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The Archive Project - Barbara Kopple


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 - Barbara Kopple

OPB | March 15, 2017

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.

The Archive Project - Tracy K. Smith

OPB | March 08, 2017

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The Archive Project - Michael Lewis with Hanna Rosin

OPB | March 01, 2017

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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017

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The Archive Project - Carlos Fuentes

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The Archive Project - Li-Young Lee

OPB | Feb. 01, 2017

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The Archive Project - Marjane Satrapi

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017

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The Archive Project - Sebastian Junger

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017

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The Archive Project - Bill Buford

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017

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The Archive Project - Louise Erdrich

OPB | Jan. 04, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich reflects on 16 years of owning her bookstore, Birchbark Books & Native Arts. 

The Archive Project - Donald Barthelme

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016

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The Archive Project - Don DeLillo with Noah Hawley

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016

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The Archive Project - Liar's League

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

In this episode of The Archive Project, Liars’ League PDX presents stories on the theme “East & West.”

The Archive Project - Doris Lessing

OPB | Dec. 07, 2016

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Doris Lessing discusses “the machinery of the literary scene,” that lies beyond the romanticization of publishing.

The Archive Project - Malcolm Gladwell

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On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", nonfiction author and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell examines the idea of the underdog and why some people just won’t give up, despite the odds.

The Archive Project - Annie Proulx

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx reflects on place, space, and time—both real and imagined.

The Archive Project - Verselandia 2016

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OPB | Nov. 09, 2016

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The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead

OPB | Nov. 02, 2016

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