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January 07

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott, legendary troubadour and cowboy poet.
  • Oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
  • Music from Second Sight, featuring Henry Kaiser.
  • Steven Levy, author of "Insanely Great".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

January 14th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. Improved audio archives on-line soon. 

  • Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman.
  • Peggy Orenstein, author of "School Girls".
  • Joan La Barbara & The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.
  • Robert Silverberg, author of "Hot Sky at Midnight"
  • Katha Pollit, author of "Reasonable Creatures".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

January 21st

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • Folk legend U. Utah Phillips.
  • Bernie Cherin, Director of Communications in the Kennedy administration, and the idea man behind the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Merl Saunders and The Rainforest Band.
  • Helen Palmer, author of "The Enneagram in Love and Work".
  • Music from Mark Hummel & Paris Slim.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 11th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.

  • Rhythm, blues, and soul legend Taj Mahal.
  • Barbara Quick, author of "Northern Edge: A Novel of Survivial in Alaska's Arctic".
  • Richard Olsen and his Big Band.
  • Film acheologist Rick Prelinger.
  • Private eye Jayson Wechter, with clues for the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 18th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.

  • Songs from Jesse Colin Young.
  • Richard North Patterson, author of "Eyes of a Child" and "Degree of Guilt".
  • Songs from The Naked Barbies.
  • Kathi Georges, author of "Internet Wedding: If you see my husband, tell me what he looks like".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Urban geographer Bonnie Lloyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

February 25th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • Pele Juju, wild women of world beat.
  • Po Bronson, author of "Bombardiers".
  • Raquel Bitton, singing songs of Brel and Piaf.
  • Music from Haunted by Waters.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 04th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • Kronos Quartet.
  • Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist.
  • Celtic folk music artist Sharon Shannon.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 11th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.

  • The Nields, featuring music from "Bob on the Ceiling".
  • James Ellroy, author of "American Tabloid", "L.A. Confidential", "The Black Dahlia", and "White Jazz".
  • Singer/songwriters Cris Williamson & Tret Fure.
  • Michael Feldman, host of "Whad' Ya Know?".
  • Guitarist Alex de Grassi.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 18th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. .

  • Gyuto Tantric Monks, priestly chanters and sculpture in yak butter.
  • The New Century Chamber Orchestra, with Stuart Canin.
  • Peter Mayle, author of "A Dog's Life".
  • Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
  • Mad & Eddie Duran Trio.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

March 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! .

  • Former California Govenor Jerry Brown.
  • Sweet Sunny North, featuring Henry Kaiser.
  • Actor Robert Guillaume.
  • Malcolm Margolin, founder and publisher of Heyday Books, and author of "The Ohlone Way".
  • Violin virtuoso Mari Kimura.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 01st

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! .

  • Singer/songwriter Chris Smither.
  • Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet.
  • Music from David Tanenbaum & Alexandra Hawley.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 08th

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! .

  • Planetary guitar virtuoso, Craig Chaquico & band.
  • Blues from Saffire.
  • Julie Shigekuni, author of "A Bridge Between Us".
  • Gail Tsukiyama, author of "The Samurai's Garden".
  • Guitarist Pierre Bensusan.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 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! .

  • Music from Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill.
  • A.S. Byatt, author of "Possession" and "The Matisse Stories".
  • Radim Zenkl, mandolin virtuoso.
  • Cliff Stoll, author of "Silicon Snakeoil" and "The Cuckoo's Egg".
  • Theodore Roszak, author of "The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein" and "The Making of a Counterculture".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 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! .

  • Stanley Donen, director of "Singing in the Rain", "On the Town", and "Funny Face".
  • Whitney Otto, author of "Now You See Her".
  • Bassist Rob Wasserman.
  • Music from Due Voci.
  • Jacques Leslie, author of "The Mark: A Memoir of Vietnam".
  • Cabaret torch singer Andrea Marcovicci.
  • Singer/songwriter Kristina Olsen.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

April 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! .

  • Penelope Houston & her band, featuring Steven Strauss on bass.
  • Ginu Kamani, author of "Junglee Girl".
  • Monologist Charlie Varon, with excerpts from "Rush Limbaugh in Nightschool".
  • Guitarist Peter Finger.
  • John Allen Paulos, author of "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper" and "Innumeracy".
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

May 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! .

  • BBC correspondent Alistair Cooke.
  • Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers.
  • Thomas Keneally, author of "Schindler's List" and "A River Town".
  • Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky.
  • A Guerrilla Girl, masked avengers of the art world, and authors of "Confessions of the Guerrila Girls".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

May 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! .

  • Guitarist Adrian Legg.
  • Arlie Hochschild, author of "The Second Shift".
  • Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records.
  • Columnist Adair Lara, author of "At Adair's House".
  • Music from Kathy Kallick & Friends.
  • Herman Parish, author of "Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

May 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! .

  • Gyuto Tantric Monks, priestly chanters and sculpture in yak butter.
  • Garrett Hongo, author of "Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii".
  • Percussionist Hossam Ramzy.
  • David Hudson, Stephen Kent on didgerido, accomplined by Eda Maxym and Geoffrey Gordon.
  • Pete Anderson & band.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Lady Bianca, as the house pianist.

May 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! .

  • Blues pianist Marcia Ball.
  • Paulo Coelho, author of "The Alchemist".
  • Boogie to Angela Strehli & Friends.
  • Talisman A Cappella.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

June 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! .

  • Ray Bradbury and Robert Watson, author and illustrator of "The Martian Chronicles".
  • Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band.
  • Jeffery Masson & Susan McCarthy, co-authors of "When Elephants Weep".
  • South American inspired ballads from Claudia Gomez.
  • John McKinney, author of "A Walk Along Land's End".
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

June 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! .

  • Calvin Trillin, author of "Too Soon to Tell".
  • Music from Zensnap, featuring Mitchell Holman and well as other members of the 60's band It's a Beautiful Day.
  • Author, editor, bunny, and activist Gloria Steinem.
  • Guitarist Peppino d'Agostino.
  • Country singer Tom Russell, with Andrew Hardin.
  • Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jungian psychiatrist and author of "The Tao of Psychology".
  • Molly O'Neill, New York Times food columnist and author of "A Well-Seasoned Appetite".
  • Bill Bonham, actor, singer, collector of rulers, and an all around nice guy.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

July 01st

From the High Sierra Music Festival, LIVE at Bear Valley, 7000' in the Sierra

  • The Tragically Hip, from Guelph, Canada,.
  • Music from Box Set, .
  • Ranger of the Year, Bob Wexell.
  • Singer-songwriter Kristina Olsen.
  • True Fiction Magazine, radio improv
  • Tips on Travel with Karl and Carl 
  • Reading of the Declaration of Independence, with the crowd.
  • Music from piano player J Raoul Brody

 

 

July 08th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • Blues pianist and singer, Lady Bianca.
  • The San Francisco Symphony Chorus, featuring Cynthia Hobgood.
  • Elmore Leonard, author of "Riding the Rap".
  • New Orleans-style R&B from Allen Toussaint Trio.
  • Bill Crawford, author of "Cerealizing America".
  • Austin Lounge Lizards, the pranksters of acoustic music.
  • Bonnie Loyd, the Urban Geographer.
  • J. Raoul Brody as the house pianist.

July 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! .

  • Famed dancer José Greco and company.
  • Blues from E.C. Scott & Smoke.
  • Dr. Science calling in by phone from his bunker of arrogance in Minnesota.
  • Monologist Rick Reynolds.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

July 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! .

  • Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, celebrating their 20 year reunion.
  • Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar and bluesman Paul Pena.
  • Judy Collins, author of "Shameless".
  • Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, featuring their latest recording "Labyrinth".
  • Julie Smith, author of "House of Blues".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

July 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! .

  • Chanticleer & members of Ensemble Alcatraz.
  • Paul Rudnick. playwright of "Jeffrey" and screenwriter of "Addams Family Values".
  • Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Author Sarah Lovett.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 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! .

  • Tabla master Zakir Hussain and his ensemble.
  • Tony Hillerman, author of "Dance Hall of the Dead".
  • Music from The Brown Fellinis.
  • Dan Wakefield, author of "Expect A Miracle".
  • Jack Erdmann, author of "Whiskey's Children"
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • The log book of the Urban Geographer Bonnie Loyd.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

August 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! .

  • Folk legend Rosalie Sorrels, with Nina Gerber.
  • Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd.
  • Naomi Epel, author of "Writers Dreaming".
  • Guitarist Eric Tingstad.
  • Sedge draws out the taciturn Anne Lamott, author of "Bird by Bird", "Operating Instructions", and "Crooked Little Heart".
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 02nd

  • Reg Theriault, author of "How To Tell When You're Tired - An Examination of Work".
  • Music from The Adam Levy Trio Plus 1, channeling Bill Evans.
  • Author of the thriller, Vertical Run, Joe Garber.
  • Guitarist for for his two-hand tapping, Stanley Jordan.
  • Patty Larkin, singer-songwriter.
  • Meredith Tromble, with her View from the Studio.
  • Music from piano player Diane Hidy

September 09th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • Singer/songwriter Nancie DeRoss.
  • Hot Club of San Francisco.
  • Music from Angela Koregelos & Zöe Smith.
  • The naturalist perspective from Claire Peaslee.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 23rd

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".
  • Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie.
  • Eric Bogosian, actor and playwright of "Talk Radio" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee".
  • Guitarist Cheryl Wheeler.
  • Fiddler Martin Hayes.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

September 30th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco. 

  • San Francisco Saxophone Quartet.
  • Bret Easton Ellis, author of "The Informers", "American Psycho", and "Less than Zero".
  • Singer/songwriter Ben Harper.
  • Lane Nishikawa, monologist of "Mifune and Me".
  • Vickie Randle and Danny Heines Trio.
  • Cowboy poet Jim Lynch.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 07th

From the Spreckles Art Center in Rohnert Park. 

  • Composer, author, and photographer David Byrne.
  • Surfing legend Fred Van Dyke.
  • Beasts of Paradise, featuring Stephen Kent on didgeridoo.
  • Music from Solid Air.
  • Monologist James Lecesne.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • A view from the studio of artist Meredith Tromble.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 14th

  • author of Poles Apart, and photographer Galen Rowell.
  • Music legend Oscar Brown, jr..
  • Jerry Grimelli - UFB jazz and drummer
  • Music from Pan Ramajay.
  • Author of the hugely successful WICKED, Gregory McGuire - his very first interview
  • Sagebrush and Cappucino, a naturlists look at LA, by  David Wicinas
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

October 21st

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.
 

  • author of Pulitzer prize winning biology journalist, books includ The Coming Plague books,  Laurie Garrett
  • Music legend Susan Werner
  • Music from David Philips and Valerie Lawrence
  • Music from Pan Ramajay.
  • Josh Kornbluth, Claire Peaslee
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.
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October 28th

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! .

  • Corky Siegel & The West End String Quartet.
  • Joe Kane, author of "Savages" and "Running the Amazon".
  • Guitarist Michael Hedges, featuring music from his recording "The Road to Return".
  • Bonnie Loyd, the Urban Geographer.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 11th

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 winders of the modern world, The Bobs.
  • Newshour founder Robert MacNeil, author of "Voyage" and "Wordstruck".
  • Monologist Marga Gomez.
  • Tobias Wolff, author of "This Boy's Life" and "In Pharaoh's Army".
  • Folk guitarist and singer Claudia Schmidt.
  • Jeff Greenwald, author of "The Size of the World" and "Shopping for Buddhas".
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 18th

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 legend Rosalie Sorrels.
  • Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir.
  • Shana Alexander, author of "Happy Days".
  • Jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.
  • San Francisco Taiko Dojo.
  • Cooking on the radio with Bill Bonham and Lea Bergen.
  • Hyperventilation by Josh Kornbluth.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

November 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! .

December 02nd

  • Songs from Wesla Whitfield, Dean Riley, Mike Greensill.
  • The Keb Mo, early in his career.
  • Oscar Hijuelos, author Mr. Ives Christmas
  • Author of a Cabinent of Curiosities,  Lawrence Weschler.
  • SF Jazz Quartet - Junk.
  • Nature tips from Claire Peaslee
  • Music from piano player Diane Hidy.

December 09th

From the Cowell Theater in San Francisco.

  • Songs from Richie Havens.
  • The Clubfoot Orchestra, performing their compositions for silent films.
  • Jackie Pels, author of "Unga Island Girl (Ruth's Book)".
  • Singer-songwriter Catie Curtis.
  • Radio improvisation from True Fiction Magazine.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Music from piano player Mike Greensill.

December 23rd

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.
  • Christmas Jug Band.
  • Salvation Army Band.
  • Santa Josh Kornbluth.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.

December 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! .

  • Jorma Kaukonen, lead guitarist from Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane.
  • Ed Volker, keyboardist from the Radiators.
  • Jazz scat singer, Kellye Gray.
  • Yoshiko Kakudo, from the Asian Art Museum.
  • Travel tips from Karl and Carl.
  • Diane Hidy, as the house pianist.