-American collaboration with funding from the CIA as part of the “American cul... Read more

A Piece of the World

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book mole Larry Bowlden reviews Christina Baker Kline’s 2017 novel, A Piece of the World. Probably most of you know about the famous Andrew Wyeth painting, Christina’s World—a rather enigmatic painting of a girl or young woman sitting on the ground and looking up at a lonel... Read more

Parts Per Million by Julia Stoops

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Julia Stoops, author of the novel Parts Per Million, from Forest Avenue Press. Julia is a recipient of Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships for visual arts and literature, and was a resident at the Ucross Foundation in 2016. She holds dual degrees in... Read more

Murders In The Rue Morgue read by Katherine Dunn

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 04/21/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
We will present two mysteries tonight. First the very first modern detective story, 1841's "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allen Poe Tonight's version will be read to us in abridged form by Katherine Dunn. In our second half, an episode of the classic radio series ... Read more

The Lucky Star by William T. Vollmann

Airs at: Thu, 04/16/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with William T. Vollmann, author of the new novel The Lucky Star, from Viking Press. Vollmann is the author of four collections of short fiction, a memoir, seven works of non-fiction (including the seven-volume treatise on violence, Rising Up and Rising... Read more