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Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, photographed in black-and-white on a rooftop by William S. Burroughs in 1953. The young Ginsberg wears thick framed eyeglasses, a white button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, slacks and a serious expression. Behind him in view are rooftops and a distant cityscape.

First known recording of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” is from Portland’s Reed College

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg first read his famous poem "Howl" in 1955 in San Francisco, but he was first recorded reading it on Valentine's Day 1956 in a dorm hall at Portland's Reed College. The recording was discovered in a box at Reed in 2007, and now it's been restored and released by Omnivore Recordings.


Beverly Cleary has written more than 40 books.

Beloved Oregon author Beverly Cleary has died at age 104

Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph the Mouse are among some of her best-known characters. More than half a century after her first book was published, sales are still strong, with more than 91 million books sold and counting.



News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 



News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.


Sen. Merkley | 'Ricochet River'

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.



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