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Past Programs 1996

January 6. 1996

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott, legendary troubadour and cowboy poet.
  • Dean Koontz, author of "Intensity".
  • The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet.
  • Dan Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 03rd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • James Fallows, author of "Breaking the News".
  • Music from Roomful of Blues.
  • Dianne Tittle de Laet, author of "Giants and Heroes", and football great Y.A. Tittle.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 10th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Jamaica Kincaid, author of "Autobiography of My Mother".
  • Anna Deavere Smith, playwright of "Twilight: Los Angeles 1992".
  • Music from The Blazers.
  • Monologist Julia Sweeney, featuring scenes from "God Said Ha!".
  • Music from Kelly Joe Phelps.
  • Kirsten Lagatree, author of "Feng-Shui - Arranging your home to change your Life".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 17th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Merl Saunders & The Rainforest Band with R&B to the beat of the ancient forests.
  • Mandy Aftel, author of "The Story of Your Life".
  • Songs from Greg Brown with Bo Ramsey.
  • Marga Gomez, actress, comedienne, and monologist of "A Line Around the Block".
  • The Byzantine Chorale of the Kykkos Monastery of Cypress singing sacred music from the 9th century.
  • Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd reviews drinks in coffee houses.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 24th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Steve Allen, man of many talents.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Stuart Canin and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 09th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Music from Iris DeMent.
  • Jennifer Egan, author of "Emerald City" and "Invisible Circus".
  • Celtic music from The Old Blind Dogs.
  • Mark Wellman, author of "Climbing Back".
  • Willie Morris, author of "My Dog Skip".
  • Celebration of "Net Day '96".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 16th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Legendary blues singer Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
  • April Sinclair, author of "Ain't Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice" and "Coffee Will Make You Black".
  • Blues singer Lady Bianca.
  • Alan Brown, author of "Audrey Hepburn's Neck".
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 23rd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • John Sebastian & his J Band.
  • Duff Brenna, author of "The Holy Book of the Beard".
  • Music from The Nields.
  • Charles Matthews, author of "Oscars A-Z".
  • Violist Cathy Basrak accompanied by Timothy Bach on piano.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 30th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Punk diva Nina Hagen, accompiled by J. Raul Brody and members of the Club Foot Orchestra.
  • The Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Guitarist Pierre Bensusan.
  • Gus Lee, author of "Tiger's Tail" and "China Boy".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Lisa Love Taylor as our guest pianist.

April 27th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • John Fowles, author of "The French Lieutenant's Woman", "The Collector", and "The Tree and Nature on Nature".
  • Shana Morrison and her band.
  • Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof, author of "In the Name of Sorrow and Hope".
  • Kawang Khechog, Tibetan musican.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

May 04th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Kronos Quartet, with the world premiere of Jon Jang's "Immigrant Suite #2".
  • Louise Erdrich, author of "Tales of Burning Love", "Grandmother's Pigeon", and "The Beet Queen".
  • Music from Catie Curtis featuring music from "Truth from Lies".
  • Marion Winik, commentator from All Things Considered and author of "First Comes Love".
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • The Olympic Torch Report with writer Steve Rubenstein.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

May 11th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Singer/songwriter Bill Morrissey, author of "Edson".
  • Jazz duo Kita Gamble and Faye Carol.
  • Emotions from Joe Louis Walker, with stoicism by Tom Rose.
  • Music from Sonus Imaginorem.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Lisa Love Taylor as our guest pianist.

May 18th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Blues artist Alvin Youngblood Hart.
  • Jim Paul, author of "Medieval in L.A." and "Catapult".
  • Actress Jean Stapleton.
  • Music from Box Set.
  • The Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling implements of terror.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

May 25th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim.
  • Folksinger Country Joe McDonald.
  • Gail Tsukiyama, author of "The Samurai's Garden".
  • The Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling implements of terror.
  • Music from Cheryl Ann Fulton, Susan Rode Morris, and Peter Maund.
  • Susan Wooldridge, author of "poencrazy".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 01st

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill, with Michael Moore on bass.
  • William Kennedy, author of "The Flaming Corsage" and Ironweed".
  • John Gorka, with Lucy Kaplansky.
  • Martin Cruz-Smith, author of "Rose", "Gorky Park", and "Red Square".
  • Comedienne Marga Gomez.
  • Private eye Jayson Wechter and columnist Jon Carroll with clues to San Francisco's Great City-Wide Treasure Hunt.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 08th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Bluesman Taj Mahal, featuring his latest recording "Phantom Blues".
  • Calvin Trillin, author of "Messages from My Father" and "The Tummy Trilogy".
  • Jim Campilongo & the 10 Gallon Cats.
  • A.S. Byatt, author of "The Babel Tower", "Possession", and "Angels & Insects".
  • Tibetan music ensemble Chaksam-pa.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 15th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa, with Marvin Dykhuis.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Music from Pele Juju.
  • South African activist and Ashoka Fellow, Lynne Brown.
  • Stephen Kent. didgeridoo virtuoso.
  • Karen Cushman. author of "The Midwife's Apprentice" and "Catherine, Called Birdy".
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 22nd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Surfer Dan Duane, author of "Caught Inside - A Surfer's Year on the California Coast" and "Lighting Out".
  • Latin guitarists Strunz & Farah.
  • Richard Ford, author of "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day".
  • Pianist and composer Chucho Valdés.
  • Hawaiian slack key virtuoso Ray Kané.
  • Brazilian musical legend Gilberto Gil.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 29th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Musician Dave Alvin, author of "Any Rough Times are Now Behind You".
  • Fay Weldon, author of "Worst Fears", "Life Force", and "Life & Loves of a She-Devil".
  • Music from Kelly Joe Phelps.
  • Fenton Johnson, author of "Geography of the Heart" and "Scissors, Paper, Rock".
  • Music from Ann Dyer and No Goodtime Fairies.
  • Jamie Jenson, author of "Roadtrip USA - Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 06th

From the High Sierra Music Festival. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

July 13th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Tuvan throat singing by Kongar-ool Ondar and Paul Pena.
  • Music from Tuck & Patti.
  • Ben Bagdikian, author of "Double Vision" and "Media Monopoly".
  • Music from Willy Porter.
  • David Thomson, author of "Rosebud - The Story of Orson Welles".
  • Marin Opera Company, with an aria from "South Pacific".
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Lisa Love Taylor as our guest pianist.

July 20th

From Pier Half in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Amy Tan, author of "The Joy Luck Club", "Kitchen Gods", and "Required Reading and Other Dangerous Subjects".
  • Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Brendan Gill, author of "Late Bloomers" and "Here at the New Yorker".
  • Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.
  • Anne Lamott, author of "Bird by Bird" and "Operating Instructions", and "Crooked Little Heart".
  • Rock band Barroom Bookworms.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 27th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Music from Sweet Virginia.
  • James Lee Burke, author of "Cadillac Jukebox", and "Black Cheery Blues".
  • Music of An East/West Encounter.
  • Dr. Oscar London, M.D., author of "Kill As Few Patients as Possible", and "Dr. Generic Will See You Now".
  • Music from the Dmitri Matheny Quintet.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Paul Bergman and Michael Asimow, authors of "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 03rd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Actress and singer Eartha Kitt.
  • Alison Anderson, author of "Hidden Lattitudes".
  • Music from Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings.
  • Garrett Hongo, author of "Volcano".
  • Music from the The Baguette Quartet.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 10th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

August 17th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Music from Ben Harper.
  • Dr. Irvin Yalom, author of "Lying on the Couch".
  • Music from SoVoSo.
  • Karen Hall, author of "Dark Debts".
  • Kurt Elling Trio.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 24th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Zakiya Hooker and Oza.
  • Sarah Smith, author of "The Knowledge of Water" and "The Vanished Child".
  • Bay Brass Band.
  • Author Simson Garfinkle, outspoken advocate for computer privacy.
  • The Chazz Cats.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Bikers from the Cycle Messenger World Championship.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 31st

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Music from String Cheese Incident.
  • UCSF Professor of Medicine Stan Glantz, author of "The Cigarette Papers".
  • Music from the Charlie Hunter Quartet.
  • Performance artist Trevor Allen.
  • Zachary Richard and his band.
  • Flea trainer Adam Gertsacov.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 07th

From the Dorothy Spreckels Center for the Performing Arts in Rohnert Park, California. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

October 05th

From The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Poet Diane di Prima, author of "Pieces of a Song" and "Memoirs of a Beatnik".
  • Photographer, director, and actor Dennis Hopper.
  • Composer and poet David Amram.
  • Satirist Mort Sahl.
  • Musician George Winston.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 12th

From The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • ruth weiss, beat goddess and jazz poet.
  • Hettie Jones, poet and author of "How I Became Hettie Jones".
  • The Young Miles Mellough with the Ken French Trio.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

November 02nd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Basketball legend Karem Abdul-Jabbar, author of "Giant Steps" and "Black Profiles in Courage".
  • Tobias Wolff, author of "The Night in Question", "This Boy's Life", and "In Pharaoh's Army".
  • Jazz sing stylist Kenny Rankin.
  • Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler.
  • Music of the Andes from Sukay.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 16th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Chef Julia Child, author of "Mastering The Art of French Cooking".
  • Folk legend Rosalie Sorrels.
  • A cappella ensemble SoVoSó.
  • John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
  • Folk singer Lucy Kaplansky.
  • Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of "Close to the Bone: Life Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning".
  • Mark Singer, author of "Citizen K".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 23rd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Blues legend Taj Mahal.
  • Victor Martinez, author of "Parrot on the Oven".
  • Mare Winningham and her band.
  • Jonathan Raban, author of "Bad Land" amd "Coasting".
  • Music from Trout Fishing in America.
  • Richard Mosher, author of "The Taxi Navigator".
  • Composer David Raksin.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 30th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

December 07th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Sonos Handbell Ensemble.
  • Film critic Roger Ebert.
  • A cappella masters The Bobs.
  • Walter Bernstein, author of "Inside Out", and screenwriter of "The Front".
  • Storyteller Seth Castleman.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 14th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Poet Gary Snyder, author of "Mountains and Rivers Without End".
  • New Century Chamber Orchestra, with Stuart Canin.
  • Humorist Marga Gomez.
  • Richard Schickel, author of "Clint Eastwood".
  • Return of the Christmas Jug Band.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 21st

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • The Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Sanford Dole Ensemble.
  • The New Pickle Circus Jazz Band.
  • Red-diapered Santa Josh Kornbluth.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 28th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

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