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 The Moth Radio Hour - live from Boston

8pm Truth, Politics and Power: An Inauguration Special -with Neal Conan

9pm A Symphony of Brotherhood: Music in the life  and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10pm Gospel from Boston: Christopher Lydon in Conversation

Arts and Ideas ~ January 8, 2017

Jan 8, 2017

7pm Rocket Girls and Astro-netts  -  the story of NASA’s first  female engineers, scientists and astronauts

8pm US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethaway and the legacy of Maya Angelou

9pm Playing on Air: Two American short plays: one about crazy love and the other about crazy eights

10pm PRX Remix: Good stories on shuffle 

 

Arts and Ideas ~ January 1, 2017

Jan 1, 2017

7pm The Moth Radio Hour

8pm  The Best and The Worst - a shortcut through 2016

9pm Christopher Lydon in conversation with Zadie Smith about her latest book: Swing Time

10 pm PRX Remix  Good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ December 18, 2016

Dec 17, 2016

7pm Unexpected gifts   – a new Moth Radio Holiday Special - produced here by us

8pm  Bob Dylan, The Poet – Christopher Lydon in conversation

9pm In the Dark – we conclude this series investigating a notorious kidnapping.   

10pm Good stories on shuffle from PRX remix.

Arts and Ideas ~ December 11, 2016

Dec 11, 2016

7pm ​ The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle. 

8pm Trump in the World - Christopher Lydon in conversation with some U.S. Generals in search of the Trump Doctrine –

9pm In the Dark – we continue the 5 part series investigating a notorious kidnapping and murder that remained unsolved for 27 years  

10pm– Stories on Shuffle from PRX Remix: podcasts, short documentaries and more.

Arts and Ideas ~ December 4, 2016

Dec 4, 2016

7pm Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof – more true stories, told live in a new Moth Radio hour produced here by us

 8pm Gerrymandering has destroyed the Political Center – that is the premise on NPR’s debate series.

 9PM In the Dark – we continue the 5 part series investigating a notorious kidnapping and murder that remained unsolved for 27 years  

Arts and Ideas ~ November 27, 2016

Nov 27, 2016

7-9pm  Best of the Best: A two hour celebration of the Third Coast International Audio Festival Documentary winners

9PM In the Dark – we continue the 5 part series investigating a notorious kidnapping and murder that remained unsolved for 27 years

10pm–An appreciation of singer songwriter Leon Russell 

Arts and Ideas ~ November 20, 2016

Nov 20, 2016

7pm ​Native America – a tour of our nations FIRST nations.  ( Hearing Voices) 

8pm Everybody Knows: A tribute to – Leonard Cohen-  the singer songwriter who just passed last week.

9pm In the Dark – a 5 part series investigating a notorious kidnapping and murder that remained unsolved for 27 years –

10pm– Good stories on shuffle  from  PRX remix – short documentaries, podcasts, interviews  and more

Arts and Ideas ~ Nov 13, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio hour celebrates veterans.

8pm A tribute to the composer and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson  - NPR Jazz Profiles 

9pm We’ve Never Been the Same – a long night of battle and decades of recovery -   

10pm PRX Remix – good stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ November 6, 2016

Nov 6, 2016

7pm Gearing up for Election Day - A lively historical collage of U.S. Election s

8pm Undocumented immigrants should have a path to citizenship – that is the premise this time on NPR’s debate series

9PM America Abroad looks at how the US is fighting the Zika virus and other future Epidemics

10pm– Good Stories on Shuffle short documentaries, podcasts, interviews  and more

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