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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388 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: Author/musician Willy Vlautin, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author/musician WILLY VLAUTIN, comic book writer MATT FRACTION, and music by KRISTIN HERSH

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, WCPN, KUT, KUOW and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Author/musician Willy Vlautin, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author/musician WILLY VLAUTIN, comic book writer MATT FRACTION, and music by KRISTIN HERSH

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


  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Artist Lisa Brown and author Daniel Handler, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author DANIEL HANDLER and artist LISA BROWN, comedian JAY FLEWELLING, music from THE DOUBLECLICKS

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Artist Lisa Brown and author Daniel Handler, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author DANIEL HANDLER and artist LISA BROWN, comedian JAY FLEWELLING, music from THE DOUBLECLICKS

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Filmmaker SHERIEF ELKATSHA, author KEVIN CARROLL, and music from PINK MARTINI & THE VON TRAPPS.

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Filmmaker SHERIEF ELKATSHA, author KEVIN CARROLL, and music from PINK MARTINI & THE VON TRAPPS.

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


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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: Actor Greg Sestero , Credit: Duane Bolland for Live Wire! Radio
Actor GREG SESTERO, author WILLIAM TODD SCHULTZ, and music by TWIN FORKS.

Bought by KUT, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and KCPW


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Actor Greg Sestero , Credit: Duane Bolland for Live Wire! Radio
Actor GREG SESTERO, author WILLIAM TODD SCHULTZ, and music by TWIN FORKS.

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5