Jim Lehrer, who co-anchored the MacNeill Lehrer News Hour on PBS from 1975 to 1995 and was the sole anchor until his retirement in 2009, died at the age of 85 on January 23, 2020. He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff on October 19, 1998 at the height of the Cinton/Lewinsky scandal, while on tour for his novel “Purple Dots.” Also, a review of “Tiny Beautiful Things” at SF Playhouse.

Susan Oxtoby, curator of the “Federico Fellini at 100” retrospective at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, through May 21, 2020, in which all the films directed by Fellini, along with the films he wrote prior to becoming a director, will be shown in mostly new digitized restorations, talks about Fellini and the films with host Richard Wolinsky. Also: Review of “How to Transcend a Happy Marriage” at Custom Made Theatre.

Mona Golabek is bringing her one-woman show, The Pianist of Willisden Lane, which was adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, to Theaterworks in Mountain View, from January 15th through February 16, 2020. This interview with host Richard Wolinsky was recorded in 2013 when The Pianist of Wilisden Lane was produced by Berkeley Rep. Also: Review of “Becky Nurse of Salem” by Sarah Ruhl, at Berkeley Rep.

A conversation with John Skelley (Harry Potter), Yanna McIntosh (Hermoine) and David Abeles (Ron), from the production of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a sequel to the Harry Potter books and films, playing in two parts at the Curran in San Francisco, hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Also: Review of “The Tale of Despereax” at Berkeley Rep.

Nick Tosches (1949-2019) in conversation with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff, recorded October 19, 1994.Nick Tosches, who died on October 20th, 2019, three days shy of his 70th birthday, was the quintessential professional w riter. He wrote everything from record reviews to biographies to essays to novels. His career, which began as a rock journalist for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines, eventually took him into biographies of Jerry Lee Lewis and Dean Martin, various works of non-fiction, novels, poetry and journalistic essays.

Jason Graae, the star of “Scrooge in Love,” a 42nd Street Moon production at the Gateway Theatre in San Francisco, is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. Jason Graae has appeared on Broadway several times, is a noted cabaret performer, and recently played the Wizard in the national tour of “Wicked.” In this interview he discusses his work and his career. Also: Review of “Cloud 9” by Caryl Churchill at Custom Made Theatre.

Mark Bruni, co-director of “The Tale of Despereaux,” a new musical, at Berkeley Rep through January 54, 2019, is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky. “The Tale of Despereaux” is based on the Newberry winning children’s book by Kate Di Camillo and the animated film released in 2008, and concerns a mouse intent on rescuing a human princess kidnapped by the castle rats.