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 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

7pm Redefining Black History: State of the Re:Union

8pm NPR's Debate series: Abolish Minimum Wage

9pm Bird Lives! Part 2 of NPR's Jazz profile of Charlie Parker

10pm Snap Judgment: Lemonade - storytelling with a beat

Arts and Ideas ~ January 5, 2014

Jan 5, 2014

7pm Anti-depressants, Anthony Hopkins and Iran ~  A new Moth Radio Hour !

8pm Heaven on Earth- The Backstory on American Utopias

9pm Bird Lives! - Charlie Bird Paker: king of Bebop Part I

10pm Jimmy Tingle making comic sense of 2013

Arts and Ideas ~ December 29, 2013

Dec 29, 2013

7pm The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the heart of the Middle East

8pm Second Chance Diploma: American Radio works looks at the GED

9pm MVY Music Hour - Judy Collins, Mike Barnes, Lori Mckenna, Willy Mason and Patty Larkin.  

10 Snap Judgment: The 2013 Look Back special 

Arts and Ideas ~ December 22, 2013

Dec 22, 2013

7pm Soul Santa

8pm Wall of Separation: Church and State in America – the backstory from the American History Guys

9pm No one should eat meat – NPR’s debate series argues that premise.

10 pm Snap Judgment: stories about decisions that change lives : this time Underground – stories about the hidden and the secret

Arts and Ideas December 15, 2013

Dec 15, 2013

7pm PRX Remix - a curated mix of work drawn from hundreds of producers

8pm Teenage Diaries Revisited - almost 20 years later

9pm Global Entrepreneurship - America Abroad looks at less developed countries creative ideas

10pm The Best Albums of 2013 from Sound Opinions

Arts and Ideas ~ December 8, 2013

Dec 8, 2013

7pm The Mandela Tapes ~ from the CBC

8pm DEBATE: The constitutional right to bear arms has outlived its usefulness

9pm Weird Jazz Instruments - how good they sound will surprise you

10pm Snap Judgment: Storytelling with a beat. This time: Unrequited

Arts and Ideas ~ December 1, 2013

Dec 1, 2013

7pm Three Squares: the backstory on mealtime in America from the American History Guys

8-10pm  Third Coast Award winning documentaries - a 2 hr special hosted by Gwen Macsie

10pm Chet Baker: a brilliant and tumultuous life

Arts and Ideas ~ November 24, 2013

Nov 24, 2013

7pm: PRX Remix - a curated and edgy mix of work from hundreds of radio producers

8pm The Long Game: The ongoing culture war over education in Texas

9pm The WMVY Music Hour with Host Barbara Dacey

10pm Snap Judgment: Layover - stories about getting from Point A to Point B

Arts and Ideas ~ November 17, 2013

Nov 19, 2013

7pm: A new Moth Radio Hour!  Open adoption, Tin foil dinosaurs and the Imam - Produced here by us

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