Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

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Every 4th & 5th Friday from 11-12 Noon

the children's show for reluctant adults

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Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 1/22/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On today’s show we celebrate our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish. We did a similar show about two years ago when we welcomed four Portland-based indies -- Tin House, Future Tense Books, Hawthorne Books, and Forest Avenue Press -- to the ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood Christmas Day 2020

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It’s Christmas morning here in the neighborhood, maybe in your neighborhood as well. And we’ve been in somewhat of a quandary as to how to honor and celebrate the day. I think the classic story for the day and the entire holiday season is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 11/27/20

Airs at: Fri, 11/27/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
The results of the November election have given us all, well most of us, cause for hope. Hope for a saner, kinder, and healthier world. There’s still worry and stress, and that might always be the case, but we’re starting to see blue skies beyond the dark clouds, and bright... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 10/23/20

Airs at: Fri, 10/23/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we celebrate our city's biggest literary event of the year -- the Portland Book Festival. This year, as with just about every event other than superspeader campaign rallies, the Festival is going virtual. Instead of one big day, it will take place over seve... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 9/25/20

Airs at: Fri, 09/25/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It's Forest Avenue Press day in the neighborhood! Our first guest is Joanna Rose, author of the new novel A Small Crowd of Strangers, published by Portland’s Forest Avenue Press, in conversation with Stevan Allred, whose most recent book is the novel The Alehouse at the End... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 8/28/20

Airs at: Fri, 08/28/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We have a very special Mr. Jones's Neighborhood for you today, mainly because there's very little of Mr. Jones himself in this episode. After a brief rant intro, host Ken Jones (no relation) hands things over to Kent Russell and Karen Russell to talk about Kent's new book I... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 7/24/20

Airs at: Fri, 07/24/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 6/26/20

Airs at: Fri, 06/26/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 5/22/20

Airs at: Fri, 05/22/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we welcome Ty Curtis, Oregon born-and-bred singer/songwriter/guitarist, to the neighborhood, coming to us all the way from his home in Austin, Texas. This is Ty's fourth guest appearance on the show, usually to preview the annual Portland Waterfront Blues F... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 4/24/20

Airs at: Fri, 04/24/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we welcome Chelsea Bieker, author of the new novel Godshot, from Catapult Press. Chelsea is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award and her fiction and essays have been published in Granta, McSweeney’s, Catapult magazine, Electric Literature... Read more