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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Beau D'Ver is a collective of improvisers based in Boston that seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, comedy and concert Jazz music. This show with Beau D'Ver is a perplexing and engrossing adventure.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:30am

If you have ever seen them while swimming or washed ashore, you know that jellyfish look like something from another planet. They come in a seemingly infinite variety of complicated forms.  Many are ghostly and transparent. Some have hugely long tentacles, while others are teeny. Many flash lights or twinkle colors. Some jellyfish are among the most deadly stinging creatures on earth, and recent “blooms” of jellyfish have created problems for shipping and fishermen. Tonight on Inquiry we learn all about these unique invertebrates when we talk with LISA-ANN GERSHWIN, the director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. We will talk about her beautiful new book: JELLYFISH: A NATURAL HISTORY.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tyrannosaurs, like the familiar T. rex,  are among the most charismatic dinosaurs, well known to the general public, even children. But how did they live? Were they as fearsome as the films portray them? What did they eat? And what was the deal with their tiny front legs? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID HONE, who is based at the University of London and is Lecturer in Zoology Queen Mary University. His new book is THE TYRANNOSAUR CHRONICLES: THE BIOLOGY OF THE TYRANT DINOSAURS and it is the most complete and up to date information about these extinct fearsome carnivores. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

British classical pianist Alisdair Hogarth discusses his solo playing, accompanying vocalists and how jazz has changed the way he listen and practices. Judy recorded this conversation in London.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

Tune in to Positive Noise Monday night August 1 at 10PM. Uncle Mark will be featuring rock by artists who changed and continue to change the landscape of rock. All of them are women. Bands/artists featured will include Au Pairs, the Muffs, PJ Harvey, Stereolab, the Passions, the Pretenders, Helium, Kristin Hersh, the Julie Ruin, Sleater-Kinney, Mitski and many, many more.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

This week let The Soul Serenade take you to the drive-in movies without leaving your home! Celebrate a summer tradition with soul/funk music from 1970s era Blaxploitation films, vintage radio ads, coming attractions and, don't forget, a trip to the snack bar! Join host Tom Shaker at 7pm…and don’t forget the popcorn!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Impresario, producer, musician, jazz fanatic: Such are the many titles of George Wein. The man who started the Newport Jazz Festival — and changed concertgoing forever — turns 90 this month, and Jazz Night visited him for a career-spanning interview. On air, we hear his handpicked selections from the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Tom Harrell, Bria Skonberg and Scott Robinson. And online, see a short documentary about his legacy.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 10:30pm

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Boston based best selling author Larry Tye.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 9:00pm

We live in a time of music plenty. Every kind of music is now available to us all the time. But how can we make sense of this insane amount and variety of Music? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with author and jazz and pop critic for the New York Times, BEN RATLIFF about his important new book: EVERY SONG EVER: TWENTY WAYS TO LISTEN IN AN AGE OF MUSICAL PLENTY.

The proposed Superconducting Super Collider was going to make the United States the premier research destination in high energy physics when it was proposed in the 1980s. It was the largest basic-science project ever attempted in this country and construction was started in Texas. But funding for the project was cut off by Congress in 1993, thus terminating the project and ending this country’s leadership in the field. What went wrong? Tonight we talk with historian and writer MICHAEL RIORDAN about his history (co-authored with Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb) TUNNEL VISIONS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Old favorites, songs from CDs recently arrived at the stations, tracks acquired from artists at this year’s Newport and New Bedford Folk Festivals, and more!


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