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George Saunders Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 12, 2017

Celebrated short story author George Saunders discusses his new novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2017

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 

Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2017

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2017

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.

Sen. Merkley | 'Ricochet River'

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2017

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.

Reacting To This Weekend's Violent Attack | Remembering Brian Doyle

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2017

We talk about the what this weekend's attacks mean for Portland. And we remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday.

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

Author Colum McCann At Literary Arts Rescheduled

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2017

Author Colum McCann's talk in downtown Portland has been rescheduled because of weather. Details to follow when available. 

Incoming And Outgoing Oregon Poet Laureates

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2014

THURSDAY: Peter Sears and Paulann Petersen talk about their own experiences and reflect on the past and future of the Oregon poet laureate.

Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2014

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Ann Patchett Talks About Writing And Life

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2013

Ann Patchett, the author of many award-winning novels, joins us to discuss her latest nonfiction book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Reserve your free tickets here.

The Authors Road: Chronicling America's Writers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2013

MONDAY: Portland-based couple George Mason and Salli Slaughter have been travelling across the country in an RV creating an archive of interviews with influential American writers.

Malcolm Gladwell Talks About Sports And "David And Goliath"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2013

In his new book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell dismantles conventional thinking on topics ranging from education to criminal sentencing to basketball strategy.

Salman Rushdie's Years As Joseph Anton

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2013

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton documents his life during the years the Ayatollah of Iran had issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.

Stephanie Lenox And The Poetry of Voice

OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2013

The poet Stephanie Lenox joins us to talk about channeling the voices of other people, and telling her own stories, in her collection Congress of Strange People.

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. 

Culture Club

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Pauls Toutonghi: Into Egypt

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2012

In his new novel Evel Knievel Days, Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi maps the physical and emotional distances from Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt.