Bookwaves/Artwaves – June 4, 2020: Erik Larson – Tarell Alvin McCraney


42nd Street Moon discussion about the musical The Scottsboro Boys originally scheduled for Tuesday June 2nd will now air next Tuesday, June 9th at 8 pm on Facebook live and on the 42nd Street Moon website.
Theatre Rhino presents Doodler, Thursday June 4th, conceived and performed by John Fisher, on Facebook Live at 8 pm (with a new play every Thursday at 8 pm, and Lavender Scare can be streamed through the KALW website.  
The Booksmith lists its entire June on-line schedule of interviews and readings on their website, which includes Lockdown Lit every Tuesday at 11 am.
Book Passage also offers Conversations with Authors every weekend in June. Coming up this weekend, Jennifer Steinhauer at 4 pm on June 6th and Michael Connolly at 4 pm on June 7th.
Dark Carnival Bookstore presents a conversation between John Scalzi and Sarah Gailey, Wednesday, June 10th at noon. Sign up for Zoom.
National Theater At Home on You Tube: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston.

Today’s program is in solidarity with those protesting every day America’s institutionalized racism and the racism and militarization of police departments around the country, and with the Black Lives Matter movement and for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans killed by police violence, and in solidarity with anti-fascism the world over.


Erik Larson discusses In The Garden of Beasts, recorded in 2011. While history never repeats itself exactly, some elements remain the same. After an election in which a plurality, not a majority, of votes went to the Nazi Party in 1933, Adolf Hitler became Germany’s Chancellor, and over the course of the next few years, used a combination of propaganda and state-sanctioned violence to become dictator. What we’re seeing in the United States are similar moves by Donald Trump and his enablers. Erik Larson is the author of several other works of narrative non-fiction, including his latest, The Splendid and the Vile, about Winston Churchill, Great Britain and World War Ii in 1940. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.    Complete 44-minute interview.


Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright, actor and screenwriter, recorded in 2014 as he had two plays produced in the Bay Area, Head of Passes at Berkeley Rep, and Choir Boy at Marin Theatre Company. Both plays eventually made it to New York to excellent reviews. Since the interview, he won the Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay of the film Moonlight, based on one of his plays, and wrote the screenplay for the Netflix film High Flying Bird. Tarell Alvin McCraney is also the author of the acclaimed Brother Sister Plays Trilogy, and most recently, created the TV series David Makes Man, which aired on the OWN network and can be seen now on DirectTV.



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