KCRW (award-winning National Public Radio station, Santa Monica) KPFK (Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles)
Written, produced and narrated for KCRW, Transforming OC is a two-part documentary on the 2006 opening of the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The first part of the hour-long documentary traces the dynamic changes in culture and commerce that occurred in Orange County over the first half of the 20th century; the final segment celebrates the September 2006 opening of the new Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
The program is available as a CD premium from KCRW and is the station’s salute to the commitment of the visionary developer Henry Segerstrom and his family.
POLITICS OF CULTURE
As guest host for KCRW Barbara Kraft’s interviews include those with Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon on two of his recent productions:
Memorial program on Alfred Kazin, the ‘last public intellectual’ with Lee Siegal of The New Republic, Ann Fadiman, The American Scholar, and Morris Dickstein, Distinguished Professor of English at City University New York and director of CUNY’s Center for the Humanities.
Katharine Graham, owner and publisher of The Washington Post, on the publication of her biography Personal History.
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Karen Stabliner on the publication of All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters.
Thomas Hoving, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Ronald Brownstein, the Los Angeles Times political reporter, on the publication of The Power and the Glitter.
Harlow Robinson, professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the State University of New York, Albany, on the publication of Sergei Prokofiev A Biography.
Henry Miller Related Programs
Written and produced for KCRW
An Open Letter to Henry Miller on the occasion of Henry Miller’s 85th birthday (1976)
A Conversation with Henry Miller “Writer Barbara Kraft talks to Miller about love and sex, spirituality, astrology and art as part of KCRW’s special programming on the occasion of the artist’s 88th birthday.” (1979)
Henry Miller: The Eternal Round a memorial program following the writer’s death at the age of 89 (1980)
As guest host for KPFK, Barbara Kraft’s interviews include the following:
The Art of Marilyn Horne, a two-part interview with the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano opera star
A Tribute to Anais Nin: interviews with James Leo Herlihy, Judy Chicago, Rupert Pole and Ruth Seymour following the death of the celebrated diarist in 1977.