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Daniel A. Olivas, author of Chicano Frankenstein

Airs at: Thu, 04/11/2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome Daniel A. Olivas, author of the new novel Chicano Frankenstein from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Daniel’s the author of 12 books, including the story collections How to Date a Flying Mexican and the upcoming My Chicano Heart: New and Collec... Read more

Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Using a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to free verse, Watson shares recollections of her childhood in Portland. These odes to Black women of all ages are brilliantly illustrated by celebrated fine artist Ekua Holmes .      Black Girl You Are Atlas is Watson's fir... Read more

Tesla City Stories Celebrates 10th Season!

Airs at: Wed, 04/03/2024 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Back in the Golden Age of Radio, there was a short-lived network, called the Tesla Broadcasting Company (or TBC). Founded in New York in 1943, and acquired by CBS just two years later, the TBC became a mere footnote in the history of American Radio. That is until March 10t... Read more

TED with Tom Costantino

Airs at: Fri, 04/05/2024 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  𝙴𝚙𝚒𝚜𝚘𝚍𝚎 𝟹𝟸: 𝙴𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚎𝚛, 𝚃𝚘𝚖 𝙲𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚘, 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚞𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚍𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚘𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚒-𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜, 𝚃𝙴𝙳. 𝙷𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚘𝚗 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙾𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗.   Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 1, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: How I Learned to Breathe Through the Apocalypse: How I Learned to Breathe Through the Apocalypse is a serial play/web series written and performed by Desiree Hellegers, and directed and p... Read more

Miriam Gershow, author of the new story collection Survival Tips

Airs at: Thu, 03/28/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome Miriam Gershow, author of the new story collection Survival Tips, from Portland’s Propeller Books. Miriam’s debut novel The Local News was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in The Georgia Review, G... Read more

Book Mole: The Berry Pickers

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  A four year old Mi'kmaq girl vanishes from a berry field in Maine. The Berry Pickers is a 2023 novel by Amanda Peters. It is both a historical novel and a mystery.  Larry Bowlden reviews.  Patricia Kullberg reads.   Image: cover of The Berry Pickers, a Novel, by Amanda ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 25, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Library Labor, Literature, Lawsuits, and Lies about taxes: Frann Michel hosts this episode which features these segments: Fort Vancouver Regional Library Workers Struggle Joe Clement shares news about the Fort Vancouver Regional Library workers struggle for a living wag... Read more

Two classic Victorian Detective Mysteries

Airs at: Mon, 03/18/2024 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/19/2024 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Two Victorian Mysteries stories are featured tonight. First Katherine Dunn reads Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders In The Rue Morgue. Amatuer detective Dupin solves a grissly murder to clear an innocent man. Also, an episode of the long running radio series The Adventures of Sh... Read more

Rene Denfeld, author of Sleeping Giants

Airs at: Thu, 03/14/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's hour-long Winter Membership Drive special, we welcome Rene Denfeld, author of the new novel Sleeping Giants, from Harper Collins. Rene’s previous novels include The Butterfly Girl and The Child Finder, which feature private investigator Naomi Cottle, aka the Chil... Read more