Jan Haaken talks with Patsy Kullberg (also an Old Mole), about her new novel, Girl in the River. The novel--a work of historical fiction--centers on the struggles of a fictional working class young woman, finding her way in the actual world of corruption, vice squads, and abortion politics in the mid-twentieth century in Portland. Jan talks with Patsy about what reproductive rights activists might learn from this period in Portland's history--and how novels contribute to our capacity to imagine that a better world is possible. 9:57 minutes (4.55 MB)
Novelist Sue Grafton has just finished the 24th novel in her alphabet themed series of detective novels that she began in the mid 1980s. Her heroine, Kinsey Milhorne, has only aged eight years in 30 years of storytelling, which the author says makes her "more advanced' than Kinsey. Don Merrill talked with Sue Grafton about her time as a Hollywood screenwriter, here latest novel "X", and how one of her stories was based on an actual, unsolved murder.
29:42 minutes (27.19 MB)
The Ubu Hour production of HITCH-HIKE HUSSY.. from the Sept 2015 Ubu Hour.. A lurid tale full of sex and violence, based on the 1959 pulp novel of the same name, as well as inspired by the 1950s film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly." Here's a chance to hear this radio noir thriller without sitting through the 10 minutes of filler that opened the September 2015 Ubu show.. 35:13 minutes (48.37 MB)