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 ~ June18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

7pm  Stories about Fathers - in a new Moth Radio hour special.


8pm  Truth Politics and Power looks at the history of Walls as borders


9pm  Why the International Monterrey Pop Festival Mattered - a 2hr 50th anniversary celebration


Arts and Ideas ~ June 11, 2017

Jun 11, 2017

7pm  A 20th anniversary of Moth nights - a celebration of stories.


8pm  American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky


9pm  Dying Words - THe AIDS reporting of Jeffrey Schmaltz


10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ June 4, 2017

Jun 4, 2017

7pm  Stories of Food and War  and Peace- The Kitchen Sisters 

8pm  Video Games Will Make Us Smarter - NPR's Debate 

9pm  Ten For Gregg: An Appreciation of Gregg Allman

10pm PRX Remix: Good Stories on Shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ May 28, 2017

May 29, 2017

7pm  Stories of blunders large and Small  - it’s a new Moth Radio Hour -we produce it here.

8pm  We've Never Been The Same: one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed

9pm  How Do Civil Wars End -  Truth Politics and Power with Neal Conan

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ May 21, 2017

May 22, 2017

7pm  Explorers, Organizers and  Interrogations - a new Moth Radio Hour


8pm  Three soundwalks that meander at the pace of real life - from Baltimore to rural Alaska


9pm  The power to fire: Presidential history with the FBI -  Truth Politics and Power with Neal Conan.

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

7pm ​Mother's Day Special Moth Radio Hour 

8pm  Truth Politics and Power: Human Rights in the Trump Administration:

9pm Mother and Son: Two short plays to honor Mothers Day: award winning playwrights, directors and actors.

10pm PRX Remix - good stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

7pm  Truth Politics and Power: Politically Correct

8pm  Robert Lowell: The poetry of a suffering mind - Christopher Lydon

9pm  After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change - America Abroad

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ April 30, 2017

May 1, 2017

7pm  Hearing: stories about this complex vulnerable circuitry

8pm  The Cruelest Month: Ten Poets reflect and US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera  

9pm  Truth Politics and Power: exploring extremes in Party Politics

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ April 23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017

7pm  The shouters and the lurkers:  Stories of internet life

8pm  Wind, sun ... and cow dung:  interviews with Scientists and innovators about the struggle that renewable power faces including  the bottlenecks in the energy market.

9pm  - 11pm  The Immortal Otis Redding - a short life with a long legacy.  A two hour special with lots of his music as well as interviews with friends, family and fellow musicians.

Arts and Ideas ~ April 16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017

7pm The Moth Radio Hour: Women Around the World 

8pm  Christopher Lydon in conversation with Cornel West and Roberto Unger – both teaching a different kind of American Democracy class at Harvard.  

9pm Walmart: Good or Bad for America - that’s the premise this time for NPR’s debate series. John Donvan moderates.

10pm   PRX Remix: Good Stories on Shuffle