The bandstand wasn’t big enough for Stan Kenton’s musical ideas. His big brassy sound brought dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and great West Coast innovators including Bill Holman, Anita O’Day, and jazz master Lee Konitz. Konitz joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.
America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple. Her new book, Ecstatic Nation takes a look back at how this country handled such issues.
Inquiry welcomes back artist CARRIE CRANE. Her latest series of work is the result of her artistic responses to a researcher’s work in the Clark University Physics Department. Andreea Panaitescu was examining “the order and disorder of packing spheres in a confined cube. Carrie Crane’s fascinating and beautiful work inspired by this research can be seen in the group show that Carrie curated: BLINDED BY SCIENCE, currently on view at the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RICHARD A. BRADLEY, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. His new guide COMMON SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA has already proven to be the source of information about the identification and behavior of spiders. Tonight on PART 2 of our conversation, we talk about spider behavior and spider senses, the amazing Jumping Spiders, the mystery of the orb weaver webs and the amazing defense of Cellar Spiders, Tune in and you will never look at spiders the same again.
What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is CRAIG CHILDS, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is APOCALYPTIC PLANET: FIELD GUIDE TO THE EVERENDING EARTH.
The Green River Formation of the former Fossil Lake in Wyoming contains some of the most detailed and beautiful fossils you have ever seen. These are fossils of fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants that have the quality of a fine work of art. LANCE GRANDE, paleontologist and a curator at the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago has spent over 30 years working on uncovering some of these prehistoric treasures. His new book THE LOST WORLD OF FOSSIL LAKE: SNAPSHOTS FROM DEEP TIME is a stunning visual showcase of these fossils. Tune in and learn about what makes these fossils so special and about life in prehistoric Wyoming
Composer/pianist Rob Schwimmer has worked with top artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler. He has also penned scores for Oscar-winning short films and is a master of the theremin (known for the music heard in classic horror films). He joins host Feinstein to talk about the endurance of standards and to perform a few of his favorites.
New Orleans bassist Roland Guerin and I met and recorded our conversation and playing on stage at the 2013 Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, where we discussed his New Orleans roots and favorite jazz.
Motown historian Tom Ingrassia joins host Tom Shaker for Motown history and music on this week's show. Tom has also worked with legendary soul artists The Velvelettes and was the creative director for Mary Wilson of The Supremes. It all starts at 7pm!!
In November 2008, a small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to Afghanistan, then considered America’s “good war.” They were part of the Pentagon’s controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield, a program, called the Human Terrain System, that is driven by the notion that you can’t win a war if you don’t understand the enemy and his culture. The field team in Afghanistan that day included an intrepid Texas blonde, a former bodyguard for Afghan president Hamid Karzai, and an ex-military intelligence sergeant who had come to Afghanistan to make peace with his troubled past. But not all goes as planned. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Columbia University Professor and author, Vanessa Gezari. Her new book "The Tender Soldier" is riveting.
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