Joel Selvin, author of Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hells Angels and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Selvin talks about the Altamont Rolling Stones concert of 1969, the anti-Woodstock, which was immortalized in the film “Gimme Shelter,” along with reminiscences about the SF Chronicle and his view of the current music scene.

Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse, discusses the 2016-2017 season with host Richard Wollinsky. In this yearly update, Bill English talks about the process of creating a world premiere, from commission to production, examines the previous and upcoming season at San Francisco Playhouse and talks about the theater as a vehicle for empathy and social change.

Susan Faludi talks with host Richard Wolinsky about her latest book, In The Darkroom, which is about a search for identity … specifically the identity of her father, who moved to Hungary and had a sex-change operation late in his life, and with whom she reconnected. Susan Faludi is the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man.

Jonathan Lethem: Live Career Retrospective, hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

On March 3, 2016, Richard Wolinsky had a chance to sit down with Jonathan Lethem in front of a Berkeley audience as a benefit for KPFA. In this career retrospective, Jonathan Lethem talks about his best-known novels, including Chronic City, Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude, and his early novels as well.

Carl Hiaasen, whose latest comic thriller is Razor Girl, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Carl Hiaasen is both a best-selling novelist and a weekly syndicated political columnist for the Miami Herald. Over the past thirty years, he’s been working both sides of the pavement, writing humorous crime novels for adults and young people, and devoting column inches to trenchant examinations of state and national politics.

Judd Winick, artist and writer, author of the best-selling graphic novel series, Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth and Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World, and former Real World: San Francisco reality television star, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky,

A Conversation with Justin Cronin, author of the best-selling “The Passage” science fiction fantasy trilogy, hosted by Richard Wolinsky. In this interview, he discusses the writing of the books, including the latest, “The City of Mirrors,” as well as his use of politics and autobiographical material in a book that ostensibly is about an apocalyptic future not dissimilar to “The Walking Dead.”

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