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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

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. 

Arts and Ideas ~ July 27, 2014

Jul 30, 2014

7 - 9pm Pre-empted by Falmouth All Stars Game

9pm: The WMVY Music Hour with Barbara Dacey and The Brothers Rye

10pm : Jazz at Lincoln Center - Bill Frisell plays Gershwin and beyond

7pm:  Love, Faith and Money: The Moth Radio Hour

8pm: Appalachia Rising: State of the ReUnion

9pm: States of Mind: Mental Illness in America - The Backstory

10pm: The Improvisors: Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates Paul Bley

Arts and Ideas ~ July 13, 2014

Jul 13, 2014

7pm Walking Across America, Advice for a young man – a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country  - produced right here

8pm U.S. vs Them: American Sports on the World Stage – the backstory from the American History Guys

9pm. The Hospital Always Wins: State of the ReUnion tells the story of an artist and a state Mental Hospital

10pm Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk – his life and music and the struggle of being an original.

Arts & Ideas ~ June 29, 2014

Jul 6, 2014

7pm State of the ReUnion: Updating Tradition: Salt lake City :

8pm REVEAL 3:  a close look equipment failures in the military; Politics and influence around the US' drinking water 

9pm The WMVY Music Hour – Barbara Dacey features Mavis Staples and several other artists on the bill at this year’s Newport Folk Festival

10pm Polk Street Stories: A queer neighborhood in San Francisco before the gay rights movement – a history of the rewards and perils of freedom  - produced here. 

7pm Route 66 with The Kitchen Sisters

8pm Contested: Sports in America from State of the ReUnion

8pm Combating Drought: America Abroad

10pm The WCAI Playlist: Christopher Lydon + David Foster Wallace99% Invisible , Dark Night - Glass Eels

Arts and Ideas ~ June 22, 2014

Jun 22, 2014

7pm All Stars, Veterans and Boxers: The Moth Radio Hour - true stories told live  - produced right here.

8pm State of the ReUnion –A forbidden place: interior Alaska – a frontier community

9pm. From the WFMT Studs Terkel Archive – a conversation with Maya Angelou  ( 1970)

10pm The New Jazz Archive: one chapter in the history of jazz in America:  When Chicago jazz reined supreme – 

Arts and Ideas ~ June 15, 2014

Jun 15, 2014

7pm Snakes, Electric shock and Afghanistan the Moth Radio Hour - true stories told live  - produced right here.

8pm The Sorting of America: a New kind of immigration from State of the Re:union –

9pm. Father Figures… Stories of paternal praise, pride, disappointment and love.   Produced here by us, for Hearing Voices.

10pm In the Midst of  the World SoccerCup now in Brazil: a journey through the favelas  - the poor neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro.

Arts & Ideas ~ June 8, 2014

Jun 8, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour live at Town Hall in New York City hosted by Adam Gopnik – true stories told live  - produced right here.

8pm America Abroad looks at the the power of art in a changing Middle East

9pm State of the Re:union – Hawa’ii and the complicated legacy of the sugar plantations.

10pm Rahsaan Roland Kirk- a unique talent – an eccentric personality.

Arts & Ideas ~ June 1, 2014

Jun 1, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of story from 3rd coast international audio festival: Texas State Pen

8pm Health Nuts: the backstory on Nutritional advice from the American history guys

9pm  The WCAI Playlist: a surprise mix of radio beyond the usual broadcast: All on PRX:

Arts & Ideas ~ May 25, 2014

May 25, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - live from Boston

8pm German POWs in America

9pm The MVY Music Hour - Barbara Dacey with Roseanne Cash

10pm Into The Storm - Winston Churchill and World War II

Arts & Ideas ~ May 18, 2014

May 18, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Agony and Adolescence: produced here by us !

8pm America Abroad: Shrinking the US Military

9pm American History Guys : backstory on  minimum wage

10pm Charlie Parker - King of Bebop

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Bible Bucks, Meatballs and OCD

8pm The Future of Work

9pm The WCAI Playlist: Kitchen Mamma ( Kitchen Sisters); Prisons + Pregnancy ( Life of the Law); The Day My Mother's Head Exploded; Travels with Mom ( Larry Masset)

10pm A Reluctant Hero - Artie Shaw from the New Jazz Archive

7pm  Millionaire Hot-seat, Bad Monkey, Assassin Father  - The Moth Radio Hour

8pm Shut Down the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station - Meeting House Debate

9pm Never Again: A Holocaust Memorial

10pm The WCAI Play List: Innocence and Experience; The Traveling Electric Chair; Christopher Lydon + Helen Oyeyemi

7pm - Resound - stories from the Third Coast International Audio Festival - this time: Appetite

8pm - Stars and Tsars - The American History Guys with the backstory on US/Russian relations

9pm - The MVY Music Hour - host Barbary Dacey with Jemima James and Jer Bear

10pm The WCAI Playlist - Studs Terkel, 99% Invisible (The Broadcast Clock); Christopher Lydon ( Ahkil Sharma)

7pm When Words Matter - poets across the country talk about the craft - State of the REunion

8pm ReSound:  from the THird Coast Internation Audio Festival: Stories of Colors

9pm The WCAI Playlist - 99% Invisible ( I heart NY), Chrisotpher Lydon ( Emmerson's Woods), Criminal (Call Your Mom)

10pm Les Paul - The life and Legend from the New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas ~ April 6, 2014

Apr 6, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of stories - this week: celebrating the work of journalist Matt Power 

 8pm Disband the Cape Cod Commission yea or nay - the premise this time for the Meeting House Debate series

9pm: The WCAI play list  – a surprise mix of work beyond the usual broadcast ( Brigitta Green: Underwater; 99% Invisible: Reverse of Fortune; Will Coley: Southern Flight 242- Bringing My Father Home)

Arts and Ideas ~ March 30, 2014

Mar 30, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of story - this week: The Lists: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists and more

8pm Killer Drugs: Tackling Opioid addiction and overdose: how communities from Providence to Boston are responding and addicts recovering.

9pm: A little bit of  MVY on CAI – The WMVY Music Hour with host Barbara Dacey speaking with The Parkington Sisters of Wellfleet and engineer Jim Parr .

Arts and Ideas ~ March 23, 2014

Mar 23, 2014

7pm Re:Sound: Taking Care: Being in need and answering the call for help

8pm Debate: Russia is a marginal power ~ Yea or Nay

9pm Moby Dick - adapted as a radio play !

10pm Lady Writes the Blues: Rosemarie McCoy

Arts and Ideas ~ March 16, 2014

Mar 16, 2014

7pm ReSound: a compelling mix of story from the Third  coast international audio festival  - this week: Kids' Secret Places: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, and of course, their parents.

8pm Government and Entrepreneurship: America Abroad examines the relationship – Does government help or harm?

9pm:  A round table of Irish and Irish-American authors and artists talk about Ireland – in books, film and real life.

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks

8pm WCAI GRAB BAG:  Other People's Stories,  The Unbuilt, The Rise and Fall of Thomas Ava Edison

9pm The History of U.S. currency and the future of Bitcoin - The American History Guys

10pm Frank Zappa ~ his complicated life and music - New Jazz Archive

Arts and Ideas ~ February 2, 2014

Feb 2, 2014

7pm The Moth Radio Hour - the Martha's Vineyard Event

8pm Outed: the Backstory on Sexual Identity in America

9pm Going Black: a 2 hr special on Philly soul - how black radio became the pulse and megaphone of civil rights and black power.

Laughing, crying, biting your nails... It's The Moth Radio Hour, with first-person stories told live on Martha's Vineyard, featuring Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, Buddy Vanderhoop, and more. Listen for it Tuesday afternoon at 2pm on WCAI. 

Arts and Ideas ~ January 26, 2014

Jan 24, 2014

7pm A Wrestler, anExoneree and a Nurse  – The Moth radio hour ! true stories told live and produced here by us

8pm The Affordable Care Act is Beyond Rescue:    the premise this week for the NPR's Debate series

9pm: A little bit of MVY on CAI – host Barbara Dacey talks with  musician Willy Mason to talk about his recent album “Carry On’

10pm  "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," produced by the kitchen sisters - actress Alfre Woodard hosts.

Arts and Ideas ~ January 19, 2014

Jan 19, 2014

7pm Cops, Dumpster Diving and Depression - The Moth Radio Hour

8pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks:  Beyond Vietnam

9pm Shocked and Apalled: Scandal in America from The Backstory

10pm A Fierce Voice: the life and music of Nina Simone - The New Jazz Archive