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Past Programs 2003

January 11, 2003

9th Anniversary 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!.

January 25

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!.

February 01

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!.

February 08

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

  • Po Bronson, a writer who captured the zeitgeist of the late '90s Bay Area with "The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest" finds there are new questions on people's minds in his new book of investigative reporting: "What Should I do with My Life?".
  • Sonya Hunter, San Francisco based singer/songwriter, her Fall 2002 album is "Sun in Mind".
  • William Gibson, the acclaimed author of "Neuromancer" has been called the Raymond Chandler of the digital age, noir master of the Web. His new book is "Pattern Recognition".
  • Susan Kare, one of the first designers to work on the Apple Macintosh interface, she has designed some of the icons that we see every day, and continues to attempt to humanize cell phones, PDAs, and other baggage of our modern lives.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

February 15

Live Valentines Dayish 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! .

  • Cast members from "How We First Met" a San Francisco improv comedy show that draws its shocking material from the real life romantic experiences of their audiences.
  • Geoff Dyer, author of "Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It", a collection of 11 personal essays covering his travels around the globe, beginning in New Orleans when Dyer is in his late 20's and concludes in the Nevada desert some 20 years later.
  • The Bluehouse, an Australian female folk rock voice-driven trio.
  • Ross King is a new master of historical nonfiction, and author of "Brunelleschi's Dome" and now "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling".
  • A clue from the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

February 22

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!.

  • Andro Linklater, author of "Measuring America - How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy".
  • A cappella from The Mighty Prince Singers/Talk of the Town.
  • Terry Baum, star of "Waiting for the Podiatrist", accompanied by Scrumbly Koldewyn.
  • Cascada de Flores, with music from their second album, Puente a la Mar, a sizzling exploration of the musical love story between Cuba and Mexico.
  • Danyel Smith, Editor in Chief of Vibe magazine, and author of "More Like Wrestling".
  • J. Raoul Brody on house piano.

March 01

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

  • Pollo Del Mar, our favorite surf rock band.
  • Greg Palast, author of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and winner of the Financial Times David Thomas Prize and Nominated Business Journalist of the Year (UK)
  • El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, performing a high octane blend of Mexican popular culture, Memphis kitsch and grass roots politics.
  • Anne Taylor Fleming, author of "Marriage: a Duet" and "Motherhood Deferred: A Woman's Journey", and a regular on-camera essayist for The Newshour, with Jim Lehrer.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

March 08

Special live show from an undisclosed location celebrating International Women's Day. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • Viviana Guzmán, flute virtuoso with piano accompaniment by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Gurinder Chada, director of "Bend it Like Beckham", the opening film of San Francisco's Asian American Film Festival. "Bend it Like Beckham" tells the story of a teenage girl forced to choose between her dreams of soccer stardom and her traditional Sikh family in this rousing British comedy full of cultural mix and female kicks. With her will be husband and co-screenwriter, Paul Mayeda Burges.
  • Deborah Pardes, singer songwriter and founder of Artists for Literacy, a program that among other endeavors, will be releasing a second CD of music performed by first-rate musicians, inspired by great writing.
  • Lynn Freed, author of "House of Women".
  • Blame Sally, juggling influences that range from flamenco to traditional folk, jazz to straight ahead rock, country to urban funk.
  • Lisa Spector as the house pianist.

March 15

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!.

  • Nuala O'Faolain, acclaimed Irish memoirist and author of "Are You Somebody" and "Almost There".
  • The Black Brothers, Shay, Michael, and Martin from Ireland's renowned singing Black family perform traditional ballads and dance tunes, making use of tight harmonies and the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.
  • Poet Carolyn Forché, author of "Blue Hour".
  • David Wilcox, prolific singer, songwriter, and non-stop performer.
  • Arthur Scappaticci, the one man in "The Importance of Being Oscar" one-man show, which chronicles the life of the great Irish-born playwright from renown to ostracism.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

March 22

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

  • Animated short features with live musical accompaniment by Nik Phelps and The Sprocket Ensemble.
  • David Thomson, author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film", of which The New Republic wrote: "could be declared the best book on the movies ever written in English".
  • Mark Cotta Vaz and Craig Barron, special effects wizards in their own right, and authors of "The Invisible Art: The Legends of Movie Matte Painting".
  • Jeremy Larner, former presidential speech writer and Oscar winner for his 1972 screenplay, "The Candidate".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott, author of "Bird by Bird", "Operating Instructions", and "Crooked Little Heart".
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

March 29

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!.

  • Paul Theroux, author of "Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China", "The Mosquito Coast", and his newest, "Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town".
  • The Sisters Morales, San Antonio singer-songwriter sibling duo pull together various strands from the rich weave of cultures in their home state. The sisters repertoire runs the full Texas gamut from country to Mexican ranchera music, honky-tonk to sweet, thoughtful ballads.
  • Marilyn Chase a longtime health and science correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, and author of "The Barbary Plague" the story of the bubonic plague in booming turn-of-the-century San Francisco.
  • True Blue, together the three crucial elements of good bluegrass: instinctive harmonies, soul, and an organic rhythmic feel reminiscent of Flatt & Scruggs.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

April 12

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!.

  • U. Utah Phillips, story teller, union organizer, rail rider, and songsmith.
  • Paul Collins, author of "Banvard's Folly" and "Sixpence House: Lost In a Town of Books", plus his own series for McSweeney's Press.
  • The Antonio Calogero Ensemble with fretless bassist Michael Manring; Grammy Nominee Paul McCandless, multi-instrumentalist from the legendary group Oregon; the eclectic percussion of Brian Rice; and Italian guitar master Antonio Calogero, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as an "evocative sound painter".
  • Michael Marriner and Nathan Gebhard, who, just a few years ago, were college juniors asking like many others "what am I going to do with my life?". Unlike many others, they rented an RV, got a video camera, and traveled the country interviewing interesting and influential people about their lives. The result is the exhilarating book, "RoadTrip Nation: A Guide to Discovering Your Path in Life".
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

May 03

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

  • James Tobin, two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his first book, "Ernie Pyle's War". Tobin's new book is "To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight", published this year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of flight in America.
  • Renowned Scottish fiddle player Alasdair Fraser and friends.
  • Simon Winchester, author of the bestseller "The Professor and the Madman" and the just-published "Krakatoa - The Day the World Exploded".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

May 10

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

  • Annie Somerville, Greens Executive Chef, author of the new "Everyday Greens: Home Cooking from Greens, the Celebrated Vegetarian Restaurant" and "Fields of Greens".
  • Scoop Nisker, a voice of counterculture radio in the Bay Area for 35 years, originally as a KSAN DJ, he is a Buddhist teacher and writer whose latest book is the generational retrospective "The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom".
  • Noah Levine, author of "Dharma Punx", in which he chronicles his own transformation from self-destructive punk rock rebel to Buddhist student, and the reasons he believes these two seemingly opposed worlds can coexist.
  • Fenton Johnson, author of "Keeping Faith: A Skeptics Journey" who was raised with Christian Trappist monks in the American South, abandoned organized religion, then began to reexamine faith through the Zen Center.
  • Norman Fischer, author of "Taking Our Places", is a Zen priest, teacher, poet, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of The Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization created to broaden the reach of engaged Buddhist practice.
  • David Chadwick, author of "Crooked Cucumber".
  • Wendy Johnson, organic gardener, fervent defender of the earth, and former head of the Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm.
  • Artist Mayumi Oda.
  • Cyril Pahinui whose spirit of aloha, musical intelligence, great ear, and killer chops make him one of Hawaii's most respected and beloved slack-key guitarists, and Patrick Landeza, one of the stars of a new generation of slack-key songwriters..
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

Our Greens broadcast has been made possible by the support of Harper San Francisco, publisher of the most significant books across the full spectrum of religion and spiritual literature.

May 17

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!.

  • Eric Schlosser, chronicler of the bizarre underbelly of modern American culture, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal" and now "Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market".
  • Shazia Mirza, Pakistani-British female comic, who answers the 10 questions you always wanted to know about Islam, but were too afraid to ask.
  • Gary Shteyngart, author of “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook”, which charts a young and confused Russian immigrants’ exploration of American culture.
  • Robin Flower and Libby McLaren, instrumentalists, vocalists and songwriters, who let their imaginations run wild by combining fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo and accordion with soaring vocal harmonies.
  • Sarah Jones, praised by the New York Times as a "high-voltage performance artist" this dynamic actor, poet, and spoken word performer delivers an astonishing array of accents and quick-change character shifts in "Surface Transit".
  • Boris Akunin, author of "The Winter Queen".

May 24

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!. This show was reviewed in The Berkeley Voice on May 30th.

  • Eoin Colfer this "uproariously funny" Irishman, and one of Sedge's favorite children's authors, unveils his new adventure book, "Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code", in which young criminal Artemis has found a way to construct a supercomputer, from fairy technology.
  • Philosopher, Elaine Pagels, author of "Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas".
  • Carol Hughes, author of "Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves".
  • Improvisation by 3 For All, featuring Rafe Chase, Stephen Kearin, and Tim Orr.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from pianist Gini Wilson, accompanied by Steve Heckman on saxophone.

May 31

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!.

June 07

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

  • Erica Jong who has examined the interplay of love, lust, and sex in her seven novels, including the landmark "Fear of Flying" introduces "Sappho's Leap".
  • The Beth Custer Ensemble, a virtuoso jazz/funk/Latin/rock quartet.
  • Gerald Nachman, author of "Seriously Funny".
  • Songwriter Vienna Teng. A piano student since age 5, this singer songwriter always preferred improvisation and experimentation to the classical pieces she was supposed to learn. Her new album shows both technical mastery and an inventive restlessness.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill

June 14

Live show from the Freight and Salvage Coffee House, as part of the Freight and Salvage Coffee House's 35th Anniversary celebrations. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

June 21

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

June 23

Live show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Angus Bowmer Theatre in Ashland, Oregon. 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.
  • Robin Goodrin Nordli, a core member of the Shakespeare Festival's cast, and creator of Bard Babes I Have Known, a one-woman show about her many Shakespeare roles.
  • David Edgar, acclaimed British playwright whose world premiere two-play cycle, Continental Divide, opened the Shakespeare festival's 2003 season, and was co-produced with the Berkeley Repertory Theater.
  • The Terra Nova Consort as well as being "one of the world's great rock n' roll renaissance bands", this group has provided the musical backdrop for visitors to the Shakespeare Festival, as the pre-theater Green Show, since 1988.
  • Southern Oregon Repertory Singers performing the world premiere of "It Is My Soul" an original piece composed by the Shakespeare Festival's Music Director Todd Barton, inspired by "Romeo and Juliet".
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

June 25

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

  • Garrett Hongo, author of "A Memoir of Hawaii".
  • David Jacobs Strain, a powerful acoustic blues talent whose feeling for the music belies his youth.
  • John Daniel, poet and author whose many books have focused on the natural beauty of the Oregon wilderness, and earned him two Oregon Book Awards for Nonfiction.
  • Gypsy Soul, whose guitar and voice harmonies create an unforgettable musical landscape that is as rootsy as it is atmospheric and haunting.
  • Karl and Carl, frequent visitors to West Coast Live, who offer their confused and conflicting "Tips on Travel".

June 28

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

  • Wavy Gravy, founder of Camp Winnarainbow.
  • Rosalie Sorrels (a.k.a. Rosa Bizarrio, the famous outlaw Queen).
  • U. Utah Phillips, story teller, union organizer, rail rider, and songsmith.
  • The Waifs, with sister singers Donna and Vickie Simpson: tough enough to play mining camps as teens in their native Australia, sweet enough to sing chillingly beautiful harmonies.
  • Patty Larkin A singer songwriter whose music occupies the space where Bob Dylan melds with Me'Shell NdegéOcello, and where grief and strength merge into one.
  • Norton Buffalo, one of the most versatile and talented harmonica players in music.
  • The Cyrus Clarke Band, performing as our house band. Acoustic music veterans, including founding members of the Cache Valley Drifters.

August 02

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!.

August 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!.

August 16

West Coast Live's 500th Broadcast!

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!.

September 06

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

September 13

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!.

September 20

Live show from the Bay Wolf Restaurant in a special harvest show.. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office!.

  • Bill Fujimoto, owner of Monterey Market/Foods. Bill took over from his father Tom, whose buying encouraged small growers in a 100 mile radius
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  • Jim Clendenen, wine maker from Au Bon Climat, which started in the early 80's. Jim has a great memory for food, wine, and people. He remembers tastes from years ago.
  • Tom Worthington, fishmonger from Monterey Fish, purveyor to best restaurants.
  • Buddy Borne, from Port Arthur, Texas, and importer of saffron and vanilla spice trade from Spain to Madagascar and Tahiti.
  • Christine Taylor, book designer and printer, who does menus of Wilstead & Taylor designers.
  • Jim Reichardt, owner of Liberty Ranch Ducks, which makes use of space, feed, and cool ocean breezes outside of Petaluma on the way to Bodega Bay. Jim took over from older generations and improved the process of "growing ducks".
  • Jim Lhassa-Karnack, supplier of spices and peppers.
  • Rupert Garcia, renowned artist.
  • Oakland based plumber and Irish boxing champion, Sean Collins.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee
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September 27

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

  • Historian, author, and musicologist, Don Edwards, Grammy nominee for High Lonesome Cowboy.
  • Jhumpa Lahiri, author of "The Namesake", and 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for "Interpreter of Maladies".
  • Insight from Will Durst, San Francisco comedian and political observer.
  • Marguerite Sprague, author of "Bodie's Gold".
  • The musical duo, Robin Flower and Libby McLaren.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

October 4

Live show from the Bayfront Theater in Fort Mason in advance of the election.. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office!.

  • Caroline Alexander, author of "The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty".
  • Jeremy Larner, Eugene McCarthy speechwriter, Academy Award winner for "The Candidate"
  • Jay Conrad Levinson, author of "Guerrilla Marketing for Free".
  • Roy Zimmerman, singer/songwriter and one-time candidate for the Governor of California.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

October 11

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

  • Women who make us laugh or cry and along the way to changing the world -- plus hip polka music and blues to groove to....
  • The Guerrilla Girls, whose new book, "Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers" takes on female stereotypes -- as "Frida Kahlo" and "Kathe Kollewitz" appear in gorilla masks and fishnet stockings to preserve their anonymity. They will also, I'm told, be bringing "Schwarzenegger Shields." Sly agit-prop at its most sublime and revealing....
  • Ayelet Waldman, whose earlier detective novels have led to her novel "Daughter's Keeper" which reflect what she's seen as a former Federal public defender of the way mothers are treated.
  • Susan Choi, whose new novel "American Woman," imagines life on the run for a newspaper heiress kidnapped by an impromptu revolutionary band....sounds like....
  • Big Lou's Oktoberfest Polka Band, with horns and a cornucopic salute to the accordian
  • A member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, or at least an adjunct surprise
  • The young marvel of a blues guitarist, David Jabob Strain
  • And your audience true stories, with Mike Greensill at the piano

October 18

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

  • J. Raoul Brody, piano
  • Thompson String Ticklers Also appearing as The Bluegrass Intentions
  • True Fiction Magazine Barbara Scott, Paul Killam, Regina Saisi, Diane Rachel, JRB, others
  • Tonal Chaos A group that takes an idea and makes music inspired by their collaborative intuition
  • Maxine Hong Kingston Her new book, "The Fifth Book of Peace," continues to examine the human condition, and the effects of the Berkeley/Oakland fire.
  • Elizabeth Strommer & Alan Rifkin Two City Lights authors who bring and LA perspective to us "Joe's Word" and "Signal Hill" respectively.
  • Arthur Blaustein His guide "Make a Difference" to volunteer action is taught in schools throughout the US. He asks questions that need answers from all of us. A Presidential advisor, but not to the current resident...

October 25

Classic show from the Legion of Honor, celebrating the re-opening of the Legion of Honor in November 1995. With Studs Terkel, Stuart Canin, others.. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office!.

November 1 - Bayfront Theater, Bldg. B, Ft. Mason, San Francisco

  • Palm Wine Boys
  • Don Lattin, author "Following Our Bliss" influences of the 60s
  • UKE BOX - deux Ukeleles!
  • Ethan Watters, with musician Larry Gallagher, author, "Urban Tribes" - a generation describes friendship
  • Bay Area Theater Sports improv
  • Mike Greensill at the WCL piano

November 8 - Freight & Salvage - 1111 Addison St. Berkeley

  • Chris Smither, blues guitarist & Peter Mulvey & David "Goody" Goodrich - WCL favorites
  • Simon Winchester, author, "The Meaning of Everything" "Professor and The Madman"
  • Merle (Ian Shoales) Kessler & J. Raoul Brody
  • David Edgar, renowned British playwright, whose pair of political campaign plays, premiered at Ashland, and reshaped in view of events, for the Berkeley Rep
  • Word for Word : Oil! (after Upton Sinclair)

November 15 - Freight & Salvage - 1111 Addison St.- Berkeley

  • Ken Waldman, Alaska's fiddlin' poet
  • Eric Alan, nature essayist, "Wild Grace: Nature as a Spiritual Path")
  • Tom Tomorrow, cartoonist
  • Gail Sheehy, author "Passages"
  • Edmund White, author, "Fanny" "The Farewell Symphony " "The Married Man"
  • Luce -- the Band

November 22 - Freight & Salvage - 1111 Addison St.- Berkeley

  • The great Lady Bianca, piano and lusty blues singer
  • Tobias Wolff, author, "Old School" "This Boy's Life" "The Barrack's Thief".
  • George Daugherty, pianist & raconteur, "Bugs Bunny on Broadway," producer of "Sagwa" based on Amy Tan's books.
  • Edward Docx, author, "The Calligrapher".
  • Mike Greensill, piano playing raconteur

November 29 - Freight & Salvage - 1111 Addison St.- Berkeley

  • Throwing Toasters
  • Oakland Interfaith Gospel Chorus
  • The BOBS!
  • Paula Gunn Allen, author, "Pocahontas"

December 6 - Magic Theater -Bldg. D, Fort Mason San Francisco

  • Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks!
  • Sonos Handbell Ensemble!
  • Edna O'Brien, novelist and playwright
  • Pascal Khoo Thwe, author, "From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey" Kiriyama Award winner, account of a Padaung tribe member who through a chance encounter goes to Cambridge despite repression in his homeland.

December 13 - Magic Theater -Bldg. D, Fort Mason San Francisco

  • Peter Schickele, aka PDQ Bach, host of "Schickele Mix"
  • Amy Tan, author
  • Suzy Thompson & her Genuine Friends
  • Spider Saloff, jazz singer
  • Mike Greensill, piano

December 20 - Live from Dance Palace, near downtown Pt. Reyes Station

  • Solstice Show from the Country
  • Claire Peaslee, PRBO naturalist, author Anne Lamott
  • Paul Ray & Sherry Anderson, authors & proponents of the idea of Cultural Creatives, the group you may well be part of
  • Goapele, the world music-jazz-rock sensation
  • Billy Wilson's Christmas Skiffle Trio "yUKEtide"
  • Jeff Golden, the George Clooney of Jefferson Public Radio, author of "Forest Blood"
  • and more -- keep checking in, but reserve early, and enjoy a holiday feasting shopping in West Marin
  • Mike Greensill, piano
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