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Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

Seamlessly blending the sensibilities of classical excellence and precision, Latin folk music and Jazz improvisation, The Chamber Jazz Trio brings Enchantment to DreamFarm. Featuring Yulia Musayelvan, Catherine Bent and Maxim Lubarsky. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about “the discovery and science of the cosmic rhythm that governs our planet”: the tides!  We speak with HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS curator and author of several books exploring science, design and architecture. His latest book is: TIDES: THE SCIENCE AND LORE OF THE GREATEST FORCE ON EARTH. Tune in and learn about tidal bores, mudlarking and the terror of the Maelstrom! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we continue our conversation with award-winning writer and journalist CARL SAFINA about his important new book BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL. Safina is the Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. Tonight we talk about why humans have been so hesitant to accept the idea that animals other than us could have minds. In addition, we will talk about the very social and complex minds of Killer Whales. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Mary Shelley’s early 19th Century novel Frankenstein may be the most “influential cautionary tale ever written.” Very popular in its day, it has been made into plays and countless movies, including silents. But why is  this horror story  still so popular? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, professor and former chair of the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and ALLISON B. KAVEY, associate professor of early and modern history at the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center. We will be discussing their book: MONSTROUS PROGENY: A HISTORY OF THE FRANKENSTEIN NARRATIVES. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Judy talks with pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch fresh from his participation in the 2013 Bobby Short tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center and discussed how Bobby, Liza and other greats have informed and shaped his music and career.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tonight's Soul Serenade is all about the Summer of '66! It's three hours of nonstop musical greatness. Motown and Stax were at their peak, and fabulous tunes were coming from everywhere.  "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!" Tom Lucci hosts.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:30pm

In his new book The Great Suppression MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth decries the suppression of Democracy as it relates to voting and voter rights by right wing activists. Is there any truth to it? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Ross about his book and the democratic process here in America.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Joe Bush, executive director of Worcester CleanTech Incubator. They talk about fostering the growth of new “green” enterprises. This episode aired originally on April 24, 2016.

Joe is a scientist, manager, and entrepreneur who is passionate about leveraging technology to improve our standard of living, while bringing our ecological impact in-line with regional and global carrying capacities.

Worcester CleanTech Incubator’s mission is to foster the growth of new enterprises to address the most pressing issues of our time. The Incubator states its belief that “entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of innovation and the key to society’s transition towards sustainability.” The Incubator provides both the physical and network resources companies need to propel their ideas to market.

Founded and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, the Incubator is a community in the heart of Central Massachusetts dedicated to building change.  The Incubator facility, located in the Printers Building – here  at 44 Portland Street in downtown Worcester - provides more than 10,000 square feet of space that offers private offices, co-working space, conference rooms, event space, and prototyping labs.  

Joe Bush expresses his eagerness to help fellow entrepreneurs as well as established businesses grow the regional green economy.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 9:00pm

“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet? Or is our next step in evolution to become a machine? Tonight on Inquiry our guest asks these very questions and the answers are unsettling. Tonight we talk with Michael Tennesen, science writer and writer-in- residence at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. His new book is entertaining, thought provoking and frightening: The Next Species: The Future Of Evolution in The Aftermath of Man.

Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and researcher Susan Jacoby who has written the scholarly and revealing Strange Gods: A Secular History Of Conversion, which addresses the real political and social contexts for some of the most famous conversion stories.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

Host Bonnie Johnson continues her "Sounds of Summer" series with pianist, composer, and arranger John Beasley about his new release  MONK’estra, Volume 1 (Mack Avenue Records). The GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-nominated bandleader will take his 15-piece big band out on a European tour in anticipation of Thelonious Monk's imminent centennial in 2017. Reimagining Monk's Legacy, they'll celebrate the CD release live at Jazz Standard in New York City on August 18-21, 2016.

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