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.
KCEI, 90.1 FM, Taos, NM, Wednesdays
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Thursdays, 1:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 pm Pacific
On Line: see individual station listings.
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews hosted by CS Soong.
The Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour returns
August 5, 2021
July 15, 2021
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
2003 interview: The Time of Our Singing
2018 Interview: The Overstory
Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour, July 15, 2021
July 7, 2021
Bookwaves: Tess Gerritsen, author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels, mystery and thriller author.
2004 Interview: Body Double, a Rizzoli and Isles novel.
2021 Interview: Choose Me, co-authored by Gary Braver.
July 1, 2021
Bookwaves: Bonnie Tsui, author of Why We Swim.
Bookwaves: Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. Recorded in June, 2016.
June 24, 2021
Bookwaves: Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series of novels.
2007 Interview: Michael Tolliver Lives
2015 Interview: The Days of Anna Madrigal
June 17, 2021
Bookwaves: Paul Rudnick, author of the novel Playing the Palace and the HBO film Coastal Elites.
June 10, 2021
Art-Waves: Kate MacKay, curator of a retrospective of the "four seasons" films by Eric Rohmer at BAM/PFA through July 28, 2021.
Art-Waves: Jeanne Sakata, playwright, Hold These Truths, at SF Playhouse through July 3, 2021.
June 3, 2021
Bookwaves: Flynn Berry, author of the novel Northern Spy.
Art-Waves: Jacques D'Amboise (1934-2021)
2011 interview recorded while he was on tour for his memoir I Was a Dancer.
Damon Knight (1922-2002), science fiction novelist and editor, author of the classic short story, "To Serve Man." Recorded July 3, 1983. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Posted May 2, 2021,
Margaret Atwood, author of The Blind Assassin, recorded September 14, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Posted April 4, 2021.
May 6, 2021
Bookwaves: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) interviewed September. 1991 by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Verge
April 29, 2021
Bookwaves: David Thomson, author of A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.
Art-Waves: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep. The Waves in Quarantine runs at the Berkeley Rep website through May 28, 2021.
April 22, 2021
Bookwaves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Book Festival, streaming May 1-9, 2021.
Art-Waves: Jason Graae, performer, Perfect Hermany, the songs of Jerry Herman, streaming through the 42nd Street Moon website, April 10 - May 2, 2021.
April 8, 2021
Bookwaves: Larry McMurtry (1936-2021), author of Lonesome Dove, co-author (with Diana Ossana) of Pretty Boy Floyd. Recorded October 13, 1994. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, atuhor of the novel kaddish.com
April 1, 2021: Web Only program
Art-Waves: Paul Kantner (1941-2016) Singer/songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Recorded February 9, 1984. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Frederik Pohl (1918-2013) author of Man-Plus, Gateway and other novels, science fiction Grandmaster. Recorded October 1978. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff/Lawrence Davidson
March 25, 2021: Sisters in Crime Special
Bookwaves: Margaret Maron (1938-2021) noted mystery author of the Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott series, died February 23, 2021. Interview recorded June 6, 1994. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Bookwaves: Sue Grafton (1940-2017). Author of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries. Compilation of two interviews recorded August 17, 1989 and April 13, 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
March 18, 2021
Art-Waves: Lauren Gunderson, playwright, The Catastrophist, at Marin Theatre Company's website through July 24, 2021.
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel author of From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union.
March 11, 2021
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the novel Perestroika in Paris.
Bookwaves: Jeanette Winterson, author of the novel Frankissstein.
February 4, 2021
Bookwaves: Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown, winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction.
Art-Waves: Delroy Lindo, director/actor, discussing his career and the work of playwright August Wilson, recorded 2009.
January 28, 2021
Bookwaves: Carl Hiaasen, author of the novel Squeeze Me.
Art-Waves: Alla Kovgan, director of the documentary film Cunningham, currently streaming on Hulu.
January 21, 2021
Bookwaves: Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion, 2015 interview in front of a live audience.
Art-Waves: Ralph Steadman, author of Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink, artist/illustrator best known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson.
January 14, 2021
Bookwaves: Neil Sheehan (1936-2021), author of A Bright and Shining Lie and A Fiery Peace in a Cold War, recorded 2009.
Bookwaves: Jan Morris (1926-2020), travel writer and historian, interviewed August 1999 by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
January 7, 2021
Art-Waves: Noir expert Eddie Muller discusses the restored 1951 film adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, as well as film noir in general.
Bookwaves: Barry Lopez (1945-2020) Interview recorded in 2000 while on tour for the story collection Light Action in the Caribbean.
Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff. Digitized in 2021 by Richard Wolinsky.
December 31, 2020
Bookwaves: Robert Macfarlane, author of Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places, written in collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards.
Art-Waves: Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse, discusses how his company dealt with the covid shutdown, as well as the move to streaming.
December 24, 2020
Bookwaves: Noel Casler, Twitter writer and staff member of Celebrity Apprentice.
December 3, 2020
Bookwaves: Daniel Handler (Lemony Snickett), author of Bottle Grove and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Art-Waves: Evren Odcikin, Associate Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, discusses how his company dealt with the covid shutdown and wth the fires that ravaged the communities around Ashland.
November 26, 2020
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel There, There.
Art-Waves: John Fisher, Artistic Director of Theatre Rhino discusses how his company dealt with the Covid Shutdown.
November 19, 2020
Bookwaves: Nicholas Meyer, author of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols.
Art-Waves: Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011), Noted science fiction and fantasy author, The Dragonriders of Pern series, The Ship Who Sang, etc. Recorded June 29, 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
November 12, 2020
Art-Waves: Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) discusses how her company has dealt wth the Covid theatre shutdown.
Bookwaves: David Grann discusses his best-selling non-fiction book, The Lost City of Z, recorded in 2009.
November 5, 2020
Bookwaves: Joshua Furst, author of the novel Revolutionaries, now out in trade paper.
Art-Waves: Bill Irwin, discussing his one-man show, On Beckett. On Beckett airs through the Irish Repertory Theater Nov. 17-22, 2020.
October 29, 2020
Bookwaves: Richard A. Lupoff (1935-2020), Probabilities book review program from July, 1992 with Richard A. Lupoff, Richard Wolinsky and Shelley Singer.
Art-Waves: Walter Tevis (1928-1984), Probabilities archive interview recorded October, 1981. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson
October 22, 2020
Bookwaves: Tea Obreht, author of the novel Inland, just out in trade paper.
Art-Waves: Gamal Abdel Chasten, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Breath Project.
October 15, 2020
Bookwaves: Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays on Undoing.
Art-Waves: Jeanne Sakata, playwright, Hold These Truths, streaming through TheatreWorks Silicon Valley website through November 3, 2020.
September 17, 2020
Bookwaves: Heather Cox Richardson, author of How The South Won the Civil War and Letters from an American (daily posting on Facebook).
Recorded September 11, 2020
Art-Waves: Laurel Ollstein, playwright, Pandora, streaming Sept 24-28, theatreworks.org
September 10, 2020
Art-Waves: Hershey Felder, performer, George Gershwin Alone, live from Florence, September 13, 2020. Interview recorded in 2013. Complete interview.
September 3, 2020
Bookwaves: Gail Sheehy (1936-2020) author of Passages and My Passages. Interview recorded September 24, 2014. Complete Interview
Art-Waves: Madhuri Shekar, playwright, In Love and Warfare, ACT production streaming live Sept 4-5 and 11-12, then on demand Sept 18-25.
August 27, 2020
Bookwaves: Roger Kahn (1927-2020), author of The Boys of Summer and The Era. Interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff, October 13, 1993.
August 20, 2020
Arts-Waves: Mavis Gallant (1922-2014) noted short story writer for The New Yorker, author of Across The Bridge, recorded October 6, 1993. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Complete 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
August 13, 2020
Arts-Waves: Robert K. Massie (1929-2019), historian of the House of Romanov, author of The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, recorded November, 4, 1995. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Complete 38 minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
July 23, 2020
July 16, 2020
Bookwaves: Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. Recorded July 9, 2020. Complete interview.
July 9, 2020
Arts-Waves: Margaret Atwood, recorded in 1993: discussing her novel, The Robber Bride. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Complete 26-minute interview.
July 2, 2020
Bookwaves: Carlos Ruiz Zafon (1964-2020, author of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game.
Arts-Waves: Rupert Everett, director/star/writer, the film The Happy Prince.
June 25, 2020
Arts-Waves: Mart Crowley, playwright, The Boys in the Band, The Men from the Boys.
June 18, 2020
June 11, 2020
Arts-Waves: Frank Galati, director, discusses Ionesco's parable of fascism, Rhinoceros.
June 4, 2020
Arts-Waves: Playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney, recorded in 2014.
May 10, 2020
Bay Area Theater Podcast:
Tony Kushner: Two Interviews (2006, 2016)
May 7, 2020
Bookwaves: Andrew Altschul, author of the novel The Gringa.
Arts-Waves: Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, Topdog/Underdog, recorded May 20, 2003 while on tour for the novel Getting Mother's Body.
April 30, 2020
Bookwaves: Ann Beattie, author of the novel A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.
Arts-Waves: Peter Carey, author of True History of the Kelly Gang, recorded March 7, 2001.
Complete Radio Wolinsky podcast TBA.
April 23, 2020
Bookwaves: Tope Folarin, author of the novel A Particular Kind of Black Man.
Extended Radio Wolinsky podcast TBA
Arts-Waves: Michael Crichton (1942-2008), recorded on tour for Jurassic Park. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
April 16, 2020
Bookwaves: E.L. Doctorow (1931-2015)
Documentary based on two interviews.
Arts-Waves: Margaret Atwood, recorded while on tour for Cats Eye, February 22, 1989. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff, Lisa Goldstein.
April 9, 2020
Bookwaves: John Lanchester, author of the novel The Wall.
Arts-Waves: Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020) Recorded during her tour for While My Pretty One Sleeps. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff. Recorded May 24, 1989..
April 2, 2020
Bookwaves: Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon.
Arts-Waves: Terrence McNally (1938-2020)
Playwright, Lisbon Traviata, Master Class; Librettist, Ragtime, The Full Monty. Recorded March 18, 2004
March 26, 2020
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of Island of Sea Women, now out in trade paper.
Arts-Waves: Clive Cussler (1931-2020) Adventure novelist, Dirk Pitt series, etc.
Recorded May 24, 1994. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Complete Radio Wolinsky podcast (TBA)
March 19, 2020
Arts-Waves: Stephen Sondheim at 90. Interview conducted in 2011 for volume 2 of his collection of lyrics, Look! I Made a Hat.
March 12, 2020
Bookwaves: Salman Rushdie, author of Quichotte.
Arts-Waves: Ricardo Perez Gonzalez, playwright, Don't Eat the Mangos at the Magic Theatre.
March 5, 2020
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of a memoir, From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union.
March 2, 2020
Arts-Waves: Sting, creator and star, The Last Ship at the Golden Gate Theatre through March 22, 2020; Eric Ting, Artistic Director California Shakespeare Theatre, director of Gloria at ACT Strand through April 12, 2020.
Review: Culture Clash (Still) in America at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theatre through April 5, 2020.
February 10, 2020
Arts-Waves. Jim Lehrer (1934-2020). Host, PBS NewHour, 1975-2009. Recorded on tour for his novel Purple Dots, October 19, 1998. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Also: Review of Tiny Beautiful Things at SF Playhouse.
Program as heard on KPFA
February 6, 2020
Bookwaves: Will Eno, playwright, Wakey Wakey, at ACT Geary Theatre through February 16, 2020.
February 3, 2020
Arts-Waves. Susan Oxtoby, curator of the Federico Fellini at 100 retrospective at BAM/PFA in Berkeley. Also: Review of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Custom Made Theatre.
January 20, 2020
Arts-Waves. Donna Seaman, author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists. Also: Review of Noura at Marin Theatre Company.
January 16, 2020
Bookwaves: Jeanette Winterson, author of Frankissstein: A Love Story.
January 13, 2020
Arts-Waves. Mona Golabek, performer, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through Feb. 16, 2020. Also: Review of Becky Nurse of Salem at Berkeley Rep.
January 9, 2020
Bookwaves: Michael Nava, author of the novel, Carved in Bone, a Henry Rios mystery.
Arts-Waves: Alla Kovgan, director of the film Cunningham, about the life and work of dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham.
January 2, 2020
Bookwaves: A.E. Van Vogt (1912-2000) author of several science fiction novels including The World of Null-A, Slan and Voyage of the Space Beagle, recorded in 1980, interviewed by Richard A. Lupoff & Lawrence Davidson. Digitized, remastered & re-edited by Richard Wolinsky, December 2019.
Contains links to earlier archives back 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)