OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2017
Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2017
We meet a transgender teenager named Jay and the reporter who documented his journey transitioning from a girl to boy. And we talk to the author of a released book about the real life habitat of a mythical beast.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2017
Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2017
Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2017
We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2017
For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2016
Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2016
Do you have a story about a spooky or weird place in Portland? Share it today on our Halloween extravaganza. Also today, we'll hear another personal story in our American Dream series.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015
A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015
Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2015
Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 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 | Broadcast: 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.