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MAY 23, 2015
A Blast from the Past - Show 1115

Step into the WCL time machine and travel with us back to 1995 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco, when Sedge welcomed:

KRONOS QUARTET, renowned American string quartet based in San Francisco.

DR. OLIVER SACKS, physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology.

SHARON SHANNON, Celtic folk music artist joins us straight from Ireland.

GYUTO TANTRIC MONKS, priestly chanters representing a rich Buddhist tradition founded in 15th-century Tibet.

TRUE FICTION MAGAZINE radio improvisation!


MAY 16, 2015
Encore Presentation - Show 1114

Enjoy a special encore presentation...and support your local public radio station!! From Spring of 1998, when Sedge welcomed:

DAVID SEDARIS, humorist, author of Naked and The Santa Land Diaries.

ROY BLOUNT JR., author of Be Sweet, Camels Are Easy, and Comedy's Hard.

JOE QUIRK, author of The Ultimate Rush about a rollerblading messenger in San Francisco.

JOE ELY and his Band, with songs from their album Twistin' in the Wind.

HENRI DIKONGUE & MANUEL WADJI guitar maestro and percussion master.

JOSH KORNBLUTH, Bay Area comedian portrays Ben Franklin.


MAY 9, 2015
A Fresh New Show - Show 1113

Recorded this week throughout the Bay and beyond, Sedge welcomes:

T. GERONIMO JOHNSON with Welcome to Braggsville, a literary coming-of-age novel about the misadventures of a group of Berkeley students exploring race and cultural issues.

JANE SMILEY, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and Some Luck with the second in The Last Hundred Years trilogy, Early Warning.

JAN ELLISON brings us her debut novel A Small Indiscretion, an emotional thriller about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake.

REV BILLY and Dragonfly, a member of his Stop Shopping Choir, on their international tour aimed at defending community, life and imagination.

MUSICAL ART QUINTET, performing original chamber music, Combining Tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban and African rhythms with improvisation. 


MAY 2, 2015
Travel Special - Show 1112

This week we bring you a special compilation on the theme of Travel and Travel Writing, with plenty of humor aboard! SEDGE welcomes: