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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,


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TILLIE OLSEN, on political demonstrations and writing and being a mother, and being in the SAT test.


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ANNE LAMOTT, with observations on her self as mother,

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RUTH REICHL, about NOT becoming her mother and,

MARILYN YALOM on the history of the breast.  

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February 26, 2011 Show Guests

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!

What writers really think



whose novels explore late 20th century urban America in a gritty, realistic manner, talks about Lush Life.



known for his memoirs, including This Boys Life, shares insights about his latest book, Our Story Begins.



the British writer stops by to talk with us about his award winning novel Pravda.



the world's only bass clarinet quartet, inventing and performing heavy chamber music.



this San Francisco-based Quintette will bring you right back to Paris in the '30s.

The Omnivorous


on Piano.

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

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Clarence Clemons (The Big Sax Man from Bruce's "E" Street Band) and his Red Bank Rockers wtih Cynthia Green, vocal

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Alistair Cooke, BBC presenter of Letter from America, host of "America", "Masterpiece Theater", author

Image result for lucy kaplanskyLucy Kaplansky, recovering therapist and renowned folk singer

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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.

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Mike Greensill, piano