Episode 13 The Monkey Cage broadcast live from Carmine's on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC including Eddie Barbieri watching our back, Frank Cipolla on Hillary's disconnect, the Reverend Marc Time hungover at Willie Nelson's party, The Return of Aiens for Cruz, the Old Philosopher never gives up the ship, Anna Ziss Patton fighting deadhead, the Alpine boat basin political spectrum, Ashy Ashley, confused teenage altruist, Gary Horn on our dinner's suffering, Sherman Boim on the failings of Obamacare, a heartfelt plea from Susan in New Jersey, with Betty Harris, Howlin' Wolf, t
FEN (Far East Network) performing live in-studio at WKCR. Featuring Otomo Yoshihide on guitar, Ryu Hankil on electronics, Yan Jun on electronics, and Yuen Chee Wai on guitar and electronics. Originally broadcast on Afternoon New Music on May 11th, 2016.
Episode 11 of The Monkey Cage live from the food court at Costco with Robert Mitchum, Dr Larry Mudhead, sergiomessina.com, Dr Robert, Dudie K, slut shaming, Count Basie in Hoss's Flat, Jane Brill's godfather Sonny Payne, Frank Cipolla on Big Oil, Millie Glocken's Ostrich Effect, Steely Dan, aspiring Bodhisatva Gary Horn, Trump 'n' Rudy, Sherman Boim from Brooklyn, Ornette Coleman's jazz freedom, treasonous diff
American soprano Ailyn Pérez has quickly established herself as one of the most promising lyric sopranos of our time. In 2012, Pérez became the first Hispanic recipient of the Richard Tucker Award, and she has just been announced as the 2016 Beverly Sills Award recipient. Although Pérez has already become a regular guest of almost every major opera company, last season was her first at The Metropolitan Opera, where she received rave reviews as Micaela in Bizet's Carmen.
Episode 10 of The Monkey Cage live from Katz's Delicatessen on Loisaida, NY: Frank on Fiorina, Alan from Akron, Sergio from Amsterdam, Mad from the Underground, Ary from Tel Aviv, Erdogan from Hamburg, Djem Turer from the knubblewurst line, Annelise Payton from San Francisco, 6.5 year old Lally from the Upper East Side, Howlin' Wolf from the South Side of Chicago, Herbie Hancock from Brooklyn, matzoh ball soup from hunger, and Jim Morrison from the great beyond!
The Monkey Cage Episode 9 featuring NY election fraud "investigation", aliens for Cruz, Soffry Soffry Catch Monkey, "Just Stop It" Hillary Bullaries, Anna Ziss-Patton, Haitian Fight Song, 126,000 Brooklynites can't be rong, RI closes 60% of the state's polling places, Taylor for Bernie in CT, Lally and The Ideals for LBTG, Talking Donge Heads in Jim Thorpe, PA, Frank stars in the movie of Prince's life, Fela's Army Arrangement, and the oligarchic tyranny of prior restraint in The Big Lebowski.
The following is a live reading and recording with Christopher Kondrich and Meghan Gilligan. Chris is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013). He is the winner of The Iowa Review Award for Poetry (selected by Srikanth Reddy), and The Paris-American Reading Series Prize. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He edits Tupelo Quarterly, and lives and teaches in Providence, RI. Meghan is a Writing MFA Candidate at Columbia University, concentrating in creative nonfiction.
Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has become one of the most acclaimed interpreters of the music by Richard Strauss and Wagner. A former ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, she has been bestowed such honorary titles as Kammersängerin by the Austrian government, as well as an Officer of the Order of Canada. She is currently appearing as Chrysothemis in the late Patrice Chéreau's legendary staging of Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera, a production that she has been a part of since its ecstatic premiere in Aix-en-Provence in 2013.
The following is an interview and reading with Sukriti Yadava. Sukriti holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University, and was Publisher of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She has written for Apogee Journal and Vox, and read at Columbia's "Gallery,” Sarah Lawrence's "6 X 6,” and the Our Word reading series. She was one of five students chosen by Columbia to attend the 2014 World Writer’s Festival in Paris, and worked for the 2015 Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Myanmar.
DøøF and rbchmbrs (Rob Chambers) came to WKCR for about 3 hours on a Friday morning to talk with Laurel and Zach about music and assortment of other things. Learn about their past work and their upcoming work in this mix of talking and music. This is a rare recording of almost an entire Offbeat show.
Episode Eight of the Monkey Cage with Magilla Gorilla, Aliens for Cruz, Hillary and Remington, Helen Winstral for president, Frank's maiden voyage, Lally's after school Trump debate, Mad Schwarzman underground, Aria McKenna versus the fossil fuel legacy, Millie Glocken on Julian Castro, Kat Whatley on Tokyo protests, Strawberry Finkel on Occupy Low, Jimmy Yancey, Toots and the Maytals, Ray Davies' Apeman, all Jagger and Richards' friends are junkies, sergiomessina.com, Dave Bartholomew, Jacob's home remedy, and Ronee Blakley for Bernie!
The following is a live reading and interview with Gordon Haber and Olivia Ciacci. Gordon writes fiction, criticism and journalism. His nonfiction work investigates the nexus of religion and culture. His recent fiction includes the novellas FALSE ECONOMIES and ADJUNCTIVITIS.