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 ~ November 20, 2016

Nov 20, 2016

7pm ​Native America – a tour of our nations FIRST nations.  ( Hearing Voices) 

8pm Everybody Knows: A tribute to – Leonard Cohen-  the singer songwriter who just passed last week.

9pm In the Dark – a 5 part series investigating a notorious kidnapping and murder that remained unsolved for 27 years –

10pm– Good stories on shuffle  from  PRX remix – short documentaries, podcasts, interviews  and more

Arts and Ideas ~ Nov 13, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

7pm The Moth Radio hour celebrates veterans.

8pm A tribute to the composer and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson  - NPR Jazz Profiles 

9pm We’ve Never Been the Same – a long night of battle and decades of recovery -   

10pm PRX Remix – good stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ November 6, 2016

Nov 6, 2016

7pm Gearing up for Election Day - A lively historical collage of U.S. Election s

8pm Undocumented immigrants should have a path to citizenship – that is the premise this time on NPR’s debate series

9PM America Abroad looks at how the US is fighting the Zika virus and other future Epidemics

10pm– Good Stories on Shuffle short documentaries, podcasts, interviews  and more

Arts and Ideas ~ October 30, 2016

Oct 31, 2016

7pm War of the Worlds - behind the scenes of the infamous radio production 

8pm American Wreckage:  Christopher Lydon in conversation about how the damage to democracy will continue – no matter who wins the election

9PM Two Old Jewish friends, A city girl and and African villager, a refugee and a homeless man. Three Short Plays about Beating the Odds

10pm Good stories on shuffle from PRX Remix

Arts and Ideas ~ October 23, 2016

Oct 23, 2016

7pm Bob Dylan and his Nobel Prize - Writers talk about their favorite Dylan writings

8pm Works from the National Endowment for the Arts – Appalachian author Ron Rash and choreographer Earl Mosley –

9PM.  Blame ” big pharma” for out of control health care costs –  NPR’s debate  series Intelligence Squared.

10pm Good stories on Shuffle, PRX remix 

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