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
Mondays, 3:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm Pacific
On Line: see individual station listings.
Bookwaves & Arts-Waves
These podcasts contain extended interviews from Bookwaves and Arts-Waves. Bay Area Theater also contains reviews, commentaries, and guest interviews hosted by CS Soong.
Bookwaves and Arts-Waves pre-empted for KPFA Winter Fund Drive.
February 10, 2020
Arts-Waves. Jim Lehrer (1934-2020). Host, PBS NewHour, 1975-2009. Recorded on tour for his novel Purple Dots, October 19, 1998. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff. Also: Review of Tiny Beautiful Things at SF Playhouse.
Program as heard on KPFA
February 6, 2020
Bookwaves: Will Eno, playwright, Wakey Wakey, at ACT Geary Theatre through February 16, 2020.
February 3, 2020
Arts-Waves. Susan Oxtoby, curator of the Federico Fellini at 100 retrospective at BAM/PFA in Berkeley. Also: Review of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Custom Made Theatre.
January 20, 2020
Arts-Waves. Donna Seaman, author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists. Also: Review of Noura at Marin Theatre Company.
January 16, 2020
Bookwaves: Jeanette Winterson, author of Frankissstein: A Love Story.
January 13, 2020
Arts-Waves. Mona Golabek, performer, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through Feb. 16, 2020. Also: Review of Becky Nurse of Salem at Berkeley Rep.
January 9, 2020
Bookwaves: Michael Nava, author of the novel, Carved in Bone, a Henry Rios mystery.
Arts-Waves: Alla Kovgan, director of the film Cunningham, about the life and work of dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham.
January 2, 2020
Bookwaves: A.E. Van Vogt (1912-2000) author of several science fiction novels including The World of Null-A, Slan and Voyage of the Space Beagle, recorded in 1980, interviewed by Richard A. Lupoff & Lawrence Davidson. Digitized, remastered & re-edited by Richard Wolinsky, December 2019.
December 30, 2019
Arts-Waves: John Skelley (Harry), Yanna McIntosh (Hermoine) and David Abeles (Ron), stars of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Curran Theater in San Francisco.
Also: Review of The Tale of Despereaux at Berkeley Rep.
December 26, 2019
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel There, There.
December 23, 2019
Arts-Waves: Nick Tosches (1949-2019), author of the novel Trinities, journalist and biographer. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff, recorded October 19, 1994.
Also: Review of Pride & Prejudice at TheatreWorks Palo Alto.
December 19, 2019
Bookwaves: Sarah Ruhl, playwright, Becky Nurse of Salem, at Berkeley Rep's Peets Theater through January 26, 2020.
December 2, 2019
Arts-Waves: Jason Graae, lead actor, Scrooge in Love, at 42nd Street Moon Gateway Theatre through December 22, 2019
Also: Review of Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill, at Custom Made Theatre
November 28, 2019
Bookwaves: Altamont 50th Anniversary: Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day.
November 25, 2019
Arts-Waves: Marc Bruni, co-director, The Tale of Desperaux, at Berkeley Rep thru Jan. 5, 2020.
Also: Review of "Mother of the Maid" at Marin Theatre Company.
November 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. Rebroadcast.
November 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director of A.C.T. American Conservatory Theatre.
Also review of Bull in a China Shop at Aurora.
November 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Tea Obreht, author of Inland.
November 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials. Recorded November 30, 2000.
November 7, 2019
Bookwaves: Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing.
November 4, 2019
Arts-Waves: Gene Wolfe (1931-2019). Science fiction Grandmaster, author of The Book of the New Sun and other novels and short stories, who died on April 14, 2019. Recorded Thanksgiving weekend, 1982 in San Jose, California. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
October 31, 2019
Bookwaves: Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), author of the novels Bottle Grove and All The Dirty Parts; in the writers room of the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
October 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Robert Kelley, artistic director of TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley.
October 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Nicholas Meyer, director and screenwriter, returns to Sherlock Holmes with the novel The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols.
October 21, 2019
Arts-Waves: Kate Attwell, playwright whose latest work is Test Match having its World Premiere at ACT’s Strand Theatre through Dec 8, 2019.
Also: Review of "The Chinese Lady" at the Magic.
September 30, 2019
Arts-Waves: Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of the play Mark Twain’s River of Song at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, through October 27, 2019,
September 26, 2019
Bookwaves: Jonathan Safran Foer, author of We Are The Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast.
September 23, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, recorded 2006
September 19, 2019
Bookwaves: Esi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black.
September 16, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tamilla Woodard, director of "Top Girls" at ACT Geary through Oct. 13, 2019.
September 12, 2019
Bookwaves: Molly Ivins (1944-2006), co-author of Bushwhacked, recorded December 2003.
September 9, 2019
Arts-Waves: Daniel Thomas, co-Executive Director of 42nd Street Moon theatre company.
Also: Review of "Anastasia" at SHN Golden Gate.
September 5, 2019
Bookwaves: Joshua Furst, author of the novel Revolutionaries.
September 2, 2019
Arts-Waves: Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Cafe, recorded live at Pegasus Books in Berkeley
August 29, 2019
Bookwaves: Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland: A Deep Time Journey
August 26, 2019
Arts-Waves: Nora Ephron (1941-2012). Recorded November 21,2010 during the tour for I Remember Nothing (and other reflections).
August 22, 2019
Bookwaves: Ann Beattie, author of the novel, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck.
August 19, 2019
Arts-Waves: Justine Bateman, author of Fame:The Hijacking of Reality, former co-tar of the television sitcom Family Ties.
Review: House of Joy, Cal Shakes
August 15, 2019
Bookwaves: Glen David Gold, whose latest book, just out in trade paper, is I Will Be Complete: A Memoir.
August 12, 2019
Arts-Waves: John Fisher, performer/writer, A History of World War II at the Marsh through Sept. 7, 2019; Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino.
August 8, 2019
Bookwaves: Nathan Englander, author of the novel, kaddish.com
July 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: Susan Oxtoby, curator of the BAMPFA film series, Against Authority: The Cinema of Masaki Kobayashi.
July 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Susan Sontag (1933-2004), recorded while on tour for In America, her final novel, recorded March 16, 2000. Interviewers Richard Wolinsky/Richard A. Lupoff.
July 15, 2019
Arts-Waves. Ha 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-Waves: Steven Saylor, author of Throne of Caesar, just out in trade paper.
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).
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.
June 24, 2019
Arts-Waves: Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
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.
June 17, 2019
Arts-Waves: David Sedaris, author of Calypso.
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.
June 10, 2019
Arts-Waves: Giovanna Sardelli, director of Archduke at TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Arts thru June 30, 2019.
June 6, 2019
Bookwaves: Tony Horwitz (1958-2019), author of Spying on the South.
June 3, 2019
Arts-Waves: Frank Galati, director of
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, at ACT Geary Theatre through June 23, 2019.
May 30, 2019
Bookwaves: Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women.
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.
May 2, 2019
Bookwaves: Richard Powers, author of The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, now in trade paperback.
April 29, 2019
Arts-Waves: Kate Kilbane & Dan Moses, "The Kilbanes," creators and performers of Weightless, at ACT Strand through May 12, 2019.
April 25, 2019
Bookwaves: Cherilyn Parsons, founder and Executive Director, The Bay Area Book Festival, May 4-5, 2019 in downtown Berkeley.
April 22, 2019
Arts-Waves: George RR Martin, before Game of Thrones. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff, recorded 1991.
April 18, 2019
Bookwaves: Dave Eggers, author of The Parade.
April 15, 2019
Pre-empted for KPFA 70th Anniversary.
April 11, 2019
Bookwaves: John Lanchester, author of the novel, The Wall.
Extended podcast to be posted.
April 8, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, now out in paperback.
April 4, 2019
Bookwaves: Tommy Orange, author of the novel, There, There.
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.
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
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
March 21, 2019
Bookwaves: Brian Garfield (1939-2018) author of western fiction, Death Wish and Hopscotch.
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.
March 14, 2019
Bookwaves: Barry Eisler, author of The Killer Collective.
March 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Don Reed, comedian, writer/performer That Don Reed Show at the Marsh, Berkeley through April 28, 2019.
February 18, 2019
Arts-Waves: Josh Costello, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company starting July 2019.
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
February 11, 2019
Arts-Waves: Francine du Plessix Gray (1930-2019), author of Them and contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Recorded May, 2005.
February 7, 2019
Bookwaves: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018). Recorded September, 2000. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff
February 4, 2019
Arts-Waves: Michael David Lukas, author of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
January 31, 2019
Bookwaves: Joyce Maynard, author of a memoir, The Best of Us.
January 28, 2019
Arts-Waves: Tim Kreider, author of I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.
January 24, 2019
Bookwaves: Peter Carey, author of the novel A Long Way from Home.
January 21, 2019
Arts-Waves: Pam McKinnon, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
January 17, 2019
Bookwaves: Carol Channing (1921-2019) noted Broadway star and author of Just Lucky I Guess, a memoir, recorded 2002.
January 14, 2019
Arts-Waves: Trina Robbins, author of the memoir, Last Girl Standing.
January 10, 2019
Bookwaves: Amos Oz (1939-2018), noted Israeli novelist and peace activist, recorded November 2004.
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.
January 3, 2019
Bookwaves: Katya Cengel, author of Exiled, From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back.
Contains links to earlier archives back to 2001.
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)