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JULY 4, 2015
Encore Presentation - Show 1121

From July 3, 2010 at the SF Ferry Building. Sedge welcomes:

The DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE our annual reading, with the voices of members of the Ferry Building audience. Prepare to be stirred.

THOMAS STEINBECK , author of In the Shadow of the Cypress, among other works.

MEGAN PRELINGER , author of Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957 - 1962 that surveys our American sense of self in a significant half-decade.

The CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS tour the American land with blues, gospel, R&B.

The BETH CUSTER ENSEMBLE , the imaginative and ever-astonishing troupe whose work accompanies films and life.

MIKE GREENSILL, our farmers' market mystery shopper and house pianist.


JUNE 27, 2015
Encore Presentation - Show 1120

From January 24 of this year, when Sedge welcomed:

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN author of the beloved Tales of The City series that has delighted readers for four decades and brought gay life into the mainstream. His ninth and final volume The Days of Anna Madrigal now out in paperback.

JOYCE CAROL OATES the American literary icon brings us her new novel, The Sacrifice, which looks unflinchingly at police brutality and racism thru the eyes of 14-year-old Sybilla Frye.

TORY TOROSIAN from Tory Farms (aka “The Magic Ranch”), the 80 Acre family fruit farm in Dinuba, CA, where he grows pomegranates, peaches, pluots, pomelos and much more!

PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT, a collective of cello players who are bringing their instrument to fascinating new places, crossing genres from classical to pop to hip hop.

And to mark the Supreme Court decision requiring the legal recognition of gay marriage in all 50 states, we present a very special segment from July 5, 2008, featuring members of the SF GAY MEN'S CHORUS on hand to celebrate the on-air wedding of ASA DE MATTEO and TOM BRADY, affianced for over 30 years, officiated by the Rev. SAM BARRY.


JUNE 20, 2015
Skywalker Ranch 2010 - Show 1119

From April 10, 2010 at Skywalker Ranch Sound Scoring Stage in Marin County. Featuring:

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, author of Woman Warrior, and in the indie film I Know a Woman Like That.

DANIEL HANDLER, film maker, Lemony Snickett, accordian virtuoso.

PAMELA ROSE, jazz singer, whose new recording features the history of women jazz composers.

RANDY THOM, Academy Award winning sound designer

TIPS ON TRAVEL, with Karl and Carl, two experts who know their Condé from their Nast. Michael O'Brien and Geoff Bolt.

MIKE GREENSILL The Gloucestershire Lad himself.


JUNE 13, 2015
Live from Studio 55 Marin - Show 1118

Live from Studio 55 Marin at 1455 East Francisco Blvd. in San Rafael! Sedge welcomes:

CRAIG CHAQUICO, guitarist, songwriter, founding member of Jefferson Starship and friends take us out of this world! 

LAURA DAVE, bestselling author of Eight Hundred Grapes, a funny and heartbreaking novel about love, family and wine, set in Sonoma County.

KATIE GILMARTIN with her illustrated murder mystery Blackmail, My Love, deeply steeped in San Francisco's Queer History.

SOUND OF SIRENS, like mythical sea maidens of old, they'll mesmerize you with scintillating vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental arrangements.

MIKE GREENSILL, jazz and cabaret piano player and author of Playing for Singers.



JUNE 6, 2015
Live at the SF Ferry Building - Show 1117

Live from the second floor of the San Francisco Ferry Building! Sedge welcomes: 

ROBERT ROPER brings us the riveting adventure Nabakov in America: On the Road to Lolita, to be published on the 75th anniversary of the iconic writer's arrival in America. 

JANICE NIMURA, with Daughters of the Samurai, the true story of five Japanese girls who were sent to the US in 1871 as one of the first experiments in multicultural education.

REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET, string band, vocal quartet, jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective….pick a box and they'll think outside it, with style!

QUILES AND CLOUD, the modern troubadours soothe us with their rich tapestry of song and storytelling.

JOHN CARLON of Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm, an organic farm near Chico doing fascinating stuff involving bees, gophers, and other wildlife.

MIKE GREENSILL on house piano, and more!


MAY 30, 2015
Encore Presentation - Show 1116

Step into the WCL time machine and travel with us back to 2000. Sedge welcomes:

KAZUO ISHIGURO, author of When We Were Orphans and The Remains Of The Day.

MICHAEL CHABON, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and Wonder Boys.

RITA MORENO, the only person who has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy.

THE LIMELIGHTERS, classic and comedic folk quartet who believe "great songs deserve to be passed along"

WILL BERNARD AND MOTHERBUG, Jazz and old-school R&B, with elements of lounge, surf, and more. 

MIKE GREENSILL piano man.  See you next week at the Ferry Building!

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