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Kelly McWilliams: Your Plantation Prom is Not Okay

Airs at: Thu, 06/01/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Harriet Douglass lives with her historian father on an old plantation in Louisiana, which they’ve transformed into one of the South's few enslaved people’s museums. Together, while grieving the recent loss of Harriet’s mother, they run tours that help keep the memory of the... Read more

Al Jean discusses Life with The Simpsons

Airs at: Fri, 06/09/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  Comedic writer, Al Jean, visits with Ragan & Poxy to discuss his work writing for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Alf, & his career as a Writer & Producer for the sitcom, The Simpsons.         Read more

Caroline Miller, author of Getting Lost and Finding Home

Airs at: Thu, 05/18/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
On today's episode we welcome Portland-based author Caroline Miller, author of the new memoir Getting Lost and Finding Home. Caroline has published four novels, 12 short stories, and a children's radio play. She is the creator of the blog "Write Away" and hosts the YouTube ... Read more

River Sing Me Home

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews, River Sing Me Home, a novel as beautiful as its title. Says the author Eleanor Shearer, “This is a story that does not shy away from the brutality of slavery, but that ultimately still has something uplifting at its heart.”  The emancipation... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 15, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Atomic Days: The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south central Washington no longer produces plutonium for nuclear bombs. But its lethal legacy remains.  In his new book, Atomic ... Read more

Classic Radio Crime Dramas featuring Frank Lovejoy and Jack Webb

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/16/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Settle down on a warm evening with of a couple of  crime dramas from the golden age of radio.  First, Frank Lovejoy stars as Randy Stone reporter for the Chicago Star, in the series Night Beat from 1950. While waundering through a riverside carnaval Randy gets caught up in ... Read more

Warm up with The Sampler

Airs at: Mon, 05/08/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
The Monday Sampler returns for another afternoon with lots of grownup music and another episode of Night Beat. In this first broadcast episode from Febuary of 1950, Frank Lovejoy, as newspaper reporter Randy Stone, is prowling the city looking for a story. He meets a young ... Read more

Jena Friedman, author of Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Etcetera

Airs at: Thu, 05/11/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Between the Covers
Join us as we welcome Jena Friedman, comedian, writer, director, and author of the new book Not Funny: Essays on Life, Comedy, Culture, Etcetera from Atria Books.  In the words of Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, and author Samantha Bee, "Jena Friedman is brilliant at m... Read more


Airs at: Thu, 05/04/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Bern has been called to authenticate the long-lost musical masterpiece of Frederic Delaney, lauded by some as the most prolific composer since Beethoven.  Bern believes he knows everything about Delaney-- the man and his music.  But, he soon learns otherwise:  That the geni... Read more

May Showers Brings The Monday Sampler

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
More music for a spring day in Portland. Fortunato returns inspite of losing his voice, with music and another episode of Nightbeat,starring Frank Lovejoy. Today's story opens with reporter Randy Stone getting his wallet stolen at gunpoint. This leads him on a search throug... Read more