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.
Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
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 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
Bookwaves: Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Verge
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.
December 30, 2019
Arts-Waves: John Skelley (Harry), Yanna McIntosh (Hermoine) and David Abeles (Ron), stars of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Curran Theater in San Francisco.
Also: Review of The Tale of Despereaux at Berkeley Rep.
December 26, 2019
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel There, There.
December 23, 2019
Arts-Waves: Nick Tosches (1949-2019), author of the novel Trinities, journalist and biographer. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff, recorded October 19, 1994.
Also: Review of Pride & Prejudice at TheatreWorks Palo Alto.
December 19, 2019
Bookwaves: Sarah Ruhl, playwright, Becky Nurse of Salem, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theater through January 26, 2020.
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
November 28, 2019
Bookwaves: Altamont 50th Anniversary: Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.
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.
November 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. Rebroadcast.
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.
November 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Tea Obreht, author of Inland.
November 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials. Recorded November 30, 2000.
November 7, 2019
Bookwaves: Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing.
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
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.
October 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, artistic director of TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley.
October 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Nicholas Meyer, director and screenwriter, returns to Sherlock Holmes with the novel The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols.
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.
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)