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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Fundraising Materials for Live Wire

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387 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

Caption: Comedian Nathan Fielder, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Comedians NATHAN FIELDER and ANDY HAYNES, authors JOEL WARNER & PETER MCGRAW, and music from HOLIDAY FRIENDS.

Bought by KMUN, KUOW, KSRQ, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KUNV and more


  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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 KSRQ, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service, KUOW, KUNV and more


  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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: Scott McCaughey of The Minus 5, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author BARBARA EHRENREICH, author JASON PORTER, and music from THE MINUS 5.

Bought by WCPN, KUT, WRIR, KUOW, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Scott McCaughey of The Minus 5, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author BARBARA EHRENREICH, author JASON PORTER, and music from THE MINUS 5.

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


  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Actor Wil Wheaton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actor WIL WHEATON, poet KEVIN YOUNG, and music by BLACK PRAIRIE.

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Actor Wil Wheaton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actor WIL WHEATON, poet KEVIN YOUNG, and music by BLACK PRAIRIE.

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


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Author Po Bronson, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author PO BRONSON, musical trio T SISTERS, music by AYRON JONES AND THE WAY.

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author Po Bronson, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author PO BRONSON, musical trio T SISTERS, music by AYRON JONES AND THE WAY.

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: David Giuntoli, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actor DAVID GIUNTOLI, writer VENDELA VIDA and music by CUMULUS.

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5