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Curator Mark Russell on Under the Radar, The Public Theater's 12-day international theater festival; and artist Emily Johnson and composer James Everest on Nicugni, Johnson's performance installation for the COIL Festival based upon the landscape of her family roots in South Central Alaska and the Yukon-Kuskokwin Delta.

Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


French-Romanian actress Simona Maicanescu on the American debut of a new French production of The Fever, Wallace Shawn's controversial monologue on egoism and materialism; and artist Marcia Annenberg on News/Not News, her exploration of the suppression of hard news, now on exhibit at Princeton University's Bernstein Gallery.

Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


A collaboration marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., with excerpts of his great speeches.


Director David Cromer and playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo on the upcoming MCC production of Really, Really; Mexican actress Ana Graham and Kate Loewald, producer of ThePlay Company on their Spanish-to-English production of Working on a Special Day, a play based on a film by Ettore Scola; and Director Peter Dobbins and actor Jeff Kline on the Storm Theater's production of Corneille's Le Cid.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 1-3 PM

A fundraiser inviting listeners to be part of a WBAI Reality Show Sizzle Reel Workshop.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013 2-3 PM

Playwright Dominique Morisseau on "Detroit '67," her new play based upon an historic confrontation between citizens and police; Bree Barton and Franklin Bruno and Carol Lipnik on their upcoming appearance with "Baby Bree" and her turn-of-the-century songs at Joe's Pub; and Transmitter Fund Raising!!
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013 2-3 PM

Artistic Director Angelina Fiordelissi and playwright Lisa Ramirez on the Cherry Lane Theater Mentor Project, now in its 15th year; and actor/director Mark Greenfield on the Faux Real Theater's all male (except for Oedipus) production of Oedipus Rex XX/XY.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013 2-3 PM

Jazz singer Lorraine Feather on "Nouveau Stride in New York," her show at the Metropolitan Room with pianist Stephanie Trick; actress and Shakespeare scholar Tina Packer on her rendition of "Women of Will"; and actor Brad Burgess on the remounting of The Living Theater's production of "Here We Are."
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 2-3 PM

Cartoonist and Mac Arthur "Genius" Award winner Ben Katchor on his latest illustrated volume, "Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories"; and curator Jon Ordover on the new  Spring exhibitions at the Soho Gallery of Digital Art.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 2-3 PM

Laura García LorcaFrederico García Lorca's niece and President of the Spain-based Federico García Lorca Foundation on the upcoming Lorca festival, "Lorca in New York: A Celebration" and the newly expanded bilingual edition of his classic work, "Poet in New York"; and author Marie Chaix and author/translator Harry Mathews on Dalkey Archives' publication of Chaix's novel, "Silences, or A Woman's Life," and new revised translation of her family memoir of Occupied France, "The Laurels of Lake Constance."
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 2-3 PM

Piano virtuoso Simone Dinnerstein on "Night," her recorded collaboration with singer /songwriter Tift Merritt; playwright Matthew Paul Olmos on "so go the ghosts of mexico, part one," Sam Shepherd's pick for the first-ever Ellen Stewart Award; and playwright Elisabeth Grey on "Southern Discomfort," a comedy in the Southern Gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCullers.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 2-3 PM

A celebration of the late great jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus on his 91st birthday. With Sue Mingus, Mingus's widow, music producer and manager/creator of the various musical ensembles that bear his name (Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty and Mingus Orchestra); and alto and tenor saxophonist Alex Foster, a player in all those ensembles and long-time practitioner of Mingus music.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 2-3 PM

Joe Gilford on "Finks," his family play about the blacklist; author Agata Tuszynska on her book "Vera Gran: The Accused," about a celebrated singer of the Warsaw Ghetto, her piano accompanist, and a meditation on the nature of collaboration; and Phloeun Prim of "Season of Cambodia," a two-month cultural festival.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013 2-3 PM
Jamaican-born novelist
Anthony C. Winkler on his hilarious historical novel "The Family Mansion"; author/producer//social activist and WBAI radio host David Rothenberg and cast members on "Released!" the film adaptation of the long-running play about post-prison life at "The Castle"; and violin soloist Elizabeth Yoo and bassist Max Jacobs on the Carnegie Hall debut of the conductor-less Shattered Glass Ensemble.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 2-3 PM
Author Michael Elias (director/screenwriter of "Lush Life," and screenwriter of "The Frisco Kid," "The Jerk," "Young Doctors in Love," and others) on his new novel, "The Last Conquistador"; playwright Jen Silverman and Clubbed Thumb Artistic Director Maria Striar on the 5-time Obie-winning company's production of Silverman's "Phoebe in Winter"; and Romanian-born playwright Gianina Carbinariu and Belfast-born director Matt Torney on "Stop the Tempo," a site-specific play about a nightclub at Arlene's Grocery.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 2-3 PM
Jim Freund guest hosts this episode in which Margot Adler reads a sermon on witchcraft excerpted from her newly released Amazon single, Why We Love Vampires; and honors the 50th Anniversary of the New York Review of Books with a classic episode of David Dozer's Poisoned Arts in which Emily Ann Andrews gets a job at "The New York To-Do Of Books,"  and features Marilyn Sokol (currently appearing in Old Jews Telling Jokes) in the dual role of American intellectual Hannah Hardwick and South American revolutionary scholar Margarita Conseula Garcia y Vega. Tributes also to the late Iain Banks and Jack Vance.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
Eva C. Schweitzer on newly published English-language books about Berlin from Berlinica Books; playwright/director/architect Oren Safdie on "False Solutions," about an architect's struggle to design a Holocaust Museum in Poland; and writer/performer and head of the Clarence Darrow Foundation Gary L. Anderson on "Naked Darrow," his one-man theatrical about the great lawyer.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
Tony Hendra (This is Spinal Tap, Lemmings, National Lampoon Radio Hour) on The Final Edition Radio Hour's new audio release, The Vinyl Edition; author Colin Broderick on That's That: A Memoir, about growing up in a Catholic family in Northern Ireland during the Troubles; and conceptual artist Todd Shalom on the  group walks scheduled for New York in July by his Elastic City.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
Alysia Abbott on "Fairyland," an acclaimed memoir of her gay father; and filmmaker Jessica Wolfson and director Cathryne Czubek on their feature documentary about women and the gun culture, "A Girl & A Gun."
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, of the seminal hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, on his new book "H.N.I.C: An Infamous Novella," the inaugural publication of Infamous Books, a partnership pairing Infamous Records with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books; and actress Jeannette Bayardelle, NAACP Theater Award Winner for playing Celie on Broadway in The Color Purple on her one-woman music show SHIDA, about growing up an aspiring writer in the Bronx.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Poet/Editor/Essayist Geoffrey O'Brien on his latest collection,  "Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002-2012"; and poet Adam Fitzgerald on his debut collection, "The Last Parade."
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Tony Hendra on The Final Edition Radio Hour's first satirical compilation, The Vinyl Edition; oral historian James Lough on This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995; and playwright Janet Behan on an upcoming play about her uncle set in the same hotel, Brendan at the Chelsea.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Poet Adam Fitzgerald reads more from his acclaimed collection, "The Late Parade"; and Janet Behan on her uncle Brendan and her upcoming play about his last years in America, "Brendan at the Chelsea."

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Mark Slouka on Brewster, set in the changing year 1968; and jazz singer/songwriter Lorraine Feather on Attachments, her latest heralded collection of songs.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Lee Blessing on the world premiere of "A User's Guide to Hell Featuring Bernard Madoff"; novelist Leora Skolkin on the re-release of her novel "Hystera" (winner of the Global -Ebooks Award and the USA Book Award in Fiction); and Kamilah Forbes and Rasu Jilani on "Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited," a month-long retrospective of the poet, performer and activist.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, Director Annie Dorsen on "Crossing the Line ", the French Institute Alliance Francaise's acclaimed interdisciplinary fall festival of international artists; British playwright Bernard Kops and actress Katharine Cullison on Kops's acclaimed domestic  tragi-comedy, "Playing Sinatra"; and South African actor Jeremy Crutchley on the stage adaptation of Heathcote Williams's epic poem."Sacred Elephant."
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, Translator Shane Baker on the New Yiddish Rep's first-ever Yiddish-language production of "Waiting for Godot," marking the 50th Anniversary of its 1953 Paris premiere; and writer-performer Sonya Kelly on her Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning production of "I Can See Clearly Now," now part of the First New York City Irish Theater Festival.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, Actress Susie Sokol on the Elevator Repair Service's "Arguendo," a dramatic interpretation of the text of a First Amendment case brought by three strippers to the Justices of the 1990 Supreme Court; playwright Chiori Miyagawa and performer McKenna Kerrigan on "I Came to Look for You on Tuesday," a play and series of inter-active community events based upon reunions following losses incurred by disasters or war; and Director / Founder Idith Meshulam and David Riker (co-author with Jeremy Scahill of "Dirty Wars) on Ensemble Pi's 8th Annual Peace Project Concert, commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


pre-empted for a special on Obamacare


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, Author and scholar Priscilla Gilman on "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy," a reflection on mothering a child on the autism spectrum; Bread and Puppet Theater founder and Artistic Director Peter Schumann on the theater's 50th Anniversary performance of "The Shatterer of Worlds" at the West Park Presbyterian Church; and curator Adam Schutzman on the Bread and Puppet and 50 Film Program at the Anthology Film Archives.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Theater critic and Yiddish scholar Alisa Solomon on her new book, "Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof": and Reverend Billy on The Stop Shopping Choir's new album, "Earthalujah!" and the shows they will perform at Joe's Pub in the thick of the holiday shopping season.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


Author/songwriter/television producer and fear-monger
Christopher Cerf returns with co-creator Henry Beard (co-founder of The National Lampoon) to discuss their "Encyclopedia Paranoica," just published in paperback, in time to stoke holiday worries; and Artistic Director Karin Coonrod and members of her international theater collective Compagnia di Colombari on "Strangers and Other Angels," a free live performance re-imagining the medieval mystery plays at the Museum of the City of New York on December 7.
Hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer


FUNDRAISING SPECIAL: Playwright Joe Gilford, son of actors Jack Gilford and Madeleine Lee, talks about the publication of FINKS, his celebrated play about the 1950's show business blacklist, based on memories of his parents' ordeal. The autographed play will be offered as a $75 premium for your contribution to WBAI.

For a pledge of $100, you are invited to join Joe Gilford and other children of blacklisted showfolk at a live broadcast of The Next Hour's RED DIAPER BABY HOLIDAY BRUNCH at the Cornelia Street Cafe on December 15, between 11am-1pm. (Arrive by 10:00am) The panel will include Kate Lardner (daughter of screenwriter Ring Lardner, Jr.), Julie Garfield (daughter of actor John Garfield), Josh Mostel (son of actor Zero Mostel) and others, and will be hosted by Janet Coleman and David Dozer.
Pledge online NOW at give2wbai.org!!!!
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