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 19, 2016

Jun 19, 2016

7PM  The Moth Radio Hour Father's Day special ! produced here

8pm American Hearts and Minds - Christopher Lydon

9pm Debate: The President has Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress 


Arts and Ideas ~ June 12, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

7pm  The Mets, McDonalds and a White House Secret – A new Moth Radio Hour – produced right here by us 

8pm  America Abroad investigates: Islam in Africa: the struggle to resist the extremists 

9pm Remembering Muhammad Ali:  The Studs Terkel Archive interview from 1975

10pm  PRX Remix - stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ June 5, 2016

Jun 5, 2016

7pm ​A Walk in the Park - Hearing Voices celebrates 100 years of Nation Parks 

8pm  Ferrante Fever – Christopher Lydon in conversation about  the Neopolitan Novels

9pm Hunters Destroy Wildlife – the premise for NPR’s Debate  

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

Arts and Ideas ~ May 29, 2016

May 29, 2016

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour - Stories from Michigan 

8pm Thirsty Planet - American Radioworks examines future water issues  

9pm A modern spin on Confucious Christopher Lydon in conversation  

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

Arts and Ideas ~ May 22, 2016

May 22, 2016

7pm A new Moth Radio Hour - Live from Sydney 

8pm   Freakonomics wonders….If Mayors Ruled the world 

9pm Bought and Sold – American Radioworks reports on Teen Sex Traffic in the U.S.

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

Arts and Ideas ~ May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour Mother's Day Special - produced here !

8pm  Civil Resistance: America Abroad loks at the success of non-violent protest

9pm  Freakonomics: The Cost of Ugliness

10pm PRX Remix - stories on shuffle

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 –