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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Aaron Nicodemus, business editor of the Telegram & Gazette. They talk about the top local and regional business stories of 2015. This episode aired originally on January 10, 2016.
In the final Sunday Telegram of each year, the “Business Matters” section takes an in-depth look at the top local and regional business stories of the past 12 months. This year, in Top Business Stories of 2015, the key focuses are on mergers, downtown construction, and changes atop Hanover Insurance.
As T&G Business Reporter Lisa Ecklebecker writes, “The biggest business stories in Central Massachusetts during 2015 ranged from a frenzy of deal making, to health care cost woes, to turnover in the corner office, to signs of economic development. In other words, if something big happened globally or nationally in business, it probably happened here, too.”

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Around the world since ancient times, people have been fascinated by dolphins. They amuse and intrigue us. We admire their intelligence and many people feel a deep kinship with dolphins. But dolphins have also been the victims of horrific carnage and are victims of the polluting and overfishing of our oceans. Even dolphins that are kept in various ocean parks around the world are terribly abused. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author, editor and journalist SUSAN CASEY about her travels around the world investigating the way people have thought about dolphins: VOICES IN THE OCEAN: A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD AND HAUNTING WORLD OF DOLPHINS. 

Journalist and writer RINKER BUCK decided one day that he would retrace the long and rugged route the pioneers took along the Oregon Trail to the Pacific. He decided to do it the traditional way: with a team of three mules pulling a  Schuttler wagon. His brother joined him on this journey. What followed was one of the great adventures and a thrilling road trips “seeing America slowly” an art he learned from his father. His account of this amazing voyage is THE OREGON TRAIL: A NEW AMERICAN JOURNEY.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MUSIC with special guest host Ed O'Gardella. Lots of Irish songs from a variety of great artists, including Tommy Makem, Mary O'Dowd, the Irish Rovers, the Jolly Beggars, and many more!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Great on Paper is an improvised, four-person party of abstract sound fashioners. They go into new musical situations without an exit strategy!


Isacc Wilson/Piano
Simon Willson/Bass
Kevin Sun/Sax
Robin Baytas/Drums

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:00am

The earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a time when human activities are forever changing the ecology of the planet. How did we get to this point and how can we begin to change the collapse of the ecosystems that support us and all the other life on our world? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHRISTOPHE BONNEUIL, historian at the Centre national de la recherché scientifique. His new book, which he wrote with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, is titled THE SHOCK OF THE ANTHROPOCENE.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:00am

This week on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, natural historian and contributing Editor to Birdwatcher’s Digest JULIE ZICKEFOOSE. Her new book BABY BIRDS: AN ARTIST LOOKS INTO THE NEST is a stunning collection of her watercolor paintings (and journal entries) of very young birds. These were  done every day as the birds developed. Some of these birds came from her nestboxes on her property, others were orphaned and brought to her to rehab. Species included familiar birds like bluebirds, chickadees, House Sparrows and starlings as well as a number of birds most of us have never seen in the next. Tune in for a lively conversation with one of the great wildlife artists in America. For information on when and where JUlie will be appearing in Massachusetts, go to:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

Imagine being a visual artist with a job and a family and then getting the diagnosis that you have Parkinson’s Disease. PETER DUNLAP-SHOHL is an artist, and former cartoonist who has Parkinson’s and has written a powerful account of his coming to terms with a diagnosis that included the words: progressive, disabling and incurable. His graphic memoir is titled: MY DEGENERATION: A JOURNEY THROUGH PARKINSON’S. Peter also writes two blogs about living with Parkinson’s: “Frozen Grin” and “Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s Rag.”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

British conductor/arranger discusses his project to restore the scores of the classic Hollywood musicals from the 30's and 40's, most of which were lost or destroyed, and his work with Kevin Spacey on "Beyond the Sea", Spacey's biopic on Bobby Darin.

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the late George Martin's work with the Beatles, Soul Serenade style. The Beatles loved soul music and soul artists loved the Beatles! Music by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, The Supremes and many more on a very fab soul spotlight!


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