In an epilogue to WBAI's recent "Celebration of Norman Mailer" (The Next Hour, Dec. 16, 2007 11am-1pm, archived below), legendary actor Rip Torn weighs in on his old friend and fellow improvisor; along with an encore airing of Joyce Carol Oates' observations on Mailer; and political satirist Will Durst with the Top Ten Comedic Stories of 2007. Hosted byJanet Coleman and David Dozer.
Asian-American scholar Gary Y Okihiro discusses "Impounded," photos of the Japanese/American Internment by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Clem Albers, now on exhibit at The Puffin Room; and co-editors Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom on their oral history entitled "Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and JoeMcCarthy, Pissed off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way."Hosted byJanet Coleman and David Dozer.
Playwright/Director/Songwriter Richard Maxwell and actors on his latest work, "Ode to the Man Who Kneels"; Dan Simon of Seven Stories Press and Johnny Temple of Akashic Press on the 20th Annual Independent and Small Press Fair; and a preview of "The Millay Sisters: A Performance Cabaret."Hosted byJanet Coleman and David Dozer.
Producer Alan Buchman on The Culture Project's new discussion series, "A Question of Impeachment"; composer Michael Colina, Latin American pianist Polly Ferman and jazz piano legend Bob James on Colina's work in concert upcoming at Christ and St. Stephen's; and singers from "Kleinkunst: Warsaw's Brave and Brilliant Yiddish Cabaret." Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Part 2 of a conversation with playwright Charles L. Mee and director Ann Bogart about Mee's play "Hotel Casseopeia," inspired by surrealist artist Joseph Cornell; actors Halley Feiffer and Adam Greene on a new play, "None of the Above," and jazz artist Sean Jones on his latest CD, "Kaleidoscope." Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Poet X.J. Kennedy reads from his newly published collection, "In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007"; and a panel of historians and musicians talk about radical feminist and pacifist Julia Ward Howe, newly commemorated in a monodrama by composer Henry Papale. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Writer Kate Christensen on "The Great Man," her novel on the afterlife of a famous painter; a trio of actors playing Palestinian brothers in "Masked," a play by Israeli playwright Ilan Hatsor; and members of New York City's Life Fund discuss a gala benefit. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Actor/playwright/Fulbright scholar Dan Hoyle on "Tings Dey Happen," a one-man show on his investigations into oil politics in Nigeria; composer and jazz trombonist Craig S. Harris on the debut of "TriHarLenium: A Sound Portrait of Harlem 1976-2006" at Lincoln Center Out of Doors; and Catherine Cappelero and Andrew Rhone on their new musical "Walmart-opia," a futuristic look at a certain corporation running the world. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Political satirist Will Durst on his New York opening in "The All-American Sport of Bi-Partisan Bashing"; historian Mike Flynn and Peace Granny Joan Wile talk about "On the Edge," a John Jay College symposium on transgressive art; and poet/editor/ essayist Geoffrey O'Brien on his new piece on "The Sopranos " in The New York Review of Books. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Steve Cosson and The Civilians talk about "Gone Fishin'," their new docu-musical about lost things; poet Omar Shapli on his new collection, "The General is Asked His Opinion (and other sad songs 2002-2005)"; and Robin Hirsch and Angelo Verga celebrate the 40th July 4th anniversary of the Cornelia Street Cafe. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Guest host Jim Freund, of WBAI's long-running science fiction and fantasy program "Hour of the Wolf", creates a show of lunar significance — one that can only be done once in a blue moon. (Janet Coleman and David Dozer return next week.)
A discussion of atheism with Jonathan Miller, the British intellectual, TV producer, theater and opera director, and neurologist. Miller's BBC series "A Brief History of Disbelief," will begin its American launch on PBS this week. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
A panel on "Remembering George W.S. Trow," the acclaimed author of "Within the Context of No Context," and other acute observations on American culture. With filmmaker James Ivory, New York Times Book Review editor, Charles McGrath; writer/editor Chris Cerf; comedy writer Sean Kelly, writer Tony Hiss and theatre producer Diane Wondisford. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Author Marc Fisher talks about his book on radio, "Something in the Air"; songwriter John Meyer on his book "Heartbreaker: A Memoir of Judy Garland," and his personal rehearsal recordings of Garland. Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
The 35th anniversary broadcast of the Poisoned Arts Council Radio Theatre's production of David Dozer's "George Washington's Birthday Party
Cherry Pie Eating Contest," with comments from original cast members; Marc Fisher reads excerpts from his book on radio, "Something in the Air." Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.