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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials. Kitty Wales work often involves building large sculptures of fish or animals from an amazing variety of found materials. Tune in and learn about how she created her monumental “Canis ex Machina” and other pieces.

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT. This touching and very frank memoir is a story of family love, loss and grief and how a family pet can give you real comfort in extremely difficult times. If you have a family pet that you love dearly, don’t miss this show.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015.   Tune in at noon.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Andrea Fonte Weaver, foundress & executive director of Bridges Together, Inc. The nonprofit social entrepreneurship and 501(c)(3) is dedicated to "bridging the generations". They'll talk about intergenerational aspects of jazz and its impact on cultural continuity - "the passing on of all that is held important by the people".

Music featured on the playlist during the show includes an array of artists who have been impacted by "cultural continuity". From pianists Ahmad Jamal, Randy Weston, Emily Bear & Justin Kauflin; to vocalists Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Regina Belle & Allan Harris; trumpeter Wallace Roney;  guitarist Bill Withers; bassists Christian McBride & Kyle Eastwood; saxophonist Grace Kelly; and The Bruebeck Brothers Quartet.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO PHIL OCHS – 39 years to the day after the passing of singer/songwriter/activist Phil Ochs, four hours of his songs, as recorded by him and by others

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:30pm

Ian Dury once sang “Sex and drugs and rock and roll is all my brain and body need.” But why are humans so attracted to these three things that often lead us into doing very rebellious and crazy things? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ZOE CORMIER, journalist, science writer, photographer and former head of communications for Guerilla Science. Her new book is titled SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N ROLL: THE SCIENCE OF HEDONISM AND THE HEDONISM OF SCIENCE. Tune in and find out how in the world it’s possible to have sex in an MRI machine, and why in the world a scientist would want to do that. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:30pm

It began with the simple act of throwing table scraps out of the backdoor of rural homes but over the decades turned into a major avocation for millions of Americans and a big business. Bird feeding is something that many of us take for granted, but it took many years of changes in how we think about birds to turn it into the the beloved and common pastime it is today. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PAUL J. BAICICH, birding and conservation writer and editor about the new book he wrote with Margaret A. Barker and Carrol L. Henderson: FEEDING WILD BIRDS IN AMERICA: CULTURE, COMMERCE AND CONSERVATION

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist/composer talks about his work for Woody Allen and early TV.

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Starting at Motown as a session drummer, Marvin Gaye wanted to be the next Frank Sinatra.  As one of music's most soulful singers, songs like "Let's Get it On" "Sexual Healing" & "What's Going On" still pack a punch! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his life and music on this week's Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

Choro, which means “to cry” in Portuguese, is a genre often referred to as the New Orleans jazz of Brazil. Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen leads Choro Aventuroso, a culmination of both her affinity and intense study of Choro music as part of an international community of jazz players during her days studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her group will play waltzes, mazurkas and African-Brazilian rhythms such as the Lundu, all of which help characterize the essence of Choro.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by author and educator Gary Scott Smith. His new book "Religion In The Oval Office" provides a comprehensive examination of the inseparable and history shaping relationship between faith and the American presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a very informative segment.

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