Between the Covers

A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Between the Covers on 07/25/13

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Actress and author Julia Sweeney talks about her new book If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother.

Host Ren Green interviews actress and author Julia Sweeney, better known from Saturday Night Live and her one-woman show God Said "Ha!" Sweeney talks about adoptive motherhood, minivans, and her new book If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother, written during a much-needed vacation from the family she worked so hard to assemble.

Between the Covers on 07/18/13

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Mystery writer Craig Johnson on his new book "A Serpent's Tooth"

Host Gene Bradley speaks with Craig Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series. Johnson’s series is the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E-TV original drama. They discuss Johnson's latest novel in the Longmire series, A SERPENT’S TOOTH. This time Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs of a brewing religious war.

Between the Covers on 07/11/13

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

Matt Bell's novel is so unlike anything else you'll read this year that people are struggling to describe just what it is.  The Washington Post says it's like a magical realist story chanted by druids on mushrooms, The Stranger says it feels like a Tolkein epic set inside Plato's cave and told by Carl Jung, others mention Calvino, Borges, Kafka, and the Bible.  Earlier this year Flavorwire called Matt Bell one of the 10 best millennial writers you haven't read (yet) and NPR called Bell's book, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, one of the smartest meditations on love, family and marriage in recent years.  David Naimon hosts.

Between the Covers on 07/04/13

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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Scott Elliott on his novel Temple Grove

Host Jennifer Kemp interviews Washington State author Scott Elliott about his new novel TEMPLE GROVE, the story of a young man who is part Native American and who falls in love with Olympic National Park and makes a point to protect it, perhaps with disastrous consequences.

Between the Covers on 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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We Need New Names with NoViolet Bulawayo

Darling is only 10 years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo's belly, and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to mind the great storytellers of displacement and arrival who have come before her--from Zadie Smith to Monica Ali to J.M. Coetzee--while she tells a vivid, raw story all her own.

Between the Covers on 06/20/13

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Colum McCann on his new novel "Transatlantic"

Host ren green speaks with Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award and the bestselling author of "Let the Great World Spin," about his new novel "Transatlantic," which connects a series of narratives spanning 150 years and two continents moving from 1845 to Frederick Douglass to George Mitchell to Obama.          

Beginning in the year of the Irish famine and ending in 2011 when President Obama lands on Irish shores, truth meets the imagination, and fact meets fiction, "Transatlantic" is a meditation on identity and history. 

Between the Covers on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Khaled Hosseini on his new novel "And the Mountains Echoed"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews Khaled Hosseini about his new book "And the Mountains Echoed," a multigenerational novel that follows its characters around the globe - from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos.

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States with his family in 1980, where he trained as a doctor with a specialty in internal medicine. He is the author of "The Kite Runner" and "A THousand Splendid Suns." He is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Un Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which provides humanitartian assistance to the peopleof Afghanistan.

Between the Covers on 06/06/13

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Writer and professor Marivi Soliven on her novel "The Mango Bride"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews Marivi Soliven about her new novel "The Mango Bride." 

"The Mango Bride" is the story of two immigrant Filipinas in California. Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labels her life in exile a diminished one, Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom…

Like Amparo, Beverly Obejas – an impoverished Filipina waitress – forsakes Manila and comes to Oakland as a mail order bride in search of a better life. Yet even in the land of plenty, Beverly fails to find the happiness and prosperity she envisioned.

Between the Covers on 05/30/13

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Stupid Children with Lenore Zion

Jane lived happily with her father until his failed suicide attempt and relocation to a mental hospital forced her into the foster care system.  By chance, Jane is assigned to foster parents involved in the Second Day Believers—a cult focused on the “cleansing” of mental impurities in their children, and the sanctity of the internal organs of farm animals. Jane is quickly initiated into the cult but her father’s lingering voice prevents her from becoming entirely indoctrinated.  Despite Jane’s resistance, she is revered in the cult as the second coming of the late wife of the leader of the Second Day Believers.

Between the Covers on 05/23/13

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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Jean Kwok, author of "Girl in Translation"

Host Sarika Mehta interviews best-selling author Jean Kwok, who is best known for her novel Girl in Translation. Jean Kwok visited Portland in April as part of PCC Reads 2012-2013: Girl in Translation.

Jean Kwok immigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn when she was five and worked in a Chinatown clothing factory for much of her childhood. She won early admission to Harvard, where she worked as many as four jobs at a time, and graduated with honors in English and American literature, before going on to earn an MFA in fiction at Columbia.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

Alexandra Fuller, author of "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant"

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Mon, 05/12/2008

KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Mon, 05/05/2008

A special featuring a recent reading by noted Portland author Ursula K. La Guin.  She reads from her new novel, Lavinia, which is based on a secondary character mentioned briefly in Virgil's masterpiece, The Aeneid.  La Guin says she thought it was time that Lavinia got to tell her view of things.

  • Title: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Length: 27:33 minutes (25.23 MB)
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Samantha Hunt discusses "The Invention of Everything Else"

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Mon, 04/28/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Samantha Hunt author of "The Invention of Everything Else" a novel about Nikola Tesla, the ecentric Serbian inventor known for his revolutionary work with electricity and radio.

Marc Acito talks about his newest novel, Attack of the Theater People

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Tue, 04/22/2008

Producer Lisa Loving interviews award-winning novelist and political commentator Marc Acito about his newest comic novel, Attack of the Theater People.

 

Blake Nelson's novel, "Girl"

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Mon, 04/21/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Blake Nelson, author of Girl, a novel of a teenage girl and the agony of high school.

Malcolm Boyd

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Cecil Prescod hosts a special extended interview with gay pioneer Malcolm Boyd, who rips into American culture in his new book, Samuel Joseph for President: Media Politics , Religion, and Race. Boyd is a gay elder, freedom rider, civil rights and anti-war activist. He is also the first openly gay Episcopal priest. His life partner, Mark Thompson, a writer, photographer and former Advocate editor, is also featured in the interview.

Maude Barlow

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Jay Thiemeyer interviews Maude Barlow author of Blue Covenant: the Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

Political Books Special

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Mon, 04/07/2008

A Membership Special on Important Thinkers on Cutting Edge Issues. We speak with authors of recent outstanding political books. Guests include Loretta Napoleoni, author of Rogue Economics; Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning and I Don't Believe in Athiests; Jacob Heilbrun, author of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons; Ibrahim Warde, author of The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror; Maude Barlow on Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water; Kevin Phillips, author of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism; Hugh Wilford, author of The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America and more.

Gobshite Quarterly Special Unedited

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Mon, 03/31/2008

Host Lisa Loving speaks with RV Brannam, Moira McAuliffe and Channing Dodson, who talk about their newly published compendium of obscenities and insults. It's called How to Curse and Berate in 69+ Languages. Warning: This unedited version of the program contains language we can't use on the radio because of FCC regulations.

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Timber Beasts

I've read the book twice and rather hoped to hear the program that the author spoke on the book. But that page was not available on your site. Anyway, I loved the book. I thought it was an exciting dose of history. Stoner brought the Portland of  1900 to life. There was intrigue that kept my interest throughout the book.

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I was washing eggs at the farm when this came on. I loved it and looked for it to share with my peeps!

 

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