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 ~ June 28, 2015

Jun 28, 2015

7pm Explorers of the Brain –The  lastest research from the frontier of neuroscience The National Science Foundation

8pm Climate change: the impact beyond the environment - the changing political landscape in Washington and the world.

9pm. The late Gunther Shuller: A life in pursuit of Music and Beauty -  His conversation with Christopher Lydon.

10pm PRX REMIX – more good stuff that doesn’t fit in the broadcast day  - stories, podcasts, interviews and more.

Arts and Ideas ~ June 14, 2015

Jun 14, 2015

7pm Pizza, Polar Bears and Rock stars  – a new Moth Radio Hour - we produce it here !

8pm Reveal:  Investigative Reporting. This week: Fracking

9pm. States should be required to license same-sex marriage: the premise for NPR’s Debate this week.

10pm THE PRX REMIX – good stuff you don’t usually hear in the broadcast day

Arts and Ideas ~ June 7, 2015

Jun 7, 2015

7pm Kidneys, Undergarments and Cabbies  – more true stories told live in a new Moth radio hour – produced here by us.

8pm Countering Violent Extremism: In the face of unprecedented recruitment efforts by the Islamic State, America Abroad holds an International Town Hall  

9pm. Travelogue: a collection of stories from the road – from State of the ReUnion – favorite moments, unheard interviews and life changing encounters

Arts and Ideas ~ May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

7pm The Moth Radio Hour:  Pole Vaulting, Comedy and The Congo 

8pm Smart Phones Are Making Us Dumb - the premise on NPR Debate Series Intelligence Squared U.S.

9pm Borderland: State of The ReUnion explores the desert of boundaries in Tuscon

10pm PRX Remix ( 210) - Interviews, Podcasts and more: Good stuff that doesn't fit in the broadcast day.

Arts and Ideas ~ May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015

7pm We've Never Been the Same: A war story, produced here.

8pm American Justice: State of the ReUnion with stories from inside looking out.

9pm BB's Blues: An Appreciation of the late blues guitarist BB King

10pm PRX Remix - Good stuff you don't usually hear in the daily broadcast. (209)

Arts and Ideas ~ May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015

7pm The Passion, The Myth, The Mania: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

8pm  Truckers of the High Seas: life on Global cargo ships - State of the ReUnion

9pm. Celebrating Langston Hughes' writings: The Weary Blues.

10pm  PRX ReMix – stories, podcasts, interviews -(208)

Arts and Ideas ~ May 3, 2015

May 3, 2015

 7pm Small Town Life - Radio Outfront ( CBC)

8pm Conversations with Christopher Lydon – this time: Michael Lewis on Finance and essayist George Scialabba about living with depression.

9pm. Not Just Words on a Page: The Poems, the Poets, The Power – from State of the ReUnion.

10pm The Joy of Genius: Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner  - and his homegrown innovations

Arts and Ideas ~ April 26, 2015

Apr 26, 2015

7pm  Parties, Plans and Police - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm The Death Penalty should be abolished – that’s the premise this week on NPR’s debate series

9pm. Trans Families: State of the ReUnion talks with transgendered people and their families - parents, spouses and kids

10pm Fields and Ponds, Love and Loss – personal stories of the great outdoors (CBC - Outfront)

Arts and Ideas ~ April 19, 2015

Apr 19, 2015

7pm Farms Fish Banks, an Iron Roof: A new Moth Radio Hour - produced here in Woods Hole

8pm Christopher Lydon in conversation with Barney Frank: - on his new memoir and - US politics and culture over the past 50 yrs and author Kevin Birmingham about James Joyce’s Ulysses –  The Most Dangerous Book.

9pm. Reveal: A Peabody award winning series investigating behind the scenes and what’s hidden from public view. This time: Law and Disorder.

Arts and Ideas ~ April 12, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

7pm Confronting Hatred 70 years after the Holocaust:  a former skinhead, an imam, a prosecutor for the Rwandan genocide trials – an array of different voices and perspectives. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

8pm Burma: America Abroad examines a country in transition 

9pm. Life Distilled: Decades of former US Poet Laureates – this time featuring Richard Wilbur, Robert Hass, Rita Dove and Stanley Kunitz

10pm PRX REMIX (203) – stories, podcasts, interviews