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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Judy talks with pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch fresh from his participation in the 2013 Bobby Short tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center and discussed how Bobby, Liza and other greats have informed and shaped his music and career.

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tonight's Soul Serenade is all about the Summer of '66! It's three hours of nonstop musical greatness. Motown and Stax were at their peak, and fabulous tunes were coming from everywhere.  "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!" Tom Lucci hosts.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:30pm

In his new book The Great Suppression MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth decries the suppression of Democracy as it relates to voting and voter rights by right wing activists. Is there any truth to it? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Ross about his book and the democratic process here in America.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Joe Bush, executive director of Worcester CleanTech Incubator. They talk about fostering the growth of new “green” enterprises. This episode aired originally on April 24, 2016.

Joe is a scientist, manager, and entrepreneur who is passionate about leveraging technology to improve our standard of living, while bringing our ecological impact in-line with regional and global carrying capacities.

Worcester CleanTech Incubator’s mission is to foster the growth of new enterprises to address the most pressing issues of our time. The Incubator states its belief that “entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of innovation and the key to society’s transition towards sustainability.” The Incubator provides both the physical and network resources companies need to propel their ideas to market.

Founded and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, the Incubator is a community in the heart of Central Massachusetts dedicated to building change.  The Incubator facility, located in the Printers Building – here  at 44 Portland Street in downtown Worcester - provides more than 10,000 square feet of space that offers private offices, co-working space, conference rooms, event space, and prototyping labs.  

Joe Bush expresses his eagerness to help fellow entrepreneurs as well as established businesses grow the regional green economy.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 9:00pm

“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet? Or is our next step in evolution to become a machine? Tonight on Inquiry our guest asks these very questions and the answers are unsettling. Tonight we talk with Michael Tennesen, science writer and writer-in- residence at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. His new book is entertaining, thought provoking and frightening: The Next Species: The Future Of Evolution in The Aftermath of Man.

Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and researcher Susan Jacoby who has written the scholarly and revealing Strange Gods: A Secular History Of Conversion, which addresses the real political and social contexts for some of the most famous conversion stories.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

Host Bonnie Johnson continues her "Sounds of Summer" series with pianist, composer, and arranger John Beasley about his new release  MONK’estra, Volume 1 (Mack Avenue Records). The GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-nominated bandleader will take his 15-piece big band out on a European tour in anticipation of Thelonious Monk's imminent centennial in 2017. Reimagining Monk's Legacy, they'll celebrate the CD release live at Jazz Standard in New York City on August 18-21, 2016.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Featuring classic tracks from the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Harry Belafonte, the Tarriers, Joan Baez, the Brothers Four, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, Peter-Paul- &-Mary, Odetta, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, the New Christy Minstrels, and MANY more!

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Yabuno Ettun Project is a highly creative collaboration between Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud Ettun. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction on stage. Their performances have also been described by listeners as "captivating" and "fascinating."

"The beauty is that we came together through music way before we could find a common verbal language," explains Haruka. "Once music took over, once we knew that improvising could take us anywhere, the journey itself was our destination.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

Inquiry welcomes artist LYNNETTE VÁZQUEZ POLANCO. She was the First Prize Winner at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80th Annual Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft last year and this year an exhibition of her work “Reflections of the Soul” is currently on view. Also in studio is LISA CROSSMAN, Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and KLEDIA SPIRO, Marketing Manager at FAM. Both of them will talk about upcoming shows and programming At FAM. NB: Lynnette’s translator is: Omayra Bahtista.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist M.K. BROWN. A new collection of her work has just been published titled STRANGER THAN LIFE: 1970-2013 CARTOONS AND COMICS. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. M. K. Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published tune in and learn why.. 


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