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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble explores and celebrates the rich history of the Newport Folk Festival.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

New Orleans singer talks about growing up in this musical city, his famous family and how starring on TV’s Treme has changed his life.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey. Steve's got another incredible set of little heard, soul-inspired dance tunes from a wild array of artists! It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

An acoustic cocktail mixed by the masters: saxophonist Phil Woods, pianist Cedar Walton, and trombonist Steve Turre. Real club jazz -- shaken, stirred, and captured live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

From its start in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet had a cool, understated style that belied its complexity. Pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Kenny Clarke combined classical music structures with the deep swing of jazz. Our quartet - drummer Lewis Nash, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Peter Washington, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson - honors the late modern masters. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:30pm

When it comes to purchasing new software, many organizations do so to increase efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. This is particularly true of nonprofits, which often have limited staff and busy schedules. However, what many non-profits are experiencing is high fees attributed to poor customer service. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30  when Al speaks with  Lomesh Shah of NonProfitEasy  about this ongoing problem.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tim Fallon (shown, right) and Peter Racicot (left) of Fallon Ambulance Service. They talk about what drives and motivates this third-generation family business.

Fallon Ambulance was founded in 1923 by James Fallon Sr. His son, James “Ray” Fallon, Jr., served as president and owner from 1974 until his death in 2000. During Ray Fallon Jr.’s tenure, a number of his children and stepchildren stepped into leadership roles in the company as part of the third generation. One of his stepsons is Peter Racicot, who today serves as senior vice president. Peter is an avid participant in the annual Pan Mass Challenge, the 192-mile bicycle trek from Sturbridge to Provincetown. He began the race in support of Ray and to raise money for cancer research. Peter began as an emergency medical technician.

The transition to the third generation now includes Timothy Fallon, Ray’s son and the grandson of the founder, James Fallon Sr. Tim serves as president and CEO. His sister, Kathleen Mackie, and his step-brothers Peter and Normand Racicot, who is vice president, have key leadership roles in the organization. Peter began as an emergency medical technician. Under their watch, Fallon Ambulance left its longtime home in Milton and built a new facility in Quincy. And there is the presence of a fourth generation at the company, represented by seven great grandchildren of the founder.

Fallon Ambulance is one of the largest privately owned and operated ambulance services in the Northeast. It employs more than 600 people, operates more than 150 vehicles and responds to more than 160,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year.  Fallon Ambulance additionally provides medical transportation for a number of area medical facilities, including nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs throughout Greater Boston, the South Shore and MetroWest region.

In April, Fallon Ambulance expanded west to a new location in Ashland after it was selected as the emergency-medical services-provider for MetroWest Medical Center. The company will move into a 7,500-square-foot location in Ledgemere Park in Ashland, where it will garage six to eight vehicles. The firm had reached a deal last December to lease the site. Fallon Ambulance has hired 30 employees to assist with the expansion and named three additional supervisors for the region, which also includes a location in Waltham. The company expects about 6,000 annual transports from the expansion.

Click here for Steve’s feature article on Fallon Ambulance in the Summer 2014 issue of Massachusetts Family Business.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm

Writer ARLO CRAWFORD grew up on his parent’s organic farm in rural Pennsylvania but left as soon as he could. He returned to the farm as an adult to work a season and better understand what his parents had accomplished in their decades efforts to grow fruits and vegetables in a business that is always uncertain and the threat from bad weather is always present. Tune in tonight when we talk about Crawford’s book about his season on the farm: A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A MEMOIR.

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

The 7th Annual FOLK REVIVAL BASEBALL SHOW -- four hours of baseball-related songs and lots of fun during the All Star Break. The amazing Joe Boudreau may stop by to assist host Nick Noble in this adventure.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

An American Saxophonist and band leader Brandford Marsalis isn't only known for his background in Jazz, but his piano and teaching skills as well. Join Julie Lavendar as she interviews Brandford Marasalis.

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