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UZMA ASLAM KHAN, author of The Geometry of God, her latest novel. Set in her native Pakistan unfolding against General Zia's landscapes and politics.

CLIFFORD NASS, author of The Man Who Lied to His Laptop, what machines tell us about human relationships.

MARTIN CRUZ SMITH, is back with his Moscow detective Arkady Renko in Three Stations, back tp Moscow, the land of the firstbook, Gorky Park.

BIG TREE, the Bay Area based band will thrill you.

JACK BOWEN, If you Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumperstickers.  “In the sense of being pregnant with meaning, this book has a baby on board." -Christopher Hitchens

Mike Greensill, the man who knows his sharps from his flats, 99.9% of the time!

RESERVATIONS: for your 2 hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play: 415-664-9500, or TICKETWEB.

ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING, with a poet's invocation for Watershed

DEBORAH FALLOWS, author of Dreaming in Chinese, about her experiences in China and the need for us all to learn some Chinese.

P.J. O'ROURKE, and yet he's afraid voting will encourage the bastards, though whether he means the politicians or the voters remains to be seen.

DOUG DORST, author of Surf Guru, a collection of marvels by this fine novelist.

PETER HELLER, author of Kook, what Surfing Taught me about love, life, and catching the perfect wave, by an adventurer who writes to learn new skills, whether becoming a pilot or a surfer.  As long as he keeps moving!

FRANKIE and the POOL BOYS, you'll never hear surf music the same way after you hear this international surf band of excellence.

MIKE GREENSILL, whose pianism trumps any other ism or ideology

RESERVATIONS: for your 2 hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play: 415-664-9500, or TICKETWEB.

From the great street party on Puget Sound we bring you another live broadcast from the Upstage Theater in Port Townsend, Washington.  Doors open at 9:30am.

Sedge and Mike Greensill welcome:

DYAN CANNON, the filmstar honoree at this year's festival

CHRIS BYRNE, producer, casting director, and actor in Obselidia

STEPHANIE ARGY, director of The Red Machine

JOEY PIPIA, delusionist

WAITING FOR LIZZIE, the Seattle and Bainbridge Island-based trio with incredible harmonies, and lyrics as insightful as you'll hear anywhere.

HOT CLUB OF DETROIT, on the road to Yoshi's Oakland, and Applegate River Lodge and Los Angeles with their inimitable Le Jazz Hot sounds

and other fascinating participants from the Port Townsend Film Festival

RESERVATIONS: for your 2 hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play: 415-664-9500, or TICKETWEB.

A WEST COAST LIVE HOLIDAY SPECIAL and keeping up with his stocking, MIKE GREENSILL, who fills his own and ours today, along with John Wesley Harding, Eileen Weiss, Buckwheat Donohue and the people of Skagway, Alaska, Pollo de Mar, the Sonos Handbell Ensemble, and The New Century Chamber Orchestra. From Christmases 1999-2005.

BRASS MENAZERI, the hot Balkan Brass band -- you're ready to dance, we hope?

WILIAM GIBSON, the renowned novelist and forward thinker has a new novel, Zero History.  Come hear about  marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend and Hollis Henry from the coiner of cyberspace

JOHN BRANDON, with a rave from Daniel (Lemony Snicket) Handler on the front page of the NYTBR for Citrus Country, a book that merges crime and a bucolic setting and a youth's education.

ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN, their new film stars James Franco as Allen Ginsberg, with Mary-Louise Parker David Strathairn and others, and mixes poetry and Ginsberg's own illustrations to make the story of the Beats and the poem Howl, well, into Howl the Movie.  How did they do it? We'll meet them.

Mike Greensill, my on-air accompanist and renowned jazz composer.

RESERVATIONS: for your 2 hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play: 415-664-9500, or TICKETWEB.

Parking garage two doors down, Downtown Berkeley Bart stop half-a block around corner on Shattuck, with the fine Revival, Gather, and Venus restaurants nearby.

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET, the great Americana jazz rock folk fusion with the traditional string quartet instruments Beethoven would recognize.

ANGIE CHAU, author, of stories of Vietnamese immigrants to San Francisco.

LIBBY SKALA, with a show at The Marsh, about the way to dance in Vienna, based on her aunt's life. She also created a show on her actress grandmother's life.

SEAN HAYES, singer-songwriter whose songs and ethos carry you to astonishing places in the heart.

WES BROWN, surf filmmaker, about the life and times of a great surf championship.

MIKE GREENSILL, piano, today joined by EMIL MILAND the magical cellist for some of Mike's compositions.  Also, they'll be performing with Wesla Whitfield and others at Old First Church performances Sunday September 5th at 4pm.


NEW! Via KALW.org, our San Francisco station, you can stream West Coast Live anytime for a week after the broadcast!

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.

THE ELABORATE MIKE GREENSILL



NEW! Via KALW.org, our San Francisco station, you can stream West Coast Live anytime for a week after the broadcast!

ELIZABETH ROSNER conveys the engrossing story of an artist and a model who must both overcome the past in order to create a future in her new book Blue Nude

SARK, artist and author, with her brand-new book that glows with color and positivity Glad No Matter What

JUDY CHICAGO, artist, author, feminist, educator, and intellectual whose influential career now spans four decades, with Frida Kahlo: Face to Face

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN, with Mary Ann in Autumn, the eighth in the bestselling Tales of the City series.

COLEMAN BARKS, author of numerous Rumi translations and a student of Sufism since 1977, with his newest Rumi the Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship

CHARLIE HUNTER TRIO with a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Hunter is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar. He will dazzle you with his melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

THE POETIC MIKE GREENSILL

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS SHOW:


Serious Holiday Fun at 2020 Addison Street, around the corner from the Downtown Berkeley BART stop

RUTHIE FOSTER, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster is her new powerful CD, with a great hear it on the mountain sound.

The COVERLETTES, out of the ghost of great girl groups past come the Christmas presents of the Coverlettes.

LEONARD PITT, the mime, chocolate guide, and Our Man In Paris with his new take on the City of Light here at Solstice Tide

HARRIET ELINOR SMITH, one of the editors of The Autobiography of Mark Twain, the new hit from the UC Press

SONOS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE, the magical sounds of bells, world-renowned and ringing in the seasons for us, led by Jim Meredith.

TIPS ON TRAVEL, holiday travel insights from CARL and KARL (or Geoff Bolt and Michael O'Brien), who begin each others thoughts and misread their own minds, but do know their Condé from their Nast.

MIKE GREENSILL, piano, with his 88 elves.

at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available.

Sedge welcomes a stellar line-up of guests for this last August weekend as we peer at September.

  • NEAL POLLACK, humorist and author. whose latest book, STRETCH: The Unlikely Making Of A Yoga Dude , what If This is Tuesday it Must be Belgium did for European tourism, Stretch will do for the Yoga Journey.
  • JOYCE MAYNARD, whose new novel The Good Daughters,, coursing through fifty years of family.
  • MARGO HALL, appearing in Trouble in Mind, the play about a black actress trying to make a Broadway debut in the 1950s.
  • MANDY PATINKIN, the Tony and Emmy award-winning actor is prepping for a new show at the Berkeley Rep based on the story of the publication of Anne Frank's story and featuring marionettes, Compulsion .
  • EDEN BRENT, Mississippi jazz artist
  • MIKE GREENSILL, piano, whose been known to play past midnight into the new month.

Parking garage two doors down, Downtown Berkeley Bart stop half-a block around corner on Shattuck, with the fine Revival, Gather, and Venus restaurants nearby.

 

  • live from the Port Townsend, WA Film Festival , with film stars, and Pacific Northwest musicians live from one of the great festivals of cinema. What better place to find a radio show, we ask you. You'll be welcome in the audience.
  • DEBRA WINGER, actress and ARLISS HOWARD, writer-director, whose film Big Bad Love is screening at Port Townsend, site of Ms. Winger's role in An Officer and a Gentleman. Her film work includes Shadowlands and The Sheltering Sky; his includes Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Full Metal Jacket.
  • PEARL DJANGO, the stellar Pacific Northwest Gypsy Swing band whose latest CD title, Chasing Shadows, sounds like a description of the movies, while their music takes us to that little cafe and those beautiful eyes we remember so well....
  • JIM WHITTAKER , first American to climb Chromolunga, aka, Mt. Everest
  • JIM LYNCH, Olympia-based journalist and author of The Highest Tide, a novel about the wonder of a boy for the sea during the summer that will change his life
  • THE EDGE , leading NorthWest improv troupe
  • DAN GELLER and DAYNA GOLDFINE, filmmakers of a documentary about the Ballet Russe and 92 year-old Ballet Russe dancer MARC PLATT
  • LINDA OKAZAKI ,artist, illustrator
  • ANDREW SHIELDS, piano man
  • West Coast Live goes on the Road to celebrate the artists of this great Pacific Northwest art center.

at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. RESERVATIONS: for your 2 hours of slow-food organic radio with only the freshest conversation, music and play: 415-664-9500, or TICKETWEB. Parking garage two doors down, Downtown Berkeley Bart stop half-a block around corner on Shattuck, with the fine Revival, Gather, and Venus restaurants nearby..  

  • Sedge welcomes Stellar line-up of guests for this last July weekend as we peer at August.
  • ROBERT HASS, poet and author of Song of Myself and other Poems , with the poetry of Walt Whitman.
  • MARY ROACH, the science writer whose engaging books include the three monosyllabic explorations Stiff, Spook and Bonk offers now Packing for Mars about the curious science of life in the void. Mary fills us in.
  • VENDELA VIDA, whose third novel, The Lovers , is set in Turkey. She co-edits The Believer magazine.
  • The DEVINE JUG BAND, Pete Devine's assembled multitude jugs along with verve.
  • and Sedge is accompanied by his great horse Silver and his faithful English companion, MIKE GREENSILL, piano, whose been known to play past midnight into the new month.