2024 Program Archives & Comments

A listing of books discussed and interviews conducted 
on the Bookwaves/Artwaves Hour. All programs can be heard below or at  www.kpfa.org for the podcast. Because archived material is timed to begin exactly on the hour, recorded shows may start seconds or minutes after the link begins playing. All interviews are conducted by Richard Wolinsky, unless otherwise noted.
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April 25, 2024 - Hour Show
Trina Robbins (1938-2024), comic book artist and historian of women in comics, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing, recorded February 6, 2018.
Complete 43-minute interview.

Robert MacNeil (1931-2024), PBS anchor, the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour, author of the memoir, Looking for My Country, recorded April 12, 2003..

April 18, 2024 - Hour Show
Don Winslow, author of City in Ruins, third volume in his Danny Ryan trilogy, and the final book before retirement. Don Winslow also creates anti-Trump videos for X (Twitter).
Complete 33-minute interview.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer. Recorded in in the KPFA studios,May 5, 2016.
Complete 40-minute interview.

Theatre Review: Tiger Style! at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through Apirl 18, 2024.

April 11, 2024 - Hour Show
Margot Livesey, author of the novel, The Road 
from Belhaven.
Complete 52-minute interview

Theatre Review: Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord at ACT Strand through May 5, 2024.

April 4, 2024 - Hour Show
Rebecca Makkai, author of the novel I Have Some Questions for You, now out in trade paper
Complete 50-minute Interview.

Otessa Moshfegh, author of the short story collection, Homesick for Another World. Recorded February 2, 2017. 
Complete 38-minute interview..

March 28, 2024 - Hour Show
Susan Oxtoby, curator, Pacific Film Archive, discussing the films of director Agnes Varda (1928-2019) as part of a retrospective that runs at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive through May 5, 2024.
Complete 41-minute Interview.

Burton Lane (1912-1997) Part Two
Complete 69-minute Interview.

Theatre Review: The 39 Steps at San Francisco Playhouse through April 20, 2024.

March 21, 2024 - Hour Show
Burton Lane (1912-1997), Broadway composer, Finian's Rainbow, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. George Gershwin protege. Interview recorded for an uncompleted Gershwin documentary, recorded August 17, 1992. 
Complete 69-minute interview

Theatre Review: The Far Country at Berkeley Rep through April 14, 2024.

March 14, 2024 - Hour Show
David Thomson, author of The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War on Film, interview in conjunction with Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive.
Complete 56-minute Interview.

Theatre Review: Queen at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through March 31, 2024.

February 15, 2024  - Hour Show
Walter Mosley, author of the Easy Rawlins mystery series and other works, recorded October 25, 1992 while on tour for White Butterfly. Digitized Feb. 2024. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. 
Complete 38-minute Interview.

Jack O'Brien, author of Jack in the Box, or How to Goddamn Direct, now out in trade paperback.
Complete 57-minute Interview.

Theatre Review: My Home on the Moon at SF Playhouse through Feb. 24, 2024.

February 8, 2024 - Hour Show
Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018), Hugo and Nebula Award winner, science fiction/fantasy and mystery fiction author, recorded on tour for her novel Malice Prepense, August 5, 1996. Digitized Feb. 2024. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
Complete 44-minute Interview.

Jesse Green, New York Times theatre critic, excerpt from an interview recorded Sept. 28, 2022 while on virtual tour for Shy, co-written with Mary Rodgers.
Complete 48-minute Interview

Theatre Review:  Cult of Love at Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre through March 3, 2024.

Theatre Review:  MJ The Musical at BroadwaySF Orpheum Theatre through Feb. 25, 2024.

February 1, 2024 - Hour Show
The Story of Bushman. Film director Rob Nillson, activist Gail Schickele and archivist Jon Shibata discuss the 1971 film Bushman and its director David Schickele. A restored Bushman is shown at BAMPFA Feb. 4 and 24. 
Complete 54-minute podcast.

Theatre Review: How I Learned What I Learned at TheatreWorks Mountain View thru February 4, 2024.

Theatre Review: Babes in Ho-lland, at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage thru Feb. 10, 2024.

January 25, 2024 - Hour Show
Jane Smiley, author of A Dangerous Business, now out in trade paperback. Recorded via Zencastr, January 23, 2023.
Complete 35-minute Interview.

Harlan Coben,noir and thriller author, recorded on tour for Fool Me Oncenow a Netflix miniseries, March 26, 2016 in the KPFA studios.
Complete 41-minute Interview.

Theatre Review: The Wiz, at Broadway SF Golden Gate Theatre through February 11, 2024.

January 18, 2024 - Hour Show
Terry Bisson (1942-2024), science fiction and fantasy author and activist, recorded January20, 2013 on the publication of his final novel, Any Day Now. 
Complete 41-minute Interview.

Roger Ebert (1942-2013), film critic, recorded March 3, 2005 while on tour for The Great Movies II. 
Complete 47-minute Interview.

January 11, 2024 - Hour Show
Helen Benedict, co-author (with Eyad Awwadawnon) of Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece, recorded October 25, 2022.
Complete 54-minute Interview

Theatre Podcast: Bay Area Theatre in 2023, and the 10 Best Shows of the Year.

January 4, 2024 - Hour Show
Martin Amis (1949-2023) recorded on tour for The Zone of Interest, October 29, 2014. 
Complete 35-minute intervew.

Amos Oz (1939-2018) recorded on tour for his memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, December 7, 2004. 
Complete 44-minute Interview