Arts and culture

Arts and Ideas ~ June 28, 2015

Jun 28, 2015

7pm Explorers of the Brain –The  lastest research from the frontier of neuroscience The National Science Foundation

8pm Climate change: the impact beyond the environment - the changing political landscape in Washington and the world.

9pm. The late Gunther Shuller: A life in pursuit of Music and Beauty -  His conversation with Christopher Lydon.

10pm PRX REMIX – more good stuff that doesn’t fit in the broadcast day  - stories, podcasts, interviews and more.

Arts and Ideas ~ June 14, 2015

Jun 14, 2015

7pm Pizza, Polar Bears and Rock stars  – a new Moth Radio Hour - we produce it here !

8pm Reveal:  Investigative Reporting. This week: Fracking

9pm. States should be required to license same-sex marriage: the premise for NPR’s Debate this week.

10pm THE PRX REMIX – good stuff you don’t usually hear in the broadcast day

Arts and Ideas ~ June 7, 2015

Jun 7, 2015

7pm Kidneys, Undergarments and Cabbies  – more true stories told live in a new Moth radio hour – produced here by us.

8pm Countering Violent Extremism: In the face of unprecedented recruitment efforts by the Islamic State, America Abroad holds an International Town Hall  

9pm. Travelogue: a collection of stories from the road – from State of the ReUnion – favorite moments, unheard interviews and life changing encounters

Arts and Ideas ~ May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

7pm The Moth Radio Hour:  Pole Vaulting, Comedy and The Congo 

8pm Smart Phones Are Making Us Dumb - the premise on NPR Debate Series Intelligence Squared U.S.

9pm Borderland: State of The ReUnion explores the desert of boundaries in Tuscon

10pm PRX Remix ( 210) - Interviews, Podcasts and more: Good stuff that doesn't fit in the broadcast day.

  If you were asked to name a musical duo that has performed at the Presidential Inauguration, played at 3 NFL Superbowls, and collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and The Eagles – you might be scratching your head.

That musical duo is called Black Violin. Their music combines elements of pop, blues, hip-hop, classical – and more.  They’re appearing at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford Friday, May 29.

Arts and Ideas ~ May 24, 2015

May 24, 2015

7pm We've Never Been the Same: A war story, produced here.

8pm American Justice: State of the ReUnion with stories from inside looking out.

9pm BB's Blues: An Appreciation of the late blues guitarist BB King

10pm PRX Remix - Good stuff you don't usually hear in the daily broadcast. (209)

Arts and Ideas ~ May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015

7pm The Passion, The Myth, The Mania: Wagner’s Ring Cycle

8pm  Truckers of the High Seas: life on Global cargo ships - State of the ReUnion

9pm. Celebrating Langston Hughes' writings: The Weary Blues.

10pm  PRX ReMix – stories, podcasts, interviews -(208)

Arts and Ideas ~ May 3, 2015

May 3, 2015

 7pm Small Town Life - Radio Outfront ( CBC)

8pm Conversations with Christopher Lydon – this time: Michael Lewis on Finance and essayist George Scialabba about living with depression.

9pm. Not Just Words on a Page: The Poems, the Poets, The Power – from State of the ReUnion.

10pm The Joy of Genius: Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner  - and his homegrown innovations


Arlen Roth, guitarist extraordinaire and longtime part-time resident of Martha's Vineyard, came by the WCAI studios to talk about his new album, "Slide Guitar Summit." It features nine guest virtuoso slide guitarists, including David Lindley, Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar, and the last recorded session of the legendary Johnny Winter.

Arts and Ideas ~ April 26, 2015

Apr 26, 2015

7pm  Parties, Plans and Police - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm The Death Penalty should be abolished – that’s the premise this week on NPR’s debate series

9pm. Trans Families: State of the ReUnion talks with transgendered people and their families - parents, spouses and kids

10pm Fields and Ponds, Love and Loss – personal stories of the great outdoors (CBC - Outfront)