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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.

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

7PM Invisibilia: Stories about the forces that shape human life. FEARLESS

8pm Wigs, Wigouts and Insurance - a New Moth Radio Hour - produced here

9pm Dr. Martin Luther King:  THree Landmark Speeches

10pm: Wes Montgomery: The Unmistakable Jazz Guitar

Arts and Ideas ~ January 11, 2015

Jan 11, 2015

7pm Invisibilia – A new Radio show about the forces that shape human behavior - Secret History of Thoughts

8pm A new Moth Radio hour: from the 2014 World Science Festival

9pm The Future then: the American History Guys look at past fantasies.

10pm The joy of Genius –  jazz pianist Erroll Garner

7pm Shortcut through @)!$ - an audio montage

8pm - 10 pm  Blood on the Tracks - A 40th year celebration

10pm WCAI Playlist:

Arts and Ideas ~ December 28, 2014

Dec 28, 2014

7pm Executive power in the U.S: Uses and Abuses – from the American History guys

8pm A Way with Words – a lively hour about language from origins to slang and more

9pm  A little bit of MVY on CAI with host Barbara Dacey

10pm Ten from Joe -  a Joe Cocker appreciation 

Arts and Ideas ~ December 21, 2014

Dec 21, 2014

7pm Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves - A special holiday moth radio hour - produced right here.

8pm What Gives: The changing story of philanthropy and charity in America – from the American History Guys

9pm Genetically Modified Food is Safe – The premise for NPR’s Debate series  Moderated by John Donvan

10pm Mystery girl – Roy Orbison’s posthumous comeback album

Arts and Ideas ~ December 14, 2014

Dec 14, 2014

7pm Family Friendship and Mother Nature ! A new Moth Radio Hour - we produce it here

8pm New Letters on the Air – writers talking about their creative methods Cheryl Strayed and Jane Smiley

9pm  The WCAI Playlist – a surprise mix of work you probably haven’t heard.

Forgiveness, 99% Invisible, Unfictional, Memory Palace

10pm The Best Albums of 2014 – all you need to know- from Sound Opinions

Arts and Ideas ~ December 7, 2014

Dec 4, 2014

7pm:  A Bust, a Candy Bar and Chad Everett - A new Moth Radio Hour

8pm: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East - America Abroad

9pm: The WCAI Playlist: Veronica's BackyardStrange Fruit: Voices of a Lynching  (Radio Diaries), Weenie Royale (Kitchen Sisters), Cornel West - Black Prophetic Fire (Christopher Lydon), American Heaven  (Radio Rookies), Memory Palace

10pm: Legendary Songwriting Teams - The New Jazz Archive

7-9 pm The Best of the Best: The Third Coast Audio Award Festival - a two hour special

9pm   The WMVY Music Hour with host Barbara Dacey with Catherine MacLellan + Roberta Kirn

10pm The Backstory with The American History Guys: The Representations of Native People in the U.S.

7pm  The Sporkful: How to handle Thanksgiving - tips from your favorite radio personalitites

8pm Small Town Life: Outfront Radio - from Canada

9pm "Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized" -  the premise this time on NPR's debate series

10pm Tito Puente - King of Latin Music

Arts and Ideas ~ November 16, 2014

Nov 16, 2014

7pm The First Family in Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt historic recordings - American Radioworls

8pm Let’s Make Up: America’s best and worst efforts at making amends – the backstory from the American History Guys

9pm Finding a voice: A look at the connections between language and identity, with stories from around the world

10pm The WCAI Playlist – podcasts and other good stuff that doesn’t fit the usual broadcast.

Busman's Holiday ( Radio Diaries) , Hostile Planet ( Love and Radio ) , Walking High Steel ( Kitchen Sisters) 

Arts and Ideas ~ November 9, 2017

Nov 9, 2014

7pm A Veteran’s Day Special from The Moth Radio Hour  - true stories of war time, told live – produced here by us.

8pm Christopher Lydon talks with Jill Lapore about the crazy story behind Wonder Woman.

9pm A Global Change in Education for Girls – America Abroad looks closely at Africa and the Middle East

10pm Yusef /Cat Stevens – music and intimate conversation and his new album: Tell “em I’m Gone. 

7pm Millenials Don't Stand a Chance - the premise for NPR's Debate series IQ2

8pm American Spirit: The American History Guys with the backstory on the supernatural

9pm Unearthing Dracula - in Art, Film and Literature

10pm The Complete Basement Tapes: Bob Dylan and The Band

7pm Islam and the United States - the longer history from The American History Guys 

8pm  Collecting Phone Records is a Violation of the 4th Amendment - NPR DEBATE

9pm The WMVY Music Hour - Barbara Dacey welcomes Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

10pm The WCAI Playlist: Unfictional, Haunted Cabin, Lydon, Vampire

Arts and Ideas ~ October 19, 2014

Oct 19, 2014

7pm An activist, a first kiss and a Vietnam Vet – More trues stories in a new moth radio hour  -  live from Iowa City - produced right here !

8pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of podcasts and stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day.

Arts and Ideas ~ October 12, 2014

Oct 12, 2014

7pm Hidden Kitchens World – little-known rituals and traditions from around the world hosted by Frances McDormand

8pm The Keystone XL Pipeline: an international town hall – from America Abroad.

9pm Life in a Marital Institution – 20 years of Monogamy in one terrifying hour.  love and commitment between polar opposites perfomed by writer James Braly:

10pm  From Scratch: interviews with entrepreneurs and pioneers – this time – Two from Internet   from Yelp and Enigma

Arts and Ideas ~ October 5, 2014

Oct 5, 2014

7pm Southern Nights ! A new Moth Radio hour – more true stories told live and produced here

8pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of podcasts and stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day.

Arts and Ideas ~ September 28, 2014

Sep 28, 2014

7pm The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix stuff that doesn’t fit in the usual broadcast day. Here's the list: 

The Memory Palace , Maria Lena and Me ,  How to Be a Girl ,  Just Girls - Patti Smith

8pm Ready to Work: Vocational education: how it’s changed and how it's re-shaping the purpose of school - from American Radioworks.

9pm The MVY Music Hour – host Barbara Dacey features a session with Peg House, an acoustic duo from Martha's Vineyard and Jason Spooner of Portland Maine

10pm  From Scratch: interviews with entrepreneurs and pioneers – this time a chef and restaurateur - Thomas keller founder of The French Laundry and environmental sculptor  Andrew Goldsworthy

Arts and Ideas ~ September 21, 2014

Sep 21, 2014

7pm Breasts, Burials and Cake -  new Moth Radio Hour - produced here by us

8pm Stories from the Heart of the Land - Dreams of Paradise

9pm From Scratch - interviews with Connie Duckworth and Dr. Paul Farmer

10Pm St. Louis Jazz - a forgotten history

Arts & Ideas ~ September 14, 2014

Sep 14, 2014

7pm Stories from The Heart of the Land : Nature is Home Ground - produced here

8pm The New Face of College: American Radio Works

9pm Inside the Adoption Circle - Living with questions - from all sides of adoption - produced here

10pm Alan Lomax - Recording the World - from The New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas ~ September 7, 2014

Sep 7, 2014

7pm    A Mismatch, A Marriage, and a Marathon – a new Moth Radio Hour - produced here.

8pm    Stories from the Heart of the Land:  Depending on Nature… produced here.

9pm    The War of 1812-  the backstory from the American history guys  

10pm  The late saxophonist Dewey Redmond  from the Jazz at Lincoln Center archives 

Arts and Ideas ~ August 30, 2014

Sep 3, 2014

7pm Stories from the Heart of the Land: Journeys Home and Away

8pm American Radioworks explores The Common Core program in US Schools 

9pm A little bit of MVY on CAI – with host Barbara Dacey 

10pm Black Gold: the backstory on Oil addiction  in America – from the American History Guys

Arts and Ideas ~ August 24, 2014

Sep 3, 2014

7pm Stories from the Heart of the Land: The Nature of Imagination 

8pm American Radioworks explores big ideas coming out of Brain Science 

9pm The Business of Bees – A story of decline  from bee keepers, hives and scientists.  

10pm  Jazz Drumming  - The art and craft of the solo from the New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas ~ August 17, 2014

Aug 17, 2014

7pm Stories from the Heart of the Land: Portraits in Landscape

8pm Robin Williams in conversation with Marc Maron Comedian host of WTF

9pm The Raw and The Cooked: a world of clandestine cooking, kitchen rituals and traditions 

10pm On the Take: the backstory of Corruption in America from the American History Guys

Arts and Ideas ~ August 10, 2014

Aug 10, 2014

7Pm ​ Goats Cops and Haircuts  - The Moth Radio hour 

8pm Guarded, Hoarded, and Stolen- America Abroad examines the global conflict of water scarcity

9pm: Becoming Bionic:  reports of  real-life bionics reversing blindness  with a chip implant, and organs grown for human use and more.

10pm The  Nina Simone Story: An American icon in words and music

Arts & Ideas ~ August 3, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

7pm A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider and a New Mother – a new Moth Radio Hour. Produced here.

8pm The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East (

9pm Tapped out: the backstory on America’s access to water across the centuries.

10pm  New Orleans – America’s great city of Jazz  ( from the New Jazz Archive.