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Sunday September 9 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

A new show on relationships emerging on the virtual world. Social Drama a.ka. Drama 2.0.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

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Thursday August 9 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

Art show on exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art & Metropolitan Museum of Art with panelist of Dayo Odunlami (Producer) & Johan Thomas of TROUBL Media.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

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Friday August 3 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Sonya Hensley, Singer with a panel consisting of Max Warncke, Dayo Odunlami & Johan Thomas.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

Art Waves

Friday July 27 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part 1: A discussion with Grant James Vargas who wrote the play with live music, 33 to Nothing, in which he also performs. A song from the show is included in our interview.
Part 2: An interview with filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings about their Hamptons-centered film noir, If I Didn't Care.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Thursday July 19 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with documentary filmmaker Asger Leth about The Ghosts of CitŽ Soleil, which follows two gang leaders in the slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday July 15 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

An interview with Johan Thomas (media Executive) of TROUBL media, on Hip Hop & Black Americans.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

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Friday July 13 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

An interview with Ted Thomas and Frances Ortiz of Thomas/Ortiz Dance.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Monday July 9 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director Ian Morgan and actor John Wojda of the play The Toad Poems join us to discuss poetry of the 1970s and the logistics of performing alongside audience members in a bar.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Tuesday June 19 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

Jeff Lewonczyk and Robert Honeywell introduce the Brick Theater's The Pretentious Festival with annecdotes of live-blogging as theater and five minute operas.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday June 17 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

Vivienne Greene from the Guggenheim museum discusses the Neo-Impressionism/ Divisionism exhibition on view at the Guggenheim through August 2nd.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Thursday June 14 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

Tisa Chang, Artistic Director and Founder of the Pan-Asian Repertory Theatre Company, discusses her work with the company during their 30th anniversary season and their contribution to the First National Asian-American Theater Festival.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday June 10 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

We interview the legendary Motown soul and R&B singer, Martha Reeves, who, backed by The Vandella's, recorded chart topping classics in the Sixties landing her an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 for her song, Dancing in the Street, probably the most covered song in rock history. We speak about her legacy, current work as a Detroit City councilwoman, and upcoming performance at Joe's Pub.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Monday May 28 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

A discussion with Jared Goss of the Metropolitan Museum of Art about the exhibition Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudi to Dali.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Friday May 25 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

During the first half hour Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson discuss their latest collaboration, the film The Wendell Baker Story, compiling soundtracks of favorite artists and contending with a character's unstoppable idealism.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Monday May 14 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Dori Berinstein, director of the documentary Show Business. Show Business chronicles the life cycle of four Broadway productions from inception to the biggest award ceremony of the year, the Tony Awards.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Monday April 16 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Lear deBessonet, the creator and director of transFIGURES at the Julia Miles Theater in association with The Women's Project
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday April 15 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

We speak with director Peter Miller about his two recent documentaries, Sacco and Vanzetti, and The Internationale. Then we check in with local New York rockers Asia Mei and Andres Wilson of The Waters about their latest recordings and upcoming NYC performance.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Monday April 9 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

Deidre O'Connell and Rick Stear of the play FUGUE discuss the challenges of a piece set in a hospital and the importance of memory.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Tuesday April 3 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Diversity Consultant Joe Watson on his role in getting the right diverse candidates to the right organizations.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

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Sunday March 18 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

We speak with the legendary and Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, who, playing with Chick Corea and Return To Forever, is often credited with creating the Jazz Fusion genre.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Tuesday March 13 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Brooke David Anderson, Director and Curator at the American Folk Art Museum, about the current exhibition on the works of Martin Ramirez.Ê Mr. Ramirez was a Mexican immigrant to the United States who produced a large body of drawings and artwork while living at the DeWitt State Hospital in California.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday February 25 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

We speak with John Ledford, president of ADV Films, about the 1st Annual American Anime Awards. Then we go to the New York Comic Con, the largest annual Comic Book Convention in New York, to interview artists, explore cool booths, get lots of free stuff and see what's coming up next in the comic book universe.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Tuesday February 13 2007: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview, with poet & renowned author, Nikki Giovanni.
Hosted by Busayo Odunlami

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Friday February 2 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

We begin with an interview with Alex Borstein, best known for her roles as Lois on Fox's Family Guy and Ms. Swan on MADTV. The program's 2nd half is devoted to a conversation with the legendary guitarist, Bo Diddley, who is one of the founders of rock and roll music in league with Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Diddley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and has been awarded several Lifetime Achievement Awards including the Grammy in 1998. He ranks #20 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list, The Immortals: The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday January 26 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

An interview with Andrea del Conte, whose flamenco-style dance group will be performing at the Joyce Theater.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Friday January 26 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

A conversation with Janice Brenner about her 25th Anniversary Celebration at Danspace at St. Mark's Church.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Friday January 5 2007: 9:00-10:00 pm

Tonight's sonic bricolage features some themes (adulation, imitation, expertise); several non-themes; some musical snippets (from Turkey, from the trumpet, from the past); and a pleasurable assortment of to-be-determined banalities.

Music on the show: Burhan Öçal & Trakya All Stars featuring Smadj, "Çiftetelli;" Dave Douglas, "Wild Blue" & "Freak In;" Scott Statland, "Ambexp" & "TheTV;" Jospehine Baker, "Bonsoir My Love," "Comme Une Banque," & "Ram-Pam-Pam;" Amália Rodrigues, "Uma Casa Portuguesa," "Lisboa Antiga," "Coimbra," "Há Festa Na Mouraria," & "Havemos de Ir a Viana;" Giuseppe Verdi, "Tacea la notte placida," from Il Trovatore, perf. Maria Callas; Philip Glass, "Knee 5," from Einstein on the Beach, perf. Philip Glass Ensemble; Georg Friederich Händel, "Oh, the pleasure of the plains," from Acis & Galatea, cond. William Christie, perf. Les Arts Florissants
Hosted by Scott Statland

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Sunday November 26 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

Comix is the newest and grandest venue for big name comedians passing through NYC. We kid around with the owner, Harlan Halper, and headliner, Bobby Collins, whom the New York Times called "the most natural comedian working today." We riff about the new club and some recent "racy" events in stand up comedy.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday November 17 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

A roundtable discussion with WKCR Arts programmers about the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition, Annie Liebowitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005, followed by an interview with the Museum's Curator of Contemporary Art, Charlotta Kotik.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday October 29 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

A discussion of, and reading from, Rachel Kadish's newest book and second novel, Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday October 27 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

The second in a two-part series on seats and sitting in America, tonight's show features diverse commentaries and emotive ramblings on the risks and riches of occupying a desk chair, a love-seat, a bench, etc.

Music on the show: Les Paul with Mary Ford, Al Jolson, "I'm Sitting On Top of the World;" Joni Mitchell, "Chelsea Morning;" Vengaboys, "To Brazil!" Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious;" Aaron Copland, "Appalachian Spring," cond. Leonard Bernstein, perf. New York Philharmonic; Connie Francis, "Bossa Nova Hand Dance (Deixa Isso Pra La);" James Harris III, Terry Lewis, & Janet Jackson, "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"
Hosted by Scott Statland

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Sunday October 22 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

Director John Hyams and producer John Greenhall sit down to discuss their recent documentary, Rank, which investigates the rough and tumble world of professional bull riding. Afterwards, we chat with Rob Smetts, a professional bullfighter who is featured in the film.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday October 20 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

A discussion of the Whitney Museum of Art's exhibition, Picasso and American Art.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Sunday October 15 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

Amy Berg's Oscar-nominated documentary film, Deliver Us From Evil, investigates the story behind pedophile priest Father O'Grady and the California Archdiocese's attempt to cover up his sins against the community.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday September 29: 9:00-10:00 pm

The first in a (projected) two-part series on seats and sitting in America, tonight's show brings you the giddily tragic, occasionally romantic tale of Emily Emily Braxton, bestselling author and furniture glutton. Special guests include Ronnie Peltstein and Jackie Sibblies.

Music on the show: Les Paul with Mary Ford, Al Jolson, "I'm Sitting On Top of the World;" Shostakovich, "Préludes & Fugues op. 87 4 in E minor," perf. Tatiana Nikolaeva; Trinidad Steel Drum Band, "Barbados"
Hosted by Scott Statland

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Friday September 22: 9:00-10:00 pm

An interview with Elisa Monte of the Elisa Monte Dance Co.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Friday September 22: 9:00-10:00 pm

An interview with Takehiro Ueyama and Jill Echo of the Take Dance Co., a contemporary dance group.
Hosted by Colleen Dunning

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Thursday September 14 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

We bring to the table Palestinian rapper Saz, and Israeli rapper Sagol 59, who recorded the first ever rap collaboration with Israelis and Palestinians. We are also joined by producer DJ Handler - the organizer of the Hip Hop Sulha and head of the Modular Moods record label.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Tuesday September 12: 9:30-10:00 pm

A discussion about the exhibition Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer, that is currently showing at the Neue Galerie.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Friday September 8: 9:00-10:00 pm

A round table discussion of the feature film Man Push Cart, followed by an interview with the film's director, Ramin Bahrani.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Thursday September 7: 9:30-10:00 pm

A discussion with Marilyn Kushner, art curator at the Brooklyn Museum, about the museum's new exhibition of photography, Looking Back from Ground Zero.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday September 5: 9:30-10:00 pm

Tomer Heymann, director of Paper Dolls, discusses his documentary film which follows the lives of five transgendered Filipino caretakers working and living in Tel Aviv.
Hosted by Carolyn Bancroft

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Friday September 1: 9:00-10:00 pm

Typographer/Architect, Ted Baab (www.spf45.com), and web designer Omar Elsayed (www.dessalles.com) discuss design, fonts, life, etc.
Hosted by Scott Statland

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Thursday August 31: 9:30-10:00 pm

The sounds of Balkan Beat Box fuse together a wide variety of music from the east into what they call "Mediterranean dancehall." This up-tempo music draws from Pan-Arabic, Israeli, traditional gypsy and Balkan music.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday August 25: 9:00-10:00 pm

Michael Cassin, Curator of Education at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts discusses the institute's exhibition of impressionist and modern art, The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings. The exhibition will be on display until September 4th and contains a wide collection of work from Matisse, Cezanne, Picasso, Homer, Hopper, Seurat, Sargent, Renoir, Manet, Monet, and Rodin, among others. Following the discussion with Cassin, Cindy Lewis, an artist, provides some commentary on the exhibition.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Sunday August 20: 9:00-10:00 pm

Ezekial Honig's warm, textured, electronic music is making waves in the New York underground music scene. Honig has been featured in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, XLR8R Magazine, and Urb, and is the founder of the Microcosm Music label on which his second album Scatttered Pieces, is slated for release in September.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Friday August 11: 9:00-10:00 pm

Curator Manon Slome discusses the exhibition of abstract photography at the Chelsea Art Museum, It's Not A Photo.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Thursday August 10: 9:30-10:00 pm

Saxophonist/composer, Greg Wall, of Hassidic New Wave will discuss his new CD with the Unity orchestra and will play some live sax over the air. Wall has been featured in Jazz Times, Wire, Jazz Forum, and NPR's All Songs Considered.
Hosted by Chaim Lazaros

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Tuesday August 8: 9:30-10:00 pm

Annette Miller discusses the play Martha Mitchell Calling. The play is about Martha Mitchell, the wife of John Mitchell, President Nixon's attorney general during the Watergate Scandal.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday August 1: 9:30-10:00 pm

A discussion of the Off-Broadway play, The Stone Carver, that is running until September 3rd at the Soho Playhouse.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday July 28: 9:00-10:00 pm

A roundtable discussion of the American Museum of Natural History exhibition, Yellowstone to Yukon, followed by an interview with the exhibit's curator, Eleanor Sterling. The exhibition displays photographs of the American west.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Thursday July 27: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with Greg Goldberg, sociologist, songwriter, and founder of New York City's premier "sissy pop band," The Ballet thepirateship.org. Mr. Goldberg discusses his youth, his inspirations, his fantasies, and his band's debut album, Mattachine!, which came out earlier this month.
Hosted By Scott Statland

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Tuesday July 25: 9:30-10:00 pm

Curator in charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the America at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julie Jones, will discuss the exhibit, Treasures of Sacred Maya Kings. The exhibit includes more than 150 objects from the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday July 20: 9:30-10:00 pm

Tony Award winning actor Katie Finneran & Logan Marshall-Green, star of The O.C., discuss the Off-Broadway play, Pig Farm.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Thursday July 11: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director Jonathan Bank discusses the Off-Broadway play Susan and God, written by Rachel Crothers in the 1930s. The play is about the harm that alcoholism inflicts upon the family.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday July 10: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director, Elyse Singer, discusses the Off-Broadway play, "Trouble in Paradise" that is currently playing at the Hudson Guild Theatre, which is located at 441 W 26th Street. "Trouble in Paradise" is based on a 1932 film of the same name that tells the tale of two crooks' attempt to swindle a wealthy widow.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday, July 7: 9:00-10:00 pm

The confections on tonight's show tickle, even as they ruthlessly interrogate big topics like childhood, Independence, Old Hollywood, grammar, Albania, and more, much more (but not much, much more). To aid the proceedings, a number of colorful persons contribute all or some of what they got. Guests include D.W. Winnicott (sort of), Greg Woodward, Little Bradley, dear Grandmother, Joe Salvatore, Stephen Poellot, and Cody Upton.

Music on the show: Beethoven, String Quartet # 13 in B flat, Op. 130, perf. Quartetto Italiano; Nina Simone, "Hush Little Baby;" Dolly Parton, "The Star Spangled Banner;" Judith Weir, "The Chao Family Orphan," A Night at the Chinese Opera; Tucker/Dorough, "Comin' Home Baby," perf. Mel Torme; Kate Bush, "Coffee Homeground;" Gogol Bordello, "Sacred Darling;" Hole, "Teenage Whore;" Leo' Janaek, "Cappriccio pour Piano;" Hole, "Celebrity Skin"
Hosted By Scott Statland

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Thursday July 6: 9:30-10:00 pm

Curator at the Jewish Museum, Mason Klein, discusses the Jewish Museum's exhibit, "Max Liebermann: From Realism to Impressionism;" an exhibition of the works of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries German-Jewish artist, Max Liebermann. The exhibit will be on display until July 30, 2006.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday July 3: 9:30-10:00 pm

The Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Charlotta Kotik, discusses the Brooklyn Museum's newest exhibit, "Graffiti;" an exhibition of twenty large-scale graffiti paintings collected from the height of the graffiti era, the 1970's and 1980's. The exhibition will be on display until September 3, 2006.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday June 30: 9:00-10:00 pm

WKCR's round-table panel will discuss the film, "The Great New Wonderful," followed by an interview with the film's director, Danny Leiner. "The Great New Wonderful," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is about the struggle of New Yorkers to deal with their sadness a year after the terrorist attack against the World Trade Center on September 11th. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco, Olympia Dukakis, and Stephen Colbert.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday June 27: 9:30-10:00 pm

Theatre director Chris Chaberski discusses the Off-Broadway play "Shakespeare Is Dead," playing at the Paradise Factory.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday June 26: 9:30-10:00 pm

Film director, Larry Clark, discusses the film, Wassup Rockers. The film is about a group of Latino boys in South Central Los Angeles. Clark is best known for his 1990's film, Kids.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday June 20: 9:30-10:00 pm

Film director, Josh Gilbert, discusses his documentary, A/K/A Tommy Chong. The film focuses on the debate over the legalization of marijuana.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday June 19: 9:30-10:00 pm

Associate Curator at the Brooklyn Museum's Department, Dr. Edward Bleiberg, discusses the Brooklyn Museum's exhibit, Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics of the Roman Empire. The exhibit will be on display until July 16, 2006.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday June 16: 9:00-10:00 pm

A discussion of the German comedic film, Agnes and His Brothers.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday June 15: 9:30-10:00 pm

Associate Curator at the Brooklyn Museum's Department, Dr. Edward Bleiberg, discusses the Brooklyn Museum's exhibit, Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics of the Roman Empire. The exhibit will be on display until July 16, 2006.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday June 12: 9:30-10:00 pm

Garrison Keillor discusses his feature film debut, jokes, and his long-running radio show, A Prairie Home Companion.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

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Friday June 9: 9:00-10:00 pm

Amid tonight's frustrating yet somehow exhilarating gallimaufry of audio fragments, fissures, edges, and outbursts, featured guest Michael Yates Crowley will read and discuss a new short story, presently titled "The Deer at Oak Dale." Crowley is a past recipient of Columbia's Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for playwriting, and has published poetry in The Iowa Review. He is the host of a semi-monthly reading series at Jimmy's in the East Village.

Music on the show: Scriabin, Piano Sonata No.1 in Fm, op.6, perf. Vladimir Ashkenazy; Stravinsky, "The Rakes Progress," cond. Kent Nagano; Lance/Robins, "The House That Jack Built," perf. Aretha Franklin; Cleveland/Gaye/Benson, "Wholly Holy," perf. Arteha Franklin;Trad., "Leikr elds ok ’sa (The Song of Fire and Ice)," perf. Sequentia; Madonna/Bray, "Into the Groove," perf. Madonna
Hosted By Scott Statland

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Tuesday June 6: 9:30-10:00 pm

An interview with the directors of the Spanish film, Only Human.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday June 2: 9:00-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday June 1: 9:30-10:00 pm

Painter Robin Desposito & Nikki Johnson discuss their exhibit This Will Never Work.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday May 30: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Friday May 26: 9:00-10:00 pm

WKCR Arts Department programmers will discuss the film Cavite followed by an interview with the film's directors Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana. Cavite is a thriller set in the Philippines about a young man attempting to rescue his mother and sister from kidnappers.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Thursday May 25: 9:30-10:00 pm

Jesse Oxfeld, co-editior of Gawker.com, discusses blogging, media news, New York gossip, and how they all come together in a series of daily postings, links, and punchlines on Gawker Media's flagship website. Columbia alum and Gawker enthusiast, Cody Upton, shares his insights on what makes the (in)famous blog so compelling.
Hosted By Scott Statland

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Tuesday May 23: 9:30-10:00 pm

Ian Kelly will discuss the play Cooking for Kings. Kelly is the author and the star of Cooking for Kings; a play about Antonin Careme, the first celebrity chef. Careme cooked for such dignitaries as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I. Cooking for Kings is presently running as part of the Brits off Broadway Series.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Studio A

Sunday May 21: 9:00-10:00 pm

Composer/ Librettist, Father/ Daughter team John and Estela Eaton discuss the upcoming production of their opera, Youth at Symphony Space. Selections from some of Eaton's pocket operas will be aired.
hosted By Anne Cammon

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Monday May 22: 9:30-10:00 pm

Listen to an interview with Zeljko Ivanek about the Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

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Friday May 19: 9:00-10:00 pm

WKCR Arts Department programmers will discuss the film Twelve and Holding, followed by an interview with the film's director Michael Cuesta.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Tuesday May 16: 9:30-10:00 pm

Child actors Conor Donovan, Zoe Weizenbaum & Jesse Camacho discuss the film Twelve and Holding. In the film, they star as three friends who experience the stresses of childhood.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Cultural Corner

Friday May 12: 9:00-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Thursday May 11: 9:30-10:00 pm

A discussion with short story author Amy Hempel.
Hosted By Scott Statland

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Tuesday May 9: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director/Writer Chen Kaige discusses his new film The Promise. Kaige’s previous films include Fairwell My Concubine, Temptress Moon, and Together.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Monday May 8: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director Tim Johnson and Production Designer Kathy Altieri talk about the animation process and their latest project Over the Hedge.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday May 7: 9:00-10:00 pm

A live discussion about theatre and Oscar Wilde with actors Miriam Margolyes and Robert Petkoff who play Miss Prism and Algernon Moncrieff, respectively, in Peter Hall's production of The Importance of Being Earnest at The Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Hosted By Janie Iadipaolo

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Friday May 5: 9:00-10:00 pm

Cultural Corner will be hosting a celebration of Martha Graham and her contribution to modern dance this evening. Guests at the round table discussion will include past and present members of the Martha Graham Company.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Arts and Answers

Thursday May 4: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Anne Fiero

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Tuesday May 2: 9:30-10:00 pm

Two Columbia undergraduate visual arts students Jane Parshall and Emily Goldfrank and faculty member Gregory Amenoff will discuss senior thesis projects.
Hosted By Carolyn Bancroft

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Monday May 1: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday April 30: 9:00-10:00 pm

Edward Hirsch reads poems from and discusses his new book Poet’s Choice, a collection of his Washington Post poetry columns. The columns discuss poems from Ancient Greece to the present day, and collectively serve as an introduction to modern lyric poetry.
Hosted By Brían Hanrahan

Cultural Corner

Friday April 28: 9:00-10:00 pm

During the first half of the show, a group of WKCR panelists will review the film Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews and Lesley Ann Warren. Following the roundtable review, actor Lesley Anne Warren will discuss her career, including her experience filming Victor/Victoria and her new film, When Do We Eat?
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

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Thursday April 27: 9:30-10:00 pm

Rip Me Open, a new play from actors and comedians Desiree Burch and Michael Cyril Creighton, director Brian Mullin, and OBIE Award-winning playwright Kyle Jarrow, is an absurdist, psychosexually ecstatic neo-noir musical comedy currently in its world premier run at Galapagos Arts Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Members of the cast and crew discuss the play, other projects, and Galapagos's Evolve Theater Series, of which Rip Me Open is a part.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Arts and Answers

Tuesday April 25: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Seema Golenstaneh

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Monday April 24: 9:30-10:00 pm

Rebecca Dreyfuss discusses her film Stolen, which is about the 1990 robbery of the most expensive painting ever stolen: “The Concert” by Vermeer. Hear past interviews with Colin Firth listen and Peter Webber listen as they discuss ver Meer and their film Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday April 23: 9:00-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

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Friday April 21: 9:00-10:00 pm

Culture Corner will be hosting a discussion of Chekhov, adaptation and the film The Sisters with members of the WKCR Arts Department and guest professors from Columbia University. The second half of the program will feature an interview with director Arthur Allan Seidelman. The Sisters is an adaptation of the play of the same name by Richard Alfieri.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Arts and Answers

Thursday April 20: 9:30-10:00 pm

Esther Allen, co-chair of the upcoming “PEN World Voices: the New York Festival of International Literature” discusses the festival, as well as the current global role of the writers’ organization.
Hosted By Brían Hanrahan

Arts and Answers

Tuesday April 18: 9:30-10:00 pm

Kim Longinotto discusses her latest work Sisters in Law, a film about two women providing justice in Cameroon. Longinotto offers personal insights as a female documentary director who has worked on countless films that span three continents.
Hosted By Carolyn Bancroft

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Monday April 17: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Seema Golestaneh

Studio A

Sunday April 16: 9:00-10:00 pm

Author Thaddeus Rutkowski discusses elements of style and themes of family, relationships, and bondage in his new novel, Tetched. The author treats us to a reading from the book.
Hosted By Anne Cammon

Cultural Corner

Friday April 14: 9:00-10:00 pm

For the first edition of Cultural Corner, Actress Lesley Ann Warren will discuss her latest film When Do We Eat, a comedy about a hectic family Seder. Warren appears on the television show Desperate Housewives as Susan's mother Sophie.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Arts and Answers listen

Thursday April 13: 9:30-10:00 pm

Joshua Randall discusses the Vortex Theater Company's latest production, In Delirium: After the Sorrows of Young Werther, a modern-day interpretation of Goethe's classic text. Mr. Randall plays the title character in this solo piece, directed by Gisela Cardenas. Mr. Randall also serves as the Company's artistic director, a role he inherited from Vortex founder Robert Coles in 2005.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Arts and Answers listen

Tuesday April 11: 9:30-10:00 pm

Patrick Wilson discusses his latest film, Hard Candy, a psychological thriller about a 30-something photographer, Jeff, meeting a 14 year old girl. We converse on Jeff's nature and the physical challenges associated with the part. Patrick also talks about his current role on Broadway in Barefoot in the Park.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Arts and Answers listen

Monday April 10: 9:30-10:00 pm

Paul McGuigan discusses his latest film Lucky Number Slevin with particular emphasis on his unique production design, camera angles and movement, and filming a scene with both Sir Ben Kingsley and Morgan Freeman.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday April 9: 9:00-10:00 pm

Director Oliver Assayas discusses the film Clean.
Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

Art Attack

Friday April 7: 9:00-10:00 pm

Arts Programming Pre-Empted by the Billie Holiday Birthday Broadcast

Arts and Answers listen

Thursday April 6: 9:30-10:00 pm

Gaby Dellal discusses her new film On a Clear Day, which stars Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn. Among other things, Dellal talks about the experience directing men as a female director, the difficulty of shooting a swimming scene and Mullan's uncanny acting ability.
Hosted By Briann Hanrahan

Arts and Answers

Tuesday April 4: 9:30-10:00 pm

Arts Programming Pre-Empted by the Buck Owens Memorial Broadcast

Arts and Answers listen

Monday April 3: 9:30-10:00 pm

Paul McGuigan discusses his latest film Lucky Number Slevin with particular emphasis on his unique production design, camera angles and movement, and filming a scene with both Sir Ben Kingsley and Morgan Freeman. (You will also find an earlier interview with Paul McGuigan about his film The Reckoning here) The Reckoning listen
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday April 2 2006: 9:00-10:00 pm

Writer/Director Nicole Holofcener discusses her work in film, including Walking and Talking, Lovely and Amazing, and most recently, Friends with Money. This will be a live discussion.
Hosted By Janie Iadipaolo

Art Attack

Friday March 31: 9:15-10:00 pm

A look at Rendez-vous with French Cinema with guests Danièle Thompson, Director of Orchestra Seats; Cédric Klapisch, Director of Russian Dolls; and Danis Tamovic, Academy Award Winner for No Man's Land and Director of L'Enfer.
Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

Arts and Answers listen

Thursday March 30: 9:30-10:00 pm

Tere O'Connor is an award-winning choreographer and teacher who has been making dances with his company since 1982. His latest work, Baby, runs through April 1st at the Dance Theater Workshop. O'Connor joins me to discuss the development of his choreographic vocabulary, the space between meaning and movement, the poetry of the unexpected, and more.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Arts and Answers

Tuesday March 28: 9:30-10:00 pm

Author and visiting Columbia University Professor Jason Azal discusses his writing on the philosophy of warfare and continues our talk on the Center for Broken Thought. The Center is holding its opening night event, Chaos, Delirium, and the Phantom Territories, at Avery Hall on March 30th.
Hosted By Seema Golestaneh

Arts and Answers listen

Monday March 27: 9:30-10:00 pm

Documentary filmmaker Liz Mermin discusses The Beauty Academy of Kabul, a film about a group of American hairdressers who travel to Kabul in order to teach Afghan women how to do their hair and make-up. Mermin describes the process of making a documentary, the cultural exchange between the Americans and Afghans, and what she hopes to personalize with this story.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Studio A listen

Sunday March 26: 9:00-10:00 pm

Writer, director, and actor Craig Chester discusses his newest film Adam and Steve. Adam and Steve is a romantic comedy in the style of When Harry Met Sally about the ups and downs of a relationship between two gay men. Chester also talks about homophobia in Hollywood.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Art Attack

Friday March 24: 9:15-10:00 pm

Tonight's show focuses on the nightingale. It features vintage and contemporary recordings of the bird, duets between nightingales and human musicians, music inspired by nightingales, as well as a recording of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading Keats's Ode to a Nightingale.
Hosted By Brian Hanrahan

Arts and Answers listen

Thursday March 23: 9:30-10:00 pm

Francesca Harper discusses her recent venture with the Francesca Harper Project: Modo Fusion. The piece premiered as part of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Harper combines video, vocal performance and theater and innovative choreography for an original creation.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Arts and Answers

Tuesday March 21: 9:30-10:00 pm

Author and anthropologist Dejan Lukic discusses his "travelogue-writing" and the founding of the Center for Broken Thought. The Center for Broke Thought is holding their opening night event, Chaos, Delirium, and the Phantom Territories at Avery Hall on March 30th.
Hosted By Seema Golestaneh

Film Focus

Monday March 20: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director Mikael Hafstrom joins us to discuss his film Evil and the impact of violence on modern audiences. Evil is the story of a young man who attends a prestigious boarding school in Sweden in the 1950's.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Studio A

Sunday March 19: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 pm
Writer/Director Christian Carion discusses his film Joyeux Noel, about a Christmas truce on the Western Front during the First World War. Joyeux Noel was a recent nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis
Part II: 9:30-10:00 pm listen
Writer/Director Rian Johnson and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt discuss their upcoming film Brick, a Dashiell Hammett inspired film noir that won the Originality of Vision Award at the Sundance Film Festival. They discuss the importance of costumes, a character's stride and the overall vision of the film.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday March 19: 8:30-9:00 pm

Thomas Hummel reads selections of his poetry and discsses the role of post-modernism, anotation, and T.S. Eliot in his own work and that of contemporary American poetry. Host Anne Cammon reads a selection from her own repertoire.
Hosted By Anne Cammon

Art Attack

Friday 17 March: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 pm
Poets Chaim Bertman and John Ebsersole and non-fiction writer Wendy Paris are featured in a choreographed, artistic presentation that transforms the written word into engaging, cultural programming.
Hosted By Anne Cammon
Part II: 9:30-10:00 listen
Director Svetozar Ristovski discusses his new film, Mirage. Among the first Macedonian films to gain international attention since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, Mirage tells the story of Marko, a twelve year old boy struggling to cope with the violence and betrayal of the adult world.
Hosted By Brian Hanrahan

Film Focus

Monday 13 March: 9:30-10:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Carolyn Bancroft

Studio A

Sunday 12 March 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 pm
Dancer Michael Trusnovec of the Paul Taylor Dance Company discusses this season's premier pieces, "Banquet of the Vultures" and "Spring Rounds." The Paul Taylor Company will be performing at New York City Center through March 19th.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning
Part II: 9:30-10:00 listen
Columbia alumni Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate talk about the comedy show they host every Monday night at Rififi. One of their past guests, comic Jackie Novak, may stop by to join the frolicsome proceedings.
Hosted by Scott Statland

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 12 March: 8:30-9:00 pm

Author Christopher Buckley discusses the film Thank You For Smoking, adapted from his book of the same title. Thank You For Smoking is a satire about the tobacco-industry lobby starring Aaron Eckhart.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Art Attack

Saturday 11 March: 8:00-9:00 pm

Pre-empted by the Bix Beiderbecke Birthday Broadcast

Film Focus

Monday 6 March: 9:30-10:00 pm

Writer and director Adam Rapp discusses his experience making his first film Winter Passing, the use of Shakespeare in modern culture, and the artistic process. Winter Passing is a dramatic comedy featuring performances by Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, and Amelia Warner.
Hosted By Colleen Dunning

Composed On The Tongue listen

Sunday 5 March: 8:30-9:00 pm

Hyder Akbar discusses his book Come Back to Afghanistan: A California Teenager's Story, which is based on two award-winning radio documentaries that document his return to Afghanistan, his observations of post-Taliban life and his witnessing of the controversial death of an American-held prisoner in Afghanistan.
Hosted By Brian Hanrahan

Studio A

Sunday 5 March: 9:00-10:00 pm

Actor and founding member of the Actor's Shakespeare Company, Timur Kocak, and co-play masters, Bethany Reeves and Colette Rice, engage in a live discussion about the intricacies of staging one of the most analyzed dramas in theater history: Hamlet.
Hosted By Janie Iadipaolo

Art Attack

Friday 3 March: 8:00-9:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

Film Focus

Monday 27 February: 9:30-10:00 pm

Rachel Boynton discusses her film Our Brand is Crisis and her experience documenting American political strategists working in Bolivia. The film is showing at the Film Forum from March 1st to March 14th.
Hosted By Carolyn Bancroft

Studio A

Sunday 26 February: 9:00-10:00 pm

Pre-empted by the WKCR Country Music Festival 2006

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday 26 February: 8:30-9:00 pm

Pre-empted by the WKCR Country Music Festival 2006

Art Attack

Friday 24 February: 8:00-9:00 pm

Pre-empted by the WKCR Country Music Festival 2006

Film Focus

Monday 20 February: 9:30-10:00 pm

Screenwriter and director Gavin Hood discusses his South African-based film Tsotsi. The film was recently nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe and will be released February 24.
Hosted by Carolyn Bancroft


Studio A

Sunday 19 February: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 pm listen
John Haskell is the author of the acclaimed book of stories I’m Not Jackson Pollock. He discusses his new novel American Purgatorio, as well as the place of loss in American life, the unreliability of cars, and what to do about excellent reviews.
Part II: 9:30-10:00 pm listen
Redmond O’Hanlon is among the best-known and best-loved of contemporary travel writers. He talks about his new book Trawler, which is both an account of a sea journey through a Scottish hurricane and an introduction to the bizarre marine life of the deep ocean.
Hosted by Bríaa Hanrahan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 19 February: 8:30-9:00 pm

Robots. Ibsen. Absurdist theatrical maximalism. All are key ingredients in "Heddatron," the theater company Les Freres Corbusier's latest foray into "historical revisionism" and "multimedia excess." Cindy Jeffers and Meredith Finkelstein of the Botmatrix, a NY-based robotic arts collective, join director Alex Timbers to discuss a show that provocatively connects Ibsen's 19th century Norway to our own High-Technical Age through the enduringly resonant themes of "Hedda Gabler."
Hosted by Scott Statland

Art Attack

Friday 17 February: 8:00-9:00 pm

TBA
Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

Film Focus listen

Monday 13 February: 9:30-10:00 pm

Film director and screenwriter Kevin Willmott discusses his film CSA: The Confederate States of America. CSA is a "what if" film, depicting the history of the United States after a Confederate victory in the Civil War as opposed to a Union victory. CSA opens in New York on Wednesday, February 15th at the IFC Center.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Studio A

Sunday 12 February: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 listen
Olivier Award Winner Ute Lemper joins us almost a year after her first WKCR interview to talk about her current cabaret-style show at The Cafe Carlyle, Blue Angels and Demons. We discuss the addition of Yiddish songs to her repertoire, Kurt Weill and Marlene Deitrich.
Listen to last year's interview with Lemper listen
Part II: 9:30-10:00 listen
Guy Joosten discusses his Metropolitan Opera debut as director of its newest production of Romeo and Juliet. We discuss the astrology ("star-crossed lovers"), Gounod's music and the set design.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday 12 February: 8:30-9:00 pm

In honor of the Institut Ramon Llull's presentation of Catalan Culture in New York, the poets Francesc Parcerisas and Manuel Forcano, and the fiction writer Jordi Punti read from their work, accompanied by a selection of traditional Catalan music.
Hosted By Anne Cammon

Art Attack listen

Friday 10 February: 8:00-9:00 pm

Named one of Time Out New York's "Favorite Comics of 2004," Nick Kroll co-hosts with John Mulaney the weekly "Thursdays" comedy show at Rififi in the East Village. Both men, in their twenties, tend to exhibit the behavior of 55-year-old widowers from the Upper West Side. They enjoy sitting, celebrities, and cocaine. Discussion will cover most things, in a manner at once aimless and edifying.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Film Focus

Monday 6 February: 9:30-10:00 pm

Film director and producer Jonathan Hock discusses his newest film, Through the Fire, a documentary about NBA basketball player Sebastian Telfair. The film documents Telfair's senior year in high school and the pressures of choosing between entering college and the NBA.
Hosted By Madeline Lewis

Studio A

Sunday 5 February: 9:00-10:00 pm

Filmmaker Jordi Torrent discusses his career, including his most recent film, East of the Compass.
Hosted ByJanie Iadipaolo

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 5 February: 8:30-9:00 pm

Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me that follows his career from The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, Fiddler on the Roof, The Thomas Crown Affair, In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Hurricane. (Repeat from Film Focus 1/23)
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Art Attack listen

Friday 3 February: 10:00-11:00 pm

Cyndy Marion discusses her production of Sam Sheperd’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Buried Child, and her theatre group, White Horse Theatre Company. Photographer Robert Zuckerman discusses his first book, Kindsight, and his experience working as an on-set photographer for studios.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Film Focus

Monday 30 January: 9:30-10:00 pm

Pre-empted for the Roy Eldridge Birthday Broadcast

Studio A

Sunday 29 January: 9:00-10:00 pm

Part I: 9:00-9:30 listen
Antony Beevor is one of the best-known historians in the world. His books on World War II have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 25 languages. He discusses his new book A Writer at War a translation of the wartime writings of the Russian novelist, Vasily Grossman. Grossman was also a celebrated war reporter and among the first to report on the Holocaust.
Part II: 9:30-10:00 listen
Janet Groth discusses her book Critic in Love: a Romantic Biography of Edmund Wilson. The book links Wilson's complicated personal life to his work as one of the most popular twentieth-century American literary critics and social commentators.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 29 January: 8:30-9:00 pm

An actor for twenty years, then a travel journalist and short-story writer, Lisa Fugard published her first novel, Skinner's Drift, earlier this month. Set in a northern farming region of South Africa during and after Apartheid, Skinner's Drift is at once mystery, family drama, political history, and social commentary. Lisa reads from and discusses her new book.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Art Attack listen

Friday 27 January: 10:00-11:00 pm

For ten years, media professor and distribution consultant Michelle Materre has curated the Harlem Film Festival, an exhibition of domestic and international features, shorts, documentaries, and works-in-progress probing lives shaped by the African Diaspora. Michelle discusses some highlights of this year's festival, running March 3-5 at Aaron Davis Hall. In the second half of the program, choreographer Sarah East Johnson talks about LAVA, the Obie and Bessie Award-winning troupe she founded in 1994, and "(w)HOLE," its latest geologically inspired work of dance/theater/circus. "(w)HOLE" is in performance at Tribeca's Flea Theater through February 19th.
Hosted by Scott Statland

Film Focus listen

Monday 23 January: 9:30-10:00 pm

Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me that follows his career from The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, Fiddler on the Roof, The Thomas Crown Affair, In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck and The Hurricane.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday 22 January: 9:00-10:00 pm

This week’s Studio A features a rebroadcast of the radio version of the classic film "Gaslight", a tale of psychological terror set in Victorian London. This 1946 radio production was directed by Cecil B. De Mille for the Lux Radio Theater, and features the film’s stars, Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
Hosted By Brían Hanrahan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 22 January: 8:30-9:00 pm

Over the span of four books and countless articles, writer and journalism professor Samuel Freedman has covered a number of memorable lives. In his fifth book, Who She Was (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Freedman directs his reporter's curiosity and historian's obsession for detail towards the mystery of his own mother's coming-of-age during the Depression and Second World War. Mr. Freedman joins WKCR to read from and discuss his work.
Hosted By Scott Statland

Art Attack

Friday 6 January: 10:00-11:00 pm

Hosted By Philipp Kuecuekyan

Film Focus listen

Monday 2 January: 9:30-10:00 pm

Film critic Andrew Sarris talks about his favorite films of the year, including March of the Penguins, 2046 and A History of Violence.
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday 1 January: 9:00-10:00 pm

Roy and Sherry DeCarava discuss his photographs that shall be exhibited at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery from January 12 – February 25. We discuss pieces that have never been exhibited before, including a photograph of Billie Holiday during one of her birthday celebrations. Also, the two guests talk about the artistic qualities of black and white photography. listen(http://www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com/exhibitions/upcoming_exhibitions.htm).

A pre-recorded interview with Tony Award winning actress Judy Kaye begins around 9:30 pm. She discusses her current Broadway production of Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Judy talks about portraying the historical figure of “Madame J,” a tone-deaf woman with little sense of rhythm who, at the pinnacle of her career, performed at Carnegie Hall. listen
Hosted By Mihal Gartenberg

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday 1 January: 8:30-9:00 pm

Anne Cammon curates a three-part series on WKCR FM New York, featuring students and alumni of Columbia University’s MFA in Writing Program, reading from their poetry, fiction and non-fiction. This first week’s guests include fiction writers Andy Mannle and Tupelo Hassman and poets Dara Mandle and Matthew Pennock.
Hosted By Anne Cammon

Film Focus listen

Monday 19 December 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers discusses his work in Woody Allen’s drama Match Point.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday 18 December 2005: 9:00-9:30 pm

Hanna Schygulla discusses Fassbinder @ the IFC Center; Pixar @ the MoMA. A luminous bold-featured, blonde Teutonic beauty, Hanna Schygulla met Rainer Werner Fassbinder while taking an acting class in Munich and began working with him at the Munich Action Theater, where he assembled the nucleus of his cinematic stock company. She appeared in nearly 20 features in 12 years for the workaholic director, providing the dramatic cornerstone of some of his finest films, Schygulla became established as one of the leading European actresses of her generation, and her facility with languages freed her to work in the idiom of different countries.
Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekeyan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 18 December 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

For over three years, writers Caroline Berger & Nita Noveno have curated a monthly prose reading series, the "Sunday Salon" (www.sundaysalon.com). Currently situated at Stain Bar in Brooklyn, the series hosts both published and emerging authors. Ms. Berger, Ms. Noveno, and "Salon" alum René Georg Vasicek join me to discuss the series and read some of their own prose.
Hosted by Scott Statland

Art Attack

Friday 16 December 2005: 9:45-11:00 pm

Glenn Gould Documentaries - Program 5: Pablo Casals – a Portrait in Words and Music
This documentary portrait of Casals was made as the cellist approached his hundredth birthday. Gould collages performances by the legendary Spanish musician with interviews conducted with critics, protégés and collaborators.
(For copyright reasons, this program cannot be archived online.)

Film Focus

Monday 12 December 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Heidi Ewing, co-director of Boys of Baraka, joins us this evening. The film was recently short-listed for the Best Documentary Oscar and is screening at Film Forum November 30-December 13.
Hosted by Carolyn Bancroft

Studio A

Sunday 11 December 2005

Part I- 9:00-9:30 pm listen
Playwright Ariel Dorfman discusses his latest play The Other Side, civil war, the idea of boundaries and what makes a good play.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg
Part II- 9:30-10:00 pm listen
Tonight actor and playwright Jack Holmes will discuss the play RFK. RFK is one-man play about the life of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. It is currently playing at the Culture Project on Bleeker Street.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 11 December 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

An interview with Leslie Klinger, among the world's foremost authorities on the Sherlock Holmes stories and editor of the New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, the third volume of which has just appeared. He discusses the detective's enduring appeal, the good and bad among the film adaptations and the persistent cult of 'Sherlockians'.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Art Attack

Friday 9 December 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Glenn Gould Documentaries - Program 4: Leopold Stokowski – a Portrait in Words and Music
Mixing original interview material and historic performances, Gould presents a portrait of Leopold Stokowski, at various times conductor for the New York Philharmonic and the Walt Disney Corporation. Without doubt, Gould saw in Stokowski a kindred spirit, inspired, as he was, by the musical possibilities of technology.
(For copyright reasons, this program cannot be archived online.)

Film Focus listen

Monday 5 December 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Academy-Award nominee Stephen Frears discusses his latest film Mrs. Henderson Presents, preparing for a musical, and using WWII documentary footage to depict the Blitz.
Hosted by Mihal Gartneberg

Studio A

Sunday 4 December 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

A live, comprehensive interview with filmmaker Michael Almeryeda, on the topic of his career, including his films, Hamlet, Nadja, William Eggleston in the Real World and Happy Here and Now.
Hosted by Janie Iadipaolo

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday 4 December 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

This week’s Composed on the Tongue features recordings of and around the work of James Joyce, including selections from Ulysses, a 1927 recording of Joyce himself reading from Finnegans Wake and an extract from John Cage’s Roaratorio.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Art Attack

Friday 2 December 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Glenn Gould Documentaries - Program 3: The Quiet of the Land
In the third of ‘The Solitude Trilogy,’ Gould focuses on the changing lifeworld of Canada’s Mennonites, and how their self-imposed isolation is increasingly confronted by urban, technological modernity.
(For copyright reasons, this program cannot be archived online.)

Film Focus listen

Monday 28 November 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Academy-Award winner Stephen Gaghan discusses Syriana, which he wrote and directed.
Hosted by Mihal Gartneberg

Studio A

Sunday 27 November 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekeyan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 27 November 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

This week’s segment focuses on the work of the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, the 1996 Nobel laureate. As well as a discussion of Szymborska’s poetry with its English translator, Clare Cavanagh, we hear readings (in Polish and in English) from Monologue of a Dog, the latest volume of Szymborska’s work to appear in translation.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Art Attack

Friday 25 November 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Glenn Gould Documentaries - Program 2: The Latecomers
In the second of the trilogy, Gould juxtaposes and mixes the voices of thirteen Newfoundlanders with the sounds of the surrounding land and sea to create an aural portrait of a proud island community.
(For copyright reasons, this program cannot be archived online.)


Film Focus

Monday 21 November 2005

Pre-empted for the Coleman Hawkins Birthday Broadcast

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 20 November 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

Author Rosemarie Santini will discuss Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice, her interpretation of the new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice into a film, and the influence the Austen has on her own writing. Santini is the author of the recently published book Sex and Sensibility: The Adventures of a Jane Austen Addict.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

Studio A

Sunday 20 November 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

J. Robert Spencer talks about Jersey Boys, a musical on the life and music of The Four Seasons. listen
Our second guest is Perry Moore, the executive producer of Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He talks about the illustrated movie companion that he recently published. listen
Hosted by Mihal Gartneberg

Art Attack

Friday 18 November 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Glenn Gould series, program 1: The Idea of North
The earliest and best known of Glenn Gould’s radio documentaries, The Idea of North. is a meditation on remoteness and solitude. Gould creates a contrapuntal montage of the voices of five individuals with varied and at times conflicting experiences of Canada’s far North.
(For copyright reasons, this program cannot be archived online.)

Film Focus

Monday 14 November 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Nicolas Rossier discusses his documentary ARISTIDE and The Endless Revolution.
Hosted by Carolyn Bancroft

Studio A listen

Sunday 13 November 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

Geoff Dyer is among the most interesting and versatile of contemporary English writers. He has published novels, essays and stories as well as books on jazz and literature, which are consistently described as ‘unclassifiable’. He discusses his new book, The Ongoing Moment, a book on the history of photography.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 13 November 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

This interview with Tim Page introduces a short season of Glenn Gould’s radio documentaries. Page is chief music critic of the Washington Post, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author on subjects ranging from Schönberg to Zappa. He was a friend and close collaborator of Gould, and is the editor of The Glenn Gould Reader, a volume of Gould’s essays. As well as analyzing Gould’s radio pieces, Page discusses Gould’s musical legacy and his memories of Gould the man and the musician.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Art Attack

Friday 11 November 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Jonathan Howell, curator at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, discusses The World According to Shorts. Dani Levy, the evening’s second guest, talks about his film GO FOR ZUCKER!
Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekeyan

Film Focus listen

Monday 7 November 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Joe Wright discusses his feature-film directorial debut Pride and Prejudice, period film clichés, and the role of nature in romantic dramas.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Studio A

Sunday 6 November 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

A live conversation on Scott Coffey's career and transition from a Hollywood actor to a feature film director for Ellie Parker, a digitally-shot feature with Naomi Watts as a struggling actor living in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Janie Iadipaolo

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 6 November 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

The guest for this evening is Oscar Torres, the screenwriter of the recently released film Innocent Voices. Innocent Voices is a film about Torres's childhood in 1980's war torn El Salvador. Torres’s family lived on the dividing line between the two opposing sides and he was witness to much violence and, at the age of twelve, was even threatened with conscription into the Salvadorian army. Innocent Voices is Torres’s first screenplay and was directed by Mexican director Luis Mandoki.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

Art Attack

Friday 4 November 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

This evening’s program follows two events including a summary of the Frankfurt book fair and a discussion on Neues Kino at MoMA, New German Films.
Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekeyan

Film Focus

Monday 31 October 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Rasha Salti, curator of the First Annual CinemaEast Film Festival, speaks about Middle Eastern Cinema and screenings Nov. 4-10.
Hosted by Carolyn Bancroft

Art Attack listen

Friday 28 October 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Craig Lucas discusses his feature film directorial debut, The Dying Gaul, and his current Broadway musical A Light in the Piazza. Ben Younger also joins us for a discussion on his latest film, Prime.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Film Focus

Monday 24 October 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Director William Gazecki will discuss his film Reckless Indifference, about a controversial California trial in which a group of teenage boys were all sentenced to life imprisonment because of their participation or presence in a brawl in which one of the boys died. Mr. Gazecki is the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated director of the 1996 film Waco: The Rules of Engagement.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

Studio A

Sunday 23 October 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

Tonight’s show will follow a tribute to Harold Pinter and a discussion on Neues Kino at MoMA, New German Films.
Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekeyan

Composed on the Tongue

Sunday 23 October 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

The poet and professor of poetry and women's studies at Pennsylvania State University Robin Becker will read and discuss her poems from the book The Horse Fair. She will also share some of her unpublished works, including a poem to appear in an upcoming issue of O, Oprah Winfrey's magazine. Ms. Becker was the recipient of the 1996 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Literature.
Hosted by Madeline Lewis

Art Attack

Friday 21 October 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Tonight’s show is a layered narrative interview with Europe's most provocative and important theatrical directors, Romeo Castellucci and composer Scott Gibbons of Societas Rafaello Sanzio, whose work has rarely appeared in the US.
Hosted by Christopher Allen

Film Focus listen

Monday 17 October 2005: 9:30-10:00 pm

Guest: Peter Bate, documentary filmmaker, writer and director of Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death. Bate discusses his new film, an investigation of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, the difficulties and pleasures of shooting in Africa, and the strong reactions his film drew in Europe.
Hosted by Brían Hanrahan

Studio A listen

Sunday 16 October 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm

Nikki Caro, director of North Country, discusses her latest work along with the culture of mining, women’s rights, and the first successful sexual harassment, class-action lawsuit.
Hosted by Mihal Gartenberg

Composed on the Tongue listen

Sunday 16 October 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm

Amy Hempel's vigorous command of the short story has been on display since her first book, Reasons to Live. Her latest collection, The Dog of the Marriage came out earlier this year, and a collected works will be published this spring. Amy joins me to read and discuss her work.
Hosted by Scott Statland

Art Attack

Friday 14 October 2005: 10:00-11:00 pm

Annette Insdorf discusses the François Truffaut retrospective. Also discussed: more coverage from the 43rd New York Film Festival and Films of Patrice Chéreau.
Hosted by Philipp Kuecuekyan

Sunday 9 October 2005: 9:00-10:00 pm
Studio A listen
Host: Brían Hanrahan
Guests:
1) Mia Fineman, New York organizer of The Perfect Medium
2) Pierre Apraxine, overall curator of The Perfect Medium and longtime curator of the Gilman Collection
3) Malcolm Daniel, Curator of the Department of Photography, Metropolitan Museum.
Topic: An in-depth look at photography in the Metropolitan Museum, the show initially focuses on the new exhibition The Perfect Photography and the Occult, then discusses the Museum's recent multi-million dollar acquisition of the collection of the Gilman Paper Company, described as 'the most important photography collection still in private hands,' as well as the Museum's future plans for the medium.

Sunday 9 October 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm
Composed on the Tongue listen
Host: Brían Hanrahan
Topic: Features a selection of recordings of poetry readings from the 1940s, introduced by the poet, scholar and editor Mark van Doren, and read by stage and screen actors of the era. It includes works by Chaucer, Milton, Donne, Shakespeare and Herbert.

Monday 3 October: 9:30-10pm
Film Focus listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Marc Levin, director and producer, Protocols of Zion
Topic: Marc discusses documenting the rise of anti-Semitism in the post-9/11 world in a subjective manner. This film opens 21 October.

Sunday 2 October 2005: 8:30-9:00 pm
Composed on the Tongue listen
Host: Madeline Lewis
Guest: Professor Lillian Nayder
Topic: Professor Lillian Nayder of Bates College will discuss the life and literary works of Victorian author Wilkie Collins. Collins' two most famous novels, The Moonstone and The Woman in White will be given particular attention in the interview. Professor Nayder has written several books about Victorian literature and literary figures, including a 1997 biography of Wilkie Collins.

Sunday 25 September 2005: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest 1 and 2: SAG winners Maria Bello and Viggo Mortensen, actors, A History of Violence
Topic: Maria analyzes her character, while Viggo discusses the props he brought to the set and examines the story line: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a self-defense murder at his diner.
Guest 3 and 4: Screenwriter Josh Olson and David Cronenberg, producer and director, A History of Violence
Topic: Both guests discuss the idea of the Western in relation to this film. Josh explains the process of writing a script and David discusses his visual choices as regards the first scene of the film and close-ups.

Monday 19 September 2005: 9:30-10pm
Film Focus listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Andrew Niccol, director, writer and producer, Lord of War
Topic: Andrew discusses the effects of gunrunning in developing countries, financing movies outside of Hollywood and the nuances of his characters in his latest film, Lord of War

Sunday 18 September 2005: 8:30-9pm
Composed on the Tongue listen
Host: Brían Hanrahan
Guest 1: Thomas Beller, author and editor
Topic: Beller discusses his new book of essays, How to Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood, as well as the literary website (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood) and the magazine (Open City) which he edits.

Sunday 11 September 2005: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest 1: Liev Schreiber, Tony Award winning actor, screenwriter and director of Everything is Illuminated
Topic: Liev discusses his artistic influences, the making of Everything Is Illuminated and the meaning of Judaism to Eastern European Jewry.
Guests 2 and 3: Elijah Wood and Eugene Hütz, actors, Everything is Illuminated
Topic: Elijah discusses his commitment to the project, shooting in Prague and meeting the real Jonathan Safran Foer. Eugene discusses his musical background and his relation to his character, Alex, based on “survivor humor” from the Soviet regime. We end the segment with Mishto!, performed by Gogol Bordello, Eugene’s Gypsy punk band.

Sunday 11 September 2005 8:30-9pm
Composed on the Tongue listen
Host: Brían Hanrahan
Guest 1: Robert Sullivan, author
Topic: Sullivan discusses his new book, a wry essay on How Not to Get Rich
Guest 2: Kamau Daáood, spoken word artist and jazz poet
Topic: Daáood speaks about his new book The Language of Saxophones: Selected Poems, his collaborations with jazz musicians such as the great Horace Tapscott, about his attitude to the written word and the redemptive power of poetry.

Friday 9 September 2005: 10-11pm
Art Attack listen
Host: Brían Hanrahan
Guest: Lodge Kerrigan, filmmaker
Topic: Kerrigan speaks in depth about the making of his new film Keane, including how he developed its striking visual style, about how he rehearses actors, and about the benefits and drawbacks of shooting in 'live' situations in Port Authority bus terminal. He also discusses his changing personal relation to cinema and his reactions to criticism of his films, both positive and negative.

Sunday 28 August: 9-10pm
Studio A
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest 1: Michael Dorf, producer, Jewish Music and Heritage Festival - Listen listen
Topic: A discussion on the upcoming festival, David Brubeck's premiere of his newest work, and trying to define "Jewish Music".
Guest 2: Wes Craven, director, Red Eye - Listen listen
Topic: A discussion on horror v. psychological thriller and the beneficial effects to watching scary movies.

Friday 26 August: 10-11pm
Art Attack listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Daniel Anker, Academy-Award nominated director, Music From the Inside Out
Topic: A discussion on all forms of music and the difficulties involved in defining music.

Sunday 21 August: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Dana Adam Shapiro, author, The Every Boy
Topic: An in-depth look at Dana’s first novel The Every Boy that follows the escapades of 15-year old Henry Every, who dies on page 1.

Sunday 14 August 2005: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest 1: Joseph Fiennes, actor, The Great Raid
Topic: Joseph discusses his mental and physical preparation for playing a POW in the Philippines as we also converse on the history of the Pacific Theatre of WWII.
Guest 2: John Dahl, director, The Great Raid
Topic: John discusses his dedication to making The Great Raid historically accurate and his need to portray more than simply the raid, but the lives of the POWs and the Filipino underground, too.

Friday 12 August 2005: 9-10pm
Art Attack listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest 1: Marton Csokas, actor, The Great Raid and Asylum
Topic: The discussion begins on his role as a POW captain in The Great Raid and moves onto his role as Edgar Stark in Asylum.  Marton discusses his two characters and his preparation for the roles.
Guest 2: David MacKenzie, director, Asylum
Topic: David discusses his involvement in the project from re-writing the script with Patrick Marber (Closer). We also go over specific, artistic elements in the film.

Sunday 31 July 2005: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Jonathan Jakubowicz, writer and director of Secuestro Express (Kidnap Express)
Topic: A discussion on the phenomenon of the kidnap express, wherein people are kidnapped for no more than 5 hours for a sum of money "easily obtainable" by the wealthy. The director discusses his own experience as a kidnap victim and the known statistics throughout Latin America and Venezuala, in particular. Jonathan also goes into his experience meeting kidnappers as a part of his research.

Monday 25 July 2005: 9:30-10pm
Film Focus listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Djimon Hounsou, actor and Academy Award nominee
Topic: A discussion of The Island and cloning, Africa and the G8 summit and the importance of ‘organic’ acting.

Sunday 24 July 2005: 9-10pm
Studio A listen
Host: Mihal Gartenberg
Guest: Guest: Ruth Hendel, theatre producer and four-time Tony Award nominee
Topic: Topic: Ruth and I discuss the business of theatre and her current shows, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Altar Boyz, and the upcoming Barefoot in the Park. We also briefly discuss her hobbies: selling ceramic pottery from Israel and weaving.

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