The 25th season of Columbia Forum will begin on September 4, with an appearance of Blaine Harden, whose book Escape from Camp 14 gives us a rare look inside North Korea's extensive network of prison camps.
Inside the world's most enduring police state
Blaine Harding • September 4
Blaine Harden is author of "Escape from Camp 14," the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who was born into a North Korean gulag and escaped. Harden's next book (out in 2015) will address the rationale behind North Korea's repression.
How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has changed American families
Stephanie Coontz • October 8
Coontz wrote "The Way We Never Were" and other books about social dynamics of family live in 20th Century America. She teaches at Evergreen State College.
Tom McCall Reconsidered
Brent Walth • November 12
Walth is author of "Fire at Eden's Gate," the acclaimed biography of Oregon's legendary governor. Walth is managing editor of Willamette Week.
Conserving the Natural Heritage of the Columbia River
Glenn Lamb • February 12
Lamb is the executive director of the Columbia Land Trust.
A mid-term assessment from Oregon's chief law enforcement officer
Ellen Rosemblum • March 3
Rosenblum is Attorney General of Oregon.
Getting the inside story at Hanford
Anna King • April 30th
Based in Richland, Anna King covers the Hanford Nuclear Reservation for Northwest Public Radio.