Arts and Ideas Archive


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Our past shows:

 

December 16, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Company: Sacrifice and Bliss: with Joseph Campbell
8pm:
 History of Gun Ownership in America: the backstory with the American History Guys
9pm: State of the Re-Union: Pike County Ohio
10pm: Snap Judgment: Found-  stories of decisions that change lives

December 9, 2012

7pm: State of the Re-Union: Tuscon: the borderlands
8pm:
 America Abroad: Islamism in Africa
9pm: Dave Brubeck: In his own Sweet Way
10pm: Snap Judgment: Toxic -  stories of decisions that change lives

December 2, 2012

7pm: Native America: The nation's first nations - Hearing Voices
8pm: NPR's Debate series: Are the rich taxed enough?
9pm: Sidney Bechet: A jazz profile of the Soprano Sax King
10pm: Snap Judgment: Stories of Gratitude

November 25, 2012

7pm:Third Coast International Audio Festival I
8pm: Third Coast International Audio Festival II
9pm: Tony Bennett: The Art of Collaboration
10pm: Snap Judgment: Partners in Crime

November 18, 2012

7pm:
Bill Moyers: The Hero's Adventure
8pm: Arab Youth after the Revolution: America Abroad
9pm: The Promised Land: Majora Carter  &  Winona LaDuke
10pm: Snap Judgment: Buck Wild

November 11, 2012

7pm:
Here's the Thing: Alec Baldwin with Chris Rock & Herb Alpert
8pm: State of the ReUnion: Veterans Serving Veterans
9pm: Conversations with Richard Fidler: Richard De Crespigny
10pm: Rodriguez: In search of Sugarman


November 4, 2012

7pm:
Here's the Thing: Alec Baldwin with Lorne Michaels & Erica Jong
8pm: American Entrepreneurship in a Global Economy: America Abroad
9pm: Conversations with Richard Fidler: Barbara Arrowsmith Young
10pm: Snap Judgment: The Grey Zone

October 28, 2012

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour: 1210 produced here by us !
8pm
Here's the Thing: Alec Baldwin with David Letterman & Michael Douglas
9pm: Conversations with Richard Fidler: Alison
10pm: Beware of ...a Halloween Remix


October 21, 2012

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 1209 - produced here by us !
8pm: Conversations with Richard Fidler: Jeffrey Masson
9pm: Here's the Thing: Alec Baldwin with Billy Joel
10pm: 
Snap Judgment: Walk in My Shoes



October 14, 2012

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 1208 - produced here by us !
8pm: Conversations with Richard Fidler: Pyotr Patrushev
9pm: Here's the Thing: Alec Baldwin with Kristen Wiig and Dick Cavett
10pm: State of ReUnion: The Internet - a virtual community


October 7, 2012

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 1207 - produced here by us !
8pm:  Conversations with Richard Fidler: Ian Brown
9pm: State of the Reunion: the American drop-out epidemic
10pm: Snap Judgment: Trust Me


September 30, 2012

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 1206 - produced here by us !
8pm:  Conversations with Richard Fidler: Andrew Westoll
9pm: Glen Gould: His legacy from WNYC
10pm: Domestic Terrorism: the backstory from the American History Guys


September 23, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers: the Independent in Politics
8pm:  Conversation with Richard Fidler: Gill Hicks
9pm: Snap Judgment: The Storyteller
10pm: Cool Jazz - The New Jazz Archive


September 16, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers: the Independent in Politics
8pm:  The Rise of Phoenix: changing education  (AmericanRadioworks)
9pm: Democracy close to home: hosted by Scott Simon
10pm: The Lost Odessa Tapes – rewriting
American music history,


September 9, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers; The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell

8pm: The Next President: Foreign Policy challenges – from America Abroad
9pm: Jazz and Film: the role race played in shaping jazz's place at the movies from the New Jazz Archive
10pm: Snap Judgment: stories about decisions that change lives this time: Spaceman

September 2, 2012

7pm: Democratic debate: Keating/Sutter for 9th Congressional seat

8pm: Working: LA Theatre Works presentation of Studs Terkels book (2hrs)
 10pm: Snap Judgment: Monsters


August 26, 2012

7pm: Radiolab: Morality

8pm: Mexico: Looking Ahead - from America Abroad
9pm: Snap Judgment: stories of Isolation
10pm: The King of Bebop: Charlie Parker


August 19, 2012

7pm: Radiolab: Parasites

8pm: The Moth Radio Hour 605 - produced here by us !
9pm: The American Physique: the backtory from the American History Guys
10pm: Art Tatum: the musician's musician


August 11, 2012

7pm: Radiolab: Race

8pm: The Moth Radio Hour 604 - produced here by us !
9pm:  Religious Minorities in the Middle East from America Abroad
10pm: A tribute to Bob Brookmeyer: valve trombonist


August 5, 2012

7pm: Radiolab: Where Am I?

8pm: The Moth Radio Hour 603 - produced here by us !
9pm:  American Exceptionalism: American History Guys
10pm: Jazz and Literature: a shared frontier

July 29, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: What it's like to go to War

8pm: The Moth Radio Hour 602 - produced here by us !
9pm:  The TED Radio Hour: Africa: the Next Chapter
10pm: Great Songwriting Teams in Jazz


July 22, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: America's Forgotten Corners

8pm: The Moth Radio Hour 601: produced here by us !
9pm: Life Lessons from Girl Boxers: why women fight and why we expect them not to
10pm: Wynton Marsalis: Swinging into the 21st century

July 15, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Making Banks Accountable

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Building a Better Classrom
9pm: America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge
10pm: 1967 - the year rock and roll came of age


July 8, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Is Labor a Lost Cause?

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: The Future of Cities
9pm:  Malaga: A story best left untold
10pm: State of the ReUnion: Comics 

July 1, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: The Contradictions of America's Past

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Where Ideas Come From
9pm: State of the ReUnion: The Ozarks
10pm: Snap Judgment: Apocalypse

June 24, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Big Banks

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: The Creative Process
9pm: Fog and Flounder: live from the Nantucket Film Festival

10pm: Graceland: Paul Simon talks about his landmark album

June 17, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Dark Money

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Fixing our Broken Systems
9pm: State of the Re:union: Vermont
10pm: WTF with Marc Maron - frank conversation with Sally Wade

June 10, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Maxine Hong Kingston 

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: The Power of Crowds
9pm: State of the Re:union: Southeastern Washington
10pm: WTF with Marc Maron - frank conversation with Todd Hanson

June 3, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: The Power of Poetry

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Food Matters
9pm: State of the REunion: Baltimore- overcoming the divide
10pm: WTF with Marc Maron - frank conversations with comedian Amy Poehler


May 27, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: When the U.S. turned to Torture

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Happiness
9pm: WTF with Marc Maron - frank conversations with comedian Dave Foley
10pm: Snap Judgment: Teacher Teacher: stories from the classroom


MAY 20, 2012
7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: A troubador for justice: Tom Morello
8pm: Transom Story Workshop - an hour of local stories
9pm: Working with Studs: celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday.
10pm: Snap Judgment: Prankster 

May 13, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Fair Play on TV

8pm: The TED Radio Hour: Our Buggy Brain
9pm: To celebrate and entertain the Mothers and Grandmothers
10pm: Snap Judgment: Lady Luck 


May 6, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Life at the Border

8pm: Intelligence Squared US: The internet poisons our politics
9pm: Bob MarleyMarley
10pm: Snap Judgment: Performance Anxiety


April 29, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: The Disneyworld of Democracy

8pm: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate
9pm: Levon Helm: an appreciation
10pm: Snap Judgment:  Absolution


April 22, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Faith and Politics

8pm: Think like a Bee: Majora Carter -The Promised Land
9pm: The Earth Sings from  Hearing Voices
10pm: Snap Judgment  The Other Side


April 15 , 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Optimism

8pm: Freakonomics!: the hidden side of things: Financial literacy
9pm: Shades of Gray: Abortion in the US
10pm: The Pearl Sessions: Janis Joplin


April 8, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Gambling with Your Money

8pm: Freakonomics!: the hidden side of things: Eating and Tweeting
9pm: America Abroad: Iran and The Bomb
10pm: From Sandburg to Ginsberg: Poetry from  Hearing Voices

March 25, 2012

7pm: Bill Moyers and Company: Moving Beyond War

8pm: Freakonomics!: the hidden side of things: 
9pm: Close to Death: stories from Hearing Voices
10pm: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: cool stuff in arts and culture

March 18, 2012

7pm: Freakonomics!: the hidden side of things:  Days of Wine and Mouses: 

8pm: Intelligence Squared-Debate: Obesity is the government's business 
9pm: First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald
10pm: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: cool stuff in arts and culture
March 11, 2012

7pm: The Great Textbook War

8pm: The Rise of the Islamists: America Abroad
9pm: Destination Unknown: Hearing Voices
10pm: Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: cool stuff in arts and culture


March 4, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: Dream Jobs: technology careers outside the box
9pm: The Art of the Jazz Solo
10pm: Stories for, by and about women from Hearing Voices 

February 25, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: Bullied: Made by teens with first-hand insight
9pm: Arlan Roth: the guitarists' guitar player on Martha's Vineyard 

10pm: Stories of Transformation produced by us, from  Hearing Voices

February 19, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: How to Observe Presidents Day, observed: John Hodgman
9pm: After Kim Jong -il: America and the two Koreas: America Abroad

10pm: Speech Melodies Hearing Voices


February 12, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: Hungry Valentine: The literary Julia Child
9pm: Kind of Blue: Miles Davis' impact on Jazz

10pm: Love's Labours: Intricacies of Intimacy from Hearing Voices


February 5, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: The Tobolowsky Files: Dangerous Animals Club
9pm: Circus Blood: Hearing Voices

10pm: The History of Jazz on the Radio: New Jazz Archive


Jan 29, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: The Tobolowsky Files: Ground Hog Day Memories
9pm: Voices from Tahrir: Hearing Voices

10pm: The Nina Simone Story: To Be Free


Jan 22, 2012

7pm: Moyers & Co: issues that matter to America with Bill Moyers

8pm: Debate: Palestine should be admitted to the UN as a full state
9pm: Live Wire Radio: old fashioned variety with a modern twist

10pm:Hank Williams Lost Notebook of Songs


Jan 15, 2012

7pm: America in the Middle East: Where does the Future Lie?

8pm: Shortcuts 2011: A Year in an Hour: Hearing Voices
9pm: Live Wire Radio: old fashioned variety with a modern twist

10pm: Legendary Bluesman: Buddy Guy


Jay Allison, host and executive producer.Jan 8, 2012

7pm: Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights
8pm: A Way With Words: Language Oddities
9pm: Live Wire Radio: old fashioned variety with a modern twist
10pm: Hearing Voices: Polk Street Stories

Jan 1, 2012

7pm: 
Christopher Lydon with Better Angels author Steven Pinker
8pm: Stories from the Campaign Trail: Hearing Voices
9pm: Live Wire Radio: old fashioned variety with a modern twist

10pm: Jazz and Spoken Word for The New Year


December 25, 2011

7pm: 
The Moth Radio Hour 505 - produced here by us!
8pm: Hungry for the Holidays with Julia Child
9pm: 
Naughty and Nice: History of the Holidays
10pm: Christmas Mashup: Hearing Voices


December 18, 2011

7pm: 
The Moth Radio Hour 504 - produced here by us!
8pm: Thoughtcast: The Impact of the Written Word
9pm: 
NPR Debate series IQ2: Too Many Kids Go To College
10pm: Hearing Voices: Prisoners of War 

December 10, 2011

7pm: 
The Moth Radio Hour 503 - produced here by us!
8pm: European Debt Crisis: from America Abroad
9pm: 
NPR Debate series IQ2: The World would be better off w/out religion 
10pm: Hearing Voices: Behind the Beat: Musician's craft 

December 4, 2011

7pm: 
The Moth Radio Hour 502 - produced here by us!
8pm:  NPR Debate series IQ2: Grandma's benefits imperil Junior's future 
9pm: NPR Jazz Profile: Louis Armstrong - Music ambassador to the world
10pm: 
Hearing Voices: Portrait of a Plague

November 27, 2011

7pm: 
The Moth Radio Hour 501 - produced here by us!
8pm: The Politics of Faith: America Abroad
9pm: Inside the Adoption Circle - produced here by us !
10pm: 
New Black Eagle Jazz - Newport Jazz Festival 2011 


November 20, 2011

7pm: The Best of the Best: Third Coast International Audio Festival (2 hrs)
9pm: The Backstory on Evolution and Creation 
10pm: God and Girls - An hour of Joe Frank from Hearing Voices

November 13, 2011

7pm: Voices of Armed Forces: Hearing Voices
8pm: Joel Salatin: Sustainable Local Food
9pm: NPR Debate series: Men are Finished
10pm: Joni Mitchell's Blue Album

November 6, 2011

7pm: A philosophy of radio: Jay Alllison
8pm: Christopher Lydon: Pakistan Aslant II
9pm: America Abroad: 2012 election: Foreign Policy?
10pm: Hearing Voices: Ode to Old L.A.

October 30, 2011

7pm: War of the Worlds: Radiolab
8pm: Christopher Lydon: Pakistan Aslant I
9pm: The Hidden World of Girls from The Kitchen Sisters Part II
10pm: Hearing Voices: Bloody Hell

October 23, 2011

7pm: Sacramento: By Force of Will -  from State of the Reunion
8pm: The Hidden World of Girls from The Kitchen Sisters Part I
9pm: Walk in the Park from Hearing Voices
10pm: The Carolina Chocolate Drops live at Newport Folk Festival

October 16, 2011


7pm: Cleveland: The Way Forward from State of the Reunion
8pm: Don't Lecture Me: Reinventing college from American Radioworks
9pm: Radiolab: Sperm - why so many?
10pm: Hearing Voices: Baseball Stories

October 9, 2011

7pm: Defending the Gulf Coast - State of The Reunion
8pm: Climate Change and the Impact on Coastal Life III
9pm: Radiolab: Zoos
10pm: Hearing Voices: Lung Transplants

October 2, 2011

7pm: Wyoming - The New Old West : State of the Reunion
8pm: Sounding the Waters: Climate change and coastal living II
9pm: Radiolab: Stress
10pm: Hearing Voices: Desert Air


September 25, 2011

7pm: Still Rising from the Ashes: The Bronx: State of the Reunion
8pm: Sounding the Waters: Climate change and coastal living
9pm: Radiolab: StressSo-Called Life
10pm: Hearing Voices: Lost Critters

September 18, 2011

7pm: Squeezebox Stories
8pm: America Abroad: Chasing the Copy Cats
9pm: Radiolab: Where Am I ?
10pm: Hearing Voices: Hunting Stories

September 11, 2011

7pm: The Sonic Memorial
8pm: NPR Live Coverage: The Concert of Hope
9pm: Living Nine Eleven: Stories of how people changed
10pm: Radio Rookies: Youth stories of growing up with 9/11

September 4, 2011 make good broadcast of August 28 ( Hurricane Irene)

7pm: The Big Easy after the Storm - in New Orleans
8pm: Some College - No Degree (American Radioworks)
9pm: Ravi Coltrane Quartet at the Newport Jazz Festival '11
10pm: Ode to Internal Combustion: stories of people and oversized engines

August 28, 2011

7pm: The Big Easy after the Storm - in New Orleans
8pm: Some College - No Degree (American Radioworks)
9pm: Ravi Coltrane Quartet at the Newport Jazz Festival '11
10pm: Ode to Internal Combustion: stories of people and oversized engines


August 21, 2011

7pm: Life Stories Collection: Jobs: Women and Work
8pm: David McCullough: Americans in Paris
9pm: Mavis Staples at the Newport Folk Festival
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Dane Cook

August 14 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Leading out of Destruction: Biloxi MI
8pm: Christopher Lydon in Conversation: Alan Lomax & Anthony Burgess
9pm: The Mingus Big Band at the Newport Jazz Festival
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Thomas Lennon, Dave Attell & Andy Richter

August 7, 2011 

7pm: Our Favorite Moth Stories
8pm: Christopher Lydon in Conversation:Immigrants in American Intellect
9pm: The Promised Land: Reimagining a New Life
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Carlos Mencia


July 31, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Nat Turner - Planting Seeds for a Lifetime
8pm: Christopher Lydon in Conversation: Peter Hessler
9pm: Piece of My Heart: The Janis Joplin Story
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Mike DeStefano & Margaret Cho

July 24, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Reaching for Greatness 
8pm: America Abroad: European Dis-Union  
9pm: Five Farms: Farm families in the course of a year: Succession
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Robin Williams

July 17, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Yosemite
8pm: America Abroad: The Arab Spring  
9pm: Five Farms: Farm families in the course of a year: Harvest 
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron with Ben Stiller + Tig Notaro


July 10, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Winona LaDuke

8pm: Chris Lydon: Edna Obrien 
9pm: Five Farms: stories of 5 farming families in a year: Stewardship
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron - Louis CK

July 3, 2011


7pm: The Promised Land: Ex-convicts grow bees in Chicago
8pm: Shortcuts to Freedom, Youth voices on Who gets to be American
9pm: Five Farms: stories of 5 farming families in a year: Nurturing
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron - guests Bob Odenkirk + Maria Bamford


June 26, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Chemistry of the Aftermath in Louisiana
8pm: Five Farms: stories of 5 farming families in a year: Planting
9pm: Christopher Lydon: History's tragic irony
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron - conversations with fellow comic Conan O'Brian

June 19, 2011

7pm: The Promised Land: Prisoners turn Botanists
8pm: Daddy-O: Fathers and Sons in Jazz
9pm: Christopher Lydon: Geographies of Conflict
10pm: WTF: Marc Maron - conversations with fellow comic Judd Apatow

June 12, 2011
7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 405 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: The State of Re-Union: Bridging the Divide: MIami
9pm: Christopher Lydon talks American letters with Arnold Weinstein & Jimmy Breslin
10pm: War Torn: stories from Hearing Voices

June 5, 20011

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 404 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: The State of Re-Union: Dreaming big in Oakland CA
9pm: Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan’s 70 celebrated with story and song
10pm: Living on The Streets: stories from Hearing Voices

May 29, 2011

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 404 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: The State of Re-Union: Utica - on the Erie Canal
9pm: Margaret Atwood: debt as a central motif in human society V
10pm: War Memorial: stories from Hearing Voices

May 22, 2011

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 403 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: The State of Re-Union: Las Vegas
9pm: Margaret Atwood: debt as a central motif in human society IV
10pm: On Horseback: equestrian tales from Hearing Voices

May 15, 2011

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 402 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: The State of Re-Union: Birmingham Alabama
9pm: Margaret Atwood: debt as a central motif in human society III
10pm: Forced to Leave: stories of refugees from Hearing Voices

May 8, 2001

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour 401 - true stories told live (produced here by us!)
8pm: Joined by War: justice and women's rights in Afghanistan-America Abroad
9pm: Margaret Atwood: debt as a central motif in human society II
10pm: Stories about Moms, young and old from Hearing Voices

May 1, 2011

7pm: Favorite Moth Stories
8pm: Margaret Atwood: Debt: a central motif in human society
9pm: Magnificent and Otherwise: stories of obsession
10pm: Musicians' Minds and Unexpected Turns - Hearing Voices

April 24, 2011

7pm: Radiolab 905: Desperately Seeking Symmetry
8pm: In Search of America: 50 years after Steinbeck's Travels with Charley
9pm: The Water Crunch: the competition between water and energy
10pm: First person stories on mental health - from Hearing Voices

April 17, 2011
7pm: Radiolab 904: The Soul Patch: unlikely answers to seemingly unsolvable answers
8pm: Fresh Greens 2.0 Youth  Voices on the Environment
9pm: NPR Debate: It's time clip America's Global Wings
10pm: Cops, Criminals and Victims: stories from Hearing Voices

April 10, 2011
7pm: Radiolab 903: Help with the forces inside us - with minds of their own
8pm: Tehran Rising: Seismic change in the Middle East ( America Abroad)
9pm: A Way with Words: old time radio comedy and other language oddities
10pm: Hitchhiking: Sport or last resort? stories from Hearing Voices

April 3, 2011
7pm: Radiolab 902: