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David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

OPB | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Oct. 18, 2012

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

Writing Requirement

OPB | Sept. 06, 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 | June 02, 2011

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

Writing Assessment

OPB | May 31, 2011

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

Northwest Passages: Lynn Schooler

OPB | Feb. 24, 2011

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

Northwest Passages: Lauren Kessler

OPB | 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 | Sept. 30, 2010

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

Live from Enterprise: Fishtrap

OPB | 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 | May 25, 2010

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

Rebroadcast: Sherman Alexie

OPB | Dec. 31, 2009

The delightful insights of writer Sherman Alexie.

The Future of Journalism

OPB | Oct. 09, 2009

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

The Future of Native Arts

OPB | May 25, 2009

What's the future of native arts?

Life After Special Ed

OPB | April 07, 2009

What is like life after graduation for special education students?