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2017 Oregon Book Awards: The Nonfiction Nominees

OPB | April 22, 2017 noon

In our Oregon Book Awards special, we dig into the stories of five authors nominated in the nonfiction category: including the fantastical and dangerous love story of two journalists during WWII. 

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Oregon Lawmakers Join Parents In Confronting Dyslexia

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Learn about Oregon's changing approach to dyslexia through one of the students in OPB's "Class of 2025."

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Le Guin’s 'Orsinia Tales' Earn Prestigious Publication

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 5 a.m.

Some lesser-known works by Oregon literary great Ursula K. Le Guin will be republished this week by the Library of America.

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Tobin And Coover's Impish 'Bandette' Makes Off With Another Eisner

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 11:48 p.m. | Portland

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover's digital series in a fantasy-land Paris offers a new kind of action heroine.

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Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

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Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic. 

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Sherman Alexie Talks About Reading, Writing And More

OPB | Jan. 1, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We'll listen back to our conversation with writer Sherman Alexie.


Wordstock Red Chair Offers Pop-Up Readings Around Portland

OPB | Oct. 12, 2012 7:30 a.m.

Pop-up readings are springing up around Portland to create awareness about Wordstock, an annual literary festival that kicks off this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Northwest Passages: Chelsea Cain

OPB | March 16, 2011 9 a.m.

Commune child turned murder mystery writer Chelsea Cain on TOL.

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Local Library

OPB | July 13, 2010 9 a.m.

What's the role of the public library in your community?

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Rebroadcast: Sherman Alexie

OPB | Dec. 31, 2009 9 a.m.

The delightful insights of writer Sherman Alexie.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

OPB | Nov. 9, 2009 9 a.m.

How did the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago affect you?

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Northwest Passages: Jon Raymond

OPB | Oct. 29, 2009 9 a.m.

Writer Jon Raymond, fresh from winning the Oregon Book Award for fiction.

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The Future of Journalism

OPB | Oct. 9, 2009 9 a.m.

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

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Northwest Passages: Peter Rock

OPB | June 4, 2009 9 a.m.

Why did the fragmented story of a father and daughter bother novelist Peter Rock?

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High Speed Possibilities

OPB | April 20, 2009 9 a.m.

What would high speed rail look like in Oregon?

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Life After Special Ed

OPB | April 7, 2009 9 a.m.

What is like life after graduation for special education students?