Airs Friday, January 18, 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.
Writer and Director of the critically acclaimed ParaNorman, produced by Portland based Laika Entertainment. CHRIS BUTLER made his directorial debut on ParaNorman after amassing an impressive resumé of feature film credits as a storyboard artist, character designer and sequence director. In 2010, Variety named Chris one of the “Top Ten Annimators Poised to Become Household Names.” http://www.laika.com/person.php?id=26&company=studio
ISSA RAE is a producer, director, writer best known for web series and a very successful Kickstarter project which funded her latest: “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” which does pretty much what it says on the tin. http://www.issarae.com/
FINN RIGGINS is a quirky Idaho trio who can get in there and get messy. Their latest album “VS Wilderness” is “a compositionally complex, dirty, extra-hooky gem of an album” if they say so themselves (which they do). www.finnriggins.com/
Comedian IAN KARMEL filling in for poet SCOTT POOLE.
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.
Image by: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Issa Rae, Creator of the web series “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl”