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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet Martha Silano. She talks about her new collection of poems titled Reckless Lovely as well The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice - written with Kelli Russell Agodon. Tune in and listen to one of the most exciting and original new voices in contemporary poetry read her poem "Ode To Frida Kahlo’s Eyebrows."

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist M.K. Brown. A new collection of her work has just been published titled Stranger Than Life: 1970-2013 Cartoons And Comics. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. M. K. Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published tune in and learn why.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring two hours of songs for kids (from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Trio, Betty Lehrman, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and many others) with special guest co-host Addison Daly (back by popular demand!) followed by two hours of songs about kids, from such artists as Eric Sinclair, Rob Lytle, Dar Williams, and more).

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes attracting their fans always.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

For over forty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician. Jazz pianist, bandleader, session man, Hammond B3 innovator, and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion, Brian has done it all and then some. An incredible gentleman with one of the most varied careers in music, he has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock into an incredible catalog that has won him legions of fans all over the world.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless. How do these dynamic duos meet; how do they work together and what leads to their eventual break up? Tonight on Inquiry I talk with curator, writer and essayist JOSHUA WOLF SHENK about his fascinating new book POWERS OF TWO: FINDING THE ESSENCE OF INNOVATION IN CREATIVE PAIRS. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:30pm

A rusted wreck of a 1957 Chevy wagon led tonight’s guest on Inquiry into an exploration into the history of the American middle class and a meditation on what cars mean to us. Our love affair with our cars in a fact of life , but like all romances, it goes through stages and often has an unhappy ending. EARL SWIFT is a writer, journalist and residential fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia. His new book is part cultural history and part auto romance and much more. His book is titled AUTO BIOGRAPHY: A CLASSIC CAR, AN OUTLAW MOTORHEAD, AND 57 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. If you have had a love affair with a car you have owned, be sure to tune in!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jazz-Rock pioneer , guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

WICN's northern soul connoisseur, Steve Moysey brings in a play list that will be sure to get you moving this Monday night! It all starts at 7pm!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the "soulful erudition" of the late pianist Mulgrew Miller and the "taut, molten" music of saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Miller's untimely passing in May, 2013 turned this concert partially into a tribute, with the JLCO premiering new arrangements of both his and Garrett's compositions. Garrett performs, with arrangements by Chris Crenshaw and Vincent Gardner. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:30pm

This week Al's guest is best selling author and journalist Hampton Sides. His new book "In The Kingdom of Ice" depicts the ill-fated journey of the USS Jeannette a nineteenth-century US naval expedition to chart the North Pole. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 as Sides talks about this overlooked bit of history and the tragedy that followed.

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