They say "it's a thin line between love and hate." Join host Tom Shaker as we kick off Valentine's Day Week with some, unconventional love songs about cheating, betrayal, revenge, and, of course, sex! It all starts at 7pm.
Jazz has its capital cities: major gathering places like New York, Chicago and New Orleans. But the music manages to live plenty well in many other places too. What goes into those smaller ecosystems to enable jazz to thrive? How do talented musicians make it happen? In search of some answers, we sought out the DIY concert producers of Capitalbop in Washington, D.C. as they presented three musicians from the Baltimore-Washington metropolis. Jazz Night In America presents highlights from CapitalBop's warehouse loft stage at the 2015 DC Jazz Festival, featuring three trios led by vibraphonist Warren Wolf, bassist Kris Funn, and alto saxophonist Gary Thomas.
This week Al speaks with Brandeis University professor and author Susan Eaton whose new book: Integration Nation challenges the idea of anti-immigration and supports the notion that immigrants can and do become integral members of their new communities. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for and insightful and provocative interview.
In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mark Henderson and Fred Hurlbrink Jr., co-founders and co-owners of the Worcester Sun. They talk about the business and journalism of online news and information.
“Worcester.ma,” the digital home of the Worcester Sun, is a startup news organization dedicated to “providing the best journalism in Worcester. With more than 300 years of professional journalism experience, our contributors make sense of the news that matters to Worcester.”
The owners and operators of the Worcester Sun are Mark Henderson and Fred Hurlbrink Jr., who launched their business in August 2015 with the stated goal of “putting ‘local’ back in local journalism.” Both Mark and Fred live locally, so the Worcester Sun is locally owned – unlike the Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Magazine and GoLocalWorcester, among a growing number of other non-locally-owned local media – a trend that’s happening both here in Central Massachusetts and throughout the rest of America.
On the Worcester Sun website, Mark and Fred state, “We believe journalism supported by advertising only puts publishers in the position of searching for stories that gather the most clicks. Unfortunately, most of the time popularity and meaning are not the same.”
TOM KOCH, widely published writer, journalist and lifelong sailor, returns to Inquiry to talk about his book THE WRECK OF THE WILLIAM BROWN: A TRUE TALE OF OVERCROWDED LIFEBOATS AND MURDER AT SEA. This is the shocking story of a shipwreck in the Atlantic and the horrific aftermath in which the crew callously threw fourteen emigrants over the side of the lifeboat and the trial that followed.
Canada may seem like the quiet and benign giant to our north, but in fact the history of relations between Canada and the United States has been peppered with border disputes, wars, invasions and master plans to invade. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with KEVIN LIPPERT, founder of Princeton Architectural Press about his wild new book: WAR PLAN RED: THE UNITED STATES’ SECRET PLAN TO INVADE CANADA AND CANADA’S SECRET PLANS TO INVADE THE UNITED STATES. You will never look at Moose Jaw the same again!
Award-winning pianist, song writer and best-selling author Jim Brickman talks with Bonnie Johnson about his 20 year anniversary, "Platinum Tour" and shares his formula for success. Brickman is internationally known for his musical intimacy, combining solo piano and storytelling in an array of all-star collaborations with vocalists including Johnny Mathis, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Gerald Levert, Kenny Loggins and Olivia Newton-John. Brickman's recent instrumental album Soothe! was released along with the book "Soothe: How to find calm amid everyday chaos". He performs live in concert at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Photo Credit: Jason M. Rodgers
From the Au Go Go Singers to Bob Zentz, from “Amazing Grace” to “Zilch”, four hours of artists and/or songs beginning with every letter of the alphabet.
Gypsy Jazz band Ameranouche, returns to DreamFarm to share music from their new CD, “Sunshine Soul.” The guys from Ameranouche always raise the roof in the barn and keep our toes tapping.
VICTORIA LOOSELEAF is an award-winning dance and arts writer and now a published poet. Her first book of poems is titled ISN’T IT RICH? Tune in and hear her read several of her poems and discuss her amazing life. To check out Victoria’s blog, go to: http://www.looseleafreport.com/
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MEGAN PUGH, teacher and writer on American art and culture. Her latest book is AMERICA DANCING: FROM THE CAKE-WALK TO THE MOON-WALK. Tune in tonight and learn about the first American dance craze and what Michael Jackson learned from James Brown and Bob Fosse.
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