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Michael Hiltzik: BIG SCIENCE PART 2

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:30am

Inquiry welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author MICHAEL HILTZIK to continue his conversation about his new book BIG SCIENCE: ERNEST LAWRENCE AND THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. After inventing the cyclotron, Lawrence would become instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb, the building of the Oak Ridge nuclear facility and later worked with Teller in the development of the super bomb. Along the way, his close friendship with physicist Robert J Oppenheimer deteriorated and scientists began to leave the Rad Lab.

Trumpeter, composer, and Berklee alumnus Christian Scott in Special Concert

Debuting his new record Stretch Music (9/18 Ropeadope Records) Scott will perform a concert as part of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. He will perform, with audio and video to be recorded, for a subsequent NPR Jazz Night in America broadcast.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 19:30

Amanda Lewis

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 10:30pm

Through five years’ worth of interviews and data-gathering educator and author Amanda Lewis has created a powerful and illuminating study of how the racial achievement gap continues to afflict American schools more than fifty years after the formal dismantling of segregation.

Celebrating The King of Soul

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

It just doesn't get any better than Otis Redding! The "Big O" defined 1960s soul music with his raw, explosive voice and his great songwriting. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of Otis Redding on this week's program. It all starts at 7pm!

Erika Lee: The Making of Asian America

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

The history of Asian Americans is a history of immigration as well as the history of how “race works in the United States”. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome ERIKA LEE. She teaches history at the University of Minnesota where she is also the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair of Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center. Lee’s new book is the monumental THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA: A HISTORY and tonight we will focus on what happened to Japanese American citizens during World War II.


Lief Hall is a Berlin based multi-media artist and musician, touring the United States and Canada in support of her most recent release EP release 'Transform' coming out this September on Denmark label 'Phinery'. Creating dark electronic pop which incorporates experimental vocalization and layered vocal harmonies into a unique audio-visual performance.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/09/2015 - 19:00

Jennifer Sullivan

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, videographer and painter JENNIFER SULLIVAN. One of her pieces, “One Week Walden” was on view in the Decordova’s “Walden, revisited” show. Jennifer’s work is complex, sometimes humorous, often autobiographical  and above all wildly unique. Tune in and get to know the only artist I know that covers “Sexual Healing”, Madonna and Kate Bush in her work. To see some examples of Jennifer Sullivan’s work, go to her blog at:

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Last Panda Standing

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 2:00pm

Tonight, Inquiry is excited to welcome back long-time friend of the show, writer and illustrator, JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA. He is here to talk about three new books: IT’S TOUGH TO LOSE YOUR BALLOON:, PLATYPUS POLICE SQUAD: LAST PANDA STANDING and finally the new volume of COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH. Special guest star: Gina!


After a well received performance in July, TRIchrO returns to Ryles with horns. "TRIchrO Plus".

The trio, consisting of Eriko Yamaki Mercure on Piano, Mark Fairweather on Drums and David Mercure on Bass have been working to establish a more modern or contemporary sound that incorporates a larger repertoire of original compositions along with a steady diet of jazz standards.

Tickets: $8pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 20:30

One Moe Time

One Moe Time is a 7-piece funk, soul and Motown band featuring guaranteed "get up off your seat and groove" music spanning several decades. Who else performs a Commodores/Santana medley before breaking into the funkiest renditions of Stevie Wonders' biggest hits or soulful versions of Tower of Power classics along with a sprinkling of Chicago, Blood Sweat And Tears, and Bruno Mars? If you like big brass, funky back beats and screaming guitar licks, then youll love One Moe Time.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/26/2015 - 21:00


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Underwriter of the Week

Berklee's mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work—the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and curiosity essential to creativity—are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise.