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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter”, an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:30pm

In The Fight to Vote, best selling author Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders’ debates to today’s challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Michael Waldman. as talks about his latest book.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Raquel Woodard, coordinator of birth-parent and children services for Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. They talk about the business of adoption services. This episode aired originally on January 3, 2016.
Based in Framingham, JFSM provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Since 1982, JFSM’ Adoption Choices, a non-profit, licensed adoption program, has been providing Massachusetts families with comprehensive adoption services. Adoption Choices is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted persons by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services in a progressive program.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks . Triiibe consist of artists: ALICIA CASILIO, KELLY CASILIO, SARA CASILIO and photographer CARY WOLINSKY and filmmaker YARI WOLINSKY. A “must see” exhibition of their work: TRIIIBE: SAME DIFFERENCE is currently at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM till June 5.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( ). We will talk about all the new programs at the museum including TOYS, TRINKETS, AND TREASURES: THE STORY OF THE NESTING DOLL.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Celebrate Women's History Month with the colors of next generation jazz when classically trained cellist-singer, bandleader Marika Hughes talks with Bonnie Johnson about "New York Nostalgia"; the new album she calls a "tone poem" of love letters. Ms. Hughes joins her band Bottom Heavy, pianist Marc Cary and others to pay homage to the New York City she grew up in.

It's about "almost-love" as "The (NPR) Moth" featured story-teller who was raised by jazz club owner parents, trained at Juilliard School and living the legacy of her grandfather, renowned cellist and Holocaust survivor Emanuel Feuerman, reflects on her musical life. Active in music education, Marika has not only played with a myriad of musicians, she has also worked with endangered youth in South Africa and Haiti in conjunction with the nonprofit TRIAD Trust.

On Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Ms. Hughes brings her cello to the front of the stage of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, NYC for a CD Release Celebration with special guests and Bottom Heavy, including Charlie Burnham on violin, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Fred Cash, Jr. on bass and Tony Mason on drums.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Guitarist, singer, composer Cecilia Zabala was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. She is guitarist, singer and composer Throughout her career, she has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and her voice, creating original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition. Her music draws on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinean folklore, the contemporary language of the twentieth century, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music. In this unusual DreamFarm show, hear how Cecelia connected with New Hampshire musicians, pianist, Joe Deleault wind player, Don Davis and learn how their collaboration has spanned the continent and the musical sensibilities of the Americas and hear how it all intersects at DreamFarm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Folk Rock: music from yesterday: We Five, the Byrds, Dylan at New[port, etc.-- and today: Bobtown, Dropkick Murphys, and more. Also a conversation live in the studio with N.E. singer-songwriter Kristen Olsson.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:30am

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ANDREAS MALM, who teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His new book is FOSSIL CAPITAL: THE RISE OF STEAM POWER AND THE ROOTS OF GLOBAL WARMING.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:30pm

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. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

“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. 


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