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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

From Michael Brecker to Madeleine Peyroux, to his recent work as James Taylor's "One Man Band", organist/pianist Larry Goldings discusses embracing whatever role he plays in an ensemble and discovering the best way to realize the best music possible.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

If you love cover versions of soul songs by rock artists join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the soulful side of rock this week. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Catherine Russell is known for her work with Steely Dan and David Bowie, but also as an interpreter of blues and early jazz. For this episode of Jazz Night in America, Catherine Russell assembles a vocal trio to perform unearthed arrangements of originally written by Sy Oliver. Russell speaks with host Christian McBride about the origin of Oliver’s charts, and memories of her mother, multi-instrumentalist Carline Ray, who collaborated with Sy Oliver over thirty years ago on the very music she features this hour.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:30pm

Charter schools, discipline policies, assignment lotteries: they’re front page stories across the country. But how do we constructively tackle such complex, fraught issues? And how do we perceive them, not as administrative problems needing snappy decisions, but ethical challenges capable of determining the shape of our children’s future? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Meira Levinson, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of the new book "Dilemmas of Educational Ethics".

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR+Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dave Peterson, general manager of the Worcester Bravehearts, who was named the FCBL’s Executive of the Year for the 2014 baseball season. They talk about how to succeed with a pro baseball team in Central Mass.

The Bravehearts baseball team plays a 56-game schedule between June and August. This season, the Bravehearts will play 28 home games at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field beginning on Friday night, June 3.

The Bravehearts are a member of the West Division of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, which means fans get to see local divisional teams such as the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, Bristol Blues, and Pittsfield Suns more often. Should any of those teams qualify for the FCBL playoffs, those games will be staged from August 7 through14.

Now in their second year, the Bravehearts strive to bring great baseball and memorable family experiences at affordable prices to Hanover Insurance Park. The Bravehearts are the reigning champions of the FCBL and compete against nine other teams from around New England in stadiums that give fans a full Minor League-style experience.

Half of the Bravehearts players are local, meaning that they either grew up in Central Massachusetts or are currently playing baseball at a college or university in New England. Chances are that you'll see some familiar faces on the field when you come enjoy a Worcester Bravehearts baseball game!

The Bravehearts and Dirt Dawgs teams are the latest forays by Central Mass. into trying to sustain at least one baseball team at a time. The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist ROSE LEBEAU, whose work ranges from surprising assemblages and collages, to altered photographs and hand made books. Joining Rose in the studio is her daughter, CHELSEA LEBEAU HUETER, a painter whose canvases celebrate light and surface (see detail of one of her works to the left). Together they will be presenting their work at an open house: May 21 to May 28, at 218 West Street, Auburn Massachusetts. For more information, go to: rosemarylebeau.com .

Also, on today's edition of Inquiry we welcome artist and sculptor DAVID A. LANG. A new exhibition of his beautiful kinetic and interactive work titled JOURNEY is at the BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY from May 4 ill June 5.

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

This week on The Folk Revival, Nick Noble follows the progress of music from the Celtic tradition-- Ireland, Scotland etc-- to the New World-- Appalachia and throughout the United States. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Join Julie on location in LA with stellar studio pianist and gifted composer, Mike Lang. Mike has played on literally 1000’s of hit records and movie and sound tracks. He shares fascinating insights into his life as well as his studio work. Come and explore “all the things” he is. From the studios of Rich Eames, in Los Angeles, CA. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio is LORI MADER, ceramics faculty member and PAM FARREN, metals instructor. They will be talking about their work and the upcoming FACULTY SHOW at the Center for Crafts. For more information about upcoming shows and classes at the Craft Center, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:00am

When JULIANA BUHRING set off on her record breaking 18,063 mile trip around the world on her bicycle Pegasus she had no sponsors or funding. Even more amazing is the fact that when she had come up with the idea of doing this feat she had not ever seriously ridden a bike!  Her book is THE ROAD I RIDE: SOMETIMES IT TAKES LOSING EVERYTHING TO FIND YOURSELF. Tune in and find out how she did it.

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