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

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

Arts and Ideas ~ March 15, 2015

Mar 15, 2015

7pm Saving Innocence: America Abroad  looks at the global fight to end child marriage

8pm NPR Debate: Liberal Intolerance Stifling Diversity on Campuses

9pm PRX Remix 195 - good stories, edgy podcasts, lectures and more

10pm Melba Liston: Jazz arranger and "First Lady of Trombone"

Arts and Idea ~ March 8, 2015

Mar 8, 2015

7pm Superpowers, Spa Etiquette and the Word Trade Center - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm Transistor: Conundrums in Science

9pm Food and Story: Steinbeck, Cather and Julia Child

10pm  A Time of Change  - Jazz Women of the '60's - Nina SIme to Alice Coltrane

Arts and Ideas ~ March 1, 2015

Mar 1, 2015

7pm Transistor – a new series about conundrums, curiosities, and current events in Science.

8pm The Harlem Renaissance – a history of Music, Religion and the politics of Race from Columbia University 

9pm America’s Best Days are Past – the premise for debate this time on NPR’s Intelligence Squared U.S. –

10pm Harry Nilsson – the life of the songwriter and storyteller

Arts and Ideas ~ February 22, 2015

Feb 22, 2015

7pm The power of African American Art – from State of the ReUnion

8pm Haiku, Native American dream songs and Civil Rights– conversations with writers about their methods and favorite verses.

9pm. A little bit of MVY on CAI with host Barbara Dacey with Monica Rizzio

10pm. The Blind Boys of Alabama celebrate New Orleans

Arts and Ideas ~ February 15, 2015

Feb 15, 2015

7pm REVEAL: investigative journalism - stories from behind the scenes

8pm Invisibilia – the intangible forces that shape human behavior. This week: Computers changing human character

9pm A new Moth Radio Hour – live from Portland Maine - produced by us

10pm. Real Love: navigating the highs and lows of marriage, testing boundaries, forgiveness, and breaking up.

Arts and Ideas ~ February 1, 2015

Feb 8, 2015

7pm Cartoons, Cleanups and Closecalls – more true stories -  told live  in a new Moth Radio hour produced by us.

8pm  Invisibilia – the intangible forces that shape human behavior: this time Entanglement: examples of human connection

9pm New and Improved: The backstory on advertising in The U.S. from the American History Guys

10pm Amazon is the reader’s friend – the premise this week on NPR’S debate series:  Intelligence Squared US.

Arts and Ideas ~ February 8, 2015

Feb 8, 2015

7pm– Rattlesnakes, Wedding Rings and Rescue Missionsmore true stories -  told live  - notes no net ! in a new Moth Radio hour produced by us.

8pm  Invisibilia – the intangible forces that shape human behavior: this time Categories- How much we want and need them.

9pm America and Cuba: After the Thaw – a long and complex history from America Abroad.

10pm Jump for Joy – the story behind Duke Ellington’s musical 

Arts and Ideas ~ January 25, 2015

Jan 25, 2015

7pm Reveal :  Investigative Journalism – behind the scenes with host Al Letson

8pm Invisibilia – Stories about the forces that shape human behavior. BATMAN

9pm The WMYV Music Hour  with host Barbara Dacey

10pm Doctors, Prom and Ellen – a new Moth Radio Hour produced here, by us. 

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