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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

A lineup of sixty songs, from A-Z, specially selected by the founders of the band Wolfpen, featuring artists like Joan Baez, Ellis Paul, Phil Ochs, John Prine, Joel Rafael, Woody Guthrie, Switchfoot, Robbie Robertson, Sabrina Carpenter, the Seekers, My Silent Bravery, the Pozo-Seco Singers, Dar Williams, the Decemberists, Dan Folgleberg, the Johnson Girls, Birdy, Simon & Garfunkel, the Highwaymen, Burl Ives, Tom Rush, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, Cadence Carroll, John Denver, the New Christy Minstrels, the Byrds, Chad & Jeremy, Kate Wolf, and MANY. A big-tent eclectic mix highlighting very personal themes, this particular show is the epitome of the Big Bill Broonzy/Louis Armstrong statement that "All music is FOLK music, 'cause I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.


Earl Grant Lawrence - Flute, Saxophone
Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

This show focuses on the collaborative "artwork" of Miles Davis and his partner for many years, Jo Gelbard.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

At least 51% of American school children live below the government’s threshold for low income. Low income for children can often mean a life of stress, chaos and uncertainty and this can lead to poor success at school. How can we ensure that these children succeed at learning? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and journalist  PAUL TOUGH about his important new book HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED: WHAT WORKS AND WHY. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Education activist and Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, Mark Naison, discusses the history and cultural significance of jazz.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:00pm

A special evening of PERFORMANCE /ART: including poets like Charles Amirkanian and John Giorno; performance artists like Diamanda Galas, Laurie Anderson and the Residents, and even some who have been both rockers and artists, like Eno, Devo, Bjork and Jenny Hval. AND IF ALL THAT WASN’T ENOUGH:  we will be featuring lots of new music too! So stay up late and tune in for a unique evening of untypical sounds with host Uncle Mark.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of the architects of soul music. From his early days forming Chicago soul and his work with The Impressions, to his solo work, his classic "Superfly" soundtrack and his socially conscious messages, Mayfield is a soul legend! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

In an era where the jazz standard songbook is ever expanding into the 21st century, The Ladybugs look back at the Disney catalogue. The Ladybugs are a young, band rooted in the vocal harmony jazz tradition but draw on elements of hot swing, American folk music and blues. Jazz Night in America dives into how the group developed on the New York ‘hot' jazz scene and what new things can be done with the Disney songbook.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 10:30pm

When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change the Supreme Court. With four appointments to the court, including Warren E. Burger as the chief justice, he did just that. In 1969, the Burger Court succeeded the famously liberal Warren Court, which had significantly expanded civil liberties and was despised by conservatives across the country. The Burger Court is often described as a “transitional” court between the liberal Warren Court and the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, a court where little of importance happened. But in his new book, "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" noted law professor and author Michael Graetz details how the Burger court had indeed made land-mark decisions many of which exist to this very day.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Michael Graetz.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 9:00pm

Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge about his fascinating new book: BATTLING THE GODS: ATHEISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. During the middle years of the 20th Century, graphic artists working for technical corporations and journals had to creatively depict some of the important new components for advertisements and promotional material. These artists employed the visual language of Modernism to make cathode ray tubes, printed circuits, punch cards, sonar, radar and semiconductors look interesting and colorful. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with cultural historian and archivist MEGAN PRELINGER about her new book INSIDE THE MACHINE: ART AND  INVENTION  IN THE ELECTONIC AGE

Inquiry welcomes award-winning cartoonist, painter and educator CAROL TYLER to discuss her complex and moving new book SOLDIER’S HEART: THE CAMPAIGN TO UNDERSTAND MY WWII VETERAN FATHER. A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR.


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