The Write Question

Series produced by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

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A weekly literary program that features writers from the western United States. TWQ is produced by MTPR's Chérie Newman and distributed through PRX to public and community radio stations, as well as to listeners around the world.

Guests on The Write Question are authors writing from or about the western United States. Or visiting authors who spend a considerable block of time teaching or working in the West. The program occasionally features illustrators, photographers, and publishers.


184 Pieces

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Pete Fromm talks about his latest novel, IF NOT FOR THIS, and about the process of being involved while two of his stories were made into films.

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Carol Bradley, author of 'Last Chain on Billie: How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top,' talks about the cruel lives of circus elephant...

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Utah author James Dashner talks about a few of the 16 books he's written, including 'The Maze Runner,' which is now a feature film.

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Joe Ashbrook Nickell talks about and reads from 'Tainted Revelations,' the book he wrote about painter and sculptor Bill Ohrmann.

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Carrie LaSeur talks about and reads from 'The Home Place,' a mystery novel in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s ...

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


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, Painted Horses. He also reads from the book.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSJD, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan talks about and reads from his book 'Not To Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, KSJD, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Publisher Allen Jones talks about Bangtail Press and the three anthologies of Montana writers he recently released.

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


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Hear fascinating facts about Montana's 150 years as a territory and a state during this interview with Aaron Parrett, author of MONTANA THEN AND NOW.

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


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Laura Pritchett talks about and reads from STARS GO BLUE, a novel in which a Colorado rancher and his wife deal with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Bought by WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Write Question producer Chérie Newman talks with Barbara Theroux and Zed about recently-published books.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WCWP, KSJD, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Children's author Ben Mikaelsen talks about his inspiration for 'Jungle of Bones' and reads from the novel.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, WCWP, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Peter Stark talks about and reads from ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survi...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and WCWP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Molly Caro May talks about and reads from her memoir, 'The Map of Enough'

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSJD, WCWP, Spokane Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Adrianne Harun talks about missing girls and women along "The Highway of Tears"' in British Columbia. And explains why she chose the color white to...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WCWP, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 5
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David G. Gordon explains why we should be eating bugs and talks about some of the recipes in his book, 'The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Cri...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Spokane Public Radio, WCWP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Paul Zarzyski talks about and reads from his latest collections of poetry and prose.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir 'Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade.'

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4