Arts and culture

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)

Arts and Ideas ~ April 19, 2015

Apr 19, 2015

7pm Farms Fish Banks, an Iron Roof: A new Moth Radio Hour - produced here in Woods Hole

8pm Christopher Lydon in conversation with Barney Frank: - on his new memoir and - US politics and culture over the past 50 yrs and author Kevin Birmingham about James Joyce’s Ulysses –  The Most Dangerous Book.

9pm. Reveal: A Peabody award winning series investigating behind the scenes and what’s hidden from public view. This time: Law and Disorder.

Arts and Ideas ~ April 12, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

7pm Confronting Hatred 70 years after the Holocaust:  a former skinhead, an imam, a prosecutor for the Rwandan genocide trials – an array of different voices and perspectives. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

8pm Burma: America Abroad examines a country in transition 

9pm. Life Distilled: Decades of former US Poet Laureates – this time featuring Richard Wilbur, Robert Hass, Rita Dove and Stanley Kunitz

10pm PRX REMIX (203) – stories, podcasts, interviews 

Here Come Banjos

Apr 10, 2015

They're modern traditionalists, a pair of banjo players with peerless chops and a love for ballads, gospel, blues, and music that takes you into unusual corners.  And Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are also married and touring behind their first album as a duo.  They bring their banjo mastery to our region with a pair of concert dates this week, at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford on April 12, and on Martha's Vineyard on April 15.

Arts and Ideas ~ April 5, 2015

Apr 5, 2015

7pm “We’ll be here all night” - Stories for Passover

8pm Sacred Blue – Jazz goes to church in the 1960’s

9pm. Life Distilled: Decades of US Poet Laureates – featuring Howard Nemerov, Billy Collins and William Stafford.

10pm PRX REMIX (202) – good stories, different podcasts, cutting edge lectures, and more.

Arts and Ideas ~ March 29, 2015

Apr 1, 2015

7pm Reveal: Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism – looking beyond the news and what’s hidden from public view

8pm PRX REMIX (201) – an hour of good stories, different podcasts, cutting edge lectures, and more.

9pm Taxed off – experts, elected officials and citizens  look at the grand experiment that is our Tax System.

10pm The WMVY Music hour with host Barbara Dacey playing some “best of MVY on CAI” and talking with musician and producer Phil Da Rosa

7pm Christoher Lydon in conversation with Grafitti genius Ganzeer and Historian Sven Becket

8pm Debate: The U.S. should adopt the Right to Be Forgotten Online

9pm PRX Remix (#200) goods stories and podcasts - work that doesn't fit in the broadcast day

10pm Van Morrison Duets:  performing some of his classics with Friends

Arts and Ideas ~ March 15, 2015

Mar 15, 2015

7pm Saving Innocence: America Abroad  looks at the global fight to end child marriage

8pm NPR Debate: Liberal Intolerance Stifling Diversity on Campuses

9pm PRX Remix 195 - good stories, edgy podcasts, lectures and more

10pm Melba Liston: Jazz arranger and "First Lady of Trombone"