OPB | July 15, 2016
We review some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Jules Boykoff tells us how the city is preparing and how these games compare to past Olympics.
OPB | April 28, 2016
Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.
OPB | April 20, 2016
We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."
OPB | April 12, 2016
We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.
OPB | Jan. 21, 2016
Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.
OPB | Jan. 20, 2016
We're talking about: the armed occupation in Harney County, a new drug rehab facility in Sweet Home, a housing developer who donated property for a homeless shelter and the modern day resonance of "Moby Dick."
OPB | Nov. 30, 2015
A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.
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. 26, 2015
Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.
OPB | Nov. 16, 2015
Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."
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 | 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 | Aug. 11, 2015
Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide.
OPB | July 23, 2015
We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.
OPB | July 22, 2015
We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."
OPB | June 15, 2015
Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.
OPB | June 10, 2015
The Harvard political scientist says the economic ladder that poor people used to use to pull themselves up has all but disintegrated.
OPB | May 14, 2015
A CIA agent sells information to the Russians, gets caught, then convinces his son to spy for him. It's all in Bryan Denson's thrilling new book: The Spy's Son.
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.