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.
OPB | Nov. 30, 2015
Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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.
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.
OPB | Oct. 05, 2015
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.
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.
OPB | June 15, 2015
Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.
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.
OPB | March 27, 2015
FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"
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.
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.
OPB | Aug. 01, 2014
FRIDAY: Graphic novelist Chris Ware's work is spellbinding, meticulously detailed, and darkly humorous.
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.
OPB | June 30, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk to the Portland author about his debut novel and the critical acclaim it's received.
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.
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.
OPB | Feb. 18, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll talk to graphic novelist Chris Ware at Literary Arts. A limited number of tickets are available.
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.
OPB | Dec. 24, 2013
TUESDAY: We'll talk to some of the student poets whose work appears in the new anthology inspired by the writing of Oregon's former poet laureate.