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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Al Wilson is best known for his sublime 1973 #1 hit "Show and Tell." But do you know his connection to Johnny Rivers and to the Northern soul scene? Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of this "lost soul" on Monday night. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Gary Burton was a child prodigy who developed into a highly influential vibraphonists. Not only would he create an early prototype of fusion, but he would develop his own style of using mallets altogether. After performing professionally for the vast majority of his life, he tries something new altogether, retiring.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:30pm

In her new book; Democracy In Chains bestselling author and educator Nancy MacLean paints a vivid exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with MacLean about her book and her viewpoint.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new ‘The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews with Diego Alves of GoPetie. They talk about helping pets and pet owners to connect and help each other.

By using the GoPetie mobile app, pet owners can find friends and dates for their pets, connect with other pet owners, schedule play dates, chat, find free pet sitting and pet walking, post photos, comments, find pets available for adoption and fostering, report a missing pet, and much more.

All current services and features on GoPetie are free – although paid services and features will eventually be added. According to GoPetie, its app results in users “saving time and money while also allowing pet lovers to connect and build meaningful relationships.”

GoPetie app is owned, operated and maintained by Pet & Tie, which is based in Boston. Diego Alves, is founder of that company.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Break out the bi-carb! In the 1960s and 1970s, many a recipe book featured garish pictures of food in mounds of gelatin or piled high into odd shapes and always featuring sliced eggs or bananas. It was a weird time for food photography. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANNA PALLAI. She is a PR and agent and formerly Publicity Director of Faber. Her new book of photographs is a stomach challenging tribute to those “stylish” meals of yore: 70’S DINNER PARTY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY OF RETRO FOOD.

One of the most basic questions in physics is: “what is nothing?” The answer is not as simple as you may think as nothing really matters!. Tune in tonight when we talk with JAMES OWEN WEATHERALL, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. We will be talking about his new book: VOID: THE STRANGE PHYSICS OF NOTHING.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

On this special edition, host Nick Noble will welcome six local New England artists to the WICN Performance Studio for a LIVE SUMMER SHOWCASE. Enjoy the talents of old friends and new--Colette O'Connor, Rick Drost, Kala Farnham, Eric "Snake" Gulliksen, Lydia Fortune, and Michael Guttierez-May-- either from home (streaming live or on the air) or as a member of our live studio audience. There may be a surprise or two as well.

WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL support local artists and we are always striving  to keep the music alive, bringing you wonderful singers and terrific songs that are hard to find anywhere else.

Listen and support WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL on June 15!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Kimberly Ford is a jazz vocalist whose talent, taste and sensibility both honor, and venture beyond The Great American Song Book... With a stylistic range that effortlessly flows from ballads to Free Jazz, her varied influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, and Joni Mitchell.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

KORI STAMPER is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, where she also writes, edits, and appears in the “Ask the Editor” video series. Her new very witty book WORD BY WORD reveals what it is really like to create a dictionary. It is not at all a scientific process. Tune in and learn why you need sprachgefühl to be a good lexicographer and why “irregardless” is IN the dictionary and lots more. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES FORMAN JR., professor of law at Yale Law School. His new book is LOCKING UP OUR OWN: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BLACK AMERICA. This books documents black responses to crime in their DC neighborhoods and how this led to blatant racial disparities in the justice system. Nationally, 1 in 3 young black men have been under criminal justice supervision, but in the nation’s capital the figure is closer to 1 in 2! “How did a majority-black jurisdiction end up incarcerating so many of its own?” is the question that inspired Professor Forman’s new book.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Canadian singer/pianist talks about her new CD “Alone Together” and the difference in the jazz scene in her present home, Los Angeles and NYC.

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