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Tim Ray

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Pianist Tim Ray will be in the studio for a live performance. He has performed with artists such as Tony Bennett and Aretha Franklin. Currently, Tim is an associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music.

Clint Hoover

Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Joining us this afternoon is harmonica player Clint Hoover. Having mastered both the chromatic and diatonic harmonicas, Clint's work has earned himself a place in the Encyclopedia of the Harmonica. As a respected music educator, Clint has also been on the applied music staff at numerous colleges around the country.

Nancy Kelly

Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Host Chet Williamson will be interviewing Nancy Kelly, who has been named "Best Female Jazz Vocalist" in the Down Beat Readers' Poll, twice! She has also found her way on to the Billboard charts in the past, reaching #11 with her first record Live Jazz.

Diane Ravitch

Date: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:30pm
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In her new book, Reign of Error, former assistant secretary of education Diane Ravitch argues that the crisis in American education is not a crisis of academic achievement but a concerted effort to destroy public schools in this country. She makes clear that, contrary to the claims being made, public school test scores and graduation rates are the highest they’ve ever been, and dropout rates are at their lowest point. Tune in this Sunday evening to catch the real scoop.

Sharel Cassity Sextet at Clark University in Worcester, MA

Don't forget to join us Wednesday the 17th at 8pm in Higgins' Grind for the much anticipated "Geller Jazz Nightclub" with the super-talented saxophonist, composer and bandleader Sharel Cassity.

Free and open to the public.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/clarkarts

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 20:00

Amanda Ripley: The Smartest Kids in the World

Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30am
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Students in Finland and Poland consistently score better at math and problem solving than American students. Why? What are their school systems doing that we aren’t? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with literary journalist AMANDA RIPLEY about her very important new book THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD, AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY. Tune in and find out why Korean students are better prepared than American students for the global economic world of the twentieth century.

Remembering Barry White

Date: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Born Barry Eugene Carter 70-years ago in Galveston, Texas, Barry White is to blame for lots of babies being born! His sultry vocals, lush orchestrations and long-format songs made romance priority #1. Join host Tom Shaker as we spotlight a great soul artist on this week's show. WICN is not responsible for any May babies!!! It all starts at 7pm.

Jolly Roving Tars

Date: 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
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 A unique celebration anticipating the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival featuring some of the artists who have appeared and/or will be appearing there, along with a number of the regular participants at the monthly maritime song sessions in Portsmouth, other artists so-inclined, and an enthusiastic audience: all singing songs of the sea!

Caleb Scharf: The Copernicus Complex

Date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30am
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Are we significant in the universe? Is life on this planet a unique accident of chemistry or are there several or maybe even many planets that host life? Those are just a few of the very big questions that tonight’s guest on Inquiry will attempt to answer. CALEB SCHARF is Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and his new amazing book on how planets and life evolve is titled THE COPERNICUS COMPLEX: OUR COSMIC SIGNIFICANCE IN A UNIVERSE OF PLANETS AND PROBABILITIES. 

Jim Davies: Riveted

Date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Why do we cry during movies when we know they aren’t real? Why do some people believe the most outrageous conspiracy theories? Why do we find gossip or sports so compelling? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JIM DAVIES, Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science of Carelton University and the Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory. He will discuss his new book which answers these questions and many others: RIVETED: THE SCIENCE OF WHY JOKES MAKE US LAUGH, MOVIES MAKE US CRY, AND RELIGION MAKES US FEEL ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE. 

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