SF Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle discusses his latest book, “Dream State: California in the Movies,” and from 2005, Stephen Greenblatt talks about “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Also: review of “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare, at Cal Shakes.
Bookwaves/Artwaves presents in-depth interviews with authors of fiction and narrative non-fiction, delving deeply into political and social issues, literary technique, and the life of the author, along with interviews devoted to theatre and film, and archive interviews from Bookwaves and Probabilities. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
An in-depth interview with Eric Ting, Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) followed by a short 2001 interview with the late Kitty Carlisle Hart. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Andrew Altschul discusses his most recent novel, “The Gringa.” Margaret Atwood, in an interview recorded in December, 2006 discusses her collection “Moral Disorder” and other books. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Masters of Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) and Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). These two giants were interviewed for KPFA’s “Probabilities” program, Asimov in 1983 by Richard Wolinsky and Bradbury in 1992 by Richard A. Lupoff and Richard Wolinsky. The Isaac Asimov interview has not been heard in nearly forty years. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Erik Larson discusses his most recent book, “The Splendid and the Ville,” about Churchill and the year of the Blitz, and a 1988 interview with the late W.P. Kinsella, author of “Shoeless Joe” which became the classic film “Field of Dreams.” Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Film director Jack Arnold (1916-1992), best known for his science fiction movies of the 1950s including It Came From Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Incredible Shrinking Man, interviewed in 1980 by the Probabilties crew (Richard A. Lupoff, Lawrence Davidson & Richard Wolinsky). The interview has not been heard in nearly forty years. Produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
The program starts with an interview with Sean San Jose, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco; then a theatre review (“The Song of Summer” at SF Playhouse), and finally excerpts from a 2011 interview with the late Tony Horwitz about his book, “Midnight Rising” which dealt in detail with John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Two interviews with acclaimed novelist Richard Powers. 2004: “The Time of Our Singing,” a multi-generational epic focusing on the Civil Rights movement. 2018: “The Overstory,” an environmental story for our times.
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Mystery and thriller writer Tess Gerritsen is the subject of this hour-long exploration of her work, beginning with excerpts from a 2004 interview focusing on how she became a writer, and the development of the Rizzoli & Isles series of books, then continues with a June, 2021 interview about her latest novel, “Choose Me,” co-authored with Gary Braver, which takes a look at the #metoo movement. She also discusses her feelings about Black Lives matter, the pandemic, and her projects in television and film. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to on-line and streaming local theater & book events Bookwaves Bonnie Tsui discusses her book, “Why We Swim,” which examines the human need for moving in water, from the history of swim strokes, to how physiology plays a role in swimming, to the history of … Continued