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Past Programs 2000

January 8,2000

Sixth Anniversary show from The Plush Room in San Francisco. We awarded our annual "Order of the Smoked Salmon" awards during this show. The kitchen gadget featured on this show was provided by Sur la Table. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

January 15th

Live show from The Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in Berkeley. The kitchen gadget featured on this show was provided by Sur la Table. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

January 22nd

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. The kitchen gadget featured on this show was provided by Sur la Table. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

March 11th

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

  • Performance by Culture Clash.
  • Korean poet Myung Mi Kim, author of "Dura", "The Bounty", and "Under Flag" .
  • Irish singer-songwriter Luka Bloom.
  • Poet vincent tripi, author of "Tribe: Meditations of a Haiku Poet".
  • The San Francisco Bach Choir, performing selections from Handel's Messiah.
  • Museum curator Linda Choy.
  • Steven Baily, as the house organist.

March 18th

Live show from The Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in Berkeley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

March 25th

Live show from The Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

April 01st

Live show from The Exploratorium. This show (audio and video  is available as a Show Archive thanks to The Exploratorium.

April 08th

Live show from the Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

April 15th

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

April 22

Live Earth Day show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

April 29

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

May 06

Live show in conjunction with "Stomp!" at the Marines Memorial 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! .

  • Performers from "Stomp", including original cast member Fraser Morrison and Luke Cresswell, co-creator of "Stomp".
  • Singer-songwriter Karen Savõca with Pete Heitzman.
  • Walker Rebecca Solnit, author of "Wanderlust: A History of Walking".
  • Brian Malow, comedian and on-line talk-show host.
  • Gini Wilson, as the house pianist.

May 13

Live show from the Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

June 03

Live show from the Plush Room, in conjunction with the West Coast Cabaret Convention. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Rita Moreno, the only person who has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy.
  • Rhys Bowen, author of the Constable Evans mystery series "Evan and Elle" and "Evan Help Us".
  • Singer Karen Akers, whose recording include "Under Paris Skies" and "In A Very Unusual Way", accompanied by pianist Don Rebic.
  • Singer Ruth Hastings, with pianist Barry Lloyd.
  • Singer Jeff Harnar.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

June 10

Live show from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

June 17

Live show from The Way Things Work Theater, on the second floor of Metreon 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! .

  • Author and commentator David Sedaris.
  • Surf music from a beach band called Jumbo Shrimp, featuring Klaus Flouride and East Bay Ray.
  • Thomas Sanchez, author of "The Day Of The Bees" and "Zoot-Suit Murders".
  • Singer-songwriter and humorist Roy Zimmerman.
  • Bob Carillo, curator of the surf art show at Yerba Buena Center.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

June 24

Live show from The Dance Palace at Point Reyes Station. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Blues singer Angela Strehli (CDs: Deja Blue; Blonde and Blue), who will perform with Mark Naftalin (of the "Blues Power Hour" radio show).
  • Jazz drummer This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Mary Watkins, and Cindy Browne, featuring music from "Song For My Mother".
  • Hart Rouge, Canadian musical traditionalists.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Gini Wilson, as the house pianist.

July 08

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! . This show was featured on Bay Area Backroads' video&nbsp segment Bay Area radio history . You may wish to read the transcript.

July 15

Live show from the Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

July 22

Live show from the Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

July 29

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

August 05

Live show from the Curry Village Amphitheater in Yosemite Valley. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! . This show was underwritten in part by Gorp.com.

  • Jesse Colin Young and Sons.
  • Cartoonist Phil Frank, creator of "Farley".
  • Ross Hanna and Liz Hanna, descendants of John Muir.
  • Ranger Kate McCurdy, National Park Service bear expert.
  • Tom Bopp, master of Yosemite songs.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

August 12

Live show from Metreon. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

This was Bear Bait's (a.k.a., Ian Gerrard) last show as our Producer. He and Suzanne are getting married over Labor Day. They are registered at Sur la Table.

  • Folk legend Rosalie Sorrels, featuring her recording "No Closing Chord: The Songs of Malvina Reynolds".
  • Singer Ann Wilson from the bands Heart and The Lovemongers.
  • Members of Woman's Will, a Shakespeare troupe presenting scenes from "Measure For Measure".
  • Kelly Joe Phelps, featuring music from "Shine Eyed Mr. Zen" and "Roll Away The Stone".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

September 23

Live show from the freshly re-modeled Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Singer Paula West.
  • Blues man Alvin Youngblood Hart and his band.
  • Colleen McCullough, author of "Morgan's Run", "The Thornbirds", and "Tim".
  • Ken Waldman, Alaska's fiddling poet, with fiddler Ray Bierl.
  • Eric Comstock, jazz singer and roconteur.
  • Klaus Schöning, curator of the Studio of Acoustic Art and WDR radio producer.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

September 30

Live show from the Plush Room. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

October 07

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

October 14

Live show from the multi-media The Way Things Work theater at in San Francisco. This show is available as a .

October 21

Live show from The Eureka Theatre, featuring the awarding of the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Adam Gopnik, author of "From Paris to the Moon".
  • Musical duets by Bob Brozman & Takashi Hirayasu, featuring music from their recording "Jin Jin / Firefly".
  • Translator Howard Goldblatt.
  • Gamelan ensemble Pusaka Sunda.
  • Author Douglas Hofstadter, author of "Gödel Escher Bach".
  • Chirgilchin, a Tuvan throat singing quartet.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine, back from their triumphant European tour..
  • J. Raoul Brody as the house pianist.

October 21

Live show from the Eureka Theatre, featuring the awarding of the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Adam Gopnik, author of "From Paris to the Moon".
  • Musical duets by Bob Brozman & Takashi Hirayasu, featuring music from their recording "Jin Jin / Firefly".
  • Translator Howard Goldblatt.
  • Gamelan ensemble Pusaka Sunda.
  • Author Douglas Hofstadter, author of "Gödel Escher Bach".
  • Chirgilchin, a Tuvan throat singing quartet.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine, back from their triumphant European tour..
  • J. Raoul Brody as the house pianist.

October 28&nbsp

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

November 04

Live show from the multi-media The Way Things Work theater at 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 11

Live show from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

November 18

Live show from The Legion of Honor Museum. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Chanteuse Wesla Whitfield, withMike Greensill on piano.
  • David Bodanis, author of "E=MC2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation".
  • Habit Koité will play with his band Bamada.
  • Actor Ron Campbell, from the one man show "R. Buckminster Fuller; The History (and Mystery) of the Universe".
  • Singer-songwriter Jane Voss, accompanied by Hoyle Osborne on piano, Jim Rothermel on woodwinds and the great Steven Strauss on string bass .
  • Legion curator Karen Brewer.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

November 25

Live show from the Eureka Theatre 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 magical horror of Penn and Teller.
  • The Bobs, a cappella wonders of the western world, featuring their new recording "Coaster".
  • Roy Parvis, author of "In The Snow Forest".
  • Blues man Rusty Zinn, featuring his recording "The Chill".
  • Cast members of 42nd Street Moon, with songs from "I Married an Angel".
  • The San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Freedom Band Flute Trio.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

December 02

Live show from the Eureka Theatre 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 09

Live show from The Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • The Magnolia Sisters, a Cajun quartet, featuring their recordings "Chers Amis" and "Prends Courage".
  • Tata Monk, featuring Alex De Grassi and Quique Cruz.
  • John Turner, author of "Leeteg of Tahiti".
  • Audience member Elliot Franklin.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

December 16

Live show from the Eureka Theatre 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 23

Live show from the multi-media The Way Things Work 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 30

Live show from The Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park, including a bell ringing ceremony with the 16th century Japanese bell. 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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