Arts and Ideas on WCAI

Sunday evening from 7 to 11

Credit "3 Stones" by Kevin King

Join station founder Jay Allison for an eclectic mix of topics Sunday evenings 7 to 11pm.

For past shows prior to December 2012, visit the Arts and Ideas Archive.

Many programs on Arts & Ideas come from the Public Radio Exchange, a project of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole. If you heard something on Arts & Ideas, chances are you can find it on the PRX.

Produced by Viki Merrick from Atlantic Public Media

Arts and Ideas ~ January 31, 2016

Jan 31, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio Hour: Stories of Life and Death: Moth Grandslams

 

8pm Freakonomics Radio: How to think like a child, and why you want to !

 

9pm Empire to Empire - Christopher Lydon in conversation with Roman Empire  historian and author Mary Beard 

 

10pm PRX Remix – a playlist of different and good stuff you don’t get to hear in the usual broadcast day – podcasts, interviews and more

Arts and Ideas ~ January 24, 2016

Jan 24, 2016

7pm   Stories from London with crossfire and a vampire in a New Moth Radio hour (produced here by us)

8pm. Christopher Lydon in conversation about Star Wars – our post modern myth.

9pm: Freakonomics –Norway and so many Teslas  

10 pm PRX Remix Good stuff in a playlist – stories, short docs and podcasts 

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

Arts and Ideas ~ January 3, 2016

Jan 4, 2016

7pm The New Nativism: Christopher Lydon looks at this "Nation of Immigrants" and how that stands today.

8pm Freakonomics Radio -  ferreting out connections between seemingly unrelated things. This week, the economics of sleep - how our sleeping habits effect our finances...

9pm A Shortcut through 2015 - An audio collage of the cultural highs and lows, and major events of the past year

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.

Arts and Ideas ~ December 20, 2015

Dec 20, 2015

7pm The Moth Holiday Special Radio Hour - produced here at Atlantic Public Media

8pm  Freakonomics Radio: Former Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives himself a grade

9pm Reveal - An investigative radio series. This time: Food Hazards

10pm  PRX Remix: A surprising playlist of good and different stuff.

Arts and Ideas ~ December 6, 2015

Dec 6, 2015

7pm Freakonomics Radio: This time, A live quiz show : Tell Me Something I don't Know

8pm Understanding Europe's Refugee Crisis: America Abroad 

9pm PRX Remix – a playlist of different and good stuff you don’t get to hear in the usual broadcast day – podcasts, interviews and more.

10pm  The New Yorker Radio hour: this week editor David Remnick talks with writer and musician Patti Smith.

Arts and Ideas ~ November 8, 2015

Dec 3, 2015

7pm We’ve Never Been the Same – The story of one night of battle in Vietnam and the decades of recovery that followed.  We produced it here.

8pm Freakonomics Radio : using the tools of economics to explore the riddles of everyday life -  this time: How many Doctors does it take to start a health care revoltuion?

9pm The New Yorker Radio Hour: stories and conversations about the Human Condition with Editor David Remnick – this week: comedian Amy Schummer

Arts and Ideas ~ November 15, 2015

Dec 3, 2015

7pm​ Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs  - a new Moth Radio Hour, produced here by us !

8pm Freakonomics Radio : exploring the riddles of everyday life -  this time: how the economics of marriage have changed.

9pm The New Yorker Radio Hour: stories and conversations with Editor David Remnick – this week his guest is Activist Gloria Steinem

10pm: PRX REMIX –different and sometimes weird stuff you probably haven’t heard because it doesn’t fit in the broadcast day  - stories, podcasts and more 

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