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YIYUN LI, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Vagrants, recently name a MacArthur Fellow, a biologist-turned novelist.

OAKLAND INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR, they'll rock the Paramount Theater later this evening, but they'll thrill you at today's broadcast.

JOEL SELVIN, the bay area's self-described Smart Ass rock music reviewer known for his high opinions of himself and others.

PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND, with their soaring vocals and musical genius, coming together to give us a taste of their debut album Legacy.

WAVY GRAVY and director MICHELLE ESRICK on the new biodoc about Mr. Gravy, Saint Misbehavin', which gives new meaning to the phrase La Nouvelle Vague-y.