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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, chair of Ivy Child International’s First Annual Mindful Kids Yogathon. They talk about the business of helping each child achieve their best. This episode aired originally on March 2, 2014.

Ivy Child is a non-profit organization for “teaching children to use their mindfulness, self-regulation and leadership to build their resilience, emotional intelligence and healthy habits for life.” On April 5, Ivy Child, which is based in both Georgia and Worcester, held New England’s first Mindful Kids Yogathon at the Boys and Girls Club in Worcester.  

Mayor Wong, one of Ivy Child’s board members, is at the forefront of an important movement in child health. She is also in her fourth two-year term as mayor of the City of Fitchburg - having won her latest re-election last fall. Mayor Wong was first elected to that office in 2007 at the age of 28. She is the first minority mayor in Fitchburg and the first female Asian-American mayor in Massachusetts.

Mayor Wong has become known throughout the state as one of the most effective leaders in economic restructuring, environmental-affairs, and redevelopment projects. She and Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll co-chair the MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, which “envisions vibrant midsize cities driving regional economies.”

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 9:00pm

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns to Inquiry to talk about all his new projects: His new book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, the next volume in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a new title in the Platypus Police Squad series and the Comics Squad : Recess book, a wonderful anthology of young people’s comics writers and authors. All this and  a trip to the Library of Congress too. PLUS: 2 SPECIAL GUEST STARS!

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She has done years of research that included talking with teens about how they use and view the social media. What she found out will surprise you. Boyd’s book is titled: IT’S COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Some tracks from artists who were at the 2014 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL—Nickel Creek and Dan Blakeslee, to name just two—over the first two hours; over the last two hours, Bob Dylan songs covered by other artists (Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Ian & Sylvia, Pete Seeger, the Byrds, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Jefferson Starship, and even Mylie Cyrus, to name just a few).

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:00am

Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases. But he came from a slave holding family and opposed emancipation. How can we explain this apparent contrast in his attitudes to race? Associate Professor of History at Notre Dame LINDA PRZYBYZEWSKI has written a very untraditional biography of this justice that looks in depth at the ideas Justice Harlan had on religion, race and rights to explain his voting record. Tune in tonight for an in depth discussion on THE REPUBLIC ACCORDING TO JOHN MARSHALL HARLAN. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Writer and teacher BEVERLY GRAY returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography RON HOWARD: FROM MAYBERRY TO THE MOON…AND BEYOND. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from an early age dreamed of being a serious film director. Tune in and learn about his early film and television career and how he got his break sitting in the Director’s chair thanks to Roger Corman. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, poet MARTHA SILANO returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection RECKLESS LOVELY: “The Untied States of America”. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with her and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest developed.

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

In 1973, Dobie Gray's hit single "Drift Away" went gold.  A decade earlier his "The In Crowd" landed in the Top 10. Long revered in the Northern Soul scene and on the country music charts, Dobie Gray leaves a rich musical legacy. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate this "lost soul's' birthday. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Monty Alexander discovered jazz at a Nat King Cole concert and played his first New York gig at Sinatra's old haunt called "Jilly's." Alexander offers fresh, inventive readings on "Sweet Lorraine," "Come Fly with Me," and more - with vocalists James DeFrances and Allan Harris. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:30pm

There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet today, and our numbers keep growing. That means more crowds, more traffic, more pollution…and less room for wildlife. The Center for Biological Diversity wants to know what living in a world of 7 billion looks like and feels like. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with Stephanie Feldstein, of The Center for Biological Diversity about this pressing problem.

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