Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the musical legacy of a great soul trumpet player. Along with Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson formed the Memphis Horns and played, not only as part of the Stax house band, but also with the biggest rock and soul acts ever. The Memphis Horns were in high demand playing with everyone from Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Otis Redding to Elvis, Neil Diamond and U2. It all starts at 7pm!
In his new book, The Boys in the Bunkhouse New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.
In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than thirty years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse—until state social workers, local journalists, and one tenacious labor lawyer helped these men achieve freedom.
Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author, Dan Barry and hear how this tragic story unfolded.
In an encore of 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. This episode aired originally on February 7, 2016.
“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.”
Gerry Mulligan was a legendary composer, arranger, bandleader and baritone saxophonist. He was able to sit in with any musician because he could embrace all styles of jazz regardless of his specialty. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with writer, jazz historian and jazz journalist SANFORD JOSEPHSON about his new biography: JERU’S JOURNEY: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF GERRY MULLIGAN.
From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison. Smith talked with Janis Joplin just days before she died. Nobody knew what happened to the tapes of those interviews until very recently when they were rediscovered. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with filmmaker and sculptor EZRA BOOKSTEIN who has edited these interviews and gotten them published in THE SMITH TAPES: ROCK STARS AND ICONS: 1969-1972.
Tenor Saxophonist, Afro-Cuban jazz composer and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. visits Bonnie Johnson in advance of his "Iresi Curtain Call Concert" . Following his father's legacy, the second generation saxophonist, Latin GRAMMY nominated Averhoff, Jr will lead his trio at Regatta Bar in Cambridge on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
A look ahead at upcoming summer festivals, particularly the New Bedford and Newport Folk Festivals. From 9:20-10:50 PM we will feature this year’s “For Pete’s Sake” event on the Museum Stage at Newport, including interviews with festival director Jay Sweet, curator Chris Funk (of the Decembrists), and performers Joel Rafael and Ian Fitzgerald, along with plenty of music. The early part of the show will also have lots of great tracks, along with interviews with New Bedford artistic director Alan Korolenko and artists David Tamulevitch (of Mustard’s Retreat), Ellis Paul, Pete & Maura Kennedy, Mark and Beth of Spuyten Duyvil, Grace Morrison, Chris Pahud, and Art Tebbetts.
Max Ridley is a Boston-based bassist and composer who has assembled a plethora of imaginative musicians who take his Jazz creation in and out of expected conceptions. You’ve got to hear all the sounds, including the tap dancing! They call themselves the Basement Show Philharmonic but it was a Barn Show Full Harmony experience in their first show at the farm.
Zoe Rose Dapaz/Violin,Voice
Ian Berg/Tap Dancing
Walking through a city, we rarely look up. Tonight on Inquiry, my guest is writer JACK COOKE who goes one better. He goes up. Jack Cooke has a passion for climbing trees in and around London. Trees in parks, cemeteries, along rivers and even in those secret gardens London is famous for. Why should an adult take to the oak and cedar? Tune in and find out. Cooke’s unique book is titled: THE TREE CLIMBER’S GUIDE: ADVENTURES IN THE URBAN CANOPY
Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and journalist JILLIAN KEENAN. Her new memoir is about many things. It is a brilliant and lively look at sex and love in Shakespeare’s plays. Her book is also about her own search for a loving relationship. SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE: HERE’S MUCH TO DO WITH PAIN BUT MORE WITH LOVE is also a no holds barred account of Jillian Keenan coming out with having a spanking fetish. Tune in and find out all about it.
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