Fiction

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Sidney Morrison, author of Frederick Douglass: A Novel

Airs at: Thu, 07/25/2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's show, we welcome Sidney Morrison, author of Frederick Douglass: A Novel from Portland’s Hawthorne Books. Sidney’s book is a fictionalized account of the life of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became instrumental in ending slavery in the U.S., and who many... Read more

The Uses of Sorrow

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Uses of Sorrow (in my sleep i dreamed this poem ) Someone I loved once gave me  A box full of darkness It took me years to understand, That this, too, was a gift. —Mary Oliver Oliver's poem is an apt description of the 2019 dark and brooding memoir by Adrienne Brod... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 15, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 07/15/2024 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: Media Watch: Why is the pundit class so desperate to push Biden out of the race? US Guardian correspondent and activist Rebecca Solnit argues that the corporate media is hellben... Read more

Film Noir and New Hollywood

Airs at: Thu, 07/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Eddie Muller is the Founder and President of The Film Noir Foundation.  He's a film preservationist, a festival programmer, a San Francisco Literary Laureate, and the host of Noir Alley on the Turner Classic Movies channel.  Eddie is bringing the Noir City Film Festival ... Read more

House of the Dragon with Clare Kilner

Airs at: Fri, 07/12/2024 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
  Clare Kilner sits down with Poxy & Ragan to discuss her recent work directing for both seasons of House of the Dragon, the Fallout series, and her illustrious career in the film industry.       Read more

Willy Vlautin, author of the new novel The Horse

Airs at: Thu, 07/18/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
Between the Covers welcomes back Portland's own Willy Vlautin to talk about his new novel The Horse. A mournful look back to one casino musician's heartbreaks and near successes as he and his guitar spend the cold winter alone in a mining camp until the unexpected comes. Wi... Read more

David Ciminello, author of The Queen of Steeplechase Park

Airs at: Thu, 06/27/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome David Ciminello, author of the new novel The Queen of Steeplechase Park, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. David’s a Lambda Literary Fellow and recipient of a Table 4 Writers Foundation Grant. His short fiction has appeared in the Lambda Aw... Read more

Review of Jacqueline O'Mahony's Sing, Wild Bird, Sing on the Irish famine

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Irish Famine: Larry Bowlden brings a review of Jacqueline O'Mahony's novel about the 1849 famine in Ireland, Sing, Wild Bird, Sing, a story of leaving and finding the Oregon Territories and a different sort of wanderer. The novel is sad and lovely, informative and enter... Read more

The Horse

Airs at: Sat, 06/29/2024 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
Tune in to KBOO.fm Saturday June 29th from 6:00 am to 9:00 am (PST) as singer, songwriter, and author Willy Vlautin joins me to discuss his love for Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, and his new book, The Horse. The Horse is a story about a guitar player and songwriter named ... Read more

Emily Jon Tobias, author of the new story collection Monarch

Airs at: Thu, 06/20/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
Emily Jon Tobias is an award-winning author and poet. MONARCH from Black Lawrence Press is her debut story collection. Emily's work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured in literary journals such as Santa Clara Review, Talking River Review, Flying South Li... Read more