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Past Programs 1997

January 4, 1997

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! .

  • Jorma Kaukonen, Pete Sears, and Michael Falzarano, from Hot Tuna.
  • Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

January 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! .

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott, legendary troubadour and cowboy poet, with Peter Rowan.
  • Walter Mosley, author of "Devil in a Blue Dress", "White Butterfly", and "Gone Fishin".
  • Lavay Smith and Her Red-Hot Skillet Lickers.
  • Chef Bradley Ogden, honoring National Oatmeal Month.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 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! .

  • Surf & sand music from Pollo del Mar.
  • Tony Hillerman, author of "The Fallen Man".
  • Music from Martin Simpson.
  • Jim Paul, author of "The Rune Poem" and "Medieval in LA".
  • Music from Brassworks 4.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

February 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! .

  • Tarika Sammy, with music from Madagascar.
  • Diane Ackerman, poet and author of "A Natural History of the Senses" and "A Slender Thread".
  • Guitarist David Tanenbaum.
  • Diane Johnson, author of "Le Divorce", and screenwriter for "The Shining".
  • Billboard artist Rigo'97.
  • Robert Girardi, author of "Madeleine's Ghost" and "A Pirate's Daughter".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

February 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! .

  • Blues legend Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.
  • Michael Dorris, author of "Cloud Chamber" and "Yellow Raft in Blue Water".
  • Huun-Huur Tu, throat singers from Tuva.
  • Ron Hansen, author of "Atticus" and "Mariette in Ecstasy".
  • New French folk music from Ad Vielle Que Pourra.
  • Music from Lara St. John.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

February 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! .

  • Folk legends Odetta and Ronnie Gilbert.
  • Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of "Island of the Colorblind" and "The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat".
  • Dean Koontz, author of "Sole Survivor" and "Intensity".
  • Music from John Renbourn amd Archie Fisher.
  • Jayson Wechter, with clues for the San Francisco Chinese New Year's Treasure Hunt.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

March 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! .

  • Actor Fred Willard, considered by many to be the funniest person in the world.
  • Guitar virtuoso Adrian Legg.
  • Richard North Patterson, author of "Silent Witness", "Degrees of Guilt", and "Eyes of a Child".
  • A cappella from SoVoSo.
  • Marilyn Yalom, author of "A History of the Breast".
  • Surf music from the Aquavelvets.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The Hot Club of San Francisco as the house band.

March 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! .

  • Martha Baer, author of "As Francesca".
  • Celtic music from Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill.
  • Roy Parvin, author of "Loneliest Road in America".
  • Jennifer and Hazel, the Wrigley Twins.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • The Hot Club of San Francisco as the house band.

March 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! .

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass and poet Brenda Hillman.
  • Political bard Country Joe McDonald.
  • Shana Morrison and her band.
  • Jim Beloff, author of "The Ukulele - A Visual History", accompanied by Steven Strauss.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott, with The St. Andrew Gospel Choir.
  • The Hot Club of San Francisco as the house band.

March 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! .

  • Actor Theodore Bikel.
  • Music from Roomful of Blues.
  • John Gregory Dunne, author of "Monster" and screenwriter of "Up Close and Personal".
  • Music from The Eroica Trio.
  • Pocket Opera with Donald Pippin.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • J. Raoul Brody as the house pianist.

March 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! .

  • Pharoah Sanders with Alonzo King.
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of "Mistress of Spices".
  • Linda Tillery and the Cultual Heritage Choir.
  • Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of "Kitchen Table Wisdom".
  • Guitarist Peter Finger.
  • Dr. Mutti Laderhosen, mass socio-psychologist.
  • Gini Wilson, as the house pianist.

April 05th

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 The Foremen.
  • David Sedaris, author of "Barrel Fever" and "Naked".
  • Music from Quartetto Gelato.
  • Jeanette Winterson, author of "Gut Symmetries", "Art & Lies", and "Oranges are Not the Only Fruit".
  • Music from Tony Furtado with Sally Van Meter.
  • Hyperexpressions with Josh Kornbluth.
  • Gini Wilson as the house pianist.

April 12th

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 George Winston.
  • Po Bronson, author of "The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest" and "Bombardiers".
  • Pianist Frederic Chiu.
  • Larry Harvey, founder of The Burning Man.
  • Music from Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Gini Wilson, as the house pianist.

May 03rd

From the Great American Music Hall 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! .

  • Irvine Welsh, author of "Trainspotting".
  • James Kelman, author of "Busted Scotch".
  • Duncan McLean, author of "Bunker Man".
  • Italian filmmaker Francesco Rosi.
  • Mare Winningham and her band.
  • Ioan Allen, from Dolby Laboratories.
  • Jo Menell, director of "Mandela".
  • David Hegarty, organist from the Castro Theater.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Gini Wilson, as the house pianist.

May 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! .

  • Alice Walker, author of "Anything We Love Can Be Saved" and "The Color Purple".
  • Music from the Jim Campilongo Quartet.
  • Bill Barich, author of "Carson Valley" and "Laughing in the Hills".
  • Speakeasy String Quartet.
  • Guitarist Shelly Doty.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

May 17th

From the Golden Gate Park Bandshell 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! .

  • U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, creator of "Watershed: Writers, Nature, & Community" and author of "Sun Under Wood".
  • Beat poet Michael McClure.
  • Poet Joanne Kyger.
  • Native American poet Sage LaPena.
  • Tuvan throat singers Koongar ool-Ondar and Paul Pena.
  • Alasdair Fraser and Skyedance.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

June 21st

From the Fly-by Nightclub in Anchorage, Alaska. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Mr. Whitekeys and the Whole Fat Follies.
  • Libby Riddles, author and first female winner of Alaska's Iditarod race.
  • Joanne and Monte, Alaskan musicians.
  • Collenn Coadic.
  • Bernard Glansbeek and Michael Riopel.

June 24th

From the Chilkat Center, Haines, Alaska. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Lunchmeat and the Pimentos.
  • The Chilkat Dancers, with Charlie Jimmy.
  • Burl Sheldon.
  • Tom Lang.
  • Author and columnist, Heather Lende.
  • Buddy Tabor.

June 28th

From the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House in Sitka, Alaska. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

Raven Radio produced this fine show poster Show poster  from our Sitka show.

  • Private Eye and mystery writer, John Straley.
  • Tidal wave survivor Howard Ulrich.
  • Author Richard Nelson.
  • Story teller Bob Sam and Naa Kahidi.
  • Musician Kray Van Kirk.
  • Sitka's Tlingit Dance Group.
  • The Sitka Blues Band.

July 19th

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! .

  • Political comedy by The Capitol Steps.
  • Naomi Wolf, author of "Promiscuities" and "The Beauty Myth".
  • Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill.
  • Music from Karen Hana Pernick.
  • Steve Lopez, author of "Sunday Macaroni Club".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

July 26th

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! .

  • Bill Pickelhaupt, author of "Shanghaied in San Francisco".
  • Guitarist David Lindley.
  • Charles Mann, author of "@ Large - The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion".
  • Music from Hart Rouge.
  • Kathak dancer Chitresh Das.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

August 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! .

  • Music from Sara Hickman.
  • Music from Vicki Randle and Danny Heines.
  • Marjorie Ingall, author of "The Field Guide to North American Males".
  • Music from Peter Apfelbaum and Josh Jones.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

August 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! .

  • Bassist Rob Wasserman.
  • Arundhati Roy, author of "The God of Small Things".
  • Rock to Train.
  • Elaine Aron, author of "The Highly Sensitive Person".
  • Political comedy from The Capitol Steps.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

August 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! .

  • Trans Mission, featuring Stephen Kent and Beth Custer.
  • Chitra Divakaruni, author of "Leaving Yuba City", "Arranged Marriage", and "Mistess of Spices".
  • Bluesman Corey Harris.
  • Swami Beyondananda, author of "Duck Soup for the Soul".
  • Music from David Gans and Eric Rawlins.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

August 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! .

August 30th

From the Cirque du Soleil "Quidam" show in San Jose. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • The Cirque du Soleil Band.
  • Benoît Jutras, musical composer.
  • Andew Watson, artistic director.
  • John Gilkey, principal character and show guide.
  • Konstantin Breschetny & Oleg Ouchakov, acrobats from Russia.
  • René Bibaud & Bianca Sapetto, skipping ropes.
  • Patrick McGuire & Steven Ragatz, manipulation.
  • Helene Tessier, head of wardrobe.
  • Mike Greensill, as the house piano player.

September 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! .

  • Rock to the sounds of The Naked Barbies.
  • Edmund White, author of "The Farewell Symphony".
  • Music from Festival of the Sea - Chantey.
  • Harlan Ellison, author of "Slippage".
  • Bodily sounds from the Whistleaires.

September 20th

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! .

  • Hapa, Celtic Hawaiian guitar duo.
  • Actor Harvey Fierstein.
  • Darol Anger and Mike Marshall, featuring their latest recording "Heritage".
  • Wade Brackenbury, author of "Yak Butter and Black Tea".
  • Music from Double Gammon.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

September 27th

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

  • Percusionist Mickey Hart, from The Grateful Dead.
  • Blues brother Charlie Musselwhite.
  • Celtic band KîLA.
  • The Whistleaires.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

November 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! .

November 08th

From The Legion of Honor 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! .

November 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! .

November 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! .

  • Jon Nakamatsu, Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal Pianist.
  • Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir.
  • Stephen Kent, didgeridoo master.
  • Richard Nelson, author of "Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America".
  • Rock genre fusion by Action Plus.
  • Mona Simpson, author of "A Regular Guy".
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

November 29thd

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 original It's A Beautiful Day, featuring Mitchell Holman on bass.
  • The Austin Lounge Lizards.
  • K.K. Beck, author of "We Interrupt This Broadcast" and "The Body in the Volvo".
  • John Krich, author (with Ada Mei) of "Won Ton Lust: Adventures in Search of the World's Best Chinese Restaurant".
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

December 06th

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! .

  • George Plimpton, author, participatory journalist, and editor.
  • Modern troubadour Greg Brown.
  • Michael Murphy, golfer and cofounder of The Esalen Institute.
  • Orquesta la Moderna Tradición, dedicated to the performance of classic Cuban dance music.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

December 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! .

December 20th

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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