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.
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves, Arts-Waves, and the Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews hosted by CS Soong..
September 1, 2022
Bookwaves: Mary Roach, author of Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law.
Bookwaves: Stuart Woods (1938-2022), author of Chiefs, L.A. Times, New York Dead.
Complete 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.
August 25, 2022
Bookwaves: Joyce Carol Oates, author of 'Blonde," recorded May 3, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Digitized & edited August 2022.
Artwaves: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director, Marin Theatre Company on the upcoming 2022-2023 season.
August 18, 2022
Bookwaves: Salman Rushdie, author of Quichotte.
Artwaves: Hershey Felder, creator/performer, Chopin in Paris, at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts through September 11, 2022.
August 11, 2022
Bookwaves: Paul Rudnick, author of the novel Playing The Palace.
August 4, 2022
Bookwaves: Christopher Moore, author of Razzmatazz.
Bookwaves: Martin Amis, author of The Zone of Interest, recorded 2014. interview excerpt.
July 14, 2022
Bookwaves: Susan Faludi, author of In The Darkroom. Interview recorded October 5, 2016.
Bookwaves: James Salter (1925-2015) Literary critic, novelist, interview recored for his memoir, Burning the Days, October 7, 1997.
Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
July 7, 2022
Artwaves: Peter Brook (1925-2022) Legendary theatre director, recorded April, 2017 while co-directing Battlefield at ACT.
Bookwaves: Tess Gerritsen, co-author (with Gary Braver) of Choose Me.
June 30, 2022
Bookwaves: David Sedaris, author of the essay collection, Happy Go Lucky.
June 9, 2022
Artwaves: Christine Dwyer, actress, Ragtime at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Mountain View Center for the Arts.
Bookwaves: Flynn Berry, author of the novel Northern Spy.
June 2, 2022
Artwaves: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director, Marin Theatre Company; director, The Sound Inside.
Artwaves: KJ Sanchez, director/co-adaptor, Romeo y Juliet at California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes)
Theatre Review: The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, at San Francisco Playhouse.
May 5, 2022
Bookwaves: Don Winslow, author of City on Fire, political writer/video producer.
Bookwaves: David Thomson, author of A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.
April 28, 2022
Bookwaves: A.O. Scott, film critic for the New York Times, author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth. Recorded April 2016.
Artwaves: Max Von Sydow (1929-2020). Short interview with the actor, recorded December 1980. with Richard Wolinsky and Lawrence Davidson.
April 21, 2022
(this program did not air as scheduled but appears as a podcast).
Two Science Fiction Masters
Ursula K. LeGuin (1929-2018), author of The Earthsea Trilogy, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness and other novels.
Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Recorded in 1983 and 2000.
Gene Wolfe (1931-2019), author of The Book of the New Sun trilogy and other novels.
interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff/Lawrence Davidson. Recorded Nov. 1982.
April 14, 2022
Bookwaves: Brian Garfield (1939-2018), author of Wild Times, Death Wish and other novels. Interviewers: Richard A. Lupoff/Richard Wolinsky/Lawrence Davidson. Recorded in 1983.
April 7, 2022
Bookwaves: Robert Macfarlane, author of Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places.
Bookwaves: Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man, recorded in November 2015.
March 31, 2022
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Artwaves: Margo Hall, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, actor and director.
Artwaves: Jan Hunter, director, Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at the Magic in Fort Mason through April 16, 2022.
March 24, 2022
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives
Artwaves: Wayne Wang, film director, Part Two
Artwaves: Susan Oxtoby, curator, Federico Fellini retrospective at BAMPFA
Theatre Review: Passing Strange, at Shotgun Players through April 23, 2022.
March 17, 2022
Artwaves: Paul Gordon, composer/lyricist/librettist, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: A New Musical, at TheatreWorks Palo Alto Lucie Stern Theater through April 3, 2022.
Artwaves: Wayne Wang, film director, Chan is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, Smoke. A retrospective of his work is now at BAMPFA. First of two parts, concludes next week.
Theatre Review: Dot by Colman Domingo, at New Conservatory Theatre Center through April 3, 2022.
February 17, 2022
Bookwaves: Wil Haygood, author of Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World
Artwaves: Bill English, Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse. Director, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, through March 5, 2022.
February 10, 2022
Bookwaves: Joseph Hansen (1923-2004), author of the Dave Brandstetter mystery series, the first featuring a gay detective. Recorded June 14, 1990. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Artwaves: Janis Ian, singer/songwriter. Recorded June 14, 2008 while on tour for her memoir, Society's Child.
Theatre Review: Heroes of the Fourth Turning, At SF Playhouse through March 5, 2022.
February 3, 2022
Bookwaves: Art Spiegelman, author of Maus, aired originally on December 7, 2000. Interviewer: Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Octavia Butler (1947-2006), noted science fiction author. Interviewed by Richard Wolinsky/Richard. A. Lupoff. Recorded 1983.
Theatre Review: Freestyle Love Supreme, at ACT Geary through February 13, 2022.
January 27, 2022
Bookwaves: Andrew Vachss (1942-2021), noted noir author and child abuse activist, recorded June 22, 1991. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown.
January 20, 2022
Artwaves: Kathy Geritz, film curator at BAM/PFA discussing the films of Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety.
Bookwaves: Joan Didion (1934-2021), noted novelist and essayist, recorded October 23, 2003.
January 13, 2022
Artwaves: Itamar Moses, librettist, The Band's Visit, at BroadwaySF Geary Theater through February 6, 2022.
January 6, 2022
Bookwaves: Anne Rice (1941-2021) author of The Vampire Chronicles and other novels, recorded December 2, 2016.
December 30, 2021
Artwaves: Steven Sondheim (1930--2021) Interview conducted for Finishing The Hat, recorded in San Francisco November 10, 2010.
Theatre Review: The Woman in Black, at ACT Strant through January 16, 2022.
December 23, 2021
Bookwaves: Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black and other Gothic novels.
Artwaves: Rita Moreno, noted actress, recorded September 16, 2011 while performing Rita Moreno: Life Without Make-up.
December 2, 2021
Artwaves: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021), Legendary Broadway composer/lyricist. Recorded in San Francisco, November 24, 2011.
Artwaves: Nancy Opel, Broadway performer, The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol at BroadwaySF Golden Gate Theater through December 26, 2021
Theatre Review: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley at Marin Theatre Company.
November 25, 2021
Bookwaves: Jan Morris (1926-2020), travel writer and historian.
1999 Interview. Career retrospective, recorded August 8, 1999. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
2001 Interview. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, recorded November 16, 2001. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete interview to be posted.
November 18, 2021
Artwaves: Ralph Steadman, frequent artistic collaborator with Hunter S. Thompson, author of Ralph Steadman: A Life in Ink.
Bookwaves: Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time series of novels, now an Amazon Prime TV series. Recorded January 3, 2003.
November 11, 2021
Bookwaves: Vanessa Veselka, author of the novels Zazen and The Great Offshore Grounds.
Bookwaves: Robert B. Parker (1932-2010), author of the Spenser novels and other detective fiction, recorded spring, 1981. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Lawrence Davidson
November 4 2021
Bookwaves: Carl Hiaasen, author of the novel Squeeze Me!
Bookwaves: P.D. James (1920-2014) Noted noir and detective fiction writer, interview recorded February 1, 1990. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
October 28, 2021
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of the novel Bewilderment.
Artwaves: Michael Gene Sullivan, playwright,
The Great Khan, at SF Playhouse through November 13, 2021.
October 21, 2021
Bookwaves: Daniel Handler, writing as Lemony Snicket, author of Poison for Breakfast.
Artwaves: Tim Bond, Artistic Director, TheaterWorks Silicon Valley.
October 14, 2021
Bookwaves: Mary Roach, author of Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law
Bookwaves: Frank Herbert (1920-1986), author of Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune. Recorded July 4, 2021. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson.
September 16, 2021
Bookwaves: Mick LaSalle, author of Dream State: California in the Movies.
Bookwaves: Stephen Greenblatt, author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, recorded 2005.
September 9, 2021
Artwaves: Eric Ting, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes).
Artwaves: The Gershwin Project III: Kitty Carlisle Hart (1910-2007), recorded 2002.
September 2, 2021
Bookwaves: Andrew Altschul, author of the novel, The Gringa.
Bookwaves: Margaret Atwood, author of The Penelopeiad and Moral Disorder: Writing with Intent, recorded December, 2006.
August 26, 2021
Bookwaves: Masters of Science Fiction:
Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) author of the Foundation series, I Robot, The Gods Themselves. Recorded August 10, 1983.
Ray Bradbury (1920-2021) author of The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Farenheit 451, The Illustrated Man. Recorded 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
August 19, 2021
Bookwaves: Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.
Bookwaves: W. P. Kinsella (1935-2016) author of Shoeless Joe (Field of Dreams). Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
August 12, 2021
Artwaves: Jack Arnold (1916-1992), film director, Creature from the Black Lagoon, It Came from Outer Space, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Mouse That Roared. Recorded at Universal Studios, 1980. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky, Lawrence Davidson, Richard A. Lupoff.
August 5, 2021
Artwaves: Sean San Jose, artistic director, Magic Theater, San Francisco
Bookwaves: Tony Horwitz (1958-2019) author of Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War, recorded in 2011
July 15, 2021
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award
2003 interview: The Time of Our Singing
2018 Interview: The Overstory
July 7, 2021
Bookwaves: Tess Gerritsen, author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels, mystery and thriller author.
2004 Interview: Body Double, a Rizzoli and Isles novel.
2021 Interview: Choose Me, co-authored by Gary Braver.
July 1, 2021
Bookwaves: Bonnie Tsui, author of Why We Swim.
Bookwaves: Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. Recorded in June, 2016.
June 24, 2021
Bookwaves: Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series of novels.
2007 Interview: Michael Tolliver Lives
2015 Interview: The Days of Anna Madrigal
June 17, 2021
Bookwaves: Paul Rudnick, author of the novel Playing the Palace and the HBO film Coastal Elites.
June 10, 2021
Art-Waves: Kate MacKay, curator of a retrospective of the "Four Seasons" films by Eric Rohmer at BAM/PFA through July 28, 2021.
Art-Waves: Jeanne Sakata, playwright, Hold These Truths, at SF Playhouse through July 3, 2021.
June 3, 2021
Bookwaves: Flynn Berry, author of the novel Northern Spy.
Art-Waves: Jacques D'Amboise (1934-2021)
2011 interview recorded while he was on tour for his memoir I Was a Dancer.
For older interviews, links to previous years can be found by going to last year's archive.
Damon Knight (1922-2002), science fiction novelist and editor, author of the classic short story, "To Serve Man." Recorded July 3, 1983. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Posted May 2, 2021,
Margaret Atwood, author of The Blind Assassin, recorded September 14, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Posted April 4, 2021.
May 6, 2021
Bookwaves: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) interviewed September. 1991 by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Verge
April 29, 2021
Bookwaves: David Thomson, author of A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.
Art-Waves: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep. The Waves in Quarantine runs at the Berkeley Rep website through May 28, 2021.
April 22, 2021
Bookwaves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and Executive Director of the Bay Area Book Festival, streaming May 1-9, 2021.
Art-Waves: Jason Graae, performer, Perfect Hermany, the songs of Jerry Herman, streaming through the 42nd Street Moon website, April 10 - May 2, 2021.
April 8, 2021
Bookwaves: Larry McMurtry (1936-2021), author of Lonesome Dove, co-author (with Diana Ossana) of Pretty Boy Floyd. Recorded October 13, 1994. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, atuhor of the novel kaddish.com
April 1, 2021: Web Only program
Art-Waves: Paul Kantner (1941-2016) Singer/songwriter with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. Recorded February 9, 1984. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Bookwaves: Frederik Pohl (1918-2013) author of Man-Plus, Gateway and other novels, science fiction Grandmaster. Recorded October 1978. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff/Lawrence Davidson
March 25, 2021: Sisters in Crime Special
Bookwaves: Margaret Maron (1938-2021) noted mystery author of the Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott series, died February 23, 2021. Interview recorded June 6, 1994. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff
Bookwaves: Sue Grafton (1940-2017). Author of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries. Compilation of two interviews recorded August 17, 1989 and April 13, 1992. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
March 18, 2021
Art-Waves: Lauren Gunderson, playwright, The Catastrophist, at Marin Theatre Company's website through July 24, 2021.
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel author of From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union.
March 11, 2021
Bookwaves: Jane Smiley, author of the novel Perestroika in Paris.
Bookwaves: Jeanette Winterson, author of the novel Frankissstein.
Clark Blaise & Bharati Mukherjee at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley, 2011
Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014)
Century: An Illustrated History; Waiting
Recorded February 9, 2000 (40 min)
Aired September 9, 2004 (34 min)