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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:30pm

We know that whales and dolphins are very intelligent creatures, but do they have a culture? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with HAL WHITEHEAD, University Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Together with biologist Luke Rendell, they have written one of the most though provoking books about animal behavior: THE CULTURAL LIVES OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. Tune in and learn about how we define culture, social learning in dolphins and Killer Whales, and what the implications are when we think about conserving species that have a culture. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 2:30pm

What would Plato think of an MRi of his brain or a visit to the Google campus? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN to talk about her new book: PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY. This book is a wonderful and witty demonstration of why studying Classical Philosophy is still important today as well as an enlightening investigation into why Socrates and Plato emerged as the fathers of philosophy at that particular time in Ancient Greece. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will be one of the three authors at the upcoming author/dinner at the Goddard Library at Clark University April 7. For more information of that, go to: http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/clark-university-to-hold-book-...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios with yet another incredible set of little heard soul gems. What's Northern Soul?? Find out on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America heads to San Francisco, where every year, a group of 8 of the finest players on the global scene today put their heads together on a special writing assignment. First, they all write a new tune specifically for the members of the band. Second, they all rearrange a piece by the jazz great they've chosen to salute this year. For the 2014-15 season, it's tenor saxophone titan and longtime San Francisco resident Joe Henderson. From the purpose-built, state-of-the-art SFJAZZ Center, the SFJAZZ Collective reimagines classics like "Recorda-Me" and imagines new songs entirely.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:30pm

One of the biggest art heists in American history took place right here in Massachusetts in 1990 at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Since that time authorities have made no arrests and leads have been few and far between. Will this case ever be solved? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with investigative reporter and author Stephen Kurkjian. His new book, Master Thieves uncovers new information that just might shed new light on the case.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ray Pfau, a member of Bolton Local and organizer of the Bolton Repair Café; and, Bob Johnson, a Bolton Repair Café volunteer. They talk about reducing waste while building community.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Rotary District 7910, which contains the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, which in turn sponsors the Bolton Repair Café.

The Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma. Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability on the local level in many ways. She organized the very first Repair Café in 2009 in Amsterdam. It was a great success.

This prompted Martine to start the Repair Café Foundation. In 2010, this Dutch non-profit organization was officially set up. Since 2011, the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Café.

At Repair Cafés, everything centers on making repairs. By promoting repairs, Repair Cafés want to help reduce mountains of waste. Repair Cafés are also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, to help people save money, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

In Central Massachusetts, Bolton Local runs the Bolton Repair Café, which is supported by the Repair Café Foundation. Bolton Local is a grassroots group of people whose mission is “to build a strong, self-reliant community made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.”

The next Bolton Repair Café is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Parish of Bolton Church, located at 673 Main St. in Bolton.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome TOM O’MALLEY, ceramics and photography department head at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining him in the studio is CANDACE CASEY, director of the gallery and gallery store at the Worcester Center for Crafts. They discuss two exciting upcoming exhibitions at the Worcester Center for Crafts: “Looking Back” and “The Pottery Invitational”. For information, go to the Center’s website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC OLD AND NEW -- In addition to playing a number of tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station, we'll be featuring favorite songs from local New England and northeast artists, along with a visit from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards live in the studio and maybe a few surprises as well.

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