Fiction

Oh William!

Airs at: Mon, 11/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The title of Elizabeth Strout's new novel, Oh William!, could as well have been called Oh Elizabeth! argues Book Mole Larry Bowlden in his review of Strout’s latest. As she continues to describe the lives of Lucy Barton and others of her past characters, Strout once again s... Read more

Bill Griffith - Beyond Zippy

Airs at: Thu, 10/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this followup to our 2019 interview with underground comics legend Bill Griffith, we talk more about his remarkable 50-year career as an underground artist, helping kickstart the underground comics movement of the 1960's with his mashups of pop culture and surrealism,... Read more

Amanda Bullock previews the Portland Book Festival

Airs at: Thu, 10/28/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Today on Jonesy, we preview the upcoming Portland Book Festival with Amanda Bullock, Director of Public Programs at Literary Arts. The festival, which started out in 2005, has become an annual tradition here in Portland. And our preview with Amanda has become an annual trad... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 18, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive, which ends on October 16. To view Bette’s photos ... Read more

Surplus Women

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
At the end of World War I there were so many young widows and unmarried woman that they were dubbed “surplus women.”  Violet Speedwell is one of these women, and she joins a group of women called borderers, women who embroider kneelers for grand cathedrals. She crafts a lif... Read more

Ari Honarvar, author of A Girl Called Rumi

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
This is our very first episode of Jonesy. We’ll be bringing you conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. Our guest today... Read more

Jonesy

You'll meet the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor here, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. I'm the host of Jonesy, Ken Jones. No relation, by the way. Read more

Douglas Wolk - All of the Marvels

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Douglas Wolk is an award-winning journalist, author, and pop-culture critic who's written about comics and music for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and The Nation.  His books include James Brown's Live at the Apollo and Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels... Read more

Part 2 of our real time look back at the start of Marvel Comics.

Airs at: Mon, 10/11/2021 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Dk Holm joins Fortunato today on the Sampler to look back at the start of Marvel Comics with the 60th anniversary of  the appearance of issue #2 of The Fantastic Four. Also lots of music. Read more

Well-Read Black Girls Book Group: More than books

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Ray Owens and Wentemi Kante, members of Portland's Well-Read Black Girls Book Club, discuss the importance of the group beyond sharing good reads.  Both women emphasize its importance as a safe and supportive space where Black women can fellowship with their sisters, a rari... Read more