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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Fundraising Materials for Live Wire

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385 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 T.C. Boyle , Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire
Authors T.C. BOYLE, M.K. ASANTE, IAN DOESCHER, and music by TANYA DONELLY.

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


  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis , Credit: Duane Bolland for Live Wire! Radio
Comic book writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, Toro Bravo chef and cookbook author JOHN GORHAM, and music from 1939 ENSEMBLE.

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis , Credit: Duane Bolland for Live Wire! Radio
Comic book writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, Toro Bravo chef and cookbook author JOHN GORHAM, and music from 1939 ENSEMBLE.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WRIR, KUT, KUOW, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Musician Jonathan Coulton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author/artist MOLLY CRABAPPLE, Chef CHRISTINA TOSI, musical guest JONATHAN COULTON.

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


  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Musician Jonathan Coulton, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Author/artist MOLLY CRABAPPLE, Chef CHRISTINA TOSI, musical guest JONATHAN COULTON.

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


  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Filmmaker LYNN SHELTON, Essayist STACY BOLT and musical guests THAO and the GET DOWN STAY DOWN.

Bought by KUT, KUOW, and KCPW


  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Filmmaker LYNN SHELTON, Essayist STACY BOLT and musical guests THAO and the GET DOWN STAY DOWN.

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comedian Dana Gould, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Comedian DANA GOULD, writer LINDY WEST, and music from BLITZEN TRAPPER.

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


  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comedian Dana Gould, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Comedian DANA GOULD, writer LINDY WEST, and music from BLITZEN TRAPPER.

Bought by KUT, KUOW, and KCPW


  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Storm Large, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Actor STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY, writer OPHIRA EISENBERG, and music from STORM LARGE and RODNEY HICKS.

Bought by WRIR, KUT, KUOW, KCPW, and WBEZ


  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 5