Interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky


Featuring stimulating conversations with the world's leading authors.
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
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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.

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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June 18, 1924-September 17, 2013


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..

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




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These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews.

July 12, 2018
Bookwaves: Nancy McLean author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 56-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 9, 2018
Arts-Waves: American Conservatory Theatre Special: Carey Perloff interviews Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Ursula Rani Sarma, playwright of the ACT production, which runs July 17-29, 2018. Recorded January 17, 2017 on stage at the Geary Theatre.
Program as heard on KPFA

July 5, 2018
Bookwaves: Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)
Interview recorded recorded in San Francisco on September 15, 1997, while he was on tour for his collection, Slippage. Hosts; Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
Program heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

July 2, 2018
Arts-Waves: Salman Rushdie, author of the novel  The Golden House.
Program heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 28, 2018
Bookwaves: 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 25, 2018
Arts-Waves: Adam Gopnik, author of At The Strangers Gate.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 54-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 21, 2018
Bookwaves (Art-Waves Special): Len Cariou, solo performer, Broadway and the Bard, at the Lesher Center, June 21-24, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 18, 2018
Arts-Waves: Octavio Solis, playwright of Quixote Nuevo at California Shakespeare Theatre, June 13 through July 1, 2018,
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

June 14, 2018
Bookwaves: Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
Program based on interviews recorded November 6, 1995 with Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff and May 19, 1998 with Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 55-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 11, 2018
Arts-Waves: David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, playwright and composer of Soft Power, at the Curran Theatre June 20-July 8, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

June 7, 2018 
Bookwaves: Tayari Jones, author of the novel, An American Marriage
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

June 4, 2018
Arts-Waves: Sheryl Kaller & Pamela Gray, director and playwright of A Walk on the Moon at ACT Geary Theatre, June 9-July 1, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

May 31, 2018
Bookwaves: Isaac Butler and Dan Kois, authors of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 59-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

May 28, 2018
Arts-Waves: Tom Perrotta, author of the novels Mrs. Fletcher and The Leftovers.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

May 7, 2018
Arts-Waves: Liz Diamond, director of Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, April 25 - May 20, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

May 3, 2018
Bookwaves: Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 30, 2018
Arts-Waves: Ian Rankin, author of the novel, Rather Be The Devil
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 51-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast​

Posted April 30, 2018
Podcast: Tom Alan Robbins, actor, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018
Complete 20-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

April 26, 2018
Bookwaves: Tony Kushner, playwright, Angels in America, recorded March 17, 2006.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 23, 2018
Arts-Waves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and director of the Bay Area Book Fair, April 28-29, 2018 in Berkeley.
Program as heard on KPFA
26-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 19, 2018
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, author of the novel Less, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 32-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 16, 2018
Arts-Waves: Michael Mayer, director, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
17-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

April 12, 2018
Bookwaves: Ariel Levy, author of the memoir The Rules Do Not Apply.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

April 9, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jessica Hagedorn, playwright of The Gangster of Love, at the Magic Theatre, April 11-May 6, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

April 6, 2018
Bookwaves: Steven Saylor, author of The Throne of Caesar.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Posted April 4, 2018
Podcast: Rachel York, actor, Head Over Heels, at the Curran April 10 - May 6, 2018
Complete 10-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

April 2, 2018
Arts-Waves: Paul Auster, author of 4 3 2 1
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 29, 2018
Bookwaves: Peter Carey, author of the novel, 
A Long Way from Home.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 26, 2018
Arts-Waves: Richard Fouts, playwright and Suze, Allen, director, The Birthday Lottery at Z Space, March 29 - April 1, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

March 22, 2018
Bookwaves: Joyce Maynard, author of the memoir, The Best of Us.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 19, 2018
Arts-Waves: Ryan Weible, director, Saturday Night by Stephen Sondheim, at 42nd St. Moon Gateway Theatre through April 15, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

March 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Tim Kreider, author of I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 51-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

March 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Peter Mayle (1939-2018), author of A Year in Provence and Encore Provence. Recorded October 18, 1999.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 19, 2018
Arts-Waves: Otessa Moshfegh, author of Homesick for Another World.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Trina Robbins, author of the memoir,  Last Girl Standing.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Joy Carlin, director, Widowers' Houses by George Bernard Shaw at Aurora Theatre through March 4, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

February 5, 2018
Arts-Waves: Margaret Atwood, 1989.
Interview recorded February 22, 1989, focusing on The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye. Hosts:
Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lisa Goldstein
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 31-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

February 1, 2018
Bookwaves: Ursula K. LeGuin (1928-2018)
Interview recorded September 29, 2000 while on tour of The Telling. Hosts; Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 53-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 29, 2018
Arts-Waves: George Saunders, author of the novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 25, 2018
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 22, 2018
Arts-Waves: John Kolvenbach, playwright, Reel to Reel, at Magic Theatre through February 25, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

January 18, 2018
Bookwaves: Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 15, 2018
Arts-Waves: The Gershwin Project II: Deena Rosenberg, author of Fascinating Rhythm and Michael Strunsky of the Gershwin Trust, recorded August 14, 1992. 
Hosts: Richard Wolinsky & Alex Davis. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 11, 2018
Bookwaves: Sue Grafton (1940-2017)
Program contains excerpts from two interviews
April 17, 1989 F is for Fugitive
April 13, 1992 I is for Innocent
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast 

January 8, 2018
Arts-Waves: Judith Ivey, actress, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, directed by Carey Perloff, at ACT Geary Theatre through February 4, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 29-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

January 4, 2018
Bookwaves: Helen Benedict, author of the novel Wolf Season.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

January 1, 2018
Arts-Waves: Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise. Recorded live January 23, 2017.
Rebroadcast.
Program as heard on KPFA

December 28, 2017
Bookwaves: Kate Jessica Raphael, author of  Murder Under the Fig Tree: A Palestine Mystery. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 25, 2017
Arts-Waves: James Gleick, author of Time Travel.
Recorded before the current administration; would that we could go back. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 36-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 21, 2017
Bookwaves: Jeffrey Eugenides, author of the collection, Fresh Complaint.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 18, 2017
Arts-Waves: Richard Connema, Bay Area theatre critic, Hollywood stills photographer, 1946-1993.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 4, 2017
Arts-Waves: Rabih Alameddine, author of The Angel of History. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 46-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 30, 2017
Bookwaves: Bill Hayes, author of Insomniac City: New York, Oliver and Me, and co-editor of the posthumous collection of essays, The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 27, 2017
Arts-Waves: Lisa Peterson, Associate Director of Berkeley Rep, and director of Watch On The Rhine at Berkeley Rep through Jan.12, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 29-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 23, 2017
Bookwaves: Margot Livesey, author of the novel Mercury. Rebroadcast
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 20, 2017
Arts-Waves: Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse. Yearly update on the past season, the upcoming season and Playhouse projects and programs.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

November 16, 2017
Bookwaves: Roz Chast, author of Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York and cartoonist in The New Yorker magazine.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 13, 2017
Arts-Waves: Emma Keith, producer of England's National Theatre Live telecasts.
Program as heard on KPFA
Bay Area Theater podcast (26 minutes)

November 9, 2017
Bookwaves: Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 6, 2017
Arts-Waves: Maria Semple, author of the novel Today Will Be Different. Rebroadcast.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 2, 2017
Bookwaves: Salman Rushdie, author of The Golden House.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

October 30, 2017
Arts-Waves. Loretta Greco, Artistic Director, Magic Theatre; director, The Eva Trilogy by Barbara Hammond, through Nov. 12, 2017 at the Magic.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

October 26, 2017
Bookwaves: Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 56-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 23, 2017
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Moscone, Chief of Civic Engagement at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

October 19, 2017
Bookwaves: Adam Gopnik, author of At The Strangers Gate
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 54-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 16, 2017
Arts-Waves: Susan Vreeland (1946-2017) author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue and The Passion or Artimisia, recorded in 2002.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 12, 2017
Bookwaves: Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 9, 2017
Arts-Waves: Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant and winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 5, 2017
Bookwaves: Joseph Kanon, author of the novel Defectors.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 2, 2017
Arts-Waves: Lillian Ross (1918-2017), recorded in 2002 while on tour for her memoir, Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 11, 2017
Arts-Waves: Taylor Mac, playwright/performer, A 24 Decade History of Popular Music.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 31-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

September 7, 2017
Bookwaves: Andrew Sean Greer, author of the novel Less. 
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 32-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 4, 2017
Arts-Waves: Christina Augello, Artistic Director, San Francisco Fringe Festival, Sept 8-23, 2017
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 29-minute Bay Area Theater podcast


Archive for 2016
Contains links to earlier archives 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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