This program features two recent interviews that resonate with the week’s protests and with the push toward fascism in Washington. Tayari Jones, author of “An American Marriage,” about an African American family torn apart by a false accusation and incarceration, talks about her work and her life. Theatre director Frank Galati discusses “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco, a parable about the rise of fascism, which played at ACT last June. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

A program in solidarity with protestors for social justice, and with the fight against fascism in America and overseas. First, Erik Larson looks at the rise of fascism in Germany in his book, “In The Garden of Beasts,” recorded in 2011, and the resonance with America today is uncanny. And then, an interview with the Oscar winning screenwriter and acclaimed African American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, recorded in 2014, discussing two of his plays, along with his career. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Bookwaves: Andrew Altschul dsicusses his latest novel, “The Gringa,” the story of an American’s involvement in Peruvian politics in the 1990s, and the aftermath of her involvement; a look at the modern effects of American exceptionalism.
Arts-Waves: A 2003 interview with Pulitzer and Obie prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Park.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Bookwaves: John Lanchester is interviewed about his latest novel, “The Wall,” just out in trade paperback, by host Richard Wolinsky.
ArtWaves: Mary Higgins Clark (1927-2020) died January 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Best-selling author of 51 novels, many of which were adapted into theatrical and made-for-television films, she was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff on May 24, 1989 in San Francisco. From the Probabilities archive.

Bookwaves: Lisa See discusses her latest novel, “Island of Sea Women,” now out in trade paperback, with host Richard Wolinsky.
Arts-Waves: Clive Cussler (1931-2020) The best-selling author of the Dirk Pitt series, and several other adventure novels, died at the age of 88 on Feb. 24, 2020. This interview was recorded in 1994 on the publication of his novel, “Inca Gold” for the Probabilities radio series, he is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.