David Andrews & Dr. David Penney

March 26 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

pinafore-sm-300x261Join Ed as he welcomes David Andrews, whose production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennially popular “H.M.S. Pinafore” will be performed at the UM School of Music’s Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre from April 7-10. This is a production of the Friends of the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society.



March 26 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 10.40.33 PMThe Toledo Museum of Art’s stunning exhibition, “Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection,” will be featured by an interview with its curator, Dr. David Penney.


Diane Rehm & JMW Turner

March 19 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

diane_rehm-on_my_ownEnjoy an encore broadcast of Ed’s interview with legendary NPR host, Diane Rehm. Miss Rehm recounts her life in radio and marriage, and discusses her latest book, the very moving On My Own.



March 19 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 9.23.12 PM“Turner at Petworth.” Ed describes oil paintings and watercolors by the great English Romantic artist, Joseph Mallord William Turner, during his sojourns to the country seat of his friend, the Earl of Egremont, from 1826-1837.


Van Dyck & George Martin

March 12 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor


Experience the fabulous new exhibition, Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture, at The Frick Collection, in New York, with our on-air curators Stijn Alsteens and Adam Eaker. Anthony Van Dyck’s (1599-1641) shimmering portraits of courtiers and leading ecclesiastics during the reign of Charles I influenced artists for the next two centuries.

More at: frick.org

March 12 • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

georgtopEd welcomes back WAAM show host and photographer, Dan Martin (London Calling), for a tribute to legendary music producer Sir George Martin. Dan will describe Sir George’s crucial contributions to the Beatles’ sound, as well as to a host of other musicians and performers of the post-war “British Invasion”.


More at: “London Calling,” Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. on WAAM Talk 1600 and waamradio.com

Leora Tapper & Susan Barnett

March 5 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

broochLove jewelry? Interested in growing a collection, or disposing of one, that
will stand as a legacy to your family? Our guests, Leora Tapper, Estate Buyer, and Susan Barnett, Certified Gemologist Appraiser, with Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, in West Bloomfield, will highlight the importance of appraising and
caring for a gem or jewelry collection.
More at: tappers.com


February 27 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

What an artist dies in me! (Nero, quoted by Suetonius)

Nero_1Ed expands on last week’s interview with Kelsey Museum curator, Elaine Gazda, by highlighting the reign of the emperor Nero (54-68 C.E.). Achievements in art and architecture will be described as well as the Emperor’s own claims to poetic and musical prowess. The disasters of the
reign – military, economic, and natural – will also be reviewed in light of Nero’s profligacy and brutality, such as his persecution of Christians after the Great Fire of Rome.