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
3:36 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ August 17, 2014

7pm Stories from the Heart of the Land: Portraits in Landscape

8pm Robin Williams in conversation with Marc Maron Comedian host of WTF

9pm The Raw and The Cooked: a world of clandestine cooking, kitchen rituals and traditions 

10pm On the Take: the backstory of Corruption in America from the American History Guys

Arts and Ideas
6:18 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ August 10, 2014

7Pm ​ Goats Cops and Haircuts  - The Moth Radio hour 

8pm guarded, hoarded, and stolen- America Abroad examines the Global conflict of water scarcity

9pm: Becoming Bionic:  reports of  real-life bionics reversing blindness  with a chip implant, and organs grown for human use and more.

10pm The  Nina Simone Story: An American icon in words and music

Arts and Ideas
6:16 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ August 3, 2014

7pm A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider and a New Mother – a new Moth Radio Hour. Produced here.

8pm The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (

9pm Tapped out: the backstory on America’s access to water across the centuries.

10pm  New Orleans – America’s great city of Jazz  ( from the New Jazz Archive. 

Arts and Ideas
4:41 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ July 27, 2014

7 - 9pm Pre-empted by Falmouth All Stars Game

9pm: The WMVY Music Hour with Barbara Dacey and The Brothers Rye

10pm : Jazz at Lincoln Center - Bill Frisell plays Gershwin and beyond

Arts and ideas
1:25 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ July 20, 2014

7pm:  Love, Faith and Money: The Moth Radio Hour

8pm: Appalachia Rising: State of the ReUnion

9pm: States of Mind: Mental Illness in America - The Backstory

10pm: The Improvisors: Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Paul Bley

Arts and Ideas
12:23 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ July 13, 2014

7pm Walking Across America, Advice for a young man – a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country  - produced right here

8pm U.S. vs Them: American Sports on the World Stage – the backstory from the American History Guys

9pm. The Hospital Always Wins: State of the ReUnion tells the story of an artist and a state Mental Hospital

10pm Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk – his life and music and the struggle of being an original.

Arts and Ideas
11:17 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ June 29, 2014

7pm State of the ReUnion: Updating Tradition: Salt lake City :

8pm REVEAL 3:  a close look equipment failures in the military; Politics and influence around the US' drinking water 

9pm The WMVY Music Hour – Barbara Dacey features Mavis Staples and several other artists on the bill at this year’s Newport Folk Festival

10pm Polk Street Stories: A queer neighborhood in San Francisco before the gay rights movement – a history of the rewards and perils of freedom  - produced here. 

Arts and ideas
2:07 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Arts & Ideas ~ July 6, 2014

7pm Route 66 with The Kitchen Sisters

8pm Contested: Sports in America from State of the ReUnion

8pm Combating Drought: America Abroad

10pm The WCAI Playlist: Christopher Lydon + David Foster Wallace99% Invisible , Dark Night - Glass Eels

Arts and Ideas
6:45 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ June 22, 2014

7pm All Stars, Veterans and Boxers: The Moth Radio Hour - true stories told live  - produced right here.

8pm State of the ReUnion –A forbidden place: interior Alaska – a frontier community

9pm. From the WFMT Studs Terkel Archive – a conversation with Maya Angelou  ( 1970)

10pm The New Jazz Archive: one chapter in the history of jazz in America:  When Chicago jazz reined supreme – 

Arts and Ideas
3:53 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ June 15, 2014

7pm Snakes, Electric shock and Afghanistan the Moth Radio Hour - true stories told live  - produced right here.

8pm The Sorting of America: a New kind of immigration from State of the Re:union –

9pm. Father Figures… Stories of paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love.   Produced here by us, for Hearing Voices.

10pm In the Midst of  the World SoccerCup now in Brazil: a journey through the favelas  - the poor neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro.