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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Four hours of music from and by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Bob Dylan! With special guest co-host Chris Kent.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Guitarist and composer, John Baboian has performed around the world and now brings his swinging solo Jazz guitar sounds to the farm. The Boston-based educator and performer has a smooth and winning sound that soothes and shines.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

West End and UK theater actor, pianist, and vocalist Ben Stock talks about his many inspirations from Noel Coward and Tom Lehrer to John Coltrane and Artie Shaw!

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Lou Rawls sang it all, from gospel to blues, jazz to r n' b and, of course, soul music. His silky voice lies somewhere between Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke and his soul recordings for Philadelphia International records are still considered classics.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of one of America's finest singers. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

In the late 1930s, a bespectacled white man who played the clarinet was a teen idol. That was Benny Goodman, and he got to be that way from leading a quartet with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa — which happened to be jazz's first major mixed-race band. In a special stage show written by Geoffrey Ward and narrated by Wendell Pierce, a young band with a rotating cast of clarinetists tells the whole story at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz Night In America dives closer into the history of the quartet, and visits The Appel Room to see Moonglow: The Magic of Benny Goodman.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:30pm

In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance. He called this unexplored realm “Crocker Land.” Scientists and explorers agreed that the world-famous explorer had discovered a new continent rising from the frozen Arctic Ocean. Did Peary really discover a new continent? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and historian David Welky bout his newly released book: A Wretched and Precarious Situation.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Juan Gomez, executive director of Centro, formerly known as Centro Las Americas. They talk about helping the Latino community survive and thrive in a still-tough economy

Established in 1977 as Centro Las Americas by Puerto Ricans to serve Puerto Ricans, Centro bills itself as the largest minority-led, community-based, multiservice, multicultural, multilingual, non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts.

Centro states that its primary purpose is to assist individuals and families striving to reach self-sufficiency while promoting social responsibility, fostering cultural identity, and encouraging families to be significant contributors to the community as a whole.

Juan Gomez has been executive director of Centro since 2007. Most previously, he was a loan officer for Enterprise Bank. He is a former Worcester city councilor at large.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:00pm

Can looking at paintings in an art museum improve your skills as a police officer or a surgeon? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with lawyer and art historian AMY E. HERMAN about her ground breaking Art of Perception program, in which people are taught to hone their observational skills by looking at art. Her book about this program is titled: VISUAL INTELLIGENCE: SHARPEN YOUR PERCEPTION, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Herbert Hoover is widely regarded as having the greatest failed presidency in American history because of his inability to deal with the crushing Depression. But how well do you really know Hoover’s actual history? Tonight on Inquiry, we Herbert Hoover is widely regarded as having the greatest failed presidency in American history because of his inability to deal with the crushing Depression. But how well do we really know about Hoover’s real history in the White House? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and historian CHARLES RAPPLEYE who takes his considerable journalistic skills to write the first portrait of Hoover “at a remove”. The result is his revelatory new book HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE: THE ORDEAL OF THE PRESIDENCY.

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

One of the most basic questions in physics is: “what is nothing?” The answer is not as simple as you may think as nothing really matters!. Tune in tonight when we talk with JAMES OWEN WEATHERALL, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. We will be talking about his new book: VOID: THE STRANGE PHYSICS OF NOTHING.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Ian & Sylvia, Joan and Bob, Bud & Travis, Mitch & Mickey, Mark & Raianne, Lori & Fred, Dan & Faith, Bridge & Davies, and MANY more! With special guest duo Three at Home (Mary Casiello and Dan Russo)

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