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Today on High Noon Radio Hour We Talk to a Real Book Author

By Posted in - High Noon Radio & Western 106 Dispatches on January 27th, 2016 2 Comments

We got the beans on and some cowperson coffee warmin’ the kettle. At high noon today MT (MY Time, no silly Mountain Time) we have our next installment of Western106 High Noon Radio. Don’t know how to figure times? Do it yourself, amigo.

Our good western friend and storyteller Sandy Jensen Brown Jensen Brown will be sittin’ by the campfire with us, and she roped in a special guest. We are lookin’ forward to listenin’ to author Molly Gloss. Molly has written a heap of novels that take place in the west (mostly Or-E-Gon if I read right) and she has a lot of family history who lived and settled in the old west.

A few weeks ago a brown mule pulled up to camp and left me a package, a copy of Molly’s novel The Jump-Off Creek a story of frontier homesteaders in Oregon, the primary character Lydia Sanderson who does this all be herself.

We’ll be talkin’ about shaping characters in western stories and more. You can listen along at and tweet questions to us via #western106 hash tag. If you are busy rounding up cattle, well we’ll slap an archive of the show in here later.

Also, we expect Ole Paul Bond to sidle up as well to talk about what’s happenin’ with his ranch crew at UMW. If you are lost on the western106 trail not knowing what to do or where to go, follow Paul’s lesson this week which is about writin’, shapin’ stories. You’ll get some cracks in and doin’ assignments, and you ought to be thinking about makin’ yerself a western character.

Okay, I gotta go brush my horse to get ready for the show.

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What? You missed the live show? Well, you can put this in the Eye Pod and listen on yer next trail ride

The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) who talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. The test was popularized by Alison Bechdel‘s comic Dykes to Watch Out For, in a 1985 strip called The Rule. For a nice video introduction to the subject please check out The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies on

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  • […] I caught the High Noon Radio Hour from last week and it was oh so good.  Alan Levine talking with Sandy Brown Jensen and Molly Gloss about all things Western. I’m not really sure if they were talking cowgirls so much as they were talking homesteaders but I really enjoyed hearing Molly read from one of her books The Jump-Off Creek. Very much from a feminine perspective, the story gives us a glimpse into what life for a single female frontier homesteader would be like. Molly has done her homework too – researching historical diaries of women that had lived this kind of life. It is all so fascinating. […]

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