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

7pm   Freakonomics: Racial Profiling in Restaurants

8pm   America Abroad: America's Bond with Israel

9pm  Paul Simon 2000: A tour of his work in this century

10pm PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ October 2, 2016

Oct 2, 2016

7pm Christopher Lydon in conversation with Maureen Dowd  of the NY Times 

8PM  Inside the Adoption CircleFirst-person voices from all sides of adoption; living with questions and searching for answers. Produced here for

9PM The Elites are to Blame for the Trump Phenomenon – that’s the premise this time on NPR’s Debate series.    

10pm Prx Remix - good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ September 25, 2016

Sep 25, 2016

7pm   Slam stories from Coast to Coast: A new Moth Radio Hour ! produced here by us.

  8pm  Campaign “68 – a watershed in U.S. politics American Radioworks explores the similarities to the current campaign.

9pm Spare the Rod: Reforming school discipline

10pm PRX Remix – good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ September 18, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio Hour: Stories of Lessons Learned - produced here by us !

8PM NPR's Debate: The EPA has Gone overboard on Climate Change –

9PM College behind bars – a report on education as part of prison reform. 

10pm PRX Remix : Good stories on shuffle 

 7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Stories from L.A

8pm  America Abroad: US Foreign Policy and the Next President 

9pm The College Remedial Education Trap

10pm PRX Remix: Good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ September 4, 2016

Sep 4, 2016

7pm   REM, Car wrecks and the Circus – It’s a new Moth Radio Hour !


8pm  Nine to Five – a labor day special with stories about the work we do.

9pm Christopher Lydon in conversation about  Apocolypse Now?

10pm PRX Remix – good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ August 28, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

7pm  Invisibilia – the  hidden forces that control human behavior – this time: exploring whether true change can happen from the outside IN

8PM Is Migration a Basic Human Right? – Freakonomics Radio – known for exploring the riddles of everyday life – investigates.

9PM Christopher Lydon talking about The Remade Man and Engineering Humans

10pm  PRX Remix - Stories on shuffle.

Arts and Ideas ~ August 14, 2016

Aug 14, 2016

7pm Invisibilia  -  the invisible forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. This time “flipping the script” – using unexpected behaviors  

8pm The Rise of the Machines:  Christopher Lydon in conversation about.Man-Machine interdependency and where it  might be taking us.  

9pm  “Everything was Right” – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles Album - Revolver  - their greatest, according to some -  a 2 hour special with whole songs - history and stories from behind the scenes.

10pm  Everything was Right” Part II

Arts and Ideas ~ August 7, 2016

Aug 7, 2016

7pm  Invisibilia – the hidden forces that control human behavior. This time: Frame of Reference


8pm  In light of Brexit, - a look at Greece. Christopher Lydon in conversation

9pm Weird Jazz Instruments – from the New Jazz Archive

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

Arts and Ideas ~ July 31, 2016

Jul 31, 2016

7pm  Invisibilia – The Problem with the Solution - a radical approach to mental illness


8pm  Out of The Blue – 50 years after the Texas Tower Shooting

9pm Ella Fitzgerald – a jazz profile of the first lady of song.

10 pm Stories on Shuffle - Good stuff in a playlist