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.


Arts and Ideas
5:56 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Artsa and Ideas ~ November 30, 2014

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.

Arts and Ideas
6:04 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ November 23, 2014

7pm  The Sporkful: How to handle Thanksgiving - tips from your favorite radio personalitites

8pm Small Town Life: Outfront Radio - from Canada

9pm "Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized" -  the premise this time on NPR's debate series

10pm Tito Puente - King of Latin Music

10:37 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Transom Story Workshop Listening Event Tonight

Come enjoy an evening of great stories. The Transom Story Workshop presents a free public listening event tonight (November 20th), 7pm at the Community Hall in Woods Hole. Listen to pieces the students have made as they’ve traveled around the South Coast and the Cape and Islands collecting stories. Maybe they talked to you!  

The event is free, but seats fill up fast - so come early. For more information go to

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Arts and Ideas
6:12 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ November 2, 2014

7pm Millenials Don't Stand a Chance - the premise for NPR's Debate series IQ2

8pm American Spirit: The American History Guys with the backstory on the supernatural

9pm Unearthing Dracula - in Art, Film and Literature

10pm The Complete Basement Tapes: Bob Dylan and The Band

Arts and ideas
6:56 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ October 26, 2014

7pm Islam and the United States - the longer history from The American History Guys 

8pm  Collecting Phone Records is a Violation of the 4th Amendment - NPR DEBATE

9pm The WMVY Music Hour - Barbara Dacey welcomes Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

10pm The WCAI Playlist: Unfictional, Haunted Cabin, Lydon, Vampire

Arts and ideas
1:25 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ July 20, 2014

7pm:  Love, Faith and Money: The Moth Radio Hour

8pm: Appalachia Rising: State of the ReUnion

9pm: States of Mind: Mental Illness in America - The Backstory

10pm: The Improvisors: Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Paul Bley

Arts and ideas
2:07 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ July 6, 2014

7pm Route 66 with The Kitchen Sisters

8pm Contested: Sports in America from State of the ReUnion

8pm Combating Drought: America Abroad

10pm The WCAI Playlist: Christopher Lydon + David Foster Wallace99% Invisible , Dark Night - Glass Eels

Arts and ideas
6:24 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ May 11, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Bible Bucks, Meatballs and OCD

8pm The Future of Work

9pm The WCAI Playlist: Kitchen Mamma ( Kitchen Sisters); Prisons + Pregnancy ( Life of the Law); The Day My Mother's Head Exploded; Travels with Mom ( Larry Masset)

10pm A Reluctant Hero - Artie Shaw from the New Jazz Archive

Arts and ideas
6:07 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ May 4, 2014

7pm  Millionaire Hot-seat, Bad Monkey, Assassin Father  - The Moth Radio Hour

8pm Shut Down the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station - Meeting House Debate

9pm Never Again: A Holocaust Memorial

10pm The WCAI Play List: Innocence and Experience; The Traveling Electric Chair; Christopher Lydon + Helen Oyeyemi

Arts and ideas
3:09 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ April 27, 2014

7pm - Resound - stories from the Third Coast International Audio Festival - this time: Appetite

8pm - Stars and Tsars - The American History Guys with the backstory on US/Russian relations

9pm - The MVY Music Hour - host Barbary Dacey with Jemima James and Jer Bear

10pm The WCAI Playlist - Studs Terkel, 99% Invisible (The Broadcast Clock); Christopher Lydon ( Ahkil Sharma)