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 ~ May 1, 2016

May 1, 2016

7pm Burning Country - Christopher Lydon talks with the authors of a new people's history of Syria's civil war

8pm  Becoming Bernie:  Vermont Public Radio examines the rise and record of the Democratic presidential candidate

9pm: A Bow to Prince – an appreciation of the legendary musician  

10 pm PRX Remix - Boiling  Mudpots , The Kitchen Sisters and Healing Trauma with Design, just a few of the stories on shuffle  

Arts and Ideas ~ April 24, 2016

Apr 24, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - A Bathtub Sailor, a Seamstress and a Spy - produced here by us!

8pm Corporate Subsidies Should Be Abolished - NPR's premise for Debate

9pm Freakonomics: Dangers of the Open Road

10pm PRX Remix

Arts and Ideas ~ April 17, 2016

Apr 17, 2016

7pm Modern Day Tibet - America Abroad

8pm Christopher Lydon in Conversation- Lessons from Weimar

9pm  A Life Sentence - Victims, Offenders, Justice and My Mother - produced here

10pm  Prx Remix

Arts and Ideas ~ April 10, 2016

Apr 10, 2016

7pm   From 8th grade science fair to the Nobel prize -    A New Moth radio hour

8pm Anna Deavere Smith –  an author and performer talking about her character techniques.

9pm: Freakonomics – using the tools of economics to figure out every day problems. – this time: Tipping

10 pm Stories on Shuffle - Good stuff in a playlist – 

Arts and Ideas ~ April 3, 2016

Apr 3, 2016

7pm   The Ground Truth Project – a podcast about global issues from a Veteran foreign correspondent (Charles Sennott)  -   this time: Stories about the Syrian refugee migration

8pm. A Cure For Aging: there are no ethical or social consequences - That’s the premise this time for NPR’s debate series

9pm: Freakonomics: using the tools of economics to figure out every day problems – this week is about using Behavioral Science to deter domestic abuse

Arts and Ideas ~ March 27, 2016

Mar 27, 2016

7pm  Trump is Breaking News : Christopher Lydon – in conversation 

8pm. The Ground Truth Project – a podcast about global issues from a Veteran foreign correspondent Charles Sennott)  -   this time: Afghanistan: the roots of war and school for Afghan girls

9pm: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence cannot be trusted – that’s the premise this time on NPR’S Debate series.

10 pm  Broncos, Boudin and another fish story  - just a few of the stories in a surprising playlist.

Arts and Ideas ~ March 20, 2016

Mar 20, 2016

7pm:  The Moth Radio Hour - Live from Dublin! 

8pm:  Freakonomics – exploring the hidden side to everything - this time Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a way to fight crime especially with young people at risk and former child soldiers  -

9pm:  A Poet and a Novelist: the Mississippi Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks talk about their work.

10 pm:  The Amish, the Inventor of the Wah Wah Pedal and Tiny Houses  - good stuff in a playlist.

Arts and Ideas ~ March 13, 2016

Mar 13, 2016

7pm:  Christopher Lydon in conversation about Racial Justice and  the 2016 Ballot 

8pm. Are you ready for a glorious Sunset?: A practical look at End-of-Life health care – with some radical solutions from Freakonomics

9pm: The Fifth Beatle: An appreciation of producer George Martin who just died this week.

10 pm  A Tango Harmonica, Edward Snowden,  a concert in China and  a history of sugar and slavery  - Good stuff in a playlist.

Arts and Ideas ~ March 6, 2016

Mar 6, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World ( 1608) 

8pm  Hacking the Constitution - conversation with Christopher Lydon

9pm America Abroad: The Promise and Perils of Encryption

10pm PRX Remix  - good stuff in a playlist - Science, interviews, podcasts and more

Arts and Ideas ~ February 28,2016

Feb 28, 2016

7pm: ​Freakonomics:  The Story of the Gender Pay Gap

8pm:  The Grass Roots of Democracy  at Black Mountain College  -Christopher Lydon in conversation

9pm: I, Too, Sing America – Langston Hughes and his musical collaborations from the Harlem Renaissance

10 pm  PRX Remix Good stuff in a playlist – stories, short docs and podcasts – produced from all over the world- even from right here.