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Special Programming


Saturday, July 6, 2013   7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Replay Radio Bloomsday! 2013: In Search of a Father

For those of you who missed the original broadcast due to technical difficulties, all regular programming will be pre-empted.

This year's broadcast included a kaleidoscope of global artistic talent united by a passion for getting under the hood of the most influential novel of the twentieth century - James Joyce's Ulysses.  Artists include Alec Baldwin, Aaron Beall, Charles Busch, Bob Dishy, Janet Coleman, Frank Delaney, Paul Dooley, Roma Downey, David Dozer, Michael Elias, Anne Enright, Jim Fletcher, Judy Graubart, Tony Hendra, Susanna Lindsay-Norris, Marc Maron, John McDonough, Paul Muldoon, Johnny O'Callaghan, Bob Odenkirk, Brian O'Doherty, Roger Norris, T. Ryder Smith, John Spinks, Amy Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Kate Valk, Derry Woodhouse and Zeroboy.

At 11pm, Caraid O'Brien revisited her acclaimed Molly Bloom monologue as a dialogue that Molly Bloom has with herself performing together with Bernadette Quigley (In America, Law & Order).  Musicians appearing live on the broadcast included All Ireland Button Accordion Champion, Martin O'Connell, fiddle player Marie-Louise Bowe, singer Eileen Ruby, Steven Antonelli, Ralph Martin, Johnny Coughlan, Brad Maestas and Keith Connolly.

Radio Bloomsday is a seven hour nationwide live broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network "where artists interpret James Joyce's Ulysses."  Coinciding with Father's Day, this year's program highlighted the many different, sometimes tender and often difficult relationships between Fathers and their children seen throughout Ulysses. WBAI and the Pacifica Radio Network have been broadcasting marathon performances of James Joyce's Ulysses for over 30 years.  Since 2008, Radio Bloomsday has been directed by Caraid O'Brien in collaboration with Janet Coleman, WBAI's Arts Director.

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