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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

The last half of the 19th Century saw a revolution in color in Europe. New bright artificial colors changed the look of fashion, fireworks, interior design and printing. But the tastemakers of the time hated this riot of colors, including mauve, fuchsia, and other chemical novelties, and criticized the Impressionist artists for their unconventionally brilliant palette. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LAURA ANNE KALBA, Associate Professor of Art History at Smith College about her new fascinating book COLOR IN THE AGE OF IMPRESSIONISM: COMMERCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND ART. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television.  In March 2017 he celebrated his 90th birthday. Judy and Dick have done a number of concerts together so he was her first choice for a series of interviews recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC.  This conversation took place March 3rd, 2015.

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we put a soul spin on our tribute to the great Glenn Campbell. The duets, covers and live performances with Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and others will have you listening with a "new ear" to all his great songs. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who would have been 80 this year, was a boundary-pushing virtuoso on multiple wind instruments (sometimes at once). It certainly rubbed off on Steve Turre, who apprenticed with Kirk in the 1970s. Turre has become a monster player himself, and also specializes in multiple horns — both the trombone and the conch shell.

Jazz Night In America follows Turre to Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he's assembled a monster lineup to celebrate one of his major influences.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Julius Jones, development co-director and co-op incubation coordinator of the Worcester Roots, and Elliott Labbe, youth-program coordinator of Worcester Roots, who likes to be called “Labbe.” They talk about using grassroots collaboration to build healthy and sustainable communities for all people.

Founded in 2001, Worcester Roots is a collective of youth and adult organizers on a mission to create opportunities for economic, social and environmental justice. Worcester Roots was founded to address the environmental-justice concern of lead in the soil. In 2005, the collective made the decision to prioritize youth empowerment through its projects. In 2008, Worcester Roots expanded its focus to address economic, social and environmental justice. Within its focus on economic justice, Worcester Roots has a particular interest in supporting worker co-operatives - businesses or projects that are run and owned by workers - and promoting the development of green jobs in Worcester.

The mission of the Stone Soup Worcester collective, of which Worcester Roots is a part, is to build grassroots power by connecting and enriching groups and individuals in the city’s communities who are working for social justice in Worcester. The volunteer-run Stone Soup seeks to build community and economies based in cooperation and creativity while resisting oppression and gentrification.

Since moving to King Street in 2006, Stone Soup has become an integral and positive part of the Main South neighborhood, one of the economically poorest in Worcester. However, an electrical fire in 2009 made the King Street building uninhabitable. In 2010, Stone Soup became the owner of the building, which had been owned by two individual members of Stone Soup. In 2014, Stone Soup returned to the renovated space on King Street.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 10:00pm
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

Why does time seem to speed up the older we get? Do we have an internal clock that regulates the body and mind? Can we purposely make time seem to speed up or slow down? When is now? Tonight on Inquiry we tackle some of these timely questions when we talk with writer and editor ALAN BURDICK about his latest book: WHY TIME FLIES: A MOSTLY SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION.

The Alps are “the most evocative range” in Europe. The Alps witnessed the travels of Hannibal and his elephants, the birth of Romanticism, and the creation of Heidi. The Alps are celebrated in poetry, novels and films like the Sound of Music, the Eiger Sanction and far too many Bond movies. The Alps also separate cultures, languages, customs and cuisines. Tune in tonight as Inquiry takes a Grand Tour of the Alps with writer STEPHEN O’SHEA who will be talking about his wonderful book that records his travels through THE ALPS: A HUMAN HISTORY FROM HANNIBAL TO HEIDI AND BEYOND.

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen talks with Bonnie Johnson about his new album, and tenth recording project, Common Ground. The composer, educator, bandleader makes his Boston debut with featured artists including Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, and Zaccai Curtis on piano at Scullers Jazz Club, Friday, August 18, 2017.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Old favorites, tracks from CDs newly arrived at the station, and a few delightful surprises await listeners, promises host Nick Noble. Kerrie Verbeek and Peter “Floyd” Nugent will be joining Nick live in the studio as special guest co-hosts early on, while Worcester poet Nick Davis and folk duo Dead Stick will collaborate live on air as well. Four hours of terrific music!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Seamlessly blending the sensibilities of classical excellence and precision, Latin folk music and Jazz improvisation, The Chamber Jazz Trio brings Enchantment to DreamFarm.


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