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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

Four hours of songs featuring names… Perhaps you’ll hear yours? Also featuring as special live in-studio guests a talented pair that is making a name for themselves—Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome JP JOFRE, bandoneon player and composer. His pieces combine new conceptions of traditional forms including tangos. Also in the studio is KRISTA BUCKLAND REISNER, General manager and Principal Violinist for the Worcester Chamber Music Society. They are presenting two wonderful concerts that feature JP Jofre. For more information on those concerts, go to: http://worcesterchambermusic.org/
To visit JP Jofre’s site, go to: http://www.jpjofre.com/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER, Los Angeles based poet and photographer. The latest collection of her poetry is HOW I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO MICHAEL COHEN AND OTHER HEART-STAB POEMS. Her powerful poetry is about power, sex, and passion. Alexis’ photography includes an ongoing project photographing the poets of LA and places like Venice Beach. Tune in and listen to Alexis read two of her poems. To read and hear more of Alexis’ poetry and see examples of her photography, go to her website at: http://www.alexisrhonefancher.com/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist/vocalist Larry King discusses his many musical influences from Bill Evans to Ella Fitzgerald and how living and working in Paris has enhanced his creativity.

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Smokey Robinson's 75th birthday. Between hits with the Miracles and his solo career, Smokey's voice and songwriting epitomize Motown and soul music! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Eric Reed celebrates 110th birthday of saxophone master Coleman Hawkins. Reed brings Tivon Pennicott, tenor saxophone; Warren Vache, trumpet; Dezron Douglas, bass; Willie Jones II to honor his legacy.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an all-new, 29-minute episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Democratic State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton, and Jim O’Reilly, director of public policy for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. They talk about the Kinder Morgan natural-gas-pipeline project known as Northeast Energy Direct.

As reported in a December 5th Boston Globe article titled In face of opposition, company to reroute gas pipeline, “Stung by intense local opposition to a proposed natural-gas pipeline winding through western and central Massachusetts, a Houston energy company said … that it will pursue an alternative route that bypasses many Massachusetts communities by veering north and shooting across southern New Hampshire.

“Kinder Morgan … said much of the alternative path would follow existing rights-of-way along utility lines in the two states, meaning it would cross fewer residential properties and undeveloped lands. Kinder Morgan plans to file the new route … with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has final say on gas pipelines in New England.

“Kinder Morgan officials said that 14 Massachusetts towns along the northern tier of the state, from Dracut to Northfield, will no longer be in the pipeline’s path. But the pipeline would cross four new Massachusetts towns - Cheshire, Hancock, Lanesborough, and Shelburne - and a southern stretch of New Hampshire.”

As the Globe article continued, “To meet the region’s growing demand for natural gas, Kinder Morgan previously sought to build a 127-mile pipeline stretching from Richmond near the New York border, across Massachusetts’ northern spine to a transmission hub in Dracut, about 30 miles from Boston. Kinder Morgan’s original multibillion-dollar plan aimed to tap abundant, inexpensive natural gas from Eastern shale fields, to help ease a shortage here blamed on inadequate pipeline capacity.

“That shortage has led to skyrocketing electric rates this winter in Massachusetts since most power plants use natural gas to generate electricity. The company hopes to have the pipeline operating by late 2018.”

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 9:30pm

Movie musicals lead a “preposterous existence”. They are “crass, not respected, and several times almost extinct”. But they are also wildly popular and beloved. Movie musicals are wonderful, but musicals can also be trash! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian RICHARD BARRIOS about his history of the movie musical DANGEROUS RHYTHM: WHY MOVIE MUSICALS MATTER. Tune in and find out why Cabaret worked but Paint Your Wagon failed miserably.

In the 1960s and early 70s, rock music took a surprising turn in West Germany. Bands wanted to create something particularly “German” yet apart from their country’s horrific past. But they also wanted something not American. What resulted has been called “Krautrock” by journalists from outside Germany and involved bands like Can, Faust, Neu! And Kraftwerk. Without their music hip hop, techno, electropop, ambient and post rock may never have happened. Tune in tonight for a part of music history you may not be familiar with when Inquiry talks with British author and music journalist DAVID STUBBS about his cultural history FUTURE DAYS: KRAUTROCK AND THE BUILDING OF MODERN GERMANY.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

The show’s theme speaks for itself. Cuddle up with someone special and tune in!

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, videographer and painter JENNIFER SULLIVAN. One of her pieces, “One Week Walden” was on view in the Decordova’s “Walden, revisited” show. Jennifer’s work is complex, sometimes humorous, often autobiographical  and above all wildly unique. Tune in and get to know the only artist I know that covers “Sexual Healing”, Madonna and Kate Bush in her work. To see some examples of Jennifer Sullivan’s work, go to her blog at: http://www.jennifersullivan.org/

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