Viki Merrick


Viki produces WCAI's Arts and Ideas hosted by Jay Allison and is the Associate Director of Atlantic Public Media (APM), our production partners in Woods Hole.  Together with Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media she produces the Sonic ID's, the Local Food Report, One Species at a Time and essays for local and national broadcast.  

She began as a radio stringer for ABC News in Rome, Italy, while working as a location/production manager for film documentaries.  Viki is an editor for, the first website awarded a Peabody and a collaborator on four Peabody Award-winning series, Lost & Found Sound ,The Sonic Memorial Project, and The Moth Radio Hour. She was the Senior Editor on the NPR series This I Believe and is currently helping to produce The Moth Radio Hour.

Ways to Connect

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Sewing, Singing, Suits and Cemeteries (1603)  produced here !

8pm King Stories: the personal side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

9pm  Freakonomics: Migration - good economic and moral policy ? 

10pm  Ten from David: An appreciation of David Bowie 

7pm: The Moth Radio Hour - Live from NYC

8pm Born to Live - Studs Turkel

9pm: Freakonomics - more on sleep and how it affects our finances

10pm PRX Remix

7pm The Art of Wildness – In the wake of the Paris Accord and economist thought, Christopher Lydon is in conversation – asking what the artists would do.

8pm Freakonomics Radio ferreting out connections between seemingly unrelated things. This week: WHy People Keep Having Children

9pm Life of the Law – live at San Quentin  - Stories from  inmates and returning inmates, staff and volunteers, about the community that sustains them.

7pm Reveal: Looking behind the scenes - this time America's Coldest Cases and Web Sleuths

8pm  Examining the Nuclear Deal with Iran - America Abroad

9pm Three Stories from : Brian's Story, Lena Maria and Me, Despair Inherited

10pm Juke in the Back - R & B from the 40's and 50's Little Willie Littlefield

Rick Guidelli and his family have have been feasting on Blue Crab off the waters of the Westport River since he got here 30 years ago.  Long, lazy summer crab dinners have evolved into a full blown crabbing competition and a crab fest that has grown into a huge event. The competition starts at 7 in the morning - and there are rules!

David Haddad

David Haddad started a series of pop-up dinners a couple years ago called The Gathered Table. I went to one recently and was totally smitten by the variety of local wild foods used as accents or vehicles for infusing flavor. Bayberry for smoking, or using the buds brined for capers, Beach Rose, Beach peas, spruce tips... 

7pm Christoher Lydon in conversation with Grafitti genius Ganzeer and Historian Sven Becket

8pm Debate: The U.S. should adopt the Right to Be Forgotten Online

9pm PRX Remix (#200) goods stories and podcasts - work that doesn't fit in the broadcast day

10pm Van Morrison Duets:  performing some of his classics with Friends

7PM Invisibilia: Stories about the forces that shape human life. FEARLESS

8pm Wigs, Wigouts and Insurance - a New Moth Radio Hour - produced here

9pm Dr. Martin Luther King:  THree Landmark Speeches

10pm: Wes Montgomery: The Unmistakable Jazz Guitar

7pm Shortcut through @)!$ - an audio montage

8pm - 10 pm  Blood on the Tracks - A 40th year celebration

10pm WCAI Playlist:

7-9 pm The Best of the Best: The Third Coast Audio Award Festival - a two hour special

9pm   The WMVY Music Hour with host Barbara Dacey with Catherine MacLellan + Roberta Kirn

10pm The Backstory with The American History Guys: The Representations of Native People in the U.S.