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Sep 8, 2013

It is crucial the we all have an understanding of personal privacy, secrecy, and government law-breaking. This week Al speaks with author  Bill Arkin.

Aug 25, 2013

America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple.

Aug 18, 2013

In November 2008, a small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to Afghanistan, then considered America’s “good war.” They were part of the Pentagon’s controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield, a program, called the Human Terrain System, that is dri

Aug 4, 2013

More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

Jul 28, 2013


Jul 7, 2013

The rapid acceleration of technology is forever changing the workplace, jobs and future career paths. Will this new technology displace many of todays workers? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Dr.

Jun 23, 2013

If dedication and hard work iare the recipe for success then Michael Trujillo is living proof. As president and winemaker of Sequoia Grove winery in California Michael he has consistently produced award winning wines.

Jun 16, 2013

It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court secured a woman’s right to an abortion but in today’s political world that right is far from safe.

Jun 9, 2013

As a result of the growing hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, force-feeding prisoners continue. But is it ethical? Is it considered further torture?

Jun 2, 2013

In his new book "The Great Convergence" best selling author and respected educator Kishore Mahbubani argues that most of the great errors in foreign policy and diplomacy come from a failure to understand the perspective of other nations.

May 26, 2013

Michael Gerhardt is one of Americas leading authorities on Constitutional law. In his new book " The Forgotten Presidents" he documents how some of our lesser presidents did indeed distinguish themselves by the way they shaped constitutional order in this country.

May 19, 2013

World renowned historian Harold Holzer joins Al to talk about his new book, "THE CIVIL WAR IN 50 OBJECTS". Holzer is considered the leading scholar on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Apr 14, 2013

Italy’s highest court recently ordered Amanda Knox must be tried again for murder but it may not happen says one of America’s leading criminal defense lawyers, Norm Pattis. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by New England criminal defense lawyer, Norm Pattis.

Apr 7, 2013

Josephine Marcus Earp is not exactly a household name. But her husband was. You see, Josephine was the common law wife of famed lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30  when Al's guest will be best selling author and educator Ann Kirschner.

Mar 17, 2013

The moss-draped oaks of the Sunshine State hold deep, dark secrets.

Mar 10, 2013

On the surface Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were complete opposites.But over time these two men both of whom would become President of the United States grew to respect and admire one another.

Mar 3, 2013

Who says great wine has to be expensive? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 Pm when Al will be speaking with winemaker Nesti Bajda of Don Miguel Gascon winery in Argentina. The Gascon wines are incredibly delicious and a great bargain to boot.

Feb 24, 2013

The United Way of Central Massachusetts as part of the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition, provides low- to middle- income working families in central Massachusetts with free tax preparation assistance.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Tim Garvin CEO Unite

Feb 17, 2013

Being a vegan has a number of health and diet benefits involved with the lifestyle. Vegans don't partake in the consumption and use of animal products, but there is far more to being a vegan than just the food choices.

Feb 10, 2013

People don't always speak their minds. Perhaps because they don't always know their own minds. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by nationally recognized psychologist and author, Mahzarin Banaji.

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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.

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