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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Tom Tallitsch. http://www.tomtallitsch.com/

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. His new book is the next volume in the Hal Leonard Jazz Biography Series: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN: HERBIE MANN AND THE FLUTE IN JAZZ. Tune in and learn about Herbie Mann’s amazing and varied career and his interests in world music from Afro-Cuban Jazz to Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova to Middle Eastern Music and even Japanese music. Herbie Mann may not have been the first jazz flute player but he was the first jazz musician to specialize in the flute and he brought his music around the world. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES DEMPSEY, writer and instructor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His new book is a fascinating biography titled THE TORTURED LIFE OF SCOFIELD THAYER. Scofield Thayer was born in Worcester and became the owner and editor of The Dial magazine, the premiere showcase for modernist writers and artists like Picasso, E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. But Thayer was a complex and troubled man. An uneasy mix of “the Victorian and the libertine”, he believed in free love despite being married. He went under analysis with Freud in Vienna but spent his remaining decades suffering from mental illness. Then there is the story of the Dial Collection that resided at the Worcester Art Museum for decades, but is there no longer. To find out why, tune in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Radio personality and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Osgood compares jazz performances and his own writing for radio and TV.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with B-3 player Jared Gold. http://www.jaredgoldb3.com/

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

The lead singer and founding member of the Isley Brothers turns 73 this week. Ron's smooth and sultry vocals were the trademark of this legendary soul/funk family band. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Ron's birthday with some great music; from "Twist & Shout" to "That Lady" to "Harvest For The World" for decades the Isley's helped define soul music. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz – veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor these Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with pianist Lenny Marcus: http://www.lennymarcusmusic.com/

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:30pm

It took roughly three weeks for the U.S. to announce some concrete action to help bring back the more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist militants. The International Violence Against Women Act would compel a more immediate and effective response. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Rita Sharma Co-founder of "Women Thrive Worldwide". Can the violence against women be stopped?

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:00pm

Listen now to an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Creedon Jr. (shown, left) and Dave Peterson (shown, right) of the Worcester  Bravehearts.. They talk about bringing baseball back to Fitton Field. This episode aired originally on November 3, 2013.

After one summer off, baseball is back in Worcester. The newest team in town will take the field in the summer of 2014. "Bravehearts" is the contest-winning name that will be displayed on the uniforms the players wear, at Fitton Field where they’ll play, and in the box scores on the sports pages. (Creedon and Peterson are shown, last fall, wearing “Worcester Baseball” jersery, which was the team’s working name pending the outcome of the naming contest.)

Worcester becomes the second Central Massachusetts community to field a team in the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League, based in Chelmsford. The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise.

The Dirt Dawg’s 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. Leominster’s team finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18).

The Worcester and Leominster FCBL teams are the latest forays by Central Mass. into trying to sustain at least one baseball team at a time. The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012.

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