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.


502 Pieces

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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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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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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 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, Jeff Hull and Chérie Newman talk about Hull's books and magazine articles, plus fly fishing, cloud seeding, wolves, and clinic...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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, Ruth McLaughlin talks with The Write Question producer Chérie Newman about growing up near Culbertson, Montana, and the legacy...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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After growing up on a ranch on the far east side of Montana, Philip J. Burgess graduated from college, served in Vietnam, and then spent a decade t...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During the program, Kim Barker talks about her addiction to living in and reporting from war zones in Afghanistan while working as the South Asia b...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Barbara Theroux and Zed join The Write Question producer Chérie Newman to talk about recently-published books by writers in th...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes of western Montana have published a set of educational materials that includes a book titled, Bull Trou...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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During the first half of this program, Marc Hendrix talks about his book, 'Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country.' In the second half, KC Glaste...

Bought by KREV-LP and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 07, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, Cedar Brant -- poet, wildlife biologist, and environmental consultant -- talks about her childhood in northwestern Montana and...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program Rick Bass talks about the challenges of writing fiction about real, living people. He also reads from his novel 'Nashville Chro...

Bought by KREV-LP and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, Janet Skeslin Charles talks about, and reads from 'Moonlight In Odessa', a darkly humorous novel about eastern European women ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program Karl Marlantes, a highly decorated Marine Lieutenant, talks about why he wrote 'Matterhorn' and why it took nearly 35 years to ...

Bought by KREV-LP and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During the program David Mogen talks about two categories of Montanans, farmers and ranchers, the evolution of the word "honyocker" and how the sto...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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During this program, Mary Jane Nealon talks about how poetry saved her life when she was carrying the grief of dying patients. She also reads from ...

Bought by KREV-LP and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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During this program, David Shapiro talks about the first book in his Terra Tempo graphic novel series, 'Ice Age Cataclysm!' and about how he found ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1