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Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina HenrĂ­quez

OPB | March 08, 2016

We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Jan. 06, 2016

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

This Side Of Home: Renee Watson

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.

Healing After The Tsunami

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

John Irving And His 'Avenue Of Mysteries'

OPB | Nov. 09, 2015

Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.

Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

Live At Literary Arts With Jane Smiley

OPB | Oct. 05, 2015

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.

Erica Jong Takes On Sex And Death In 'Fear Of Dying'

OPB | Sept. 17, 2015

Erica Jong has written more than two dozen books over the last four decades. Her new novel is a kind of follow up to her first and most famous novel, "Fear of Flying," published in 1973.

Oregon Commune Living

OPB | June 15, 2015

Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.

Blended: Writers On The Stepfamily Experience

OPB | May 08, 2015

Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.

What's Your Pick For Oregon's Official State Book?

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Physics Lessons From The Science Teacher You Wish You'd Had

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.

Chris Ware's Unique Storytelling

OPB | Aug. 01, 2014

FRIDAY: Graphic novelist Chris Ware's work is spellbinding, meticulously detailed, and darkly humorous.

How We Became Bicoastal

OPB | July 24, 2014

THURSDAY: We listen back to Dave's interview with Peter Stark about the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.

Wading Into Smith Henderson's Fourth of July Creek

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the Portland author about his debut novel and the critical acclaim it's received.

George Saunders Reflects On Writing And Kindness

OPB | May 12, 2014

MONDAY: George Saunders has become one of the most popular writers in America for his short works of fiction and non-fiction.

Recounting The Lost Pacific Empire of Astoria

OPB | March 10, 2014

MONDAY: Peter Stark tells the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.

Chris Ware's Ambitious Approach To Building Stories

OPB | Feb. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk to graphic novelist Chris Ware at Literary Arts. A limited number of tickets are available.

Lauren Kessler On Turning Time Counterclockwise

OPB | Jan. 02, 2014

THURSDAY: We're replaying an earlier interview with Eugene author Lauren Kessler. Her 2013 book, Counterclockwise, recounts her year of personal research into the world of anti-aging.