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 ~ September 3, 2017

Sep 4, 2017

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour - True stories, told live - produced here.


8pm  The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel


9pm  The Pulse: How science and technology are changing the basics of work and, the workplace.

10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories and weird stuff  on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ August 27, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

7pm  Black Hole Blues and Others songs from Outer space - Musical Physicists on sound in the the universe.

8pm  Separate but Unequal - the legacy of race riots in the U.S.

9pm   Truth Politics and Power: Post Modern Propaganda in Russia

10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ August 20, 2017

Aug 20, 2017

7pm  An Inconvenient Sequel - former Vice President Al Gore in conversation about the film and taking on the challenge of fighting climate change.  

8pm  Harder Faster CRISPR - new tweaks to gene editing where human science takes charge of the human genetic lifeline. Christopher Lydon in conversation

9pm Sidney Bichet - King of the Soprano Sax - from the  NPR Jazz archive.

10pm:  PRX Remix: Good stuff on shuffle - short documentaries, interviews, stories, podcasts and more.  


Arts and Ideas ~ August 13, 2017

Aug 13, 2017

7pm  ​ The Question of Voter Fraud: Truth, Politics and Power 

8pm  Roots, Radicals, and Rockers - singer songwriter Billy Bragg: an elder statesman for youthful rebellion. Christopher Lydon in conversation.

9pm Go By Train - stories from hobos, poets, musicians and pullman porters - from Hearing Voices 

10pm  PRX Remix - good stories on shuffle. 

Arts and Ideas ~ August 6, 2017

Aug 6, 2017

7pm  The Moth Radio Hour - produced right here !


8pm  The Rules of Life - from the National Science Foundation

9pm  The question of Impeachment - Truth Politics and Power

10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ July 23, 2017

Jul 23, 2017

7pm  Hidden Kitchens around the World -  an international collection of stories of land, community and food. hosted by Frances McDormand

8pm  The Concord Circle and The Birth of American Philosophy   A bicentennial celebration of the American poet-philosopher Henry David Thoreau

9pm The Quest for Good Sleep - America’s new obsession - from The Pulse: stories at the heart of health and science


10pm Prx Remix - Good stories on shuffle.



Arts and Ideas ~ July 16, 2017

Jul 16, 2017

7pm  A new Moth Radio hour - produced here by us (1715)

8pm  Walden and The Natural World of Transcendentalism - celebrating Henry David Thoreau - Christopher Lydon

9pm  Generation Putin - millennials and politics in the post Soviet Union states.

10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ July 9, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

7pm  A new Moth Radio hour - produced here by us


8pm  A Wild and Disobedient Life - celebrating Henry David Thoreau


9pm  The two Sides of Sgt Pepper - a 2 hour celebration of the Beatles album 50 years ago.


Arts and Ideas ~ July 2, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

7pm  Walking Across America : Advice for a Young Man


8pm  Gerrymandering: and  who does it best - Truth, Politics and Power


9pm  Nerdette ! Talking about obsessions from science to Beyonce`


10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ June 25, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

7pm  At Risk in the Age of Trump - 8 profiles: from undocumented to transgender.

8pm  Struck by Lightning - from the Outside Podcast

9pm  In the Wake of The British Election  - Christopher Lydon in conversation

10pm  PRX Remix - Good stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ June18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017

7pm  Stories about Fathers - in a new Moth Radio hour special.


8pm  Truth Politics and Power looks at the history of Walls as borders


9pm  Why the International Monterrey Pop Festival Mattered - a 2hr 50th anniversary celebration


Arts and Ideas ~ June 11, 2017

Jun 11, 2017

7pm  A 20th anniversary of Moth nights - a celebration of stories.


8pm  American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky


9pm  Dying Words - THe AIDS reporting of Jeffrey Schmaltz


10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ June 4, 2017

Jun 4, 2017

7pm  Stories of Food and War  and Peace- The Kitchen Sisters 

8pm  Video Games Will Make Us Smarter - NPR's Debate 

9pm  Ten For Gregg: An Appreciation of Gregg Allman

10pm PRX Remix: Good Stories on Shuffle

Arts and Ideas ~ May 28, 2017

May 29, 2017

7pm  Stories of blunders large and Small  - it’s a new Moth Radio Hour -we produce it here.

8pm  We've Never Been The Same: one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed

9pm  How Do Civil Wars End -  Truth Politics and Power with Neal Conan

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle


Arts and Ideas ~ May 21, 2017

May 22, 2017

7pm  Explorers, Organizers and  Interrogations - a new Moth Radio Hour


8pm  Three soundwalks that meander at the pace of real life - from Baltimore to rural Alaska


9pm  The power to fire: Presidential history with the FBI -  Truth Politics and Power with Neal Conan.

10 pm  PRX Remix: Good Stories on shuffle