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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Ukrainian-born photographer SASHA MASLOV has been traveling around the world taking portraits of veterans of World War II and recording their memories of the war. Some of these vets are from countries that you may not immediately associate with the war, like India or Sri Lanka. Each vet is photographed in their home and some of these photographs and the vets stories have been published in the thought-provoking new book VETERANS: FACES OF WORLD WAR II. 

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we wind down the holiday weekend with some of the best Soul dance tunes ever! Move the table to the side, roll up the rug and GET DOWN!

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Buster Williams, once a sideman renowned for his work with Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, and others, now leads his own groups under the name “Something More.” Of this title, Williams says: “Music should be an experience. It shouldn’t be something that’s understood by mathematics or by categories. The objective is to always give the audience something more.” While the members of Something More rotate from project to project, their individual and collective standards of performance – as well as their long, diverse lists of musical accomplishments and collaborations – never falter. For this performance, the revered bassist brings Steve Wilson, George Colligan, and Lenny White to the stage.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:30pm

With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. In his new book; Sting Like a Bee Montville centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali’s refusal of service in the military—and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by former Boston Globe reporter, Leigh Montville.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Satya Mitra, co-founder, along with his wife, Sheema Mitra, of JoyGuru Humanitarian Services, a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit they founded last year. They talk about JoyGuru’s mission to provide inspirational-storytelling speaking engagements that ignite people to do good and be good for the community at large in their businesses, organizations and lives. This episode aired originally on April 16, 2017.

Satya also owns and operates the for–profit Guru Tax & Financial Services, which is based in Worcester. And, he is past president of the Rotary Club of Worcester, and is an assistant governor of Rotary District 7910. Through his efforts, District 7910's Million Dollar Journey to raise $1 million in donations or pledges for The Rotary Foundation, which began only nine months ago, has already met – and exceeded - that goal. The new goal, to meet by June 30, 2018, is $2 million. Rotary International gave its various districts two to three years to meet their million-dollar goals.

Satya admits to being a theatrical actor at heart, which is what he dreamed of being while growing up. One of his sons, Alingon Mitra, is a professional stand-up comic.  Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote five weeks in a row to win the comic-comeback contest and perform on the finale.

Watch Satya receive District 7910's 2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year Award.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and editor DAVID FRANCE about the horrific AIDS epidemic that struck the United States in the 1980s. France arrived in New York in the late 1970s and was on the scene as close friends died painfully all around him while the government seemed not to care. His account of those grim years is the book we will talk about tonight: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CITIZENS AND SCIENCE TAMED AIDS.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and experimental filmmaker EVA LEE about her new performance work DUAL BRAINS which investigates neural interactions via EEG head gear with real-time readouts of performer’s brains. This is an amazing work that combines neuroscience with an artistic desire to understand consciousness and the self.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Hhost Nick Noble will play some old favorites, as well as tracks from more CDs that have recently come into the station. There will be an interview with Bill Scorzari, while Tory Silver will be live in the studio. Great times!

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer and DreamFarm Radio Host, Julie Lavender, shares music from her recent live, in studio concert for one of our fabulous DreamFarm Radio affiliates, WXPR of Rhinelander, WI. Julie was joined by friend and musical colleague saxophonist/ flute player, Kim Richmond for this acoustic, intimate “DreamFarm Live!” happening.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome KELLY MOMBERGER chair of the Worcester Arts Council,  who will be talking about Worcester’s participation in the international MAKE MUSIC DAY. This year, it will be on JUNE 21ST. So grab a horn, bang a drum and tune in and find out how you can join this wonderful event.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:00pm

 Have ever visited the jungles of Costa Rica or Panama and wished you had some type of guide book that could explain what you saw there? Why do we find so many plants, trees, birds and insects in the neotropics? Why is it so hot and wet? How come the butterflies are so big? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with JOHN KRICHER, professor of biology at Wheaton College,  about his stunning new book THE NEW NEOTROPICAL COMPANION. Written for the lay person, this beautiful book will introduce you to the plants and animal life and complex ecosystems of this unique region of the planet. Don’t leave home without this book!


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