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: 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, 2015
TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2012
Kim Stafford discusses writing about the most painful story of his life: his brother's suicide.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2012
Oregon high school students will now have to pass a writing test in order to graduate. What changes will this mean for the state's public schools?
OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2011
Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2011
What would be lost if Oregon's standardized writing exam were cut?
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2011
Acclaimed Alaskan writer Lynn Schooler talks about what he's lost and gained in the wilderness.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2010
Lauren Kessler writes non-fiction because she's way too interested in real people to make them up.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2010
First time novelist Brian Doyle sings a song of Oregon in Mink River.
OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2010
Eastern Oregon authors Bette Husted and Pamela Steele on place, class, teaching, and the Fishtrap writers gathering.
OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2010
What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 31, 2009
The delightful insights of writer Sherman Alexie.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2009
How will cuts and restructuring at the Oregonian affect news coverage across the state?