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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

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."

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

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.

David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

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."

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.

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.

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.

Kim Stafford

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2012

Kim Stafford discusses writing about the most painful story of his life: his brother's suicide.

Writing Requirement

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?

Northwest Passages: Ellen Waterston

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2011

Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.

Writing Assessment

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2011

What would be lost if Oregon's standardized writing exam were cut?

Northwest Passages: Lynn Schooler

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2011

Acclaimed Alaskan writer Lynn Schooler talks about what he's lost and gained in the wilderness.

Northwest Passages: Lauren Kessler

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2010

Lauren Kessler writes non-fiction because she's way too interested in real people to make them up.

Northwest Passages: Brian Doyle

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2010

First time novelist Brian Doyle sings a song of Oregon in Mink River.

Live from Enterprise: Fishtrap

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2010

Eastern Oregon authors Bette Husted and Pamela Steele on place, class, teaching, and the Fishtrap writers gathering.

Challenges for the National Guard

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2010

What are the specific challenges of being in the National Guard?

Rebroadcast: Sherman Alexie

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 31, 2009

The delightful insights of writer Sherman Alexie.

The Future of Journalism

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2009

How will cuts and restructuring at the Oregonian affect news coverage across the state?

The Future of Native Arts

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2009

What's the future of native arts?

Life After Special Ed

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2009

What is like life after graduation for special education students?