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Amina Figarova at Newport

Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Imagine her excitement as this creative and determined pianist, originally from Azerbijan, makes it to Newport to play her own music with her fine Dutch band.

Celebrating the Newport Folk Festival

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 7:00pm
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This week's show will feature recordings from earlier Newport events, as well as tracks from many of the artists who will be appearing at this year's Festival!

Listener Requests & Longtime Favorites

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 7:00pm
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The theme speaks for itself... Enjoy at least two versions of "500 Miles", a track or two from The Flatlanders, Cadence Carroll's "Sunday Afternoon Love", Josh Joffen, Joan Baez, the Highwaymen, the Cumberland Trio, Suzi Brown, and MUCH MORE! Four hours of what you like, what I like, what WE like to hear.

PETER GOODFELLOW: AVIAN ARCHITECTURE

Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:30am
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Every bird’s nest is a wonderful example of non-human architecture. Imagine trying to weave and intricate tight cup of moss, lichen and spider’s webs using only your mouth and sometimes your feet! Yet birds do this every breeding season. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome PETER GOODFELLOW, retired English teacher and lifelong birder, who has written one of the most beautiful books on the nests that birds create and how they build them: AVIAN ARCHITECTURE: HOW BIRDS DESIGN, ENGINEER AND BUILD. From simple scrapes in the ground, to monumental platforms high in trees, from enormous mounds of sand to mind-boggling complex hanging woven baskets, birds create structures of stunning complexity and variety. If you have ever  marveled at the nest of a robin or oriole, be sure to tune in. 

IAN STEWART: THE MATHEMATICS OF LIFE

Date: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:00am
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Everyone knows how  critical mathematics is to the hard sciences like physics. But how important is math to biology? Tonight’s returning guest is IAN STEWART, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and active researcher at Warwick University in England. Professor Stewart believes that we are now seeing a dramatic change in the role importance of mathematics; logic and topology plays in genetics; studying viruses and even looking for extraterrestrial; life. His latest book, THE MATHEMATICS OF LIFE, wonderfully illustrates this new “biomathematics” and declares it to be the next major revolution in the Life Sciences. Tune in for a surprising and thought provoking discussion on the maths of life. 

Kenneth Little Hawks

Date: 
Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:30pm
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In an era when 30 second sound bytes are the norm, traditional storytelling seems passe. This week Al speaks with native American storyteller, Kenneth Little Hawks. For over 20 years he has captivated audiences world wide, including former President Bill Clinton. In addition his renowned flute playing has been featured in Kens Burns PBS documentaries, "The West" and "Lewis and Clarke". His new book, Learning Little Hawks Way of Storytelling has been well received. So tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and let Little Hawks take you on a marvelous journey.

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4th Annual Baseball Show

Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 7:00pm
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This week's show will feature recordings from Howie Newman, John McCutcheon, Chuck Brodsky, Steve Goodman, Abbott & Costello, Terry Kitchen, Don White, the Treniers, Christine Lavin,  John Fogerty, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Dropkick Murphys,  and many other surprises...do you know "Van Lingle Mungo"?... a great way to spend the All-Star Break!

Ella Fitzgerald Part 2 of 2

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

Ella was a major song stylist, partnering with the greatest names in jazz like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, while leaving an indelible mark on jazz.  Special guest hosts are actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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