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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Joining Chet Williamson on Jazz Matinee will be songwriter jazz vocalist Rene Marie. Rene began her professional music career at age 42. In 1999, she performed at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. and signed a contract with the St. Louis-based Maxjazz label. She released four albums on the label, the second of which (Vertigo) was awarded a coronet ranking by The Penguin Guide to Jazz, a distinction given to less than 85 other recordings in jazz history. In her work, the singer often combines contrasting songs ("Dixie" and the anti-lynching "Strange Fruit" on Vertigo) or combines other works (Ravel's Boléro and Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" on Live at Jazz Standard). 

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with Cathy Barrow, home preserving expert and writer of the popular column “Canning Class” for The Washington Post.   In her new book, Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry, she presents a world of practical and easy-to-master techniques, tools and recipes for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. Barrow explains how easy and healthy it is to preserve all your favorite foods while saving money at the same time. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30pm  for a special treat that will feature cooking techniques and finished dishes that can all be preserved.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dan Gabel, president of the American Big Band Preservation Society, and Bill Doyle, one of the series organizers who, along with Dan, are part of Dan Gabel and the Abletones, which performs Big Band music.

This episode aired originally on June 22, 2014. In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve Jones-D’Agostino did public-relations work on the Jazz at Sunset series for the American Big Band Preservation Society.

Jazz at Sunset returned this past summer to Central Massachusetts. Started in Worcester at the EcoTarium, Jazz at Sunset has been a premier destination for music-lovers for almost 25 years. The 2014 six-week summer outdoor concert series was held on the grounds of SAC Park, with a covered stage featuring Big Band performers.

The Jazz at Sunset series was presented by the American Big Band Preservation Society, a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and performance of Big Band music, with a focus on keeping alive this original American art form for future generations.

The series was sponsored by 90.5 WICN, Jazz+ for New England, Central Credit Union, Kurlan Music Center,  Polito Development Corp., Telefunken, and Westborough Inn. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes Bob Herbert, opinion columnist for The New York Times from 1993-2011 and Distinguished Fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His latest book is Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America. This journalistic tour de force examines why so many people feel that America has lost its way and that as a nation we are in decline. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

Inquiry also welcomes back Honee A. Hess, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. She is joined in the studio by Janet Amorello, Vice President of Marketing at Unibank to talk about the upcoming Holiday Festival of Crafts, the annual three-day celebration of crafts and arts. From more information on times and dates go to: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Four hours of songs from Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and more, as we celebrate the First Family of Folk, along with an on-air interview with Sara Lee and Johnny. Check it out!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

On this edition of DreamFarm, Julie Lavender will be joined by Zeke Martin of the Zeke Marin Trio.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

In the studio for this edition of Jazz Matinee will be guitarists Joe Weinberg and John Stowell. Joe Weinberg is one of the most demanded jazz guitarists and music educators n the New England area. In an average week he teaches about forty-five private students and performs four to five times. Often performing as a solo guitarist, he has also appeared with the aforementioned John Stowell. John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults. Tune in and learn about how to trick out a custom car with different parts of the universe, how to draw a black hole and all about lowrider culture. “Bajito y suavecito”. (pictured is mechanic extraordinaire Lupe Impala)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tune in to this edition of Jazz Matinee with host Chet Williamson who will be joined by the talented Davina Sowers. Davina has been performing since the age of 5, with support of an extremely musical family. With great vocals and piano skills, she commands attention on stage and leaves everyone smiling. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:30pm

Inquiry welcomes ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With TOM MCLAREN she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public. Angela Cartwright was allowed access to the Twentieth Century Fox archives and discovered a veritable treasure trove of what are called continuity photographs: stills taken for the make up, costume and hair departments. These photographs are of the highest quality and reveal a lot about how a film lot works. There are pictures of Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, and many, many other stars like you have never seen them before. Angela Cartwright’s book is titled STYLING THE STARS: LOST TREASURES FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX ARCHIVES.  For more information on the book and related events, please go to:   http://angela-cartwright.com . To learn about Angela Cartwright's own artwork, go to:  http://acartwrightstudio.com . Pictured at left: Doris Day from Caprice (1967) from the book.

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