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The Archive Project - September 2, 2015

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 44 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast that features Christopher Hitchens. With his signature humor and intellect, Hitchens challenges his audience to consider the themes of his bestseller God is Not Great.

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The Archive Project - August 26, 2015

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 43 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast that features author Frank McCourt. In a humorous lecture filled with personal anecdotes, McCourt discusses his Catholic upbringing and his teaching career.

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The Archive Project - August 19, 2015

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 42 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast that features author Elizabeth Strout. In her lecture “Why I think fiction matters,” Strout explores how reading magnifies our understanding of the human experience.

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The Archive Project - August 12, 2015

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 41 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast featuring author, A.L. Kennedy. In a self-deprecating talk peppered with excerpts from her favorite authors, Kennedy brings listeners along her journey to becoming a professional writer.

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The Archive Project - August 5, 2015

OPB | Aug. 5, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 40 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features a talk by the late Saul Bellow. Bellow examines boyhood, nostalgia, the importance of the arts, and the “privileged communication” of the novel.

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The Archive Project - July 29, 2015

OPB | July 29, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 39 of Literary Arts: The Arcive Project is a rebroadcast featuring writer, Abraham Verghese. Through compelling personal stories, Verghese provides an accessible, empathetic perspective of the medical profession.

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The Archive Project - July 22, 2015

OPB | July 22, 2015 midnight

Episode 38 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast that features author Margaret Atwood. She discusses spotty-handed villainesses and the problems of female bad behavior in the creation of literature.

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What World War III Might Look Like

OPB | July 21, 2015 noon

Defense expert Peter W. Singer imagines what World War III might look like in the new novel Ghost Fleet.

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The Archive Project - July 15, 2015

OPB | July 15, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 37 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast featuring writer James McBride. McBride's first book, The Color of Water, is a memoir in which the narrative alternates between his own story and exploration of his racial identity and his white mother’s story.

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The Archive Project - July 8, 2015

OPB | July 8, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 36 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project is a rebroadcast featuring author Chimamanda Adichie. The Orange Prize-winner speaks about her drive to write, living in Chinua Achebe’s house, and why fiction matters.