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 ~ March 12, 2017

Mar 12, 2017

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour - live from Martha's Vineyard.

8pm Truth Politics and Power - Neal Conan talks with historians and  journalists navigating the Trump administration-  this time: The South China Sea - and tensions between the US and China.

9pm Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt in conversation about her life and career.

10pm  PRX Remix - goods stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ March 5, 2017

Mar 5, 2017

7pm  ​The Moth Radio Hour - People Places and Problems - produced here by us 

8pm Truth Politics and Power - Neal Conan talks with historians, journalists, poets and comedians all navigating the Trump Administration 

9pm To Be Free: Celebrating Nina Simone   - her words and her music

10pm   PRX Remix  Good stories on shuffle from PRX remix.  All kinds of stuff you don’t get to hear in the usual broadcast day.

Arts and Ideas ~ February 26, 2017

Feb 26, 2017

​7pm Christopher Lydon in conversation - about Immigration


8pm  The Brain show: a close look at our brain and its response to depression, concussion and more.


9pm Duke Ellington - an overview from NPR Jazz Profiles

10pm   PRX Remix -  Good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ February 19, 2017

Feb 19, 2017

7Pm The Moth Radio Hour -  World Science Festival we produce it here 

8pmThe US - Saudi Arabia special relationship has outlived it’s usefullness  - that’s  the premise this time on NPR’s debate


9pm Not in a Valentine: an honest, very non glossy look at love and how it shapes a life.


10pm   PRX Remix  Good stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ February 12, 2017

Feb 12, 2017

7pm  Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity 

8pm A Honolulu-Tokyo Town Hall from America Abroad 

9pm   Abraham Lincoln - His Life and Death: Celebrated in Music and Letter 

10 pm PRX REMIX  - good stories on shuffle 

Arts and Ideas ~ February 6, 2017

Feb 5, 2017

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour - produced here by us ! 

8pm  The Lemon Tree: a story about an Arab a Jew;  and the longing for land and home

9pm  Leontyne Price - An Appreciation

10 pm PRX REMIX  - good stories on shuffle 

7pm Coney Island, Bellevue Hospital and Supermarkets: The Moth Radio Hour - produced here by us !

8pm King's Last March - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's last and most challenging year

9pm Policing is Racially Biased -  The premise on NPR's Debate Series.

10pm PRX Remix - good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ January 22, 1017

Jan 22, 2017

7pm Misfits, Outsiders and Awkwardness – it’s a new moth radio hour  - produced right here.

8pm   NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli  in conversation with Christopher Lydon about the parallels between Donald Trump and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi

9pm The View From Room 205 –the intersection of poverty and education in The United States. 

10pm Good stories on shuffle from PRX remix.

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - live from Boston

8pm Truth, Politics and Power: An Inauguration Special -with Neal Conan

9pm A Symphony of Brotherhood: Music in the life  and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

10pm Gospel from Boston: Christopher Lydon in Conversation

Arts and Ideas ~ January 8, 2017

Jan 8, 2017

7pm Rocket Girls and Astro-netts  -  the story of NASA’s first  female engineers, scientists and astronauts

8pm US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethaway and the legacy of Maya Angelou

9pm Playing on Air: Two American short plays: one about crazy love and the other about crazy eights

10pm PRX Remix: Good stories on shuffle