The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the American West and beyond. The Write Question is hosted and produced by former Montana Book Festival Director Lauren Korn and co-produced first by Peter Hoag and currently by Chris Moyles and Jake Birch. TWQ is distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question include authors writing from or about the western United States—or about subjects outside the American West that are applicable to the region. The series also features bestselling and emerging writers, visiting writers, illustrators, photographers, publishers, and other artists.


507 Pieces

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The eight stories in Alan Heathcock's new collection, VOLT, took about twelve years to put together and publish. During this program Heathcock talk...

Bought by KISU and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program Jenny Shank talks about her new (and first) book, THE RINGER, a novel about baseball, racial tension, and two families trying t...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 18, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Jeff Hull and Chérie Newman talk about Hull's books and magazine articles, plus fly fishing, cloud seeding, wolves, and clinic...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Western Oregon Termination Act of August 1954 stripped the Siletz people of federal tribal recognition. They lost all their remaining lands and...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 04, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, TWQ producer Chérie Newman talks with Jenni Fallein about her new collection of poetry, IF BEAUTY WERE A SPY. The conversation...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The sub-title of the book pretty much sums it up: "How Farmers, First Graders, Counselors, Troubled Teens, Foodies, a Homeless Shelter Chef, Single...

Bought by KISU and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2011
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 2
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In an effort to make sense of the deaths of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of excursion...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Wyoming writer C.J. Box is the author of ten Joe Pickett novels, a series of thrillers about a game warden. During this program Box talks with TWQ ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Sarahlee Lawrence grew up in remote central Oregon and spent her days dreaming about leaving her small town for adventure. By the age of 21, Lawren...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 06, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Historian Buzzy Jackson used her prodigious research skills to trace her roots back more than 250 years. In the process, she connected to distant r...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 29, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Janet Fox talks about and reads from FAITHFUL, her debut novel for teens and young adult readers. She also talks about the con...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 27, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Robert Wrigley talks with Chérie Newman about the poems in his new collection, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. He also reads "American Fear"...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Write Question producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux, manager of Fact & Fiction Bookstore, and Zed, a mysterious and somewhat elusi...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 1
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With the stories in her latest collection, Ghosts of Wyoming, Alyson Hagy illuminates the complex issues of life in the West with characters so rea...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Out in southeast Montana, near the small town of Ekalaka, is where Mary Zeiss Stange and her husband, Doug, own and run the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2010
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 1
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With his latest book - Savages & Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire Through Indian Territory - Paul VanDevelder re-writes muc...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer and buffalo rancher Dan O'Brien talks about his new novel, STOLEN HORSES. In addition to being entertaining and relevant, the book draws par...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 29:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Thomas McGuane talks with Chérie Newman about his new novel, Driving on the Rim. Also about working in the film industry as a screenplay writer, wh...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 03, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Decades after graduating from a Catholic college, Virginia Tranel found out that one of her classmates, Benita Kane, had been in a 20-year relation...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 12, 2010
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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In VISIONS OF THE BIG SKY, Dan Flores revisits the Northern Rockies artistic tradition to explore its diversity and richness. In his essays about t...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRPI, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 27, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5