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SATURDAY JANUARY 3rd, 2009

- We remember some who died in 2008, who graced our lives with inspiration, wit, and insight on West Coast Live visits in past years. We welcome the voices of the late greats EARTHA KITT, NUALA O'FAOLAIN, TONY HILLERMAN, STUDS TERKEL, and ODETTA. It will be a special special.

SATURDAY January 10, 2009

- We celebrate our 15th Year anniversary of West Coast Live at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- (our broadcasts on January 17 and 24th will be in Napa at Silo's Jazz Club). As for ways to get to the January 10 anniversary show, show, here's a map. Guests include:

LADY BIANCA , singer, songwriter and pianist with gospel, blues and rhythms.

LORCA HART, jazz dummer and his trio

STEPHEN J. CANNELL, tv producer and mystery writer.

WES SCOOP NISKER , author and commentator, whose crazy wisdom is a good start to the new year.

CLAIRE PEASELEE , naturalist.

MARY RISLEY ,chef, teacher and food-runner.

MIKE GREENSILL, just back from his and Wesla's weekend singing at the Algonquin in New York.

 

SATURDAY January 17, 2009

- We broadcast on January 17 and 24th from The NAPA RIVER INN at Silo's Jazz Club), 530 Main Street, Napa, CA 94581, 707-251-5833, Coffee, tea, refreshments available in the lovely 'hood. Guests include:

WESLA WHITFIELD, renowned cabaret singer and humanist sings with Mike Greensill.

CINDY PAWLCYN, founder and chef of some of the wine country's iconic restaurants,

ROBERT ROPER, author of Now the Drum of War, the story of Walt Whitman and the Civil War.

STACEY D'ERASMO , author of Tea and The Sky Below.

MIKE GREENSILL, Napa/St. Helena homeboy.

SATURDAY January 24, 2009

- We broadcast on January 17 and 24th from The NAPA RIVER INN at Silo's Jazz Club), 530 Main Street, Napa, CA 94581, 707-251-5833, Coffee, tea, refreshments available in the lovely 'hood. Guests include:

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN, the outstanding Western String Trio, Django Reinhart would want to sit in with.

JERRY MANDER, author of The Superferry Chronicles, a struggle in Hawaii, and Four Arugments for the Elimination of Television,

NANCY SPILLER, author of Entertaining Disasters, the perhaps fictional account of an L.A. food writer whose marriage (insert food disaster metaphor here) while preparing for a dinner party.

KARL and CARL , with Tips on Travel for the Wine Countries, which might be near the Benelux countries, if they're not mistaken.....

LAUREN COODLEY , co-author of Napa: The Transformation of an American Town.

MIKE GREENSILL, Napa/St. Helena up-valley lad at his own piano.

JANUARY 31st, 2009, a classic, from January 31, 2004

Archive show from five years ago today. It's a good one. Our next West Coast live show, at the S.F. Ferry Building, Saturday 7 February, 2009

LEO KOTTKE, acclaimed guitarist and droll story teller of many great records

NORTON BUFFALO,with his band

JOHN LESCROART, author of the Dismas Hardy mysteries.

ANCHEE MIN, author of Empress Orchid

ELIJAH WALD, popular music historian and performer, with notes on the blues.

Music from piano player SAM BARRY in for MIKE GREENSILL.

 

 

 

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Doors usually open at 9:30AM, the show finishes its set-up as you arrive, then we broadcast live 10am - 11:59am coast-to-coast.. You can hear us, too, on-line via many of the public radio stations that carry West Coast Live both on-the-air and streamed across the globe by KSJN, Jefferson Public Radio, KALW, and many other places, if you're outside one of our broadcast areas. Please see our affiliate page.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- (as will our shows be in February). As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

RODES FISHBURNE, San Francisco author of Going to See the Elephant a new comic novel.

ALAN BLACK, author of Kick the Balls: An Offensive Suburban Odyssey, an account of a Scotsman teaching junior soccer in the US.

ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK, virtuoso viiolinist with music by Bach and Telemann.

MEL KNOX, wine barrel importer and former bookstore detective

WATER TOWER STRING BAND, in from Portland, Oregon, for the San Francisco Bluegrass Festival.

GORDON JENKINS, in for the Slow Food Nation Food With Heart celebration next week at the Ferry Building.

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, who knows his meat from his veg.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2009 West Coast Love - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market. As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

SALLY KELLERMAN, actor and song stylist

JONATHAN KEATS,conceptual artist and author of The Book of the Unknown: Tales of the Thirty Six, his take on certain kinds of saints.

TERRY SAWYER of Hog Island Oyster Company, where 3 million bivalves are raised each year in Tomales Bay.

JOE QUIRK, author of It's Not You, It's Biology, his take on, sperm and eggs

( Sorry, we received word on Feb 12 that JONAH LERNER has a family emergency and cannot be with us.)

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical roots sprout great sounds

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

BEN TAYLOR,handcrafted songs, the proponent of Kung-Folk, his new CD: The Legend of Kung Folk part 1 (The Killing Bite).

T.C. BOYLE,author. whose new novel, The Women, is inspired by the life and loves of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

JAY RAYNER, British novelist, world-wide writer about food and universal humorist,

VAL MCDERMID British mystery writer, whose detectives take on the underbelly of Jolly Ol'.

ROB REICH, accordion virtuoso and composer, whose expresiveness shows in his new CD, The Balancing Act.

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical marvels astonish even himself.

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2009 West Coast Love - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market. As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

SALLY KELLERMAN, actor and song stylist

JONATHAN KEATS,conceptual artist and author of The Book of the Unknown: Tales of the Thirty Six, his take on certain kinds of saints.

TERRY SAWYER of Hog Island Oyster Company, where 3 million bivalves are raised each year in Tomales Bay.

JOE QUIRK, author of It's Not You, It's Biology, his take on, sperm and eggs

( Sorry, we received word on Feb 12 that JONAH LERNER has a family emergency and cannot be with us.)

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical roots sprout great sounds

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

BEN TAYLOR,handcrafted songs, the proponent of Kung-Folk, his new CD: The Legend of Kung Folk part 1 (The Killing Bite).

T.C. BOYLE,author. whose new novel, The Women, is inspired by the life and loves of architect Frank Lloyd Wright

JAY RAYNER, British novelist, world-wide writer about food and universal humorist,

VAL MCDERMID British mystery writer, whose detectives take on the underbelly of Jolly Ol'.

ROB REICH, accordion virtuoso and composer, whose expresiveness shows in his new CD, The Balancing Act.

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical marvels astonish even himself.

 

LIVE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2009 West Coast Live - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market. As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

DANIYAL MUEENUDDIN author of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, a collection of human comedy stories set in his native Pakistan.

JOE GORES Edgar Award winning author: Spade & Archer: The Prequel to DASHIELL HAMMETT's The Maltese Falcon, when stevedore's worked the wharves of the Ferry Building.

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR, another California mystery writer. whose new novel, Among the Mad, continues the saga of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator in London in the late 1920s and early 1930s in England.

GRUPO FALSO BAIANO, Brazillian inspired choro group, reeds, mandolin, guitar, perscussion. The story of their name on their website,

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical prowess gets him a free cup of coffee in most places.

 

LIVE SATURDAY March 7, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

ZOE HELLER, author, whose new novel, The Believers, follows Notes on a Scandal and Everything You Know.

COLLEEN LINDESAY, Urban Scout, who knows how to explore the city and its marvels, from marmalade fruit to swimming holes.

BARRY JENKINS, film director whose new film, Medicine for Melancholy, features two characters, Micah and Jo, who search for themselves throughout San Francisco during a time-out-of-time weekend.

KITKA women's vocal ensemble, with guest TZVETANKA VARIMEZOVA , performing Eastern European folksongs.

WILL ENO, playwright, whose one character, Thom Pain (based on nothing), also searches, at the Cutting Ball Theater,

WILL BROKAW of Brokaw Nursery about the sexy avocado.

 

Music from piano player MIKE GREENSILL, whose musical marvels astonish all of us.

 

LIVE SATURDAY March 14, 2009 West Coast Live - at the sublime CAVALLO POINT - The Lodge at the Golden Gate . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

BELA FLECK, banjo virtuoso and filmmaker, whose documentary Throw Down Your Heart, shows this week at the Roxie in San Francisco and the Elmwood in Berkeley,

TUCK and PATTI, the renowned duo whose latest, I Remember You, celebrates the Great American Songbook.

DAN HICKS and The Hot Licks, celebrating their new rhythm and words cd Tangled Tales.

CLAIRE PEASLEE, naturalist, anticipates the burgeoning springtime.

ALAN BOSS, astronomer, his new book details the search for other life in the universe and the Kepler Mission.

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LIVE SATURDAY March 21, 2009 West Coast Live - at the sublime CAVALLO POINT - The Lodge at the Golden Gate . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

Lowriders HAROLD BROWN and LEE OSKAR bring their unplugged r 'n' r to the show.

JOSHUA NELSON, The Prince of Kosher Gospel Music, need we say more?

KARL and CARL who know their Condé from their Nast, with their Tips on Travel, as channeled by Michael O'Brien and Geoff Bolt,

JENNIFER WOODLIEF, whose book A Wall of White, recounts the events and people swept up in a 1980s Sierra avalanche.

CHRISTINA SUNLEY, whose novel The Tricking of Freya, melds a tale of American family secrets with the myths and landscape of Iceland.

MIKE GREENSILL, whose ebullience is matched only by his effervescence.

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Saturday March 28, 2009 (from June 19, 2004)

Show from The 12 Galaxies.

DAVID SEDARIS, writer

"THE UNEMPLOYED GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO" authors

ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS, acoustic comedic songs of social comment

DAN BERN, singer-songwriter

CLAIRE PEASLEE, naturalist

The MIKE GREENSILL

 

Saturday April 4th, 2009 from November 22nd, 2008

Great writers, LIVE at the the Head-Royce School Theater on the occassion of their annual book fair, 4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland. Today, featuring:

TONI MORRISON, author of Beloved, A Mercy, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

SYLVIA BROWNRIGG, author of The Delivery Room and other novels.

BÉLA FLECK, banjo virtuoso, who has a new film about taking the banjo back to Africa called Throw Down Your Heart.

LINDA TILLERY and The Cultural Heritage Choir with their stunning a capella songs and rhythms.

MIKE GREENSILL, nimble house pianist.

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY April 11, 2009 West Coast Live - We are cookin' at the sublime CAVALLO POINT - The Lodge at the Golden Gate . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

ALVA NOË author of Out of Our Head, about the biology of consciousness.

ERIC LINDELL, the San Francisco original bluesman and his band

COYOTE GRACE, the duet becomes a band.

BRENDA WEBSTER, author of the novel Vienna Triangle, set amongst in the intrigue in Freud's inner circle.

JOSEPH HUMPHREY, Michelin-starred Excecutive Chef, whose Cavallo Point kitchen includes a 12' Molteni stove.

MIKE GREENSILL, whose ebullience is matched only by his effervescence.

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LIVE SATURDAY April18, 2009 West Coast Live - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map.

MISS MARTHA REEVES, Motown's soul dancing diva.

DANNY O'KEEFE, musician.

EDWARD HUMES author of The Eco Baronswith author CHEENI RAO,

newspaperman DAVID WIEGAND,

WILL DURST, political satirist

MIKE GREENSILL, guest host for Sedge Thomson today.

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LIVE SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

LYNN FREED author of The Servant's Quarters

VIENNA TENG, musician, composer.

JANE VANDENBURGH, author of her memoir Sex in the Twentieth Century

BLAME SALLY, the acclaimed distaff group returns.

JOEL FORRESTER, composer and jazz pianist.

MIKE GREENSILL, at his piano today.

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LIVE SATURDAY MAY 2nd, 2009 - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

JEFFREY MASSON author of The Face on the Plate and many other books about animals and humans

TANGO No. 9, one of the great Bay Area ensembles, inspired by Piazzola as well as La Dolce Vita.

JANE S. SMITH, author of The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants

THE BOY CHORISTERS OF THE GRACE CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN and BOYS, the acclaimed voices under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Smith.

DAVID RETSKY, of County Line Harvest, near Petaluma.

The genial MIKE GREENSILL, at his piano today.

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LIVE SATURDAY May 9, 10 AM- Noon - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

BEN VEREEN , showman/

RUTH REICHL, food writer and memoirist

JEFF HOLLINGER, who writes about the cocktail.

ROY ROGERS, bluesman

The genial MIKE GREENSILL, at his piano today.

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LIVE SATURDAY May 16, 10 AM- Noon - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN stops by with WORD for WORD who perform one of his stories from the Rhinoceros Theater production.

T.J. STILES, biographer of Commordore Vanderbilt, the tycoon.

ANDY RASKIN , whose memoir mixes in his life with the creator of Top Ramen, Momofuku Ando,

MUMIY TROLL unplugged Russian R n R from Vladivostock, on the Pacific Rim

ROVA , the revered masters of the saxophone quartet.

HAL NEWBEGIN, wildcrafter and proprietor of sage-scented Juniper Ridge.

The genial MIKE GREENSILL, at his piano today.

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LIVE SATURDAY May 23, 10 AM to Noon. our 800th Show! - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

MARIEL HEMINGWAY , who is advocating holistic living and simple lifestyles, including with her book, Mariel's Kitchen. because It is clean and it is good.

LISA M. HAMLITON, whose book Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness, depicts growers as stewards of the land and their pace of life.

SLAID CLEAVES , the singer-songwriter of uncommon grace, wit and heft.

MATTHEW AMSTER-BURTON,, the Seattle food-writer's account Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater, confesses to encouraging his five-year old to try new foods.

KARL and CARL (Michael O'Brien and Geoff Bolt, or is it Geoff Bolt and Michael O'Brien?) mark our 800th show with indelible ink on our linen shirt, with travel insights for the summer.

The genial MIKE GREENSILL, at his piano today.

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LIVE SATURDAY May 30, 10 AM- Noon - "Living Journalism"at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

JON CARROLL, veteran magazine editor and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, the original blogger before the name was known,

ELLEN ULLMAN, whose books include The Bug, has written on the world we are becoming through computers.

BRUCE BRUGMAN , founder and publisher of The San Francisco Bay Guardian.

PEGGY ORENSTEIN , author of Waiting for Daisy and contributor to the New York Times Magazine.

MERLE KESSLER and J. RAOUL BRODY, with some newspaper songs.

WESLA WHITFIELD with some newspapering songs. She's at the Rrazz room with our house pianist, her devoted roommate

The genial MIKE GREENSILL, with the Mike Greensill Trio today.

 

SATURDAYS JUNE 6 & 13, 2009

- We broadcast on June 6th and 13th from The NAPA RIVER INN at Silo's Jazz Club), 530 Main Street, Napa, CA 94581, 707-251-5833, Coffee, tea, refreshments available in the lovely 'hood. Sedge's June 6th Guests include:

DEBORAH MADISON and PATRICK McFARLIN, a founding chef of Greens with the illustrator of What We Eat When We Eat Alone. We'll ask you, too!

SHAWNA YANG RYAN, author of the novel Water Ghosts,the tale of real-life immigrants' enclave in early 2oth century California,

JEFFREY ROTTER, author of The Unknown Knowns, a tale of international terrorism and water parks.

JOHN NÉMETH , harmonica virtuoso and his blues band.

COYOTE GRACE , the singer-songwriter duo

MIKE GREENSILL, Napa/St. Helena up-valley lad at his own piano.

SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2009

- We broadcast on June 13th from The NAPA RIVER INN at Silo's Jazz Club), 530 Main Street, Napa, CA 94581, 707-251-5833, Coffee, tea, refreshments available in the lovely 'hood. Sedge's June 13th guests include:

ANNIE BARROWS, author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. and the Ivy and Bean books.

LUIS ALBERTO URREA, author of Into the Beautiful North, and The Devil's Highway,

The RHYTHM ANGELS, Celeste Krenz and Rebecca Folsom, in their American folk and roots duet.

The JULIANE BAND , the Napa-based eclectic acoustic band.

CLAIRE PEASLEE, naturalist, from PRBO Conservation Science.

MIKE GREENSILL, Napa/St. Helena up-valley lad at his own piano.

 

 

SATURDAY JUNE 20 -- a Classic from the 16 years of West Coast Live archives - Today from MAY 26, 2007. Next Live Broadcast, the 4th of July!

Aware of the fate of the oceans, JULIA WHITTY, author of a collection of short stories and a new book about the fate of coral reefs.. She also wrote the cover story of the current Mother Jones magazine about loss of species by 2100.

MAL SHARPE, man-on- the-street meets man-about-town, from the surreal to the jazz-honed, Mal knows from zeitgeist.

HELEN SIMPSON, author of the set-in-England In the Driver's Seat and Four Bare Legs in A Bed and other books, from London, with brilliant and droll insights and writing about love and relationships and children and, well, life.

MIKE LIPSKIN, a man who just doesn't take the piano out for a walk, he takes it out for large-gaited strides.

TERESE GENECCO, where BETTE MIDLER collides with MELISSA ETHERIDGE, and KAYE BALLARD dances with ROSEMARY CLOONEY, and other high concepts lead to TERESE GENECCO!

Music from the refreshed pianist MIKE GREENSILL.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 27 -- a Classic from the 16 years of West Coast Live archives - Today from June 23, 2007. Next Live Broadcast, the 4th of July!

DANIEL HANDLER, Adverbs, a lemonly non-snickettly collection of stories

MIN JIN LEE, author, Free Food for Millionaires her new novel just out

WAILIN' JENNYS, 3-part harmonies

CRYSTAL ZEVON, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the memorist talks about her rocking rolling life

MIKE GREENSILL, the man who knows the white keys from the black keys

 

 

LIVE SATURDAY JULY 4th, 10 AM- Noon - "Independence Day"at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- .

As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

the Declaration of Independence, in Annual Reading by members of the theater audience.

ROY ZIMMERMAN, singing political satirist.

SOPHIA RADAY, author of Love in Condition Yellow, the memoir of an unlikely marriage, when a Berkeley liberal marries an Oakland police officer and soldier.

other sparkling guests to be announced.

STEVEN OKAZAKI, Emmy and Academy Award winning film maker, whose latest, The Conscience of Nhem En, takes us into Cambodia through the eyes of a Cambodian photographer who documented innocents. An HBO film.

VERONICA CHATER, author of Waiting for the Apocalypse, the memoir of a Catholic family which seeks a purer Catholicism in Portugal than in an Jose -- but are there ever surprises in this moving and funny account.

KATE CHRISTENSEN, author of The Great Man, and her new novel Trouble

The citizen MIKE GREENSILL at his piano which once slept in the Lincoln bedroom.

 

LIVE SATURDAY JULY 11, 10 AM- Noon - "Art in Plein Sites" featuring the new roof garden at the at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

-- . As for ways to get to the show, at 151 Third Street, here's a map.. You will be let in to the theater before the official opening, and may stay to enjoy the rest of the museum after the broadcast.

  • Sedge welcomes:

    LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, the phenomenal South African acapella choir come in from their Yoshi's appearances to make some modern art.

    GLEN DAVID GOLD, author of Sunnyside and Carter Beats the Devil, both comic novels.

    KAREN JOY FOWLER, whose books include Wit's End and The Jane Austen Book Club.

    JOHN ZAROBELL, , painter and curator, collections, exhibitions, and commissions, SFMOMA on the outdoor spaces..

    SANDRA PHILLIPS, senior curator of photography, of one of the stellar collections of photography in the world, at SFMOMA.

    The sound sculptor MIKE GREENSILL, at his surreal piano.

     

     

    Saturday JULY 18th - Sedge selects a classic from the 16 year archive. Today a superb show, #672 from December 9th, 2006

    Great guests at the Empire Plush Room. Today show feature HARRY SHEARER (Le Show), RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT (Le Cowboy), the KITCHEN SISTERS (Le Audio Sculptresses), JAMES CROMWELL , (actor, Babe, LA Confidential, The Queen) with author ADAM HOCHSCHILD . At the piano: MIKE GREENSILL

     

     

    LIVE SATURDAY JULY 25th, 10 AM- Noon - "Summer Fruits" from the BAY WOLF Restaurant in a special broadcast. Limited seating today. As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

    MORT SAHL, humorist and current events satirist.

    BRASS MENAZERI, the Balkan powerhouse Romani brass band.

    WAYNE MONIZ, author of Under Maui Skies,

    KASPER HAUSER, sketch comedy troupe, whose publications include Skymaul and Obama's Blackberry.

    Other guests To Be Announced

  • The gourmet MIKE GREENSILL, in his toque.

    SATURDAY AUGUST 1st (a classic rebroadcast from the live show of Saturday MAY 20th, 2006

    LIVE at at the RANCHO NICASIO in Nicasio, Marin County in downtown Nicasio...big breakfasts available

     

    MARSHALL CHAPMAN, musician

    ANNE LAMOTT, writer

    SHAZIA MIRZA, comic

    TIPS ON TRAVEL with KARL & CARL, the boys who ace Survivor

    MIKE DUKE, musician

    The Phenomenal MIKE GREENSILL

    SATURDAY AUGUST 8th (From the live broadcast of June 10, 2006)

    presented at the soon-to-be Freight and Salvage Coffee House , Join us for the grand opening broadcast at the new Freight, 2020 Addison near Shattuck, on Aug. 29

     

     

    DOUGLAS COUPLAND, artist and author of JPod, Microserfs, Eleanor Rigby, many other books, sculptures, plays, and blog forms

    SLAID CLEAVES, his new record, Unsung

    TRAILER PARK RANGERS, road music for the mind

    SEAN WILSEY, author of his book about growing up, Oh The Glory of It All, and a new book on SOCCER

    BEN FONG-TORRES , author of Almost Famous

    MIKE GREENSILL and his eighty-eight tips on using the sustain pedal....

    Saturday AUGUST 15th, (from the live show of July 15, 2006)

    originally presented at the old Freight and Salvage In two weeks we help open their new home at 2020 Addison near Shattuck

     

    THE BILLS , the rollicking acoustic marvels whose blend sound symphonic and rhythyms deep and woven from sea spume

    Author GAUTAM MALKANI , whose new novel Londonstani, gives a 2006 view of modern Britain. How tongue-in-cheeky is it?.

    Author LEONARD PITT , author of Walking Through Lost Paris, mime, and founder of the Berkeley Chocolate Club

    Music by VIENNA TENG, the acclaimed pianist and songwriter in the pop-folk style.

     

    T.C. BOYLE, author, with his new book, Talk Talk, a adventure in identiy theft with a deaf woman as his protagonist and a CGI creator as her ally.

     

    SATURDAY AUGUST 22nd (From the live broadcast of September 23, 2006)

    Great writers, LIVE in The York Hotel 940 Sutter Street (between Leavenworth and Hyde), San Francisco. Today, featuring:

    ANNA QUINDLEN, columnist and author of One True Thing and Loud and Clear and Blessings;

     

    LUIS URREA, author of The Devil's Highway and The Hummingbird's Daughter;

     

    ROBERT HARRIS, author of Pompeii, Imperium, Enigma, and Fatherland;

     

    TANGO No. 9, who exhilarate every Tango

    LARRY GALLAGHER , whose new CD is Can I Go Now and the cover photo is worth the price alone.

    and keeping up with his reading, MIKE GREENSILL, who turns his own pages.

     

     

    LIVE SATURDAY AUGUST 29th GRAND OPENING Wow Whatta place whatta show Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

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

     

    Sedge welcomes Stellar line-up of guests for this festive weekend.

    LAURIE LEWIS, one of the great musical artists, and long-time devotee of the Freight helps us open the day with a celebration of traditional American music.

    MOSTLY DYLAN , whose new perspectives on the songs of Bob Dylan make them crazy sought-out. With Tim Hockenberry, Tom Corwin, Tal Morris, Gawain Matthews, and David Tucker.

    ALISON GOPNIK , author of The Philosophical Baby and The Scientist in the Crib and other accounts of what we can learn from children's minds about the meaning of life.

    DAVID CORBETT, the author is leading a course for writers on The Outer Limits of Inner Life, and how to develop characters who may or may not care about the meaning of life....

    MICHAEL GOLDIN, of Berkeley-based SWERVE, designer of the new hip, eco chairs we'll be sitting on in the new Freight, and STEVE BAKER, executive director of the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music, which runs and guides the performance venue, the Freight and Salvage, and who oversaw the decade-long planning and move to their new space.

    MIKE GREENSILL at the newly moved and tuned piano

     

    LIVE Saturday September 5, 10 AM- Noon: Sedge's guests:

    DAVID MAS MASUMOTO, peach farmer and author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer:, Harvesting Legacies from the Land

    XIANG HUANG , revered Chinese poet, often imprisoned for his poetry in China, who was granted political asylum in the U.S. in 1997 He wants to write on the sky so everyone can see is work. Radio is a way of doing that.

    JAY JIE XU, Director of the Asian Art Museum about their Samurai exhibition,

    SAM BARRY, author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons.

    DAVID T. CARTER and Co.. (formerly the Trailer Park Rangers): Harvesting Legacies from the musical landscape and growing their own tunes.

    MIKE GREENSILL, whose enjoys peach juice and champagne, especially to celebrate his 39th birthday Today!

     

    LIVE Saturday September 12, 10 AM- Noon: Sedge's guests:

    FRANK BRUNI, food writer and author of Born Round, his account of growing up to be food critic for the New York Times.

    BRIAN GORE and SUSAN Z., guitar and voice.

    KATHRYN MA, author of All That Work and Still No Boys

    NOVELLA CARPENTER, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer..

    BLAME SALLY. as well you should! They're back by popular acclaim.

    MIKE GREENSILL, whose jazz and conversation series at the Rrazz room starts this month.

     

    LIVE SATURDAYS September 5, 12, 19, 10 AM to Noon. - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. on SEPTEMBER 5, during the BAY BRIDGE CLOSURE, East Bay travellers can join West Coast Live east bay crew to take the 8AM ferry from Jack London Square or the 8:10AM from Alameda and arrive at the Ferry Building at 8:30am. Note: The 9AM Ferry goes to Pier 41 without stopping at the Ferry Building, but you could walk, tram, or cab back in time for the show. Sedge welcomes:

     

    LIVE Saturday September 19, 10 AM- Noon: Sedge's guests:

    QUARTET SAN FRANCISCO , celebrating QSF Brubeck, their breathtaking take on the 4th B- Brubeck.

    JOEL SCHRIMER , from Dirty Girl Produce farm where good bottom land makes for great fruit and veg.

    SARAH LEE GUTHRIE and JOHNNIE IRION, the roaming duo is back with their gorgeous blending voices and songs.

    GENNIFER CHOLDENKO , author of Al Capone Shines My Shoes and Al Capone Does My Shirts.

    SUE MONK KIDD and ANN KIDD TAYLOR, authors of Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story.

    MIKE GREENSILL, whose enjoys peach juice and champagne.

     

     

    LIVE SATURDAY September 26th 10 AM to Noon. A SPECTACULAR SHOW - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. East Bay travellers can join West Coast Live east bay crew to take the 8AM ferry from Jack London Square or the 8:10AM from Alameda and arrive at the Ferry Building at 8:30am. Note: The 9AM Ferry goes to Pier 41 without stopping at the Ferry Building, but you could walk, tram, or cab back in time for the show. Sedge welcomes:

    RUTH REICHL , the author of Comfort Me With Apples and editor of Gourmet magazine reveals how best to spill ingredients on their immense new cookbook, Gourmet Today.

    ROWAN JACOBSEN, reveals the secrets of Pacific Northwest oysters in his account of the bivalvular life in Geography of Oysters and about our ancient connection with estuaries in The Living Shore (San Francisco Bay is in fact an estuary.)

    ELLIS PAUL, Boston guitarist who says the World Ain't Slowin' Down for him and ANTJE DUVEKOT, the German singer-songwriter whose new CD is The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer.

    EVAN ZIPORYN with his A House in Bali, a new opera by Evan Ziporyn with libretto by Paul Schick based on a memoir by Colin McPhee. A House in Bali traces the roots of the west's century-long infatuation with Bali, through the true story of three westerners - composer Colin McPhee, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and artist Walter Spies - during their 1930s sojourn in Bali. At Zellerbach, Sept 26-27.

    JOHN GORKA , the guitarist and contemporary American folk musician, who incidently makes a great pierogi whose CDs include The Gypsy Life and Writing in the Margins.

    MIKE GREENSILL, who favors Sunday Suppers at the Ferry Building.

     

    LIVE Saturday OCTOBER 3rd, 10 AM- Noon - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- . As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge's guests:

    JUST ADDED: RUPA and the APRIL FISHES, where India meets Brazil and the San Francisco World Sound you can also hear on their CD extraordinary rendition.

    JOYCE MAYNARD, author of Labor Day.

    JOE QUIRK, the author of the new existential thriller Exult about hang gliding, has also written It's Not You It's Biology and Ultimate Rush.

    JOHN GALLAGHER, Jr. Tony award winning actor and lead in the Green Day American Idiot at Berkeley Rep.

    JOHN FELSTINER, author of Can Poetry Save the Earth?

    BOOTS HUGHSTON, promoter of WoodStock West Fest 40th anniversary concert in Golden Gate Park.

    MIKE GREENSILL, whose autumnal spirits are ineffably cheery.

     

    LIVE Saturday October 10, 10 AM- Noon, at the new Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St. near Shattuck, in Berkeley. Sedge's guests:

    RICHARD RUSSO, author of That Old Cape Magic and Nobody's Fool, a master of novels set in small towns.

    JOANA CARNEIRO, the new Music Director and Conductor of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra whose season opens October 15th at Zellerbach Hall early 7pm .

    DOUG DORST, author of ALive in Necropolis, set in the small, sedentary town of Colma.

    AMY TAN, author of Joy Luck Club, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and recipient of a Litquake honor.

    PASCAL HORN, , Parisian heart-throb making his U. S. Debut on West Coast Live.

    STEVEN WILLIS, blues pianist and sideman for Elvin Bishop.

    MIKE GREENSILL, the man with the musical midas touch whose black and white keys turn all goldy.

     

    LIVE Saturday October 17, 10 AM- Noon, at the new Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St. near Shattuck, in Berkeley. Sedge's guests:

    THAD CARHART, author of Across the Endless River and The Piano Shop on the Left Bank visits our WCL arrondisement.

    ALLISON HOOVER BARTLETT,,author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Book Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession.

    TANYA EGAN GIBSON,, author of How to Buy a Love of Reading an amzaing novel about words, those who love them and those who don't and finding love in the spaces between them.

    ALAN CHEUSE, , author of A Trance After Breakfast travel writings for those who love spaces between bases.

    THE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS who are a winning combination of alternative rock and acoustic, influences from Marin and Tokyo.

    PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO renowned guitarist with a bit of Bach.

    KARL and CARL (CARL & KARL) two travelers who know their Condé from their Nast, and own the most valuable website on the internet.

    MIKE GREENSILL, a bon vivant and composer, too.

     

    LIVE Saturday October 24, 10 AM- Noon. From MRS. DALLOWAY's Literary and Garden Arts Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue in Berkeley, one block north of Ashby. Sedge's guests:

    A.S. BYATT, author of Posession and her splendid new The Children's Book.

    TIMOTHY EGAN , the author of The Big Burn, the story of Teddy Roosevelt and the huge 1910 forest fire that saved america.

    THOMAS L. TURMAN , the author of Teacher!

    MAVIS McCOVEY and JOHN SALTER, authors of Medicine Trails, a California native's story.

    and watch this space!

    MIKE GREENSILL, our resident gastropublican.

    LIVE OCTOBER 31 - Hallowe'en Show - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    DAVE BARRY and RIDLEY PEARSON, whose collaborations include Peter and the Star Catchers.

    PETER HURNEY whose limited-edition hand-crafted Berkeley-made Pohaku Ukuleles are in the hands of the finest rock, country and blues muscians world-wide.

    FRANK PORTMAN, author of King Dork and Andromeda Klein.

    WAKE THE DEAD, the World's First Celtic All-Star Grateful Dead Jam Band.

    LEONARD PITT , whose books reveal much about Paris.

    MIKE GREENSILL, whose masques are treats to hear.

    LIVE NOVEMBER 07 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    Charlie Haas

    Jonathan Safran Foer

    John Irving

     

    The Great Bill Kirchen

    Global Accordion Evangelists

     

    Joshua Raoul Brody in for Mike

    and much more (if that's even possible!) .

     

    We just produced two wonderful West Coast Live shows in association with the State of Jefferson's radio network, Jefferson Public Radio to air in January 2010 - the 16th and 23rd
    -in Redding, California at the Cascade Theater with

    Tony D’Souza Robert Girardi Poets for Peace Gentle Thunder One Horse Shy and the Enterprise High School Marching Hornet Band

    and at the Angus Bowmer Theater, in Ashland, Oregon. with

    Greg Craven Ken Goddard Craig Chaquico Charanga and The Hamazons Great welcomes, audiences and hospitality in this beautiful part of the world that listens avidly each week. We thank you!

    LIVE NOVEMBER 14 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    DOUGLAS COUPLAND, novelist, author of Generation A, Microserfs, many others

    AMY GOODMAN, radio host, Democracy Now and author of Breaking the Sound Barrier

    DOGS and FISHES, band

    THE DRY SPELLS, band

    Mike Greensill

    LIVE NOVEMBER 21 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    ANDRE AGASSI, author of Open: An Autobiography about his tennis life, his father, and intensity.

    PO’ GIRL, Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger, and JJ Jones are truly something to behold. They are distinct voices with incredible harmonies; multiple instrumentalists who bring the perfect sound to each song and songwriters who pen poetic hum-humming tunes. Po’Girl showcases a wide array of instruments-from gutbucket bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, guitar, to electric bass, glockenspiel, piano...

    THE REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET, violinist/composer Irene Sazer, violinist-violist Dina Maccabee, cellist Jessica Ivry and violinist Alisa Rose, with fearless inspired improvisation....with American string band, Brazillian and West African influences. Hot.

    ROMNEY STEELE, author of My Nepenthe

    JAY KINNEY, author of The Masonic Myth

    The Elaborate Mike Greensill

    LIVE NOVEMBER 28 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    DAN HICKS and HIS HOTTEST SIDEPEOPLE, the great, the memorable, the high-styling master of the wry and witty lyric.

    JOSH BAZELL, author of The Best Reaper

    STEWART BRAND, author of Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

    LORI OSTLUND

    The Elaborate Mike Greensill

    LIVE DECEMBER 05 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    The HOT CLUB's COOL YULE,

    SHELTON JOHNSON, author of Gloryland, his novel of Elijah Yancy, a buffalo soldier stationed in the new Yosemite National Park.

    AUGUST KLEINZAHLER, author of Music I - LXXIV, the acclaimed poet's "deceptively insouciant" [says Jonathan Lethem] thoughts on music.

    Tips on Travel with KARL and CARL, with ever-so-distinguished insights on essential holiday movement - to family, away from family, laden with gifts and gilt and guilt. (As portrayed by MICHAEL O'BRIEN and GEOFF BOLT (or GEOFF BOLT and MICHAEL O'BRIEN).

    GERALD NACHMAN, author of Right Here on Our Stage Tonight - Ed Sullivan's America, a history not so much of the show (though it is) but how a long-running variety show changed television and ourselves.

    and did we say: THE HOT CLUB's Cool Yule, le jazz hot does festive.

    The Rollicking MIKE GREENSILL

     

    LIVE DECEMBER 12 - Broadcast from the New Freight and Salvage theatre in Downtown Berkeley

    at the Freight and Salvage Coffee House , 2020 Addison Street near Shattuck, with breakfast snacks and drinks available. 1/2 block from downtown Berkeley bart station on the Richmond Line. V. easy especially for the Bay Bridge deprived. Worth the Journey.

     

    LUCIE ARNAZ, the actor and daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, in town to perform and celebrate her new recording, Lucie: Latin Roots.

    DAVID THOMSON, author of The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder, and other Noirish insights for the season.

    Music by

    TOM RUSSELL, singer-songwriter of Blood and Candle Smoke.

    GEOFF MULDAUR and the TEXAS SHEIKS, the musical forces stop in for a tornado of sound.

    RICHARD SCHWARTZ, historian, author of Berkeley 1900.

    The Frolicking MIKE GREENSILL

    LIVE SATURDAY December 19th, 10 AM- Noon - at the San Francisco Ferry Building, site of CUESA's San Francisco Farmers' Market -- .

    As for ways to get to the show, here's a map. Sedge welcomes:

    TRUE FICTION MAGAZINE, the improv troupe who takes what comes down the chimney as fuel for their imagination

    Music by POLLO DEL MAR, what better way to mark the arrival of winter and its storm-driven surf than the elegant "Chicken of the Sea" surf band, with from Mission District to Tokyo influences on their collection of holiday classics.

    The Christmas Jug Band: Stalwart purveyors of the jugabilly mystique. The kings of folksy holiday highjinks! All-acoustic skiffle-swing holiday combo.

    LORETTA LYNCH, "this Americana and country folk band from Oakland formed in 2002 when singer Val Esway decided she wanted to do something different from her loud Ramona the Pest rock band." And as she says, the rest is musical history. Hear for yourself.

    The COVERLETTES, the sounds of the sixties run into the Christmas wall of sound today and at the Aurora Theater.

     

    DECEMBER 26, 2009 GREAT Boxing Day Classic from July 17, 2004. Hilarity from summer to warm the winter day.

     

    JACK GERMOND, political commentator, author "Fat Man Fed Up"

    LARRY GALLAGHER, brilliant singer-songwriter and his band.

    CARL HIASSEN, satirical novelist and columnist from Miami who knows the dirt about the way Florida really operates. His latest novel, "Skinny Dip," once again romps through the politics and hearts of the citizens of that most dubious of swing states.

    and MIKE DAISEY, the remarkable monologist, whose piece, "21 Dog Years," let's us see what the Amazon-ing life style is/was behind the scenes. His provocative current show (2009) in NYC focuses on money and value His comments on his blog from that day: I was on West Coast Live this morning with Carl Hiaasen and Jack Germond, which was a delightful experience--it's a very fun show, done with a live audience for NPR, and feels like a garage band version of Garrison Keillor with better rapport and less dead weight sketches. "Think Bill Moyers meets David Letterman" claims a reviewer, and I think that's not too far from the mark.

    IAN SHOALES, British Isles a capella, druids to Rolling Stones

    OAK ASH & THORN, British Isles a capella, druids to Rolling Stones

    The MIKE GREENSILL