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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

It was a real singer’s celebration at the Farm when Louise Van Aarsen came with her talented friends and comrades. The music composed and sung by Louise may best be described as "grown up music for grown ups." Her subjects are time, love and loss and desire. She is not afraid of singing of domesticity, children and happiness. These subjects are all cushioned in thoughtful arrangements tending toward the southern hemisphere and hyper-exact contemporary jazz production. Louise’ voice is no-nonsense and very easy on the ear. Her band is top notch. .Singer Ted Davis and producer Parris join Van Aarsen and the three create dancing vocal counterpoint to great effect. Louise’ writing plumbs the depths of the commonplace while making them not seem such. The fields of the farm were alive with the singing!

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 11:00am

Returning to Inquiry tonight is Executive Director of ARTSWORCESTER, JULIET FEIBEL. She will be talking about the Material Needs Grant Exhibition. With her in the studio is one of the artists in the exhibition,  VICTOR PACHECO, whose work has been exhibited recently at the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Worcester Center for Crafts. For this show, Vicotr’s work is inspired by the city of Worcester’s water supply!  For more information about this exciting exhibit, go to Arts Worcester’s website:
To see Victor Pacheco's work, please visit his website:

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:00am

PATRICIA MARX is a staff writer for the New Yorker. She was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon and a former writer for Saturday Night Live. She has written a unique and hilarious guide on how to improve our minds as we slide into inevitable old age. The book was based on her numerous experiences in attempting to giver herself a “brain lift”: LET’S BE LESS STUPID: AN ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN MY MENTAL FACULTIES.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

TOM KOCH, widely published writer, journalist and lifelong sailor, returns to Inquiry to talk about his book THE WRECK OF THE WILLIAM BROWN: A TRUE TALE OF OVERCROWDED LIFEBOATS AND MUDER AT SEA. This is the shocking story of a shipwreck in the north Atlantic and the horrific aftermath in which the crew callously threw fourteen emigrants  over the side of the lifeboat and the trial that followed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:30pm

Can religion and science “get along”? Not according to tonight’s guest on Inquiry. JERRY A. COYNE is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He believes that religion and science are adversaries in an all out war between rationality and superstition. Tune in tonight when we talk about Professor Coyne’s new book FAITH VS. FACT: WHY SCIENCE AND RELIGION ARE INCOMPATIBLE.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

British guitar virtuoso Colin Oxley discusses his favorite classical and jazz guitarists and his work as the number one call jazz guitarist in the U.K.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate one of the most unique elements of soul music; the spoken word introduction. How can you resist Issac Hayes, Barry White and The Manhattans, to name just a few,tempting us with deep voices and deep groove, about love, sex, jealousy and revenge? You know you can't! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz icon Tootie Heath turned 80 on May 31st, and we’re honored to help him celebrate the occasion!

Heath, who first recorded in the 1950s with John Coltrane, recorded as a leader for over 50 years, and performed alongside such artists as Dexter Gordon, Nina Simone, Wes Montgomery, and countless others. Incredibly, popular opinion suggests that the drummer sounds better than ever, entering his eighth decade.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks  award-winning investigative reporter Joe Domanick about his new book: BLUE. In it Domanick reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system. In light of the recent controversy surrounding police tactics this story is must hear. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 .

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Chantel Bethea of Women In Action. They talk about helping women in business to empower themselves for success.

Women in Action is a support group for the “everyday woman,” which combines the objectives of removing mental-health barriers to employment with exercises that promote practical outcomes. Women can learn coping strategies to deal with their emotional concerns, and gain knowledge about the culture of the work environment.

Based in Worcester, Women In Action was founded by Chantel Bethea in 2010. She is a native of Atlanta, and a current resident of Worcester. She is also a wife and a mother of four children. For her, empowering women has been a longtime passion. 


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