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
6:23 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Arts + Ideas ~ April 20, 2014

7pm When Words Matter - poets across the country talk about the craft - State of the REunion

8pm ReSound:  from the THird Coast Internation Audio Festival: Stories of Colors

9pm The WCAI Playlist - 99% Invisible ( I heart NY), Chrisotpher Lydon ( Emmerson's Woods), Criminal (Call Your Mom)

10pm Les Paul - The life and Legend from the New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas
7:04 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ April 6, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of stories - this week: celebrating the work of journalist Matt Power 

 8pm Disband the Cape Cod Commission yea or nay - the premise this time for the Meeting House Debate series

9pm: The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of work beyond the usual broadcast ( Brigitta Green: Underwater; 99% Invisible: Reverse of Fortune; Will Coley: Southern Flight 242- Bringing My Father Home)

Arts and Ideas
5:57 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ March 30, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of story - this week: The Lists: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists and more

8pm Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid addiction and overdose: how communities from Providence to Boston are responding and addicts recovering.

9pm: A little bit of  MVY on CAI – The WMVY Music Hour with host Barbara Dacey speaking with The Parkington Sisters of Wellfleet and engineer Jim Parr .

Arts and ideas
2:34 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ March 23, 2014

7pm Re:Sound: Taking Care: Being in need and answering the call for help

8pm Debate: Russia is a marginal power ~ Yea or Nay

9pm Moby Dick - adapted as a radio play !

10pm Lady Writes the Blues: Rosemarie McCoy

Arts and Ideas
5:48 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ March 16, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of story from the Third  coast international audio festival  - this week: Kids' Secret Places: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, and of course, their parents.

8pm Government and Entrepreneurship: America Abroad examines the relationship – Does government help or harm?

9pm:  A round table of Irish and Irish-American authors and artists talk about Ireland – in books, film and real life.

Arts and ideas
6:38 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ March 8, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks

8pm WCAI GRAB BAG:  Other People's Stories,  The Unbuilt, The Rise and Fall of Thomas Ava Edison

9pm The History of U.S. currency and the future of Bitcoin - The American History Guys

10pm Frank Zappa ~ his complicated life and music - New Jazz Archive

Arts and ideas
6:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ February 2, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - the Martha's Vineyard Event

8pm Outed: the Backstory on Sexual Identity in America

9pm Going Black: a 2 hr special on Philly soul - how black radio became the pulse and megaphone of civil rights and black power.

Arts and Ideas
11:40 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Live Stories from Martha's Vineyard on the Moth Radio Hour

Buddy Vanderhoop

Laughing, crying, biting your nails... It's The Moth Radio Hour, with first-person stories told live on Martha's Vineyard, featuring Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, Buddy Vanderhoop, and more. Listen for it Tuesday afternoon at 2pm on WCAI. 

Arts and Ideas
10:06 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ January 26, 2014

7pm A Wrestler, anExoneree and a Nurse  – The Moth radio hour ! true stories told live and produced here by us

8pm The Affordable Care Act is Beyond Rescue:    the premise this week for the NPR's Debate series

9pm: A little bit of MVY on CAI – host Barbara Dacey talks with  musician Willy Mason to talk about his recent album “Carry On’

10pm  "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," produced by the kitchen sisters - actress Alfre Woodard hosts.

Arts and ideas
1:27 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Arts and Ideas ~ January 19, 2014

7pm Cops, Dumpster Diving and Depression - The Moth Radio Hour

8pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks:  Beyond Vietnam

9pm Shocked and Apalled: Scandal in America from The Backstory

10pm A Fierce Voice: the life and music of Nina Simone - The New Jazz Archive