One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ANDREAS MALM, who teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His new book is FOSSIL CAPITAL: THE RISE OF STEAM POWER AND THE ROOTS OF GLOBAL WARMING.
Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and researcher SUSAN JACOBY who has written the scholarly and revealing STRANGE GODS: A SECULAR HISTORY OF CONVERSION, which addresses the real political and social contexts for some of the most famous conversion stories.
“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet? Or is our next step in evolution to become a machine? Tonight on Inquiry our guest asks these very questions and the answers are unsettling. Tonight we talk with MICHAEL TENNESEN, science writer and writer-in-residence at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. His new book is entertaining, thought provoking and frightening: THE NEXT SPECIES: THE FUTURE OF EVOLUTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF MAN.
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.
Positive Noise presents A HARD DAY’S NIGHT: BRITISH ROCK OF THE 1960S. The 1960s saw the “British Invasion” of bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Dave Clark 5 and much more. London was also the center of the swinging mod style, models like Twiggy, and great films like THE KNACK: AND HOW TO GET IT. So tune in and hear artists like Lulu, Petulia Clarke, Herman’s Hermits, Peter and Gordon and much more. Uncle Mark is joined by WICN jazz host BRIAN BARLOW for this fab evening of British rock!
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of soul music's most prolific artists. Bobby Womack was an incredible songwriter, guitar player and singer. For over 50 years he blended his unique style of soul, blues, country, gospel and rock together in songs like "It's All Over Now" "Woman's Gotta Have it" "Across 110th Street" and many more. It all starts at 7pm!
The jazz-fusion stars of Snarky Puppy have toured and recorded all over the world; they’ve won a Grammy Award and were just nominated again. But their spiritual home is still Dallas, Texas. It’s where they’d take in gospel performances in area churches; it’s near where they met at music school at the University of North Texas in Denton. As bassist and bandleader Michael League explains, you can hear all those collisions in the funk of their grooves. Jazz Night in America meets up with League for an exclusive conversation about his compositional process – and witnesses its execution in a live hometown concert at The Prophet Bar in Dallas.
With the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia a new era on the court may be unfolding. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with legal historian and biographer Bruce Allen Murphy. Could the balance of power now be shifting?
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( www.museumofrussianicons.org ). We will talk about all the new programs at the museum including TOYS, TRINKETS, AND TREASURES: THE STORY OF THE NESTING DOLL.
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her tonight is photographer DONNA DUFAULT. They will be discussing the current show at the WCC: “CULINARY IMAGININGS”. For more information about the Worcester Center for Crafts, go to: www.worcester.edu/WCC
A FIVE HOUR FOLK FESTIVAL BROADCAST CELEBRATING LOCAL ARTISTS LIVE – A lineup of local artists live in the WICN Performance studio, emceed by host Nick Noble. Among the featured acts will be The Lied To’s, Sandy Haddon, Folkapotamus, Ariband, Dan & Faith Senie, Ergo Canto, James Keyes, Dianne Battistello, Sue Young, Wolfpen, Ed Sweeney, Joanne Lurgio, Michael Guttierez-May, Kryngle Daly, Crowe’s Pasture, Lisa Martin, Dan Blakeslee, Owengate, Colette O’Connor, Jennifer Evans, The Auburn Suns, Spooner Well, Beth DeSombre, Kim Jennings, Andy Cummings, and maybe others!
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