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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:30am

It was the end of the 20th century and CDs had become a third-rate technology that no college student cared about. They were too busy on illegal file sharing sites downloading their music their way. Journalist and writer STEPHEN WITT ‘s new book is titled HOW MUSIC GOT FREE: THE END OF AN INDUSTRY, THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AND THE PATIENT ZERO OF PIRACY. This book is a detailed history of the invention of the MP3, an account of music industry’s complete lack of understanding of what this technology meant for CD sales and the wild story of a man who became a music piracy addict. This is an outstanding history of technology and music. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:30pm

Artist, writer and musician LEAH HAYES has created a graphic novel type guide to what it is like to go through an abortion. It is a calm, sensitive and common sense description about what will happen to you every step along the way. This is a women’s health book like no other. Tune in tonight as we discuss NOT FUNNY HA-HA: A HANDBOOK FOR SOMETHING HARD. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer ABIGAIL SANTAMARIA. Her new biography is titled JOY: POET, SEEKER, AND THE WOMAN WHO CAPTIVATED C.S. LEWIS. Joy Davidman was a passionate writer, poet, dedicated member of the American Communist Party and atheist till she read the writings of C.S. Lewis. Then she became deeply religious and gave up her life in America to meet Lewis in Britain. This became one of the greatest literary love stories of the century. Tune in and find out why.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

With his group The Lone Sharks, Gene Casey carries on the tradition of Western Swing, roots music and old style rock and roll. He discusses the continuing appeal of this music and his soundtrack writing for “Justified”, “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Killing Season”.

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

It just doesn't get any better than Otis Redding! The "Big O" defined 1960s soul music with his raw, explosive voice and his great songwriting. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of Otis Redding on this week's program. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

"My father was born and grew up along Highway 61, way up in Minnesota, not far from Bob Dylan's childhood home. That road starts in New Orleans, follows the Mississippi River, up through the Delta, Memphis, St. Louis, Davenport, all the way up to the Canadian border. To think of the music that has sprung from up, down, and all along this way is truly staggering. The main artery. I am excited, humbled, and honored to have this opportunity to explore some of the many possibilities with these great musicians. I can't wait to dive in." - Bill Frisell. In the grand series finale of two years and six dynamic performances of the Roots of Americana series, Guitarist Bill Frisell, along with saxophonist Greg Osby, cornetist Ron Miles, pianist Craig Taborn, and drummer Kenny Wollesen, embarks on a musical journey along the revered route, which Bob Dylan famously immortalized in 1965. Join us for a profoundly historic sojourn realized by Frisell through his unique embodiment of the American landscape.

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:30pm

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society-on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health-Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with John Markoff about his new book:" Machines Of Loving Grace".  Wondering if you'll be replaced by robots soon? Tune in and find out.

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat Steve Jones-D'Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Jill Dagilis (shown, center), executive director of the Worcester Community Action Council, and Charla Hixon (shown, right), director of WCAC’s Jobs and Education Center. They talk about ending family homelessness. (They are posing with Ellen Ganley, WCAC's director of development.) This episode aired originally on May 10, 2015.

WCAC was started in 50 years ago – in 1965 - as the locally designated “community action” agency for the federal Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency for 18 education and social-service programs.

The mission of WCAC, which is the federally mandated antipoverty agency for Central Massachusetts, is “helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.” More than 130 employees serve more than 72,000 individuals and families through 18 programs and services annually.

WCAC’s offices are located in downtown Worcester, Southbridge, Spencer, Millbury, and Oxford.

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:00pm

Returning to Inquiry tonight is Executive Director of ARTSWORCESTER, JULIET FEIBEL. She will be talking about the Material Needs Grant Exhibition. With her in the studio is one of the artists in the exhibition, VICTOR PACHECO, whose work has been exhibited recently at the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Worcester Center for Crafts. For this show, Victor’s work is inspired by the city of Worcester’s water supply!  For more information about this exciting exhibit, go to Arts Worcester’s website: http://artsworcester.org/
To see Victor’s work, please visit his website: http://www.vicpacheco.com/

HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS, drops by Inquiry to talk about the Centers new stunning show of enamel works: ALCHEMY 3: VISION+PASSION+CREATION. Joining her in the studio is one of the artists in the show, DIANE SEILER. For more information, go to the Worcester Center for Crafts website: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Award-winning pianist, composer Justin Kauflin talks with Bonnie Johnson about his Quincy Jones produced, Jazz Village recording Dedication and U.S. tour that will bring him to Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  Kauflin discovered piano after losing his vision at age 11 and began a musical journey that lead him jazz studies at William Paterson University after graduating high school at the top of his class. A recent, highly acclaimed documentary "Keep On Keepin' On" chronicles's Kauflin's relationship with his mentor, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who he met while attending college. Tune in at 12 pm to hear his inspiring story.

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