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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer JEFF CHANG. He is the executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. We will discuss his new book WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: NOTES ON RACE AND RESEGREGATION. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist, filmmaker, poet and writer SKIP SHEA about the upcoming SHAWNA SHEA FILM FESTIVAL (November 10-12 see: or their Facebook page for details).  We will also discuss his films Trinity and Ave Maria. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

From child prodigy as a classical pianist to his own Dixieland band as an eight year old to the musician Yehudi Menuhin calls “one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with."

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

POSITIVE NOISE presents a special show featuring all rock music from the 1960s in AMERICA. It only seems fair, since we devoted 2 shows to rock from the ‘60s of Britain that we pay tribute to those great songs and bands from right here! Tune in for a night of hits from the Brill Building, surf tunes, soul music, and we will end the whole night with an hour of post “Summer of Love” psychedelic rock. So, tune in, turn on and drop in on WICN (90.5 FM). Host: Uncle Mark who will be joined by special guest co-host: Brian Barlow.

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of the most prolific soul men ever. Donny Hathaway was a jazz pianist, producer, writer and incredibly soulful singer. His duet work with Roberta Flack brought him fame, but his solo work survives after all these years. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

Eric Lewis' career has circulated both in and out of jazz circles. Performing under his given name, he was an up-and-coming pianist who toured in the bands of Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. As his career progressed — or didn't — he found that a lot of contemporary rock music also spoke him deeply. So performing under the name ELEW, he devised a new theatrical, high-energy method of solo piano he called rockjazz, and it took him to TED Conferences, national tours, America's Got Talent and the White House. Now he's set to return to the jazz trio format, planning a recording with some major players. Jazz Night In America follows ELEW to the studio, and to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, where his burning band includes Reginald Veal on bass and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 10:30pm

As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak. But basketball could provide the quickest ticket out, an opportunity to earn a college scholarship and perhaps even play in the NBA.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author Alejandro Danois about his new bestseller, The Boys of Dunbar". This inspirational story of how inner city kids during the 1980's played local basketball to avoid the temptations of drugs and crime only to become NBA champions

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9:00pm

What’s it like to have your own laboratory? What is it like to be a woman scientist in field dominated by men? These are just some of the topics discussed tonight when Inquiry welcomes geobiologist and Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Maňoa, HOPE JAHREN. Her wonderful new book is part memoir, part introduction to the biology of trees and is titled LAB GIRL.

Tonight we talk with artist KEVIN BURNS. Examples of his work will be exhibited with works by J.D. Sage in the exhibition GO FIGURE: ART ABOUT MANKIND AND MIND at the Worcester SPRINKLER FACTORY in October. Tune in and here Kevin talk about his investigations into “entropy and optimality in abstract art” among other topics.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Music from and conversation with North Sea Gas: THE Scottish Folk Band for the past 36 years! A shorter show—just 2 or 3 hours—but absolute quality!

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians performing today. Her music transcends genre through soaring violin and winning vocals. Together with Hankus Nitsky they explore Jazz standards, originals and Jewish folk idioms.


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