The trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf was born in Lebanon and grew up in France; like his father, he studied Western classical music, but also microtonal Arabic music using a custom-built instrument. His latest project in a career full of cross-pollinating ventures was inspired by the late Umm Kulthum, the Arab world's greatest vocalist. With the arranging help of pianist Frank Woeste and some major American talent, he constructed a jazz take on one of her greatest suites, "Alf Leila Wa Leila" ("1001 Nights") and recorded it on an album called Kalthoum. Tonight, Jazz Night In America features a performance of this music from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center, and takes a closer look into the intersecting worlds of Kulthum and Maalouf.
Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story, writer/editor Gerald Moore who worked at the magazine in its glory years recalls the dizzying excitement and glamor of its fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. His story is a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author/journalist Gerald Moore.
Can making and reading comics help doctors better understand what their patients are going through? Can graphic art also help doctors express what their experiences are to a wider public? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with IAN WILLIAMS, visual artist and illustrator, a medical doctor and an independent humanities scholar and MK CZERWEIC, a nurse and comics artist. They are two of the authors of the GRAPHIC MEDICINE MANIFESTO. Tune in and find out what drawing comics can add to our understanding of the experience of being ill.
Food allergies seem to be everywhere today, but did people historically also suffer from allergies to peanuts or shellfish? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with MATTHEW SMITH, senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre of the Social History of Health and Healthcare. His new book is a fascinating account of the history of food allergies and the evolution of medicine’s understanding of this sometimes life-threatening condition: ANOTHER PERSON’S POISON: A HISTORY OF FOOD ALLERGY.
When saxophonist, composer, songwriter and teacher, Roy Nathanson celebrated longtime friendships through at a two week residency at The Stone/NYC in 2015, the music was captured in a live recording. Fast-forward, the co-founder of the Jazz Passengers, world-renowned for his avant garde post-bop and free-jazz reunites the musicians Marc Ribot, Arturo O'Farrill, Curtis Fowlkes & Anthony Coleman to celebrate the 2016 Clean Feed Records release of "Nearness & You" || Duets & Improvisations. Nathanson talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about the project and Album Release Concert happening at Brooklyn's Littlefield on Sunday April 17, 2016. Tune in at 1 pm.
VoicePlay's co-founder, bass singer, arranger and aca-innovator Geoff Castellucci joins Host Bonnie Johnson to talk about his musical journey that began with classical and jazz piano. Today he shares the stage with the Orlando, Florida-based a cappella collaborative that performs theatrical concerts for all ages. The group gained international acclaim after competing then touring with NBC’s 4th Season of “The Sing-Off”. VoicePlay brings their "music-without-music" to The Hanover Theatre in Worcester on April 10, 2016.
Catch @theVoicePlay @Bonnie_WICN #ColorsOfJazz this Sunday at 12:15 pm
Host Nick Noble brings you four hours of funny, silly, satirical songs to close out April Fool's Week, featuring the Smothers Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Christine Lavin, and much much more!
This week’s DreamFarm Jazz synergy is a culmination of the classic Jazz sensibilities, talents, and temperaments of 4 of New England’s best known players. Heading the band is Nick Goumas, whose steadfast dedication to the Jazz of the early to mid 60’s informs his own original music and his interpretations of the greats. Julie welcomes Nick and his band into the barn for yet another day of swinging dreams. Featuring Nick Goumas on Sax, Steve Hunt on Piano, Bruce Gertz on Bass, Jack Dieffendorf on Drums.
We hear a lot today that the healthcare system is broken and that we have become a nation of “doctor shoppers” who believe that more care, more scans and more drugs means better care. How did we get this way and what can be done about it? Tonight on Inquiry we will look at the history of the patient –doctor relationships and how it has evolved. We talk with NANCY TOMES, professor of history at Stony Brook University about her revealing history: REMAKING THE AMERICAN PATIENT: HOW MADISON AVENUE AND MODERN MEDICINE TURNED PATIENTS INTO CONSUMERS.
Teenage girls today are almost always on cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning journalist NANCY JO SALES about her new book AMERICAN GIRLS: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENAGERS. What she discovered is disturbing and shocking. Don’t miss this show!
Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that odd events like these can happen? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JOSEPH MAZUR, author and emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College to talk about his enjoyable new book FLUKE: THE MATH AND MYTH OF COINCIDENCE.
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