Bookwaves Heard on:
KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley California, Thursdays 3:00 pm.
WRFA, 107.9 FM, Jamestown, NY
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WERU, 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 102.9 FM, Bangor, Maine
Fridays, 5:00 am
KGHI, 91.5 FM, Westport, Washington
Sundays, 1 pm
WRFI, 91.1 FM, Watkins Glen; 88.1 FM, Ithaca; 89.9 FM, Odessa, NY
Wednesday 5:30 am
WOOL, 95.1 FM Southern VT & NH
Saturdays, 7:00 am
KRFI, 88.5 FM, Idaho Panhandle
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
KYAQ, 91.7FM, Lincoln County Oregon
5undays, 5:30 pm.
KXCR, 90.7 FM Florence Oregon
Fridays, 11:30 am
Global Community Radio Network
Tursdays, 2:00 pm
WPHX, 101.9 Ruskin Florida
Saturdays, 11:30 am
KPPQ, 104.1 FM Venura California
KPSQ, 97.3, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sundays 10 am,
KURU, 89.1 FM Gila NM
Fridays, 4;:00 pm
CHMR, 93.5FM St. Johns, NL, Canada
Saturdays, 9:00 am
KBOO, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon
Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
KOWA, 106.5 FM. Olympia, Wash.
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Mondays, 3:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific
On Line: see individual station listings.
Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews.
January 10, 2019
Bookwaves: Amos Oz (1939-2018), noted Israeli novelist and peace activist, recorded November 2004.
January 7, 2019
Arts-Waves: Larry Kirwan, creator of the musical Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep through
Feb. 24, 2019. Co-founder of the Irish American band Black 47 and author of five books.
January 3, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled, From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back.
December 31, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jacqueline Woodson, author of the novel, Another Brooklyn
December 27, 2018
Bookwaves: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012).
Archival interview recorded in 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
December 24, 2018
Arts-Waves: Richard Adams (1920-2016), author of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs.
First aired 1978. Aired on the second anniversary of his death. A new version of Watership Down has just been added to Netflix.
December 20, 2018
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame:The Hijacking of Reality, former co-tar of the television sitcom Family Ties.
December 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Frank Bonham (1915-1988). Archive interview with the author of westerns and young adult novels. Interviewers: Lawrence Davidson & Bill Pronzini.
December 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musicals Tuck Everlasting, at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through Dec. 30, 2018, Amelie and the forthcoming Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep with previews starting on Dec. 30, 2018.
November 29, 2018
Bookwaves: Octavia Butler (1947-2006). Interview recorded November 1998 with Richard A. Lupoff & Richard Wolinsky
November 26, 2018
Arts-Waves: Taylor Mac, writer, performer, and co-director, and Niegel Smith, co-director, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce at the Curran in San Francisco through December 1, 2018.
November 22, 2018
Bookwaves: Jeffrey Eugenides, whose latest book is a collection, Fresh Complaint.
November 18, 2018
Arts-Waves: Dancer Joey Arrigo, acrobat Bradley Henderson and publicist Steven Ross from Cirque du Soleil "Volta."
November 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Esi Edugyan, author of the novel, Washington Black.
November 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Lethem in Berkeley. Excerpts from an interview recorded on March 13, 2016 in front of a live audience.
November 8, 2018
Bookwaves: Helen Benedict, author of the novel Wolf Season.
November 5, 2018
Arts-Waves: John Fisher, Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino.
November 1, 2018
Bookwaves: Andre Dubus III, whose latest novel is Gone So Long,
October 29, 2018
Arts-Waves: Roz Chast, whose latest book is Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.
October 25, 2018
Bookwaves: Ben Fountain, author of Beautiful Country, Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution.
October 22, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jeanine Tesori, composer, and Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, Fun Home, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through
October 28, 2018.
October 18, 2018
Bookwaves: Gary Shteyngart, author of the novel Lake Success.
October 15, 2018
Arts-Waves: Rupert Everett, actor and director, the film The Happy Prince. Also: Playwright Charles Busch on drag.
October 11, 2018
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled Calypso.
October 8, 2018
Arts-Waves: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, director of Sweat at ACT Geary, through Oct. 21, 2018
September 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Johanna Pfaelzer, the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season. Also: Loretta Greco, director of Sweat, at ACT Geary through Oct. 21, 2018
September 13, 2018
Bookwaves: Charles Busch, playwright, Red Scare on Sunset, at New Conservatory Theatre
Sept 21-Oct 21, 2018
September 10, 2018
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, Artistic Director, Theatreworks Palo Alto.
September 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion. Recorded live June 9, 2015.
August 30, 2018
Bookwaves. Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, recorded live at Pegasus Books, Solano Ave., Berkeley, Nov. 30, 2017. Aired for the first time.
August 27, 2018
Arts-Waves: Erik Larson. author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. First aired on July 21, 2011.
August 23, 2018
Bookwaves: Erroi Morris, documentary film maker and author of The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
August 20, 2018
Arts-Waves: Joseph Kanon, author of the novel The Defectors.
August 16, 2018
Bookwaves: Sir Vidia’s Shadow: Paul Theroux discusses V.S. Naipal (1932-2018). Interview from 1998 with Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
August 13, 2018
Arts-Waves: Bill English Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse
August 9, 2018
Bookwaves: Glen David Gold, author of I Will Be Complete: A Memoir.
August 6, 2018
Arts-Waves: Howard Browne (1908-1999)
Archive 1980s interview with the pulp editor and television writer, conducted by Richard A. Lupoff.
July 23, 2018
Arts-Waves: Donna Seaman, author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
July 19, 2018
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of the novel The Overstory.
July 16, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jeanne Sakata, playwright, Hold These Truths, at Theatreworks Lucie Stern Theatre July 11-August 5, 2018
July 12, 2018
Bookwaves: Nancy McLean author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.
July 9, 2018
Arts-Waves: American Conservatory Theatre Special: Carey Perloff interviews Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Ursula Rani Sarma, playwright of the ACT production, which runs July 17-29, 2018. Recorded January 17, 2017 on stage at the Geary Theatre.
July 5, 2018
Bookwaves: Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
Interview recorded recorded in San Francisco on September 15, 1997, while he was on tour for his collection, Slippage. Hosts; Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
July 2, 2018
Arts-Waves: Salman Rushdie, author of the novel The Golden House.
June 28, 2018
Bookwaves: Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
June 25, 2018
Arts-Waves: Adam Gopnik, author of At The Strangers Gate.
June 21, 2018
Bookwaves (Art-Waves Special): Len Cariou, solo performer, Broadway and the Bard, at the Lesher Center, June 21-24, 2018
June 18, 2018
Arts-Waves: Octavio Solis, playwright of Quixote Nuevo at California Shakespeare Theatre, June 13 through July 1, 2018,
June 14, 2018
Bookwaves: Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
Program based on interviews recorded November 6, 1995 with Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff and May 19, 1998 with Richard A. Lupoff.
June 11, 2018
Arts-Waves: David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, playwright and composer of Soft Power, at the Curran Theatre June 20-July 8, 2018.
June 7, 2018
Bookwaves: Tayari Jones, author of the novel, An American Marriage
June 4, 2018
Arts-Waves: Sheryl Kaller & Pamela Gray, director and playwright of A Walk on the Moon at ACT Geary Theatre, June 9-July 1, 2018
May 31, 2018
Bookwaves: Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, authors of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America.
May 28, 2018
Arts-Waves: Tom Perrotta, author of the novels Mrs. Fletcher and The Leftovers.
May 7, 2018
Arts-Waves: Liz Diamond, director of Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, April 25 - May 20, 2018.
May 3, 2018
Bookwaves: Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.
April 30, 2018
Arts-Waves: Ian Rankin, author of the novel, Rather Be The Devil
Posted April 30, 2018
Podcast: Tom Alan Robbins, actor, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018
April 26, 2018
Bookwaves: Tony Kushner, playwright, Angels in America, recorded March 17, 2006.
April 23, 2018
Arts-Waves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and director of the Bay Area Book Fair, April 28-29, 2018 in Berkeley.
April 19, 2018
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, author of the novel Less, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
April 16, 2018
Arts-Waves: Michael Mayer, director, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018.
April 12, 2018
Bookwaves: Ariel Levy, author of the memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.
April 9, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jessica Hagedorn, playwright of The Gangster of Love, at the Magic Theatre, April 11-May 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
Bookwaves: Steven Saylor, author of The Throne of Caesar.
Posted April 4, 2018
Podcast: Rachel York, actor, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018
April 2, 2018
Arts-Waves: Paul Auster, author of 4 3 2 1
March 29, 2018
Bookwaves: Peter Carey, author of the novel,
A Long Way from Home.
March 26, 2018
Arts-Waves: Richard Fouts, playwright and Suze, Allen, director, The Birthday Lottery at Z Space, March 29 - April 1, 2018
March 22, 2018
Bookwaves: Joyce Maynard, author of the memoir, The Best of Us.
March 19, 2018
Arts-Waves: Ryan Weible, director, Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim, at 42nd St. Moon Gateway Theatre through April 15, 2018.
March 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Tim Kreider, author of I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.
March 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Peter Mayle (1939-2018), author of A Year in Provence and Encore Provence. Recorded October 18, 1999.
February 19, 2018
Arts-Waves: Otessa Moshfegh, author of Homesick for Another World.
February 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Trina Robbins, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing.
February 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Joy Carlin, director, Widowers' Houses by George Bernard Shaw at Aurora Theatre through March 4, 2018.
February 5, 2018
Arts-Waves: Margaret Atwood, 1989.
Interview recorded February 22, 1989, focusing on The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye. Hosts:
Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lisa Goldstein
February 1, 2018
Bookwaves: Ursula K. LeGuin (1928-2018)
Interview recorded September 29, 2000 while on tour of The Telling. Hosts; Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
January 29, 2018
Arts-Waves: George Saunders, author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
January 25, 2018
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth.
January 22, 2018
Arts-Waves: John Kolvenbach, playwright, Reel to Reel, at Magic Theatre through February 25, 2018.
January 18, 2018
Bookwaves: Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God. Rebroadcast
January 15, 2018
Arts-Waves: The Gershwin Project II: Deena Rosenberg, author of Fascinating Rhythm and Michael Strunsky of the Gershwin Trust, recorded August 14, 1992.
Hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Alex Davis.
January 11, 2018
Bookwaves: Sue Grafton (1940-2017)
Program contains excerpts from two interviews
January 8, 2018
Arts-Waves: Judith Ivey, actress, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, directed by Carey Perloff, at ACT Geary Theatre through February 4, 2018.
January 4, 2018
Bookwaves: Helen Benedict, author of the novel Wolf Season.
January 1, 2018
Arts-Waves: Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise. Recorded live January 23, 2017.
Contains links to earlier archives to 2001.
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011
All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)
Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
Recorded February 9, 2000 (40 min)
Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)