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
12:57 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ December 21, 2014

7pm Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves - A special holiday moth radio hour - produced right here.

8pm What Gives: The changing story of philanthropy and charity in America – from the American History Guys

9pm Genetically Modified Food is Safe – The premise for NPR’s Debate series  Moderated by John Donvan

10pm Mystery girl – Roy Orbison’s posthumous comeback album

Arts and Ideas
2:29 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ December 14, 2014

7pm Family Friendship and Mother Nature ! A new Moth Radio Hour - we produce it here

8pm New Letters on the Air – writers talking about their creative methods Cheryl Strayed and Jane Smiley

9pm  The WCAI Playlist – a surprise mix of work you probably haven’t heard.

Forgiveness, 99% Invisible, Unfictional, Memory Palace

10pm The Best Albums of 2014 – all you need to know- from Sound Opinions

Arts and Ideas
9:28 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ December 7, 2014

7pm:  A Bust, a Candy Bar and Chad Everett - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East - America Abroad

9pm: The WCAI Playlist: Veronica's BackyardStrange Fruit: Voices of a Lynching  (Radio Diaries), Weenie Royale (Kitchen Sisters), Cornel West - Black Prophetic Fire (Christopher Lydon), American Heaven  (Radio Rookies), Memory Palace

10pm: Legendary Songwriting Teams - The New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas
5:56 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Artsa and Ideas ~ November 30, 2014

7-9 pm The Best of the Best: The Third Coast Audio Award Festival - a two hour special

9pm   The WMVY Music Hour with host Barbara Dacey with Catherine MacLellan + Roberta Kirn

10pm The Backstory with The American History Guys: The Representations of Native People in the U.S.

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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