City Arts & Lectures
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Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented onstage conversations with outstanding figures in literature, politics, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard on more than 130 public radio stations across the country and wherever you get your podcasts. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco. Visit CITYARTS.NET for more info.
||CleanMichael Tubbs||Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, CA, talks to Dan Pfeiffer about the city’s universal basic income pilot program.||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJad Abumrad||Jad Abumrad, creator and host of Radiolab, talks about the art of storytelling, objectivity, and journalism in the age of Trump.||3/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebecca Traister||Rebecca Traister, author of “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” talks about how female rage, historically mocked and feared, can instead be a source of political power.||3/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeg Wolitzer||Novelist Meg Wolitzer talks about her work and reads from her newest novel, “The Female Persuasion.”||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBJ Miller||Palliative care physician BJ Miller promotes a model of care that embraces dying not as a medical event, but a universally shared life experience.||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Tweedy||Jeff Tweedy, founder of the seminal alt-country band Wilco, talks with writer George Saunders, author of “Lincoln in the Bardo.”||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi||Activist and scholar Angela Davis and historian Ibram X. Kendi talk about the connections between racism, sexism, and capitalism.||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Forman Jr.||Legal scholar and author James Forman Jr. has devoted his life to fighting institutional racism.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNadine Burke Harris||Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris talks about how exposure to violence and stress affects the developing brains and bodies of children.||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirsten Gillibrand||Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about her Senate experiences and her new children's book "Bold and Brave".||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJonathan Franzen||Author Jonathan Franzen discusses climate change and reads from his new collection, “The End of The End of The Earth.”||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAl Madrigal||Our guest is comedian Al Madrigal, the former "Senior Latino Correspondent" for The Daily Show, and co-founder of the podcast network "All Things Comedy".||12/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Sagal||"Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" host Peter Sagal talks about putting the show together and his love of running.||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEileen Myles||Eileen Myles reads from a new poetry collection, and talks to Stephen Best about struggling to be a writer in 1970s New York, and her 1991 campaign for president.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbbi Jacobson||Comedian and author Abbi Jacobson talks about the cross-country road trip she took to get over a devastating break-up.||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtificial Intelligence: The Problem with Bias, with Kate Crawford||Kate Crawford, founder of the AI Now Institute at New York University, discusses discrimination on digital platforms and the biases of artificial intelligence.||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJill Soloway and Friends||Jill Soloway celebrates the publication of their new book with a gathering of feminist thought leaders.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarry Jenkins||Director, producer, and writer Barry Jenkins talks about making his 2016 film Moonlight and the soon-to-be-released If Beale Street Could Talk.||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusan Orlean||Susan Orlean's latest work, The Library Book, is the story of the legendary Los Angeles Public Library fire and a meditation on the role of libraries in our lives.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoris Kearns Goodwin||Doris Kearns Goodwin's specialty is Presidential history, and her latest book explores four past Presidents' "Leadership in Turbulent Times".||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe New York Times Op-Ed Live||The New York Times Opinion Live features comedy, conversation, and current events with Roxane Gay, Michelle Goldberg, Jennine Capó Crucet, and Rachel Dry.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFran Lebowitz||Essayist and social commentator Fran Lebowitz reflects on politics, civility, art, nostalgia, and playing a judge on Law & Order.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSally Field||Sally Field talks about how her love of acting helped her find her way out of a difficult childhood.||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"The Daily" from the New York Times, with Michael Barbaro, Annie Brown, and Kevin Roose||The host of the New York Times podcast The Daily, Michael Barbaro, the show’s producer Annie Brown, and frequent guest Kevin Roose, discuss how they create the show and the role of social media.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMohsin Hamid & Pico Iyer||Writers Mohsin Hamid and Pico Iyer talk about the space where art and politics converge.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGary Shteyngart||Novelist Gary Shteyngart reads from his latest book, "Lake Success", and talks with Isabel Duffy about his writing methods, his love of luxury watches and roadside diners, and Soviet humor.||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestlove & Boots Riley||Questlove and Boots Riley join us for a conversation about art, activism, and the creative process.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Four star for the show in general.
Two star for Jonathan Franzen’s talk: extremely boring and stoic.
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I have loved City Arts since the 1990s, but the show with Jill Soloway et al ... my god. Sarah Palin introduces blatantly racist language in public? And you wonder why people of color are not eager to align with you. I can’t believe that nobody in your group reminded the idiot who made that statement of the violent language we’ve been employing to keep black people marginalized for centuries.