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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with tenor saxophonist, conductor, author, educator and jazz historian LOREN SCHOENBERG about the discovery and release of over 100 hours of previously lost recordings by some of the greatest performers in jazz: THE SAVORY COLLECTION.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is VERNON R.L.HEAD. He is an award-winning architect  and Chairman of BirdLife South Africa, one of Africa’s biggest and most influential conservation organization. His new book is THE RAREST BIRD IN THE WORLD: THE SEARCH FOR THE NECHISAR NIGHTJAR. It is a ripping yard of his search in Ethiopia for  a bird that was only previously known by a wing found by scientists in 1990. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Many people would love to learn to identify bird songs, but what is the best way to go about it? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome NATHAN PIEPLOW. He teaches at the University of Colorado and has studied bird sounds since 2003. His new book is the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO BIRD SOUNDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA and it will show you that the best way to learn bird song is visually! Tune in and find out how.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Composer Miho Hazama graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in her native Japan with a bachelor’s degree in classical composition and went on to get her Masters in jazz composition from the Manhattan School of Music. Miho has won numerous awards and scholarships and has written jingles for television, although her passion is writing concert works.  Now based in NYC, Miho continues to record and perform her compositions, which draw on not only her jazz and classical studies but on her wide range of musical influences.

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Time to make room for another northern soul dance party this Monday night at 7pm! WICN's northern soul connoisseur Steve Moysey visits with yet another little-heard, high-octane playlist of soulful gems. Move the furniture, roll up the rugs and get ready to dance!!

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and their latest project entitled Real Enemies. Argue describes the piece “an exploration of real world beliefs, of the present day folklore that we call conspiracy theories.” Musically, Real Enemies draws from on 12-tone compositional techniques along with a collage of found text and media from dozens of sources that trace the historical roots, iconography, ideology, rhetoric, and psychology of these conspiracies.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:30pm

More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. Are they legit? Tune in Sunday evening February 26 at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and educator Tressie McMillan Cottom about her new book; LOWER ED.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. They talk about ending racism in farming and food. This episode aired originally on July 31, 2016.

Soul Fire Farm, located in Petersburg, New York, is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. The farm raises life-giving food and acts in solidarity with people marginalized by what’s known as “food apartheid.” With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, the farm works to reclaim our collective right to belong to the Earth and to have agency in the food system.

Soul Fire Farm brings diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health and environmental justice. The farm is training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.

As a farmer, food justice activist and educator, Leah Penniman, co-director of the non-profit Soul Fire Farm, is working to dismantle the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. She backs that mission with an incredible work ethic, sharp intellect and a deep passion for racial equality in land ownership and food production, She is a part-time high school science teacher, was a 2015 Fulbright Fellow and co-founded YouthGROW in Worcester.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:00pm

Around the world, our oceans and seas are experiencing a bizarre and frightening phenomena: jellyfish blooms. The appearance of many thousands of jellyfish, preventing fishing, gumming up ships and creating general panic. So, why are they appearing? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back scientist LISA-ANN GERSHWIN, director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. We will be talking about her book STUNG! ON JELLYFISH BLOOMS AND THE FUTURE OF THE OCEAN.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about the recent 2017 HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION at ANNA MARIA COLLEGE. Our in-studio guests are DAVID WACKELL, Administrative Assisstant, Lecturer and Preparator at Anna Maria; JAIMEE  TABORDA, instructor from Oxford High School; and artists in the exhibition ERIN REID, MEG BUAREGARD, OLIVIA OBREBSKI, GRACE BOUTIETTE, MORGAN AMOUR and BECCA HOPE.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Each hour a different theme, and host Nick Noble just will call on listeners to guess each theme as it unfolds!

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