A "gifted acoustic finger-style guitar player" Peter Janson brings world-class acoustic guitar music to records and the concert stage with fresh contemporary arrangements of new and traditional tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and North America, as well as Celtic inspired compositions. A fusion of Jazz, American roots music, new age and classical sounds, his original and compelling contemporary style is filled with artistry, superb technical mastery, and heartfelt passion: weaving songs about Celtic kings, lost love and sad dogs, memory, life, and the heart. Peter comes to DreamFarm to talk about what is driving him to dig deep and find new inspiration and share some of the highlight of his journey so far.
Tonight we talk with artist KEVIN BURNS. Examples of his work will be exhibited with works by J.D. Sage in GO FIGURE: ART ABOUT MANKIND AND MIND at the Worcester SPRINKLER FACTORY in October. Tune in and here Kevin talk about his investigations into “entropy and optimality in abstract art” among other topics.
The French/Scottish vocalist spent her young life in Paris, training four hours a day as an ice skater, with breaks for the occasional gig as a child actor. Somehow, she knew she would be a singer someday, even though that was never the focus of her life. She now lives and works in England, singing and playing accordion, performing a repertoire influenced by everyone from Edith Piaf to Billie Holiday.
It doesn't get any better on this week's soul spotlight as we celebrate the legendary Ray Charles' birth date. He's an American icon and one of the architects of soul music. Join host Tom Shaker this Monday at 7 pm!
We get to be tourists this week. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes us to Latin America and Spain, through the work of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane. Excerpts from Tijuana Moods, Latin American Suite and Ole Coltrane take us to a Tijuana gift shop and a Spanish bullfight, but we'll also get a look inside the heads of these 3 jazz greats, and learn what makes them some of the best storytellers jazz has ever known.
On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, during the four long days and nights that followed, the inmates negotiated with state officials for improved living conditions. On September 13, the state abruptly ended talks and sent hundreds of heavily armed state troopers and corrections officers to retake the prison by force. In the ensuing gunfire, thirty-nine men were killed—hostages as well as prisoners—and close to one hundred were severely injured. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with best selling author Heather Ann Thompson, her new book: Blood IN The Water recaptures this historic event in thrilling detail.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. They talk about ending racism in farming and food. This episode aired originally on July 31, 2016.
Soul Fire Farm, located in Petersburg, New York, is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. The farm raises life-giving food and acts in solidarity with people marginalized by what’s known as “food apartheid.” With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, the farm works to reclaim our collective right to belong to the Earth and to have agency in the food system.
Soul Fire Farm brings diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health and environmental justice. The farm is training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.
As a farmer, food justice activist and educator, Leah Penniman, co-director of the non-profit Soul Fire Farm, is working to dismantle the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. She backs that mission with an incredible work ethic, sharp intellect and a deep passion for racial equality in land ownership and food production, She is a part-time high school science teacher, was a 2015 Fulbright Fellow and co-founded YouthGROW in Worcester.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE HESS, executive director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With her in the studio is artist JOHN HYDEN. An exhibition of his work, “Plywood Tiger”, will be on view soon at the Craft Center. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE HESS , executive director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With her in the studio is artist JOHN HYDEN. An exhibition of his work, “Plywood Tiger”, will be on view soon at the Craft Center. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
An annual event on THE FOLK REVIVAL: four hours of maritime songs—sea shantys, forebitters, ballads, and more! Broadcast LIVE in front of an audience from the WICN Performance Studio, in anticipation of the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival (9/23-25). Featuring Linn Schulz, Emery Hutchins, Sue Young, and many others.
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