Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live, San Francisco's Radio Show to the World!

Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live, San Francisco's Radio Show to the World!

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Show Schedule

West Coast Live broadcasts Saturdays from 10am to noon Pacific Time, unless otherwise stated. Guests attending the show are asked to arrive 30 minutes early, at 9:30am.  

MAY 2, 2015
Travel Special - Show 1112

This week we bring you a special compilation on the theme of Travel and Travel Writing, with plenty of humor aboard! SEDGE welcomes:

GEOFF DYER, author of "Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It", a collection of 11 personal essays covering his travels around the globe, beginning in New Orleans in his late 20's and concluding in the Nevada desert some 20 years later. (Feb 2003)

PAUL THEROUX the travel writer and novelist known for such works as The Great Railway Bazaar and The Mosquito Coast brings us The Tao of Travel (May 2011)

MARY ROACH, the science writer whose engaging books include the monosyllabic explorations StiffSpook and Bonk, now here with Packing for Mars about the curious science of life in the void. Mary fills us in. (July 2010).

JOHN SANTOS SEXTET Latin-Jazz icon and 5-time Grammy nominee takes us on a musical journey to warmer climes (March 2012)


MAY 9, 2015
A Fresh New Show - Show 1113

Recorded this week throughout the Bay and beyond, Sedge welcomes:

T. GERONIMO JOHNSON with Welcome to Braggsville, a literary coming-of-age novel about the misadventures of a group of Berkeley students exploring race and cultural issues.

JANE SMILEY, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and Some Luck with the second in The Last Hundred Years trilogy, Early Warning.

JAN ELLISON brings us her debut novel A Small Indiscretion, an emotional thriller about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake.

REV BILLY and Dragonfly, a member of his Stop Shopping Choir, on their international tour aimed at defending community, life and imagination.

MUSICAL ART QUINTET, performing original chamber music, Combining Tango, jazz, Afro-Cuban and African rhythms with improvisation. 


MAY 16, 2015
Encore Presentation - Show 1114

Enjoy a special encore presentation...and support your local public radio station!! From Spring of 1998, when Sedge welcomed:

DAVID SEDARIS, humorist, author of Naked and The Santa Land Diaries.

ROY BLOUNT JR., author of Be Sweet, Camels Are Easy, and Comedy's Hard.

JOE QUIRK, author of The Ultimate Rush about a rollerblading messenger in San Francisco.

JOE ELY and his Band, with songs from their album Twistin' in the Wind.

HENRI DIKONGUE & MANUEL WADJI guitar maestro and percussion master.

JOSH KORNBLUTH, Bay Area comedian portrays Ben Franklin.


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