Bookwaves Heard on:
KPFA, 94.1 FM Berkeley California, Thursdays 3:00 pm.
WRFA, 107.9 FM, Jamestown, NY
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
WPRR, 1680 AM & 95.3 FM, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Saturdays, 6:00 am
WERU, 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 102.9 FM, Bangor, Maine
Fridays, 5:00 am
WMNF, HD3, Tampa, Florida
Fridays, 10 am
WAZU, 90.7 FM Peoria, Ill.
Wednesdays. 2:30 pm
KPVL, 89.1 FM, Postville, Iowa
Saturdays, 9:30 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
Sundays, 12:30 pm
KKRN, 88.5 FM Round Mountain CA
See listings for time and day.
WOOL, 95.1 FM Southern VT & NH
Saturdays, 7:00 am
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm
KBOO, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon
Between The Covers, Thursdays, 11 am
KOWA, 106.5 FM. Olympia, Wash.
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific
On Line: see individual station listings.
Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
January 23, 2017
Arts-Waves: Ashley Judd, author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet.
January 19, 2017
Bookwaves: Margot Livesey, author of Mercury
January 16, 2017
Arts-Waves: Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America
January 12, 2017
Bookwaves: Bill Irwin, writer/performer, On Beckett, at ACT's Strand Theatre through January 22, 2017
January 9, 2017
Arts-Waves: Adam Johnson, author of Fortune Smiles and The Orphan Master's Son
January 5, 2017
Bookwaves: Rabih Alameddine, author of The Angel of History
January 2, 2017
Arts-Waves: Richard Adams (1920-2016)
Interview with the author of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, recorded spring, 1978
December 26, 2016
December 29. 2016
Bookwaves/Arts-Waves: Anne Rice, author of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.
December 22, 2016
Bookwaves: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of the novel Here I Am.
December 19, 2016
Arts-Waves: Emma Rice, co-adaptor & director of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep through January 15th.
December 5, 2016
Arts-Waves: John Lahr, author of Joy Ride
December 1, 2016
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the Last Hundred Years trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age.
November 28, 2016
Arts-Waves: Martin Moran, playwright and performer, The Tricky Part and All The Rage, at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater November 29th through December 11th.
November 24, 2016
Bookwaves: Lynsey Addario, author of It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.
November 21, 2018
Arts-Waves: Arthur Laurents (1917-2011)
Interview recorded April 7, 2000. Co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff.
November 17, 2016
Bookwaves: James Gleick, author of Time Travel
November 14, 2016
Arts-Waves: Ed Decker, Artistic Director, New Conservatory Theatre Center
November 10, 2016
Bookwaves: Marisa Silver, author of Little Nothing.
November 7, 2016
Arts-Waves: Election Special: Carl Hiaasen and Adam Haslett.
November 3, 2016
Bookwaves: Jacqueline Woodson author of Another Brooklyn.
October 31, 2016
Arts-Waves: Gore Vidal, 1990
October 27, 2016
Bookwaves: Elizabeth Alexander, author of The Light of the World
October 24, 2016
Arts-Waves: ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff interviews playwright Tom Stoppard
October 17, 2016
October 20, 2016
Arts-Waves/Bookwaves. Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day (aired in two parts).
October 13, 2016
Bookwaves: Joe McGinnis Jr., author of the novel, Carousel Court.
October 10, 2016
Arts-Waves: Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse
October 6, 2016
Bookwaves: Susan Faludi, author of In The Darkroom
October 3, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Lethem in Berkeley. Excerpts from a live interview recorded March 3, 3016 as a benefit for KPFA
September 29, 2016
Bookwaves: Carl Hiaasen, author of Razor Girl, and Miami Herald political columnist
September 26, 2016
Arts-Waves: W.P. Kinsella (1935-2016)
Interview recorded April 19, 1988 with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff
Pre-empted Sept. 8-22 for fund drive
September 5, 2016
Arts-Waves: Carolina de Robertis, author of The Gods of Tango, now out in trade paperback.
Thursday September 1, 2016
Bookwaves: Adam Haslett author of the novel, Imagine Me Gone. Sept 15: Imagine Me Gone named to the National Book Award long list for fiction.
Monday August 29, 2016
Arts-Waves: The Gershwin Project I: English Strunsky. Ira Gershwin's brother in law, recorded August 25, 1992.
August 25, 2016
Bookwaves: Matti Friedman, author of Pumpkinflowers.
August 22, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company
August 18, 2016
Bookwaves: Kim Addonizio, author of Bukowski in a Sundress and Mortal Trash
August 15, 2016
Arts-Waves: Garry Marshall 1934-2016. Interview with the director and actor, from 2012.
August 11, 2016
Bookwaves: Justin Cronin, author of The City of Mirrors, third volume of "The Passage" series.
August 8, 2016
Arts-Waves: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep.
Program as heard on KPFA
July 18-August 4: pre-empted
July 14, 2016
Bookwaves: Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality.
July 11, 2016
Arts-Waves: John Leguizamo, writer and performer, Latin History for Morons, at Berkeley Rep through August 14, 2016
July 7, 2016
Bookwaves: Barbara Cook, author of Then & Now
July 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Paula McLain, author of Circling The Sun, now out in paperback.
June 30, 2016
Bookwaves: Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of the 2016 Pulitzer Award winning novel, The Sympathizer, now out in trade paper.
June 27, 2016
Arts-Waves: Edwin Outwater, conductor and Richard Lonsdorf, programmer, San Francisco Symphony Summer Concert Series.
June 23, 2016
Bookwaves: Jamie Brickhouse, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex and My Mother
June 20, 2016
Arts-Waves: Contributor C.S. Soong with a special report on the re-opening of SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art). Excert of an interview with playwright Ayad Akhtar.
June 16, 2016
Bookwaves: Whit Stillman, author and director of Love & Friendship (movie and book)
June 13, 2016
Arts-Waves: Tom Ross, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley.
June 9, 2016
Bookwaves: Adam Hochschild, author of Spain In Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.
June 6, 2016
Arts-Waves: Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal and Life of Pi.
June 2, 2016
Bookwaves: Laura Tillman, author of The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts.
May 30, 2016
Arts-Waves: Eric Ting, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theatre.
Fund Drive pre-emptions:
May 9-26, 2016
May 5, 2016
Bookwaves: Stewart O'Nan, author of the novel, City of Secrets.
May 2, 2016
Arts-Waves: Evren Odcikin, director and Humaira Ghilzai, cultural consultant, The Most Dangerous Highway in the World, a Golden Thread production, at Thick House in San Francisco through May 29th.
April 28, 2016
Bookwaves: T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Welcom to Braggsville. Rebroadcast
April 25, 2016
Arts-Waves: J. G. Ballard (1930-2009)
Archive interview with the author of Empire of The Sun and The Day of Creation
April 21, 2016
Bookwaves: Harlan Coben, author of the novel, Fool Me Once
April 18, 2016
Arts-Waves: Previously unaired excerpts from the Anna Quindlen and A.O. Scott interviews.
April 14, 2016
Bookwaves: Anna Quindlen, author of the novel, Miller's Valley.
April 11, 2016
Arts-Waves: Muriel Murch, author of The Bell Lap
April 7, 2016
Bookwaves: A.O. Scott, author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth.
April 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Rebroadcast
March 31, 2016
Bookwaves: Jim Harrison (1937-2016)
Interview recorded in 2007 on tour for the novel, Returning to Earth.
March 28, 2016
Arts-Waves: Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant, now out in trade paper. 2015 interview.
March 24, 2016
Bookwaves: Richard Price, author of The Whites, now out in trade paper. 2015 interview.
March 21, 2016
Arts-Waves: Umberto Eco (1932-2016)
Recorded June 15, 2005 at KPFA. Re-edited for this tribute broadcast.
March 17, 2016
Bookwaves: Hanya Yanagihara, author of the novel A Little Life.
March 14, 2016
Arts-Waves: Rachel Bonds, playwright, Swimmers, at Marin Theatre Company through March 27, 2016
March 10, 2016
Bookwaves: Yann Martel, author of The High Mountains of Portugal and Life of Pi.
Arts-Waves: Jon Beavers, Ian Merrigan, Ramiz Monsef and Casey Lee Hurt, co-creators of The Unfortunates, a theatrical piece at A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre through April 10, 2016
February 22 - March 3, 2016
Fund Drive pre-emptions.
February 18, 2016
Bookwaves: Fund Drive Special with special guest KPFA Manager Quincy McCoy. Excerpts of interviews with Leonard Nimoy and Gore Vidal.
February 15, 2016
Arts-Waves: Matthew McCoy, Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.
February 11, 2016
Bookwaves: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author of Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.
February 8, 2016
Arts-Waves: James Salter (1925-2015)
Interview recorded October 7, 1997 while on tour for his memoir, Burning The Days. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff. Remastered and re-edited by Richard Wolinsky in 2016.
February 4, 2016
Bookwaves: Dennis Lehane, author of World Gone By, now out in trade paperback. Rebroadcast
February 1, 2016
Arts-Waves: Michael Socrates Moran and Colin Blattel of Ubuntu Theater Project
January 28, 2016
Bookwaves: Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Expatriates; Theatre Rhino Artistic Director John Fisher; Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America, Part Two.
January 25, 2016
Arts-Waves: Ann Rule (1931-2015), true crime author. Interview recorded September 28, 1995, hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
January 21, 2016
Bookwaves: Rick Moody, author of Hotels of North America and The Ice Storm.
January 18, 2016
Arts-Waves: Margo Hall, Bay Area actor, who plays the matriarch Aunt Ester in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, at Marin Theatre Company through February 14th.
January 14, 2016
Bookwaves: David Gans & Blair Jackson, authors of This Was All A Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead.
January 11, 2016
Arts-Waves: Brian Katz, Artistic Director, Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco.
January 7, 2016
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of The Last Hundred Years Trilogy (Some Luck, Early Warning, Golden Age)
January 4, 2016
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Moscone, Director of Civic Engagement, Yerba Buean Center for the Arts, Former Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes).
December 31, 2015
Bookwaves: Lee Grant, author of I Said Yes to Everything.
December 28, 2015
Arts-Waves: Lisa Rothman, playwright & performer, Date Night at Pet Emergency, at the Marsh in Berkeley through Jan. 23, 2016.
December 24, 2015
Bookwaves: Paul Theroux, author of Deep South
December 21, 2015
Arts-Waves: Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park. Interview recorded in 1990 during the tour for the book.
Dec. 10, 14, 17: pre-emptions for fund drive
December 7. 2015
Arts-Waves: Kate Jessica Raphael, author of Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery
December 3, 2015
Bookwaves: Adam Johnson, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for his collection, Fortune Smiles, and winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for The Orphan Master's Son.
November 30, 2015
Arts-Waves: Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never - Is Never Good for You?
November 26, 2015
Bookwaves: Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish
November 23, 2015
Arts-Waves: Ayad Akhtar, playwright, Disgraced, at Berkeley Rep thru Dec. 27, 2015; The Invisible Hand at Marin Theatre Company, June 2016.
November 19, 2015
Bookwaves: Mona Simpson, author of Casebook.
November 16, 2015
Arts-Waves: Susi Damilano, co-founder of SF Playhouse and director of Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, through January 9, 2016.
November 12, 2015
Bookwaves: Colum McCann, author of Thirteen Ways of Looking.
November 9, 2015
Arts-Waves: Amy Bloom, author of Lucky Us, now out in trade paper. Rebroadcast
November 5, 2015
Bookwaves: Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, author of A Strangeness in My Mind.
November 2, 2015
Arts-Waves: Judd Winick, author of Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth.
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)