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Folk Groups Then & Now

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Music from the Weavers, the Tarriers, the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Brothers Four, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, The Womenfolk, the Cumberland Three, Peter-Paul-and-Mary, the New Christy Minstrels, the Cumberland Trio, the Brandywine Singers, the Serendipity Singers, the Rooftop Singers, the Seekers, We Five, Schooner Fare, Angel Band, the Maple Street Project, Mudhook, Great Bay Sailor, the Johnson Girls, Nickel Creek, and more! An interview with Spuyten Duyvil will highlight the four hour show.

Singing the Dream

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and legacy in song. Back by popular demand: special guest co-host Logan Matthews.

"Overature" - Henrique Eisenmann

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Acclaimed as "a truly impressive Brazilian Pianist" by the Latin Beat Magazine, Henrique Eisenmann is one of the leading young artists in the jazz scene in New York and Boston, operating a daring fusion of unusual contemporary jazz, free improvisation, folk Latin melodies and classical music.

Michael Hiltzik on Ernest Lawrence & the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 9:00pm

Ernest Lawrence was an experimental physicist from the University of California who discovered the cyclotron and then used that discovery to create a new way that science worked with universities and the private sector. This involved using large numbers of researchers, some from outside physics, to work together on a single goal. Lawrence later used those same skills to help develop the atomic bomb and the thermonuclear bomb.

Eleanor Briggs & Jerry A. Coyne

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we bring back photographer ELEANOR BRIGGS. This summer there was a wonderful exhibition of her work at the Fitchburg Art Museum, but she has also documented the wildlife and human life of Tonle Sap, a vast natural wetlands in the heart of Cambodia and has traveled to the Sunderbans in India to search for tigers. Tune in and find out about her adventures!

Tara O’Grady

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Irish American singer combines her Irish roots with New Orleans music of the 20’s and 30’s.  She discusses this mashup, as well as her sartorial choices, for which she is equally well known.

Alan Barnes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

British saxophonist/composer Alan Barnes uses poetry and literature to inspire jazz compositions. Alan talks about his work with everyone from Van Morrison and Jamie Cullum to Bjork and Sting.

Robert Redford

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Robert Redford talks about designing his life and work at Sundance around a jazz model and how improvisation is a key to his creative process.

Here's Johnny!

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Mezzrow is New York City's newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo performers where silence and attention are more than encouraged. It's a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday night host Johnny O'Neal. A virtuoso who shot onto the scene in the 1980s, the pianist is now re-establishing his presence in New York after decades off the radar. And on Mondays, he holds court at Mezzrow, singing the blues and welcoming guest after guest onto the tiny stage. Jazz Night in America stops into the Greenwich Village club to listen closely.

Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Our host Christian McBride happens to be a rather talented bassist and composer, but he told us not to feature him unless it was something special. It so happens that he’s written a special work: a bluesy and soulful oratorio for jazz big band, gospel choir and soloists, and four speakers representing great figures of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s called The Movement Revisited, and is inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr.


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