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Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is a fill-in host/announcer for Oregon Public Broadcasting and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal was a "Jill of all Trades" at the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and at student-run radio station KBGA in Missoula, Montana.

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting and a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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The Archive Project - Alice Hoffman

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017 9 p.m.

"Literary Arts: The Archive Project," brings you celebrated novelist and screenwriter, Alice Hoffman in conversation with the Director of the Multnomah County Library, Vailey Oehlke at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

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The Archive Project - P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh and Kendare Blake

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 9 p.m.

This week on "The Archive Project," Young Adult fantasy novelists P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh, and Kendare Blake joined us in 2016 at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss magic, artistic process, and creating inspiring characters for young women.

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The Archive Project - Carrie Brownstein and Jon Raymond

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Oregon Book Award-winner Jon Raymond interviews writer, musician and actress Carrie Brownstein on the subject of her memoir "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl."

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The Archive Project - David Remnick

OPB | May 31, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Remnick, Editor of "The New Yorker" and host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" on OPB, shares humorous personal stories from his his career in journalism.

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The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

OPB | May 24, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Michael Ondaatje

OPB | May 17, 2017 9 p.m.

Michael Ondaatje shares multiple sequences from his critically acclaimed fourth novel, "Anil’s Ghost." 

NW Life | Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Liars' League

OPB | May 10, 2017 9 p.m.

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Liars’ League PDX presents stories on the theme “Natives & Transplants.”

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The Archive Project - Elmore Leonard

OPB | May 3, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Elmore Leonard shares humorous and telling letters from his readers and discusses the differences between readers, writers, and characters.

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The Archive Project - Francine Prose

OPB | April 26, 2017 9 p.m.

With humor and great insight, bestselling author, Francine Prose, touches on revisions, the sources of ideas, and teaching writing.

Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie

OPB | April 19, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Salman Rushdie shares humorous stories and deeper insights into his life and career after the publication of "The Satanic Verses." 

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The Archive Project - Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett

OPB | April 12, 2017 9 p.m.

Old friends, Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett, share an intimate conversation about their careers, craft, personal challenges and achievements.

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The Archive Project - Verselandia

OPB | April 5, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.

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The Archive Project - Colum McCann

OPB | March 29, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of the Archive Project, Irish author Colum McCann reflects on the importance of stories and storytelling, and how sharing and listening to stories combats cynicism.

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The Archive Project - Barbara Kopple

OPB | March 15, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple takes us behind the scenes of her own life and how she became hooked on narrative and documentary filmmaking.

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The Archive Project - Tracy K. Smith

OPB | March 8, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and newly-named U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, shares excerpts from her writings and discusses literature’s role in the viability of our culture. 

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The Archive Project - Michael Lewis with Hanna Rosin

OPB | March 1, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight on Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Michael Lewis in conversation with Hanna Rosin. They discusses "The Undoing Project," about the men behind a Nobel-Prize winning theory of the mind.

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The Archive Project - Mary Oliver

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poet Mary Oliver reads a selection of her past works, pausing between poems to share stories about her teaching career and personal life.

NW Life | local | Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Carlos Fuentes

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Mexican writer and diplomat Carlos Fuentes shares his keynote lecture on the emerging Hispanic population of Oregon and the United States.

Books | Arts | Environment | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Diane Ackerman

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, essayist, & naturalist Diane Ackerman reads from "The Zookeeper’s Wife" and shares deeper insights into the true history behind the story.

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The Archive Project - Li-Young Lee

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet Li-Young Lee reads from a selection of his work and discusses mortal love, immortal love, and the poet as a medium for the poem.