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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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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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.


July 15, 2019
Arts-WavesHa Jin, author of The Banished Immortal, a biography of the eighth century Chinese poet Li Bai (Li Po).

July 11, 2019
Bookwaves. Barry Lopez,  author of Horizon.

July 8, 2019
Arts-WavesSteven Saylor, author of Throne of Caesar.

July 8, 2019
Bookwaves: Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains.

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

December 31, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jacqueline Woodson, author of the novel,  Another Brooklyn
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 27, 2018
Bookwaves: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012).
Archival interview recorded in 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

December 24, 2018
Arts-Waves: Richard Adams (1920-2016), author of  Watership Down and The Plague Dogs.
First aired 1978. Aired on the second anniversary of his death. A new version of Watership Down has just been added to Netflix.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35 -minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 20, 2018
Bookwaves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame:The Hijacking of Reality, former co-tar of the television sitcom Family Ties.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Frank Bonham (1915-1988). Archive interview with the author of westerns and young adult novels. Interviewers: Lawrence Davidson & Bill Pronzini.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 45-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musicals Tuck Everlasting, at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through Dec. 30, 2018,  Amelie and the forthcoming Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep with previews starting on Dec. 30, 2018.
Program as Heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

November 29, 2018
BookwavesOctavia Butler (1947-2006). Interview recorded November 1998 with Richard A. Lupoff & Richard Wolinsky
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 26, 2018
Arts-Waves: Taylor Mac, writer, performer, and co-director, and Niegel Smith, co-director, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce at the Curran in San Francisco through December 1, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Taylor Mac interview Radio Wolinsky podcast
Niegel Smith interview Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 22, 2018
Bookwaves: Jeffrey Eugenides, whose latest book is a collection, Fresh Complaint.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 39-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 18, 2018
Arts-Waves: Dancer Joey Arrigo, acrobat Bradley Henderson and publicist Steven Ross from Cirque du Soleil "Volta."
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 28-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 15, 2018
Bookwaves: Esi Edugyan, author of the novel, Washington Black.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.

November 12, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jonathan Lethem in Berkeley. Excerpts from an interview recorded on March 13, 2016 in front of a live audience.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 70-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 8, 2018
BookwavesHelen Benedict, author of  the novel Wolf Season.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 5, 2018
Arts-Waves: John Fisher, Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

November 1, 2018
Bookwaves: Andre Dubus III, whose latest novel is Gone So Long,
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 29, 2018
Arts-WavesRoz Chast, whose latest book is Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 25, 2018
Bookwaves: Ben Fountain, author of  Beautiful Country, Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 22, 2018
Arts-Waves: Jeanine Tesori, composer, and Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, Fun Home, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through
October 28, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 18, 2018
Bookwaves: Gary Shteyngart, author of the novel Lake Success.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 15, 2018
Arts-Waves: Rupert Everett, actor and director, the film The Happy Prince. Also: Playwright Charles Busch on drag.
Program as heard on KPFA
Rupert Everett 19-minute interview podcast
Charles Busch 40-minute interview podcast

October 11, 2018
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled Calypso.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 49-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

October 8, 2018
Arts-Waves: Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, director of Sweat at ACT Geary, through Oct. 21, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast 

September 17, 2018
Arts-Waves: Johanna Pfaelzer, the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season. Also: Loretta Greco, director of Sweat, at ACT Geary through Oct. 21, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Johanna Pfaelzer interview podcast
Loretta Greco interview podcast

September 13, 2018
Bookwaves: Charles Busch, playwright, Red Scare on Sunset, at New Conservatory Theatre 
Sept 21-Oct 21, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 10, 2018
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, Artistic Director, Theatreworks Palo Alto.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

September 3, 2018
Arts-Waves: Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion. Recorded live June 9, 2015.
Program as heard on KPFA

August 30, 2018
Bookwaves. Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, recorded live at Pegasus Books, Solano Ave., Berkeley, Nov. 30, 2017. Aired for the first time.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 49-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 27, 2018
Arts-Waves: Erik Larson. author of  In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. First aired on July 21, 2011.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 23, 2018
Bookwaves: Erroi Morris, documentary film maker and author of The Ashtray (Or the Man Who Denied Reality)
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 20, 2018
Arts-Waves: Joseph Kanon, author of the novel The Defectors.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 16, 2018
Bookwaves: Sir Vidia’s Shadow: Paul Theroux discusses V.S. Naipal (1932-2018). Interview from 1998 with Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

August 13, 2018
Arts-Waves: Bill English Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Bay Area Theater 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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