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Author Tom Spanbauer On Real Life With HIV

OPB |Dec. 01, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Tom Spanbauer has written fiction about people who live with HIV, but he joins us today to talk about how he's dealt with the disease himself since 1988.

Joshua Wolf Shenk On Creative Collaboration

OPB |Nov. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership. 

Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB |Nov. 25, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 12:50 p.m.

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.

"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB |Nov. 04, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

Charles D'Ambrosio Talks About Writing, Family, And Faith

OPB |Nov. 03, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays is called Loitering.

David Wolman On "Epic" Story Of Pipino, Gentleman Thief

OPB |Oct. 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB |Oct. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB |Oct. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

OPB |Oct. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird"  is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.

Author David Mitchell Discusses Language, Autism, And Mortality

OPB |Oct. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses his work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB |Sept. 30, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."

Joshua Wolf Shenk Looks At The Power Of Creative Pairs

OPB |Sept. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership.

Possible Changes Ahead For The Oregon Youth Authority

OPB |Sept. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.

Calvin Trillin Talks About Politics And Family At Literary Arts

OPB |Sept. 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Calvin Trillin was the first speaker in the Literary Arts lecture series 30 years ago. He joins us today to talk about his writing career.

How We Became Bicoastal

OPB |July 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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.

Mountain Lions And Cougars And Pumas, Oh My!

OPB |July 10, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll find out more about these large cats and why they seem to be showing up more frequently in urban and suburban area.

Wading Into Smith Henderson's Fourth of July Creek

OPB |June 30, 2014 12:30 p.m.

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

Author Tom Spanbauer Talks Teaching And Writing

OPB |April 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Author Tom Spanbauer has taught writing in Portland for more than two decades. His latest novel explores the intricacies of love and friendship.

Author Phil Klay In Conversation With Local Veterans

OPB |March 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We explore the realities of war and reintegration with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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