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June 18 - Relationships Show 1171
ALAIN DE BOTTON - His new book, The Course of Love, is a novel, and an exegesis on relationships. We speak with him overlooking his garden on a damp London day. He says we always marry the wrong person.
JONATHAN RICHMAN - The singer songwriter who set the tone for There's Something About Mary with his theme song he sang throughout, and has his own music about relationships from the Modern Lovers, his band, to his solo career today.
PATRICIA MORRIS - Her Fifty Lessons on Love and Sex is the result of her own psychotherapeutic practice in London
VIRGINIA IRONSIDE - Comic writer and memoirist, for decades she was one of the UK's leading Agony Aunts, the Ann Landers sob sister of her day
June 11 Punctuality Show 1170
Sedge's guests, punctual, articulate, and masters of the 100 yard em dash, the colon, and the apostrophe. Astonishing tales of grammar, cash register exorcism, and gorgeous guitar. Catch up with us Live at the Ferry Building, in two weeks, June 25 .
A.S. Byatt, author, The Little Black Book, Posession, The Children's Book
Lynne Truss, author, Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Pico Iyer, travel writer and philospher
Dave Gleason and Wasted Days
Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, changing the world
June 4 - Water - Show 1169
The Surfcoasters, from Japan
Ruth Ozeki, author
Alice Stuart, singer songwriter
San Francisco Bay, portrait of an estuary, David Sanger and John Hart, authors
May 28 Clarity of Voices #1168
Sedge presents a superb program from May 6, 1995, with clarion voices and timeless and timely insights - the first broadcast in 21 years. - Requested by a listener, Sarah, who wrote last week to explain why she wanted to hear it: "At a pinnacle of the song, [Cynthia Green] sang a sustained high note and Clemons nodded his head and silently applauded her, his eyebrows raised to the sky....Their perforrmance has played over and over in my mind ever since then. These were my most favorite WCL moments of all time." The rest of the show is pretty darn outstanding, too. From the Cowell Theatre
Clarence Clemons (The Big Sax Man from Bruce's "E" Street Band) and his Red Bank Rockers wtih Cynthia Green, vocal
Alistair Cooke, BBC presenter of Letter from America, host of "America", "Masterpiece Theater", author
Lucy Kaplansky, recovering therapist and renowned folk singer
Thomas Keneally. author of "Schindler's List (Ark)" and acclaimed Australian novelist, on writing about concentration camps while looking out at the strapping lads and lasses on Sydney's Bondi Beach.
Mike Greensill, piano
May 21 What Writers Really Think #1167
What writers really think
May 14, 2016 - Words and Music - Show 1166
Join us at the Ferry Building in San Francisco to make beautiful radio together!
Sedge welcomes (from Feb 26, 2011 -- when 1'-2' of snow was forecast in San Francisco:
WESLEY STACE (AKA singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding) with his new novel, Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON: In her singular voice—humble, elegiac, practical—Maxine Hong Kingston sets out to reflect on aging as she turns sixty-five, in her new book I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Naturalist CLAIRE PEASLEE on Central Valley waterbirds
DAN HICKS and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge A special visit with the late, great Maestro of Musical Drollery
and so much more!
May 7, 2016 - Mothers on Mothers Show 1165
Today - Sedge feature conversations from 1994 to today about mothers and motherhood (and fathers, as necessary to this...) with
MAYA ANGELOU, with her son GUY JOHNSON on motherhood, poetry, and becoming herself through red beans and rice,
TILLIE OLSEN, on political demonstrations and writing and being a mother, and being in the SAT test.
ANNE LAMOTT, with observations on her self as mother,
RUTH REICHL, about NOT becoming her mother and,
MARILYN YALOM on the history of the breast.
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APRIL 30, 2016 - With a Poet for Poetry Month Show 1164
From May 24, 2008 - FILM, POETRY, MYSTERIES never before re-broadcast!
APRIL 9, 2016 Kitchen Show 1161
The first of Sedge's renowned kitchen table shows! From January 1999:
ANNE LAMOTT, the hilarious and insightful writer, live at the kitchen table.
TERRY JONES, British Comedian best known as a member of Monty Python.
DICK DALE, King of the Surf Guitar.
HUGH MASEKELA AND BAND, South African Jazz and Afrobeat musician.
MARE WINNINGHAM, actress and singer-songwriter.
APRIL 2, 2016 Pre-recorded Special - Show 1160
This week, Sedge presents some brand new and archival material, including:
HELEN MACDONALD, whose memoir H is for Hawk recounts the year she spent training a goshawk in the wake of her father's death. (2016)
JIM HARRISON, (1937-2016) author of Legends of the Fall and other works about the outdoors and food; Sedge's interview with him on Fresh Air. (1990)
MARCH 26, 2016 Live from the San Francisco Ferry Building - Show 1159
Live from the Hearing Room upstairs at the SF Ferry Building, Sedge welcomes:
GREIL MARCUS, music journalist and cultural critic with his newest titles Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations, and Real Life Rock: The Complete Top 10 Columns 1986-2014.
SCOOP NISKER, author, radio commentator, comedian, and Buddhist meditation instructor with the new collection of his wit and wisdom You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations.
MURIEL MURCH shares some of the wisdom that comes with age and illness in The Bell Lap: Stories for Compassionate Nursing Care.
edition of Tips on Travel.
ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ, a hip hop orchestra led by composer Kim, featuring a 7-piece chamber orchestra, 2 and an opera singer.
MARCH 12, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1157
Join us! Sedge welcomes:
RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOTT, legendary troubadour and cowboy poet with over 40 albums under his belt, he is a direct link to the foundations of American folk music.
BOX SET, the outstanding Americana band serves up their extraordinary guitar playing and rich vocal harmonies.
CAROLINE PAUL, author of The Gutsy Girl, tales of her greatest escapades -- as well as those of other women throughout history -- inspiring girls to pursue a life of adventure.
LEONARD PITT, the Berkeley author reminisces about a youthful trip to Paris that sparked a life in the arts in his new memoir My Brain is on Fire.
MARCH 5, 2016 Live at Studio 55 Marin - Show 1156
Live from Studio 55 Marin at 1455 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, Sedge welcomes:
GORDON EDGAR, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge brings us the fascinating history of one of the world's most beloved cheeses in
JOHN MUIR LAWS, artist, naturalist, author and educator renowned for his field guides, here with his latest, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling.
FERGUS BORDEWICH, the political historian offers some perspective in his new account The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government.
RITA HOSKING TRIO, the soulful Americana and bluegrass artist and friends bring us captivating songwriting and storytelling.
FEBRUARY 27, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1155
From Studio 55 Marin at 1455 East Francisco Blvd in San Rafael, Sedge welcomes:
PAUL LISICKY, the poet and memoirist brings us his latest, The Narrow Door, a deeply moving and bravely honest memoir about friendship among writers.
PAMELA TURNER, author of Samauri Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, the captivating true story of a 12th-century Japanese warrior.
RAY BONNEVILLE, the roaming Canadian blues musician and poet has a library's worth of songs to sing and stories to tell.
JEFF CAMPBELL, the Philadelphia native brings us a taste of his new album The Kitchen Sink, melding his love of raucous rock with a lyricist's poetic power.
THE BLACK BROTHERS warm us up with their old Dublin street songs and historical ballads from the Irish, English and Scottish folk traditions.
FEBRUARY 20, 2016 Pre-Recorded Special - Show 1154
A mixture of freshly recorded and well-preserved segments. Sedge welcomes:
DAN HICKS, we pay tribute to the great Bay Area singer-songwriter who passed away earlier this month at age 74. He was on our show many times over the years, with groups such as The Hot Licks, Christmas Jug Band, The Acoustic Warriors.
IAN RANKIN, the Scottish crime writer sits down at Sedge's kitchen table to talk about his latest Inspector Rebus novel, Even Dogs in The Wild.
FEBRUARY 13, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1153
THE BROTHERS COMATOSE, the Bay Area's southwestern-tinged, rowdy stringband bring us a taste of their new album City Painted Gold.
CONSPIRACY OF VENUS, the women's a'capella choir that sings original arrangements of contemporary music, here with a taste of their debut album Muse Ecology, out February 27th.
ARANN HARRIS, Sonoma County farmer, teacher and musician brings us story and song -- a soulful mix of old time blues, mountain music, funk and angry Grampa!
JENNIFER KING stars in the one-woman play Bad Dates, a hilarious journey of self-discovery involving a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter and a few very bad dates. Now at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma.
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1152
new novel The Man Without a Shadow
set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests.
PRARTHO SERENO, writer, artist, teacher, Poet Laureate of Marin County.
bring us the kind of blues you just don't hear anymore; the textured rhythms that would be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
JANUARY 30, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1151
with a reputation of making crowds buzz and jaws drop wherever he goes.
MIKE GREENSILL, our beloved and talented house pianist.
JANUARY 23, 2016 A Favorite from 2013 - Show 1150
From The Chapel in the Mission dirstict of San Francisco from May 18, 2013, SEDGE welcomed:
AuthorZona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari.
Authoran elementary schoolteacher in need of a fantasy. She finds one.
Composerhouse pianist extraordinaire. And More!
JANUARY 9, 2016 Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1148
Join us for our 22nd Anniversary Special, live from Studio 55 Marin at 1455 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael! Sedge welcomes:
WES "SCOOP" NISKER, the famed author, radio commentator, comedian, and Buddhist meditation instructor asks life's big existential questions and has some good laughs along the way.
CLAIRE PEASLEE, West Marin's coastal naturalist brings us some earthly winter wisdom.
MURIEL ANDERSON, world-renowned guitar and harp guitar player brings us a taste of her new show Wonderlust, a virtual tour around the world in music and imagery, set to a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen.
THE POTRERO HILLBILLIES, J Raoul Brody and friends bring us their recreation of the Kinks' overlooked masterpiece Muswell Hillbillies.
MIKE GREENSILL, our beloved and talented house pianist. And More!