Interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky

Featuring stimulating conversations with the world's leading authors. along with artists in other fields.
Produced in the studios of 
KPFA-FM, Berkeley California
 
 

BOOKWAVES
A Radio Program About Books
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
Check listings
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

Selected Programs:
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

Arts-Waves:
KFCF, 88.1 FM, Fresno, California
Mondays, 3:00 pm

On Line: http://www.kpfa.org/, 
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific

On Line: see individual station listings.

On Line archive: KPFA Cover to Cover Archives


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Judith S. Green
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Dedicated to the memory of

Denny Smithson, Andrea Lewis, Arlan Wendland, Wesley Burton,  Denise Foret, Dr. Steve Davis, Kathi Kamen Goldmark,  Molly Ivins, Melvin Wolinsky, Stephanie Harolde, Mary Berg, Frank M. Robinson
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Special thanks to: Jack Foley, Jennifer Stone, the legendary Susan Stone, Jim Bennett, Antonio Ortiz, Mike Biggs, members and graduates of the KPFA Apprentice Training Program, and many other KPFA staff members.

Also special thanks to all previous Cover to Cover Thursday & Probabilities former co-hosts and reviewers: Richard A Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson, Lisa Goldstein and Shelley Singer..

Recommended by the Independent Media Guild of Marin

Special thanks to Richard Lavin at Compass Digital for his assistance on this website.




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Arts-Waves programs
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Up Front Bay Area Theatre reviews

Radio Wolinsky podcast
Bay Area Theater podcast
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews hosted by CS Soong.

December 2, 2019
Arts-Waves: Jason Graae, lead actor, Scrooge in Love, at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theatre through December 22, 2019
Also: Review of Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill, at Custom Made Theatre
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 28, 2019
BookwavesAltamont 50th Anniversary: Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 54-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast 

November 25, 2019
Arts-Waves: Marc Bruni, co-director, The Tale of Desperaux, at Berkeley Rep thru Jan. 5, 2020.
Also: Review of "Mother of the Maid" at Marin Theatre Company.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 29-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. Rebroadcast. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director of A.C.T. American Conservatory Theatre.
Also review of Bull in a China Shop at Aurora.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 38-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Tea Obreht, author of Inland.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 31-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials. Recorded November 30, 2000. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 7, 2019
BookwavesTerry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 4, 2019
Arts-Waves: Gene Wolfe (1931-2019). Science fiction Grandmaster, author of The Book of the New Sun and other novels and short stories, who died on April 14, 2019. Recorded Thanksgiving weekend, 1982 in San Jose, California. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 31, 2019
Bookwaves: Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), author of the novels Bottle Grove and All The Dirty Parts; in the writers room of the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, artistic director of TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 28-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

October 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Nicholas Meyer, director and screenwriter, returns to Sherlock Holmes with the novel The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 21, 2019
Arts-Waves: Kate Attwell, playwright whose latest work is Test Match having its World Premiere at ACT’s Strand Theatre through Dec 8, 2019. 
Also: Review of "The Chinese Lady" at the Magic.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 28-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

September 30, 2019
Arts-Waves: Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of the play Mark Twain’s River of Song at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, through October 27, 2019,
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

September 26, 2019
Bookwaves: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of We Are The Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 23, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, recorded 2006
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 19, 2019
BookwavesEsi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 16, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tamilla Woodard, director of "Top Girls" at ACT Geary through Oct. 13, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 30-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

September 12, 2019
Bookwaves: Molly Ivins (1944-2006), co-author of Bushwhacked, recorded December 2003.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 9, 2019
Arts-Waves: Daniel Thomas, co-Executive Director of 42nd Street Moon theatre company. 
Also: Review of "Anastasia" at SHN Golden Gate.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

September 5, 2019
Bookwaves: Joshua Furst, author of the novel Revolutionaries.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 2, 2019
Arts-Waves: Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, recorded live at Pegasus Books in Berkeley
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 49-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 29, 2019
Bookwaves: Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 26, 2019
Arts-WavesNora Ephron (1941-2012). Recorded November 21,2010 during the tour for I Remember Nothing (and other reflections).
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 22, 2019
BookwavesAnn Beattie, author of the novel, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 19, 2019
Arts-Waves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame:The Hijacking of Reality, former co-tar of the television sitcom Family Ties.
Review: House of Joy, Cal Shakes
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 15, 2019
Bookwaves: Glen David Gold, whose latest book, just out in trade paper, is I Will Be Complete: A Memoir.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 12, 2019
Arts-Waves: John Fisher, performer/writer, A History of World War II at the Marsh through Sept. 7, 2019; Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

August 8, 2019
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, author of the novel, kaddish.com
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: Susan Oxtoby, curator of the BAMPFA film series, Against Authority: The Cinema of Masaki Kobayashi.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 28-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

July 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Susan Sontag (1933-2004), recorded while on tour for In America, her final novel, recorded March 16, 2000. Interviewers Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 15, 2019
Arts-WavesHa Jin, author of The Banished Immortal, a biography of the eighth century Chinese poet Li Bai (Li Po).
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 11, 2019
Bookwaves. Barry Lopez,  author of Horizon.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 8, 2019
Arts-WavesSteven Saylor, author of Throne of Caesar, just out in trade paper.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 8, 2019
Bookwaves: Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 56-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 1, 2019
Arts-Waves: Errol Morris, documentary film maker, author of The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality).
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 27, 2019
Bookwaves: Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series of books. Recorded June 14, 2007 for the book Michael Tolliver Lives.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

June 24, 2019
Arts-Waves: Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 51-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

June 20, 2019
Bookwaves: Joseph Heller (1923-1999) author of Catch-22 and its sequel Closing Time. Recorded October 17, 1994. Co-hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 54-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 17, 2019
Arts-WavesDavid Sedaris, author of Calypso.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 49-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 13, 2019
Bookwaves: Patricia Marx & Roz Chast, authors of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

June 10, 2019
Arts-Waves: Giovanna Sardelli, director of Archduke at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Arts thru June 30, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Bay Area Theater podcast.

June 6, 2019
Bookwaves: Tony Horwitz (1958-2019), author of Spying on the South.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 49-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

June 3, 2019
Arts-Waves: Frank Galati, director of 
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, at ACT Geary Theatre through June 23, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

May 30, 2019
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

May 6, 2019
Arts-Waves: Annette O'Toole, lead actor in the play The Good Book, at Berkeley Rep's Peet's Theatre through June 9, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

May 2, 2019
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, now in trade paperback.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 29, 2019
Arts-Waves: Kate Kilbane & Dan Moses, "The Kilbanes," creators and performers of Weightless, at ACT Strand through May 12, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

April 25, 2019
Bookwaves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and Executive Director, The Bay Area Book Festival, May 4-5, 2019 in downtown Berkeley.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: George RR Martin, before Game of Thrones. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff, recorded 1991.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Dave Eggers, author of The Parade.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 15, 2019
Pre-empted for KPFA 70th Anniversary.

April 11, 2019
Bookwaves: John Lanchester, author of the novel, The Wall.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended podcast to be posted.

April 8, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, now out in paperback.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 4, 2019
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel, There, There.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 1, 2019
Arts-Waves: The Jungle. Co-director Justin Martin and actor Amman Haj Ahmad discuss the play, The Jungle, at the Curran through May 18, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast.

March 28, 2019
Bookwaves: Kurt Vonnegut, recorded1991. Rebroadcast in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Slaughterhouse-5. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 31-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 25, 2019
Arts-Waves. Falsettos. Interviews with James Lapine, director; William Finn, composer/lyricist; Spencer Liff, choreographer; and Jordan Roth, producer of the musical Falsettos, now at SHN Golden Gate through April 14, 2019
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete James Lapine/William Finn interview
Complete Spencer Liff/Jordan Roth interview

March 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Brian Garfield (1939-2018) author of western fiction, Death Wish and Hopscotch.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 58-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

March 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, The Ufot Cycle. Her Portmanteau at ACT through 3/31/19. In Old Age at the Magic starting 3/27/19.
Program as heard on KPFA
Bay Area Theatre podcast

March 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Barry Eisler, author of The Killer Collective.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 52-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Don Reed, comedian, writer/performer That Don Reed Show at the Marsh, Berkeley through April 28, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

February 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Josh Costello, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company starting July 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

February 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Wes Craven (1930-2015). The noted horror director, author of the novel Fountain Society. Recorded October, 1999. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Francine du Plessix Gray (1930-2019), author of Them and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Recorded May, 2005.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 7, 2019
Bookwaves: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018). Recorded September, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 53-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 4, 2019
Arts-Waves: Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 31, 2019
Bookwaves: Joyce Maynard, author of a memoir, The Best of Us.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tim Kreider, author of I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 51-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Peter Carey, author of the novel A Long Way from Home.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 21, 2019
Arts-Waves: Pam McKinnon, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 28-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

January 17, 2019
Bookwaves: Carol Channing (1921-2019) noted Broadway star and author of Just Lucky I Guess, a memoir, recorded 2002.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 64-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 14, 2019
Arts-Waves: Trina Robbins, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 10, 2019
Bookwaves: Amos Oz (1939-2018), noted Israeli novelist and peace activist, recorded November 2004.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

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.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 3, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled, From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Archive for 2018
Contains links to earlier archives back to 2001. 

YOU TUBE Excerpt:
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011

Special Salman Rushdie Video Interview
Richard Wolinsky talks with Salman Rushdie at Montalvo Arts Center, May 20, 2007

ALPHABETICAL ARCHIVES
All Bookwaves shows that can be heard on-line are listed and linked alphabetically.

In Memoriam
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)  
2000 Interview  Science Fiction of the 20th
    Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
    Recorded February 9, 2000   (40 min)
2004 Interview The Donor
   Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)


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