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Wildfire Update | Police Oversight | Rene Denfield

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2017

An update on the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, a group of former law enforcement officers are calling for better police oversight. And local author Rene Denfield shares her latest novel.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

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

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2015

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

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2014

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

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

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2014

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.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2014

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."

George Saunders Reflects On Writing And Kindness

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Young Adult Fiction Attracting More Readers

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2013

Young adult fiction has grown up over the past decades, bringing in readers of all ages. 

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2013

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 

Amped: A Technological Revolution

OPB | Broadcast: July 2, 2012

What if the development of technology led to a stronger human race?

Blueprints of the Afterlife

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2012

Sentient icebergs, a biological internet, and a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound all play a role in Ryan Boudinot's rollicking, post-apocalyptic novel Blueprints of the Afterlife.

Northwest Passages: William Gibson

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2010

Legendary sci-fi writer William Gibson's latest book is Zero History. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Northwest Passages: Ursula K. Le Guin

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2010

Iconic Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin reflects on her decades of work and her fight with Google.

Judge a Book by Its Pixels

OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2009

What's the future of books as the written word becomes increasingly digitized?

The Rise of the Graphic Novel

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2008

...and how to read them.

Reading David Guterson

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2008

What questions do you have for the author of "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "The Other"?

Memoir Nation

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2008

When faked memoirs have burned us over and over, why do we keep coming back for more?