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West Coast Live: Food for thought, thoughts in food

Harold McGee

This week, Sedge Thomson's guests provoke the appetite for curiosity.

IAN MORRIS teaches classics, history, and archaeology at Stanford University.  He is the author of Why the West Rules--For Now: The Patterns of History, and What they Reveal About the Future.

BO CALDWELL, author of the national bestseller The Distant Land Of My Father, and most recently City of Tranquil Light.

HAROLD McGEECurious Cook, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.

L. JOHN HARRISwith Foodoodles: From the Museum of Culinary History, Cartoons and Commentary.

STEPHEN PRUTSMANrenowned pianist, composer, arranger. Big Bach and Forth and discusses autism.

ARANN HARRIS AND THE FARM BAND, born in a 1900s school house on their Sonoma farm.  The play original and traditional songs with the grand plan to make people happy.  This is ruff, radio ready for a very old radio.  Old Time New School Folk. Songs about skunks, corn, sad clowns and mean people to be sung out loud together.  They cook.

Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.