Live Wire! Radio

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Live Wire artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait... Don't Tell MeCBS Sunday Morning), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and reaches over 300,000 listeners via 150 public radio stations across the country (including WBEZ in Chicago, WAMU in DC, KUOW in Seattle, KJZZ in Phoenix, Minnesota Public Radio, and more).

Past guests include writers and authors such as George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindy West, Chuck Klosterman, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Shteyngart; performers and comedians John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Ian Black, Jackie Kashian, Naomi Ekperigin, Ian Karmel, Phoebe Robinson, Andy Kindler, and Reggie Watts; and film directors Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, Lynn Shelton, and Chapman & Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country). Past musical guests include Helio Sequence, The Dandy Warhols, Meklit, Laura Gibson, Open Mike Eagle, Pink Martini, Jonathan Coulton, and Bilal, to name a few.

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2 Pieces

Fundraising Materials for Live Wire

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403 Pieces

Live Wire mixes an old school radio format with a contemporary edge—it's live theatre and radio variety with a unique blend of interviews, music, spoken word, and original comedy. NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.


Pieces

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One of America's pre-eminent boxing writers Katherine Dunn, Julie Sabatier - host of the pubic radio podcast Destination DIY explores the urban far...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 59:26
Caption: Musician and Memorist Kristin Hersh, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire! Radio
Writer/comedian Paul Provenza, poet/performer Derrick Brown and musican and memoirist Kristin Hersh

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Humorist David Rakoff, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author, Commentator, Humorist David Rakoff, Author Jonathan Lethem plus musical guest 21 year old sensation Sara Jackson-Holman

  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 58:55
Caption: Hillstomp, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Tom Bissell, Author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter; Jeff Harvey, guitar-weilding CEO of the most sustainable "fast food" on the West Coast,...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 13, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Author David Oliver Relin, storyteller and NY Times columnist Johanna Stein plus Seattle alt-country act the Moondoggies.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 01, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Comedians Maria Bamford and Tig Notaro, plus actor/comedian from TV's THE COMMUNITY Danny Pudi. Musical guest folk singer Michelle Shocked.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:20
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Monologist Mike Daisey on the cult of Apple, Tynan deLong reading his teenage diary from Mortified: Portland, musical guest Corin Tucker Band

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:20
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Comedian Lizz Winstead, Portland Opera Chorus, musical guest Bobby Bare Jr.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:25
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Filmmaker Taggart Siegel and beekeeper Jacqueline Freemanjoin from the documentary, Queen Of The Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us? Dayna Hanson an...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Comedian/Musician Reggie Watts. Brett Burmeister, blogger for foodcartsportland.com and Gregg from Whiffies Pies talk about Portland's nationally ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:27