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Past Programs 1994

January 08th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco, our premiere internationally broadcast show West Coast Live from January 8, 1994, after 9 years as a local radio show called West Coast Weekend.

January 15th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • The Persuasions.
  • Single/songwriter Greg Greenaway.
  • April Sinclair, author of "Coffee Will Make You Black".
  • Commentator Ian Shoales.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

January 22nd

From the Cowell 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! .

  • The Turtle Island Quartet.
  • Judith Viorst, author of "Murdering Mr. Monti".
  • Singer/songwriter Melanie DeMore.
  • Music from Adam Levy and Lost Wax Process.
  • Astrologer Capricorn Queen.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

January 29th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale and the Deltones.
  • S. Kwaku Daddy & Friends.
  • Nguyen Qui Duc, author of "Where the Ashes Are: The Odyssey of a Vietnamese Family".
  • Bob Wise, of Wise Surfboards.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 05th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Five Year Plan, featuring David Brian and Klause Flouride.
  • Singer/songwriter Country Joe McDonald.
  • Clown activist Wavy Gravy.
  • Vatican Observatory astronomer, Brother Guy Consolmagno.
  • Zakiya Hooker and her Blues Band.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 12th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Surf music from The Mermen.
  • Solo perfomance artist, David Cale.
  • Urban geographer Bonnie Lloyd.
  • Monologist Josh Kornbluth.
  • Blues singer Lady Bianca.
  • Ocean Beach painter Jessica Dunne.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 19th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Music by Zydeco Flames.
  • Physician Ethan Canin, author of "The Palace Thief".
  • Poet Nikki Giovanni, author of "Racism 101".
  • Guitarists Henry Kaiser and Knut Reiersrud.
  • Singer/songwriter Nancie de Ross.
  • Bonnie Barnett.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 26th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • San Francisco Symphony Chorus, featuring Cynthia Hobgood.
  • Columnist Adair Lara.
  • Music from Zensnap, featuring original members of It's a Beautiful Day.
  • Jayson Wechter, with clues for the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Urban geographer Bonnie Lloyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 05th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Jazz from the Charlie Hunter Trio.
  • Le Ly Hayslip, author of "When Heaven and Earch Changed Places", the basis of the film "Heaven and Earth".
  • New Century Chamber Orchestra.
  • Dr. William Dement, founder of sleep research.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 12th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • A cappella marvels, Chanticleer.
  • Monologist Ernesto Ravetto.
  • Surf music from the Aqua Velvets.
  • New world music from Trance Mission.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 19th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Blues pianist and rock legend Dr. John.
  • Paul Theroux, author of "Millroy the Magician".
  • German punk diva Nina Hagen.
  • Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 26th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Marc Abrahams, editor of the "Journal of Irreproducible Results".
  • Music from The Doubters.
  • Harold McGee, author of "On Food and Cooking: The Scuence and Lore of the Kitchen" and "The Curious Cook".
  • Phoenix Spring/Dun Huang Ensemble.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 02nd

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
  • Cynthia Heimel, author of "Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Goodbye".
  • Keith Terry and Crosspulse.
  • Clarence Major, author of "From Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang".
  • Anne Lamott.
  • Baseball fan, Gary Rust-Orta.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 09th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Gamelan Sekar Jaya.
  • Adam Hochschild, author of "The Unquiet Ghost".
  • Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge, playwrights of "Gates of Heaven".
  • Opera singers Hector Vasquz and Claudia Waite.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 23rd

From the Bayfront 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! .

  • Calvin Trillin, author of "Deadline Poet".
  • Music from The Naked Barbie Dolls.
  • Music from Ad Vielle Que Pourra.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 04th

From the Cowell 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! .

June 25th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale and the Deltones.
  • Blues singer Zakiah Hooker an her band Oza..
  • Susan Cheever, author of "A Woman's Life".
  • Humorist Charlie Varon, performing excepts from his monologue "Rush Limbaugh in Nightschool".
  • Simson Garfinkel, co-author of "The UNIX-Haters Handbook".
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 02

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Music from disappear fear.
  • Bill Barich, author of "Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California".
  • Singing by The Jesters.
  • Cryptographer Whitfield Diffie, the creator of PGP.
  • 1994 International Youth Artist Exchange - Eco Rap.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 09th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Chanteuse Wesla Whitfield, with Mike Greensill on piano.
  • Jim Houston, author of "The Men in My Life".
  • Music from Patti Austin.
  • Music from Susan's Room.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 16th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • A cappella wonders of the modern world, The Bobs.
  • The Brodsky Quartet.
  • Music from Pastiche.
  • Cliff Stoll, author of "The Cuckoo's Egg".
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 23rd, 1994

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Raconteur, 'Tonight' show host, composer, Steve Allen.
  • Chris Smither, guitarist and foot-tappin' songwritin' virtuoso
  • Music from Jambay.
  • Miya Masaoka, Chinese instrumentalist.
  • A view from the future by writer and thinker Kevin Kelly.
  • Radio improvisation from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 30th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Rock to Zero.
  • Lawson Sakai and John Togashi, WWII heroes from the 442nd Regimental combat team.
  • Finnish fiddlers Järvelän Pikkupelimannit.
  • Columnist Jon Carroll.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 06th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Poet and playwright Michael McClure.
  • Music from Solid Air.
  • Ruth Hastings & her band.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 13th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Dan Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors.
  • Julie Smith, author of "New Orleans Beat".
  • Comedians Bob Sarlatte and Bill Bonham.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 20th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Joel Selvin, author of "Summer of Love", accompanied by:
    • David Frieberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship)
    • Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
    • Michael Carabello (Santana)
    • Chepito Areas (Santana)
    • Richard Olsen (The Charlatans)
    • Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe & The Fish)
    • Barry Melton (Country Joe & The Fish)
  • Pico Iyer, author of "Falling Off the Map".
  • South African satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, author of "One Man One Volt".
  • Music from Pan Ramajay.
  • Marc Thorpe, robot warrior.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 27th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Beach music from The Aqua Velvets.
  • Orville Schell, author of "Mandate of Heaven".
  • Dennis James, playing the glass armonica.
  • Singer/songwriter Erica Wheeler.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 03rd

From the Cowell 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! .

  • The Forever Tango Orchestra.
  • Steve Silberman, author of "Skeleton Key" about the Grateful Dead.
  • Music from Box Set.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • Radio improvisation from Pulp Playhouse (a.k.a., True Fiction Magazine).
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 10th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Film score composer Mark Isham & Band.
  • David Chadwick, author of "Thank you and Ok! - An American Zen Failure in Japan".
  • Music from Madeline Eastman and Bruce Forman.
  • Greg Sarris, Miwok Chief and author of "Grand Avenue".
  • American Indian activist John Trudell.
  • An attempt to reach the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, somewhere off Guatmala en route from Normandy.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

September 17th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Poet Allen Ginsberg.
  • Hugh Masekela & Band.
  • Monologist John O'Keefe.
  • Stephen Kent on didgeridoo, with Eda Maxym.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

September 24th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Folk legends U. Utah Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels.
  • George Takei, author of "The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu".
  • Robben Ford and the Blueline.
  • Pulitzer prize winning composer Ned Rorem.
  • Music from Austin Lounge Lizards.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 08th

From the Spreckles Art Center in Rohnert Park. Improved audio archives on-line soon. Meanwhile, Custom interview CDs are available. Write to our producer e-mail or call the office! .

  • The Limeliters.
  • Columnist Gaye LeBaron.
  • Chaskinakuy.
  • Jim Boggio Quintet.
  • Monologist Ron Jones.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Anne Lamott.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 15th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • A cappella wonders of the mofern world, The Bobs.
  • Stephen Yerkey Band.
  • Tlingit tales from Naa Kahidi.
  • Shiela Ballantyne & Davia Nelson, the novelist and screenwriter of "Imaginary Crimes".
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 22nd

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Music from James T. Kirk, featuring Charlie Hunter.
  • Monty Python's Terry Jones, author of "The Pressed Fairy Book".
  • Frederic Chiu, Harmonia Mundi piano virutuoso.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 29th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Jimmy Rogers Blues Band.
  • Pandit Pran Nath.
  • Deborah Tannen, author of "Talking 9 to 5" and "You Just Don't Understand".
  • Rhythm and blues vocalist and pianist Lady Bianca.
  • Tillie Olsen, author of "Tell Me a Riddle".
  • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, author of "The Sweeter the Juice".
  • Mr. Bubble Wrap.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 19th

From the Bayfront 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! .

  • Linda Tillery & The Redwood House Choir.
  • Norwegian opera diva Anne-Lise Berntsen.
  • Terry Garthwaite, vocalist for Joy of Cooking.
  • Columnist Jon Carroll.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 26th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Ensemble Project Ars Nova.
  • Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, of the bluegrass band Grant Street.
  • D. Patrick Miller, author of "A Little Book of Forgiveness".
  • Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 03rd

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Celtic rock by Black 47.
  • Lucy Grealy, author of "Autobiography of a Face".
  • Harpist James Makubaya.
  • Ian Frazier, author of "Family" and "Dating Your Mom".
  • Kim Robertson and Kim Angelis, harp and violin.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 10th

From the Cowell 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 17th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Blues legend Brownie McGhee.
  • Robert Lowery, Virgil Thrasher, and Alvin Youngblood Hart performing some of Brownie McGhee's songs.
  • Singer/songwriter Holly Near.
  • Christmas Jug Band.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Travel Tips from Carl and Karl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 24th

From the Cowell 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! .

  • Sonos Handbell Ensemble.
  • Tillie Olsen, author of "Tell Me a Riddle".
  • Celtic fiddlers Laura Risk and Athena Tergis.
  • Salvation Army Band.
  • A visit from the cross-cultural Santa Josh Kornbluth.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Greg Sterling, the Holiday Parking Poet.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 31st

From the Cowell 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! .

  • A cappella from SoVoSo.
  • Yoshiko Kakudo with 108 Japanese New Year's resolutions.
  • David Chadwick, author of "Thank you and Okay!".
  • Singer/songwriter and Etch-a-Sketch artist Michael McNevin.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Procrastinations from Josh Kornbluth.
  • Lady Bianca, as the house pianist.
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