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On this episode of Art Beat we enter a fantasy realm of magic, swords and dragons with Minnesota author James Petrillo. Petrillo’s most recent nove...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 44:44
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For more inspiration to carry us into the new year, we go "Back to the Writing Well," this time to hear from writers Elizabeth Gaffney, author of t...

Bought by KRZA, WNJR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates and their deeds become legend. Blackbeard, Lester’s personal favorite, did this thing with canon fuses, or so the legend goes. Just as h...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 26:15
Caption: Lester Blackiston, the Pirate of Shockoe Bottom.
Lester Blackiston was the pirate of Shockoe Bottom. He was a minor Beat poet, a questionable inventor, a man who avoided work at all costs. He had ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 23:46
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Fiction writer Charles Baxter reveals some of his motivations for writing short stories and novels. In this interview in front of an audience at th...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: William Joyce
Creative author, illustrator and filmmaker William Joyce is an Academy Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and his illustrations have appeared on numer...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 16:44
Caption: Mechanical engineer/musician Christine McKinley, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Math genius JASON PADGETT, mechanical engineer/musician CHRISTINE MCKINLEY, and music by SWAN SOVEREIGN.

Bought by WCPN, WRIR, KUT, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, and music from Ages and Ages.

Bought by WCPN, WRIR, KUT, KCPW, KUOW and more


  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Actress/author Annabelle Gurwitch, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actress author ANNABELLE GURWITCH, shoe designer D'WAYNE EDWARDS, and music by LOVE GIGANTIC.

Bought by KSRQ, Rhythm & News Service, KUNV, 90.5 WESA, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Actress/author Annabelle Gurwitch, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actress author ANNABELLE GURWITCH, shoe designer D'WAYNE EDWARDS, and music by LOVE GIGANTIC.

Bought by WCPN, KUT, KUOW, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and KCPW


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Filmmaker Beth Harrington, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Musician and author WESLEY STACE, filmmaker BETH HARRINGTON, and music from ALBATROSS.

Bought by WCPN, WRIR, KUT, KUOW, KCPW and more


  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Filmmaker Beth Harrington, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Musician and author WESLEY STACE, filmmaker BETH HARRINGTON, and music from ALBATROSS.

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service, KUNV, and 90.5 WESA


  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comedian April Richardson , Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
NPR Correspondent DAVID FOLKENFLIK, Comedian APRIL RICHARDSON, and music by SHELBY EARL.

Bought by WCPN, KUT, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and KCPW


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comedian April Richardson , Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
NPR Correspondent DAVID FOLKENFLIK, Comedian APRIL RICHARDSON, and music by SHELBY EARL.

Bought by KUNV, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Author Kevin Barry, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author KEVIN BARRY, author A.M. Homes, and music from Michael Hearst.

Bought by KUT, KCPW, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Author Kevin Barry, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author KEVIN BARRY, author A.M. Homes, and music from Michael Hearst.

Bought by WCPN, KUNV, KSRQ, Rhythm & News Service, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author T.C. Boyle , Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Authors T.C. BOYLE, M.K. ASANTE, IAN DOESCHER, and music by TANYA DONELLY.

Bought by KUT, KUOW, KCPW, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont's books include CURIOUS CONDUCT and PLACEBO EFFECTS, and her collection, BURNING OF THE THREE FIRES. She assembles ever...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Bly
Esteemed poet and translator, Robert Bly, is joined by sitarist David Whetstone in this public reading for the Midwest Poets Series. Bly reads a ...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Welcome to the Jazz Age. This lyrical portrait of The Great Gatsby features readings by actor Sam Waterston and commentary by Robert Redford, among...

Bought by KMUN, KPIP-LP, KQED, KRZA, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:13
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Neil Gaiman waits backstage, Credit: David J. Murray, Clear Eyed Photo
Multimedia sensation reads from the new edition of "American Gods," and talks Twitter, Dr. Who, and the power of librarians with host Virginia Pres...

Bought by WNPR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 49:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Author Ann Patchett
An hour long reading and interview with Ann Patchett recorded in front of a live audience at the Portsmouth Music Hall in June, 2011.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 53:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Patty Feld, Director of the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, on the Theater B production of The Year of Magical Thinking.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2010
  • Length: 11:03
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Blackbeard the pirate may have had as many as 14 wives, the last one being a 16 year old girl who he gave to his crew after he deflowered her. Nobo...

  • Added: May 24, 2009
  • Length: 27:56
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Stephen Poleskie in conversation about his life as an artist and writer

  • Added: Aug 17, 2007
  • Length: 27:30