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.

Series

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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

Caption: Actor Fred Armisen, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Actor/comedian FRED ARMISEN, author MERRILL MARKOE, and music by SALLIE FORD.

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Actor Fred Armisen, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Actor/comedian FRED ARMISEN, author MERRILL MARKOE, and music by SALLIE FORD.

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author Sherman Alexie, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author SHERMAN ALEXIE, comedian W. Kamau Bell, and music from Run on Sentence.

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


  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Author Sherman Alexie, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Author SHERMAN ALEXIE, comedian W. Kamau Bell, and music from Run on Sentence.

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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 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: 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