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

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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

Arts and Ideas
11:57 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ November 16, 2014

7pm The First Family in Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt historic recordings - American Radioworls

8pm Let’s Make Up: America’s best and worst efforts at making amends – the backstory from the American History Guys

9pm Finding a voice: A look at the connections between language and identity, with stories from around the world

10pm The WCAI Playlist – podcasts and other good stuff that doesn’t fit the usual broadcast.

Busman's Holiday ( Radio Diaries) , Hostile Planet ( Love and Radio ) , Walking High Steel ( Kitchen Sisters) 

Arts and Ideas
7:10 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ November 9, 2017

7pm A Veteran’s Day Special from The Moth Radio Hour  - true stories of war time, told live – produced here by us.

8pm Christopher Lydon talks with Jill Lapore about the crazy story behind Wonder Woman.

9pm A Global Change in Education for Girls – America Abroad looks closely at Africa and the Middle East

10pm Yusef /Cat Stevens – music and intimate conversation and his new album: Tell “em I’m Gone. 

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
5:40 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ October 19, 2014

7pm An activist, a first kiss and a Vietnam Vet – More trues stories in a new moth radio hour  -  live from Iowa City - produced right here !

8pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of podcasts and stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day.

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Arts and Ideas
12:32 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ October 12, 2014

7pm Hidden Kitchens World – little-known rituals and traditions from around the world hosted by Frances McDormand

8pm The Keystone XL Pipeline: an international town hall – from America Abroad.

9pm Life in a Marital Institution – 20 years of Monogamy in one terrifying hour.  love and commitment between polar opposites perfomed by writer James Braly:

10pm  From Scratch: interviews with entrepreneurs and pioneers – this time – Two from Internet   from Yelp and Enigma

Arts and Ideas
4:36 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ October 5, 2014

7pm Southern Nights ! A new Moth Radio hour – more true stories told live and produced here

8pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of podcasts and stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day.

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Arts and Ideas
1:45 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ September 28, 2014

7pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day. Here's the list: 

The Memory Palace , Maria Lena and Me ,  How to Be a Girl ,  Just Girls - Patti Smith

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Arts and Ideas
5:45 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ September 21, 2014

7pm Breasts, Burials and Cake -  new Moth Radio Hour - produced here by us

8pm Stories from the Heart of the Land - Dreams of Paradise

9pm From Scratch - interviews with Connie Duckworth and Dr. Paul Farmer

10Pm St. Louis Jazz - a forgotten history