Award-winning editor Bridget LeRoy and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow were prom dates back in 1981. Now these Hamptons denizens host conversations with others on the East End of Long Island who cast their own interesting shadows. Whether it's famed artist/activist April Gornik, astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber, actress Julie Andrews, musicians like G.E. Smith and Sophie B. Hawkins, the focus is always on the creative process, and what sparks passion and joy in their lives. On 88.3 WLIW FM, Long Island's only NPR station, every Sunday at 4 PM.
WLIW | Guest Maggie Drucker | 04/18/2021
We chat with Grubhub Senior VP and East Hampton resident Maggie Drucker about food, working for Martha Stewart, providing counsel for The New York Times finding your creative voice in the legal world, and food. Did we say food? And her life on the East End, of course.
WLIW | Guest Anne Chaisson | 04/11/2021
On our penultimate show, we chat with Anne Chaisson, executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, about the importance of movies, her journey from business to producer to executive director, about film festivals in general and their place in the landscape, and, of course, about the East End.
WLIW | Guest Chris Hunt | 04/04/2021
What does it take to become America's premiere college essay mentor?). For Chris Hunt, it took a lifetime in international journalism (The Wall Street Journal's Hong Kong correspondent in the '90s, among other gigs), two published books (one about motorbiking the Ho Chi Minh trail), and his own blue-chip education (Dartmouth, The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE). Listen in, during this week of college acceptances, to hear about Chris's journey and what it takes to make the admissions offices sit up and pay attention.
WLIW | Guest Matt Raynor | 03/28/2021
This week on the show, we talk to Hampton Bays photographer and artist Matt Raynor about his creative process, his accident that left him paralyzed, his near death experience, and how art continues to be an emotional outlet for him.
WLIW | Guest Amanda Green | 03/21/2021
This week, we chat with our old buddy, East Hampton resident and Broadway composer/cabaret artiste Amanda Green. She is the recipient of the 2013 Frederic Loewe Award from the The Dramatists Guild of America (with collaborator Trey Anastasio of Phish) for her music for "Hands On A Hardbody" (lyricist; co-composer). She's been nominated for a Tony Award, three Drama Desk Awards, and an Outer Critics Circle Award, including a nod for her lyrics (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for "Bring It On."
We talk about the difference between writing pop/country and writing for the stage, her incredible Broadway/Hollywood upbringing (daughter of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman), and her upcoming projects -- plus laughs and a few surprises.
WLIW | Guest Mark Harris | 03/14/2021
We chat with journalist/author Mark Harris ("Mike Nichols: A Life"). He is the former executive editor of Entertainment Weekly, contributing editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, along with editor-at-large for TIME, and is also known for his books "Pictures At A Revolution" and "Five Came Back," which was turned into the Netflix series of the same name. Mark lives in New York with his husband, "Angels in America" Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Tony Kushner.