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 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 

Arts and Ideas ~ April 5, 2015

Apr 5, 2015

7pm “We’ll be here all night” - Stories for Passover

8pm Sacred Blue – Jazz goes to church in the 1960’s

9pm. Life Distilled: Decades of US Poet Laureates – featuring Howard Nemerov, Billy Collins and William Stafford.

10pm PRX REMIX (202) – good stories, different podcasts, cutting edge lectures, and more.

Arts and Ideas ~ March 29, 2015

Apr 1, 2015

7pm Reveal: Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism – looking beyond the news and what’s hidden from public view

8pm PRX REMIX (201) – an hour of good stories, different podcasts, cutting edge lectures, and more.

9pm Taxed off – experts, elected officials and citizens  look at the grand experiment that is our Tax System.

10pm The WMVY Music hour with host Barbara Dacey playing some “best of MVY on CAI” and talking with musician and producer Phil Da Rosa

7pm Christoher Lydon in conversation with Grafitti genius Ganzeer and Historian Sven Becket

8pm Debate: The U.S. should adopt the Right to Be Forgotten Online

9pm PRX Remix (#200) goods stories and podcasts - work that doesn't fit in the broadcast day

10pm Van Morrison Duets:  performing some of his classics with Friends

Arts and Ideas ~ March 15, 2015

Mar 15, 2015

7pm Saving Innocence: America Abroad  looks at the global fight to end child marriage

8pm NPR Debate: Liberal Intolerance Stifling Diversity on Campuses

9pm PRX Remix 195 - good stories, edgy podcasts, lectures and more

10pm Melba Liston: Jazz arranger and "First Lady of Trombone"

Arts and Ideas ~ March 8, 2015

Mar 8, 2015

7pm Superpowers, Spa Etiquette and the Word Trade Center - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm Transistor: Conundrums in Science

9pm Food and Story: Steinbeck, Cather and Julia Child

10pm  A Time of Change  - Jazz Women of the '60's - Nina Simone to Alice Coltrane