Airs Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
Live Wire is a one-hour weekly radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s the show that dared to put tap dancing, juggling and ballet on the radio. Live Wire highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists we can find in the even more beautiful pacific northwest.
ROB REID is a critically acclaimed author and entrepreneur, and the founder of Listen.com. His latest book, “Year Zero” ventures into the heretofore unexplored world of intergalactic copyright law. http://readrobreid.com
Author CHELSEA CAIN is a Portland based novelist (and sometimes Live Wire! guest writer). Her latest novel, “Kill You Twice” continues the adventures of her beloved detective/serial killer combo Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell. Chelsea will be reading a brand new piece of writing, either about bongs or thriller writing, but not both. www.chelseacain.com
JOE PUG the young indie-folk songwriter bucks the trend with nuanced, literate songs that bring to mind the traditions of John Hiatt, Josh Ritter, and John Prine. www.joepugmusic.com/free
Corin Tucker is probably best known as a Sleater-Kinney alumnus, but you should know her as a really kickass rock and roll lady. CORIN TUCKER BAND is her band, which is the perfect name for a band with a Corin Tucker in it. Their new record, “Kill My Blues” hits stores September 18th. www.corintuckerband.com
Along with your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER comedy by, FACES FOR RADIO THEATRE poetry by, SCOTT POOLE and music by House Band, RALPH HUNTLEY AND THE MUTTONCHOPS.