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REBROADCAST: Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

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

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014

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

Justin Hocking's Memoir Is About Surfing, Melville, And More

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: In his memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, Portland author Justin Hocking writes about surfing in New York City, his own obsession with Moby Dick, and more.

Stacy Bolt Talks About Breeding In Captivity

OPB | Aug. 26, 2013

Humorist Stacy Bolt's new memoir recounts her struggles with infertility and the long and winding road she tread to motherhood.

Sarah Thebarge Talks About The Invisible Girls

OPB | June 19, 2013

Portland author Sarah Thebarge's memoir chronicles her experience with breast cancer, the relationship she developed with a Somali family, and her struggles with faith.

Nicole Georges Explores Family Secrets In Calling Dr. Laura

OPB | Feb. 18, 2013

Portland illustrator and zinester Nicole Georges chronicles her search for information about her father in her graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura.

Michael Heald Talks About "Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension"

OPB | Dec. 07, 2012

Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension, Michael Heald's new book of autobiographical essays, is a field guide to his 20s.

The Murder of Karly Sheehan

OPB | May 23, 2012

Karen Spears Zacharias's latest book — part crime story, part memoir — explores the brutal 2005 murder of a three-year-old girl.

A Carlin Home Companion

OPB | May 11, 2012

The daughter of the late comedy icon George Carlin is swinging through Portland. We'll talk to her about her one woman show about her relationship with her dad.  

The Iranian Revolution Through A Child's Eyes

OPB | April 19, 2012

Aria Minu-Sepehr shares his first-hand look at the Iranian Revolution.

Getting Personal in Public

OPB | Feb. 25, 2010

What motivates people to share personal stories in public — whether online, on stage, or in writing?

Reporting Abuse

OPB | Jan. 06, 2010

What should you do if you suspect someone is being abused?

As We Are: People Over 90

OPB | Aug. 25, 2009

The next in our As We Are series is with people who are over 90 years old.

Northwest Passages: Michael & Matthew Dickman

OPB | July 16, 2009

Twin brothers from a rough Portland neighborhood turn out to be very different poets.

Lives on Film

OPB | Feb. 11, 2009

Two Portland International Film Festival offerings make art of the accumulated past.

Memoir Nation

OPB | March 07, 2008

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