Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
Fund-Drive pre-emption May 11-25
May 8, 2017
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Allen, co-author, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.
May 4, 2017
Bookwaves: Peter Brook, co-director, Battlefield at ACT Geary through May 21, 2017.
May 1, 2017
Arts-Waves: Simon McBurney, actor/director, The Encounter at the Curran through May 7, 2017..
April 27, 2017
Bookwaves: Ian Rankin, author of the novel, Rather Be The Devil
April 24, 2017
Arts-Waves: Susan Faludi, author of the memoir, In The Darkroom. Rebroadcast.
April 20, 2017
Bookwaves: Ariel Levy, author of the memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply
April 17, 2017
Arts-Waves: Laura Tillman, author of The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts. Rebroadcast.
April 13, 2017
Bookwaves: Bill Pronzini, author of the novel The Violated.
April 10, 2017
Arts-Waves: Robert Hurwitt, former theatre critic, San Francisco Chronicle
April 6, 2017
Bookwaves: Paul Auster, author of 4 3 2 1
April 3, 2017
Arts-Waves: Bharati Mukerjee (1940-2017)
2011 interview: Miss New India.
March 30, 2017
Bookwaves: Otessa Moshfegh, author of Homesick for Another World.
March 27, 2017
Arts-Waves: Steven Bach (1938-2009), author of Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl.
Interview recorded May 7, 2007.
March 23, 2017
Bookwaves: Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God.
March 20, 2017
Arts-Waves: Josh and Jacob Kornbluth: creators of the film Love and Taxes.
March 16, 2017
Bookwaves: George Saunders, author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
March 13, 2017
Arts-Waves: Liesl Tommy, director, and Ayesha Jordan, actor, Eclipsed at the Curran through March 19, 2017.
KPFA Fund Drive: Feb 21-Mar 11, 2017
February 20, 2017
Arts-Waves: Dan Hoyle, writer/performer, The Real Americans, at The Marsh thru Feb. 25
February 16, 2017
Bookwaves; Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author of Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds.
February 13, 2017
Arts-Waves: Paul Theroux, author of Deep South
February 9, 2017
Bookwaves: Maria Semple, author of the novel Today Will Be Different
February 6, 2017
Arts-Waves: Carey Perloff interviews Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Ursula Rani Sarma, playwright of the ACT production.
February 2, 2017
Bookwaves: Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise. Q&A from January 25, 2017 event
January 30, 2017
Arts-Waves: Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, and Jeanine Tesori, composer of the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home, at the Curran Theatre through February 19, 2017.
January 26, 2017
Bookwaves: Robert Olen Butler, author of the novel Perfume River.
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)