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Sunday evening from 7 to 11
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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

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  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: an hour about love and longing from around the world, stories about imposters and fakes of all kinds, and embracing the world of bacteria that exists all around us.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: a new Moth Radio Hour about people facing their deepest fears and doubts, the discoveries we've made on Mars, and understanding the legacy and message of composer Leonard Bernstein.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: a new Moth Radio Hour about people who have to square up to the truth, whether to reform the Supreme Court after the Dobbs decision, and the journey and impact of rock-n-roll visionary Bob Dylan.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: a look at the LBJ's domestic legacy and how he achieved it, the history of political polarization in our court system, and two sound-rich stories from the Kitchen Sisters in New Orleans and South Korea.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: People trying to control the outcome of their lives with varying success, how the pandemic may have created a revived "back to the land" movement, and assessing the value of a modern college education in America.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: People who depend on nature for sustenance and belonging; the story of abortion before Roe v Wade, and whether hypnosis can be considered an effective medical treatment.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: A new Moth hour about the trials and tribulations of growing up, how Nature can turn dreams of paradise into a nightmare, and understanding the waves of inflation and potential recession ahead.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: That place in nature we always go back to; the real story of Betsy Ross and America's first flag; and a Fourth of July celebration about flag colors, serving one's country, and trying to find a common definition of patriotism.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: Stories of people redefining themselves in the face of their past, making discoveries about ourselves and the places we visit while traveling, and how two opposing groups in the abortion debate came together.
  • This Sunday on Arts & Ideas: Stories of people in the iconic places on Earth many of us have never visited, celebrating Black farmers and the food traditions of Juneteenth, and a debate about whether the Supreme Court should end the federal right to abortion