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SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Live from the Freight & Salvage - Show 1081

Join us for two hours of conversation, music & play from the beautiful Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse at 2020 Addison St in downtown Berkeley. Sedge welcomes:

Journalist

ERIC SCHLOSSER

investigative journalist who has penned such bestsellers as Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, here with his new Pulitzer finalist, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.

Author

A. SCOTT BERG

Pulitzer Prize winning author of Wilson, acclaimed biography of the 28th President of the United States; the result of a decade of research and writing informed by two new troves of documents to which Berg was the first biographer allowed access.

Publisher

MALCOLM MARGOLIN

founder of Heyday Press, the independent nonprofit publisher and cultural institution in Berkeley, and the subject of the new book The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher.

Musicians

MEKLIT

the Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer and her band bring us their soulful performing style that combines jazz, folk, and East African influences.

News Source

BERKELEYSIDE

Berkeley's independently owned local news site celebrates five years of reporting on the extraordinary diversity of people, issues, events, food and environment in our city on the Bay.

The Master

MIKE GREENSILL

San Francisco's coolest Jazz and Cabaret piano maestro and our house pianist.
 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
Live from the Freight & Salvage - Show 1080

Join us for two hours of conversation, music & play from the beautiful Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse at 2020 Addison St in downtown Berkeley. Sedge welcomes:

Author

KRISTIN NEWMAN

TV writer for hit shows like How I Met Your Mother and That ‘70s Show, here with her hilarious new travel memoir What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, tales of romance, self-discovery, and sowing her wild oats on adventures abroad.

Author

ALIX CHRISTIE

the writer and journalist brings us her fascinating debut novel, Gutenberg's Apprentice, evoking one of the most momentous events in history: the birth of printing in medieval Germany—a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.

Musicians

ELVIN BISHOP BAND

legendary blues guitarist and friends stop by in celebration of the release of his new album, Can't Even Do Wrong Right.

Musician

CATIE CURTIS

brings us thoughtful, intuitive storytelling in folk rock form; touring in support of her new CD Flying Dream.

Comedians

KARL & CARL

our itinerant comedians bring us a back-to-school edition of their hilarious Tips On Travel.
 

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Meklit's new video We Are Alive - WCL Exclusive Premier

We are proud to present the exclusive premier of Meklit's new video We Are Alive. The Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer and her band will join West Coast Live at the Freight & Salvage on September 27th. Check out her new video here, directed by Kevin Gordon at Sub64 Films:

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
A Favorite from the Archives - Show 1078

A favorite from the archives. Get your tickets now for our shows live from the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on September 20 & 27. Great guests including Eric Schlosser, Malcolm Margolin, A. Scott Berg, Kristin Newman, Elvin Bishop, Catie Curtis, Meklit, Karl & Carl, founders of Berkeleyside and more!

From from April 17, 2004 at The 12 Galaxies, Sedge welcomed:

ROGER McGUINN, lead singer and lead guitarist of The Byrds, here with his jingle-jangle 12-string guitar.

SURF COASTERS, the Japanese surf band, started by Shigeo Naka, whom Dick Dale refers to as "Prince of the Surf Guitar"

DAVID SANGER & JOHN HART, authors, San Francisco Bay a journey back through the bay's history, introducing its native cultures, describing its ecology, and tracing its urban and industrial development.

LEO KOTTKE, acclaimed guitarist known for a fingerpicking style full of syncopated, polyphonic melodies. (January 2004)

RUTH OZEKI, Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest.

And a bit of new material from our friends MISNER & SMITH, performing tonight at the Freight & Salvage (September 2014).

 
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