Arts On Air


The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has partnered with WPKN to host a monthly talk radio show highlighting the Greater New Haven arts community. Listen live ON AIR at 89.5 FM or online at every 3rd Monday of the month at 12 p.m. Show is hosted by the Arts Council’s Communications Manager Nichole René.

Listen to past episodes here by following the links below.
Most Links are active for one year following episode air date.

Arts On Air
Arts On Air explores the arts from the inside, out: what’s it like to make art, and how does art making effect society, our biology and personal well-being? Past shows have included storytellers, composers, photographers, directors, poets, curators, art therapists, and more. Hosted by Arts Council Communications Manager Nichole René.


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March 21, 2016 | Arts ON AIR discussed Artists Residencies and focused on the experiences of artists Debbie Hesse, Barbara Marks, Dolores Hayden and Fritz Hortsman.
Some of the resources shared on the program are listed on our blog.
Listen to the show via Soundcloud.

February 15, 2016 | Arts ON AIR spoke with REGI Community Grant Projects Recipients about their projects and how they have impacted their communities. Thank you to musician Adam Christoferson, artist and photographer Rashmi Talpade and Wallingford Public Library Director Jane Fisher for sharing your REGI Grant Community Projects with us via Arts ON AIR on WPKN Radio 89.5-FM. Listen to the show via Soundcloud.

August: Storytelling Through Theater
Devin, Jeremy, and Raphael from the Elm Shakespeare Company talk about the upcoming production of Twelfth Night and the process of acting, directing and creating characters.

July: Storytelling Through Music
Guests Deborah Teason of the Riverview Opera Project/Children’s Original Opera Project and Adam Christoferson, Director and Facilitator of Musical Intervention discuss their experiences working with people from different communities to tell their experiences through songwriting and performance. Hosted by Arts Council of Greater New Haven Communication Manager Matt Reiniger.

May: Music Host: Matt Reiniger
A Discussion of music from the perspective of the learning musician, and the experience of performance and collaboration. Live performances. Guests:Brian Slattery: musician, writer and reviewer for New Haven Independent, Isabella Mensz: musician and member of New Haven’s ‘Second Movement Concert’, Thomas Duffy: Yale professor, conductor and musicologist

April: Poets On The Air Host: Matt Reiniger
Join Arts On Air as we explore the hearts and minds of four poets: Danielle Chapman, Sarah Strong, Richard Deming, Baub Bidon. They discuss the creative process, unusual sources of inspiration (horror films for one!) and read their work live on the air.

March: Art As Therapy
Why does art heal? In this program we explore the healing and transformative powers of art-making through a variety of forms and contexts. Guests in studio: Debbie Hesse, Director of Artistic Services & Programs at the Arts Council, Evie Lindeman, Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor Master of Arts in Art Therapy Program, Practitioner and Trainer of MARI: Mandala Assessment Research Instrument, Janice Baker, Coordinator, Arts for Healing, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Judy Engel, Music Therapist, Arts for Healing Program

February: Human Rights & Art Hosted By Matt Reiniger
How is art a tool for the expression of human rights? What is unique about art as a means for advocating freedom? Human Rights & Art Guests: Greg McMahan, Artistic Director of the CT Gay Mens’ Chorus, Andrew Lippa, Playwright, “I Am Harvey Milk”, Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Inderpal Grewal, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Anthropology, and American Studies, Sunil Gupta, Artist, Photographer

January: Vertical Reach Hosted By Matt Reiniger
We explore the use of art in protest, focusing on an exhibit, Vertical Reach being put on at Artspace. With guests Sarah Fritchey and Martha Lewis, and artists.

December: Listen Here Hosted By Matt Reiniger with David Brensilver;
We explore storytelling through the Listen Here reading program. Live story reading on the air. With guests Bennett Lovett-Graff and Steve Scarpa. (Aired: December 15, 2014)

Episode 1:
Artists at Work Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Gordon Skinner, Deborah Freedman and Adele Meyers. Aired: March 17, 2014.
Episode 2: Site Specific Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Katherine Carey of Creative Arts Workshop and Rachel Alderman of A Broken Umbrella. Aired: April 21, 2014
Episode 3: Community Art Projects Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Debbie Hesse and Bobbi Griffith of The Arts Council. Aired: May 19, 2014
Episode 4: The New Haven Museum Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Jason Bischoff-Wurstle of The New Haven Museum & artist Lani Asuncion. Aired: June 16, 2014
Episode 5: Elm Shakespeare Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests James Andreassi, Paul Pryce, Vladimir Shpitalnik and Elizabeth Bolster. Aired: July 21, 2014
Episode 6: Site Projects Hosted by Stephen Grant with guest Liz Antle-O’Donnell & Amaranth Borsck. Aired: August 18, 2014
Episode 7: Local Music Showcase/Somewhat Off the Wall Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Daniel Eugene & Anita Soos. Aired: September 15, 2014
Episode 8: Elm City Dance Collective & New Haven Ballet Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Lisa Sanborn and Kellie Anne Lynch. Aired: October 20, 2014
Episode 9: Yale Center for British Art Hosted by Stephen Grant with guests Martina Droth, Cyra Levenson and Cassandra Albinson. Aired: November 17, 2014


2 thoughts on “Arts On Air”

  1. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article.

    Thank you for providing these details.

    • Diane Adams said:

      So glad to see a respect for the arts….After all creativity in my humble opinion is just as important as academic studies.

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