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Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents The Simon Bolivar Big Band. For the past 40 years, El Sistema has brought free classical music, instruments and lessons to a quarter million underprivileged kids in Venezuela.  The cream of the crop perform for sellout crowds at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Five years ago they started a new ensemble - The Simon Bolivar Big Band. We’ll hear them play Dizzy Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and learn why jazz is a lot more than just music.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:30pm

Can the earth continue to feed it's inhabitants without depleting all our natural resources? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with National Geographic's Joel Bourne. In his new book, "The End of Plenty" Bourne  introduces us to the farmers whose innovations and dedication may very well save us from famine. Bourne takes readers from his family farm to international agricultural hot spots searching for a new land ethic that can sustainably feed us all.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 9:00pm

For over 900 years, cotton was the world’s most important manufacturing industry. It was a “global web of agriculture, commerce and industrial production” that ranged from the Americas and Britain to Egypt, Anatolia, India and Brazil. But this was commerce dependent on brutal slavery, staggering social inequality and frightening factory conditions. How did such a system evolve? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with SVEN BECKERT, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University about his new eye-opening social and economic history: EMPIRE OF COTTON: A GLOBAL HISTORY

Tonight on Inquiry, KATHLEEN A. BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at LaSalle University, returns to Inquiry to talk about her previous book HOOKING UP: SEX, DATING, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON CAMPUS. Ms Bogle’s research offers fascinating insight into what really happens in the culture of hooking up on campus, how far do students go during a hook up, and gender differences that exist in expectations from a hook up. Do people still date? What happens when students graduate? What about virginity? Tune in for a serious and revealing discussion on sex and relationships on today’s campuses.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

Playing tracks from some of the most talented women in the region: Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey, Ari Charbonneau, Sandy Haddon, Mary Casiello, just to name a few. Also, live in the studio will be special guests Laura Siersema, Sarah Huber, and Kat Kennedy. Plenty of great music from modern women of folk here in New England.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Featuring:

“How Sweet It Is”
Tracy Clark Quartet

“Inspiration”
“Mama Africa”
Albino Mbie

“All That Love”
The Amethyst Group

“Veil”
Julie Lavender with The Amethyst Group

“Buscayando Guayaba”
Los Soneros de las Seis

“Sweet Prince”
Julie Lavender with Eugene Friesen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:30am

Reading existed long before the written word. Writing is a craft, a learned skill. From the ancient cuneiform of Mesopotamia through the alphabets of Ancient Greece and beyond the invention of the printing press, the written word has continuously changed those that write it and read it. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with MATTHEW BATTLES, writer and program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University about his amazing new history: PALIMPSET: A HISTORY OF THE WRITTEN WORD.  

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:30am

Just a few years after the end of our conflict with Britain, the newly formed country of America was in poor financial condition. The country owed lots of money and the only way to get the needed funds was to raise taxes on farmers and landowners. Many of those farmers were deep in debt and in danger of losing their farms, lands and possessions. Finally enough was enough and organized bands of “Regulators” blocked courts and some resorted to violent insurrection in Massachusetts. It was a revolution on the heels of another revolution and the future of the United States was at stake. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SEAN CONDON, an associate professor and chair of the History Department at Merrimack College about his new history of SHAY’S REBELLION: AUTHORITY AND DISTRESS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

Second part of Judy’s conversation with the Grammy winning vocalist/composer.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Choro, which means “to cry” in Portuguese, is a genre often referred to as “The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil.” Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen leads Choro Aventuroso, a culmination of both her affinity and intense study of Choro music as part of an international community of jazz players during her days studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her group will play waltzes, mazurkas and African-Brazilian rhythms such as the Lundu, all of which help characterize the essence of Choro.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 10:30pm

With Israeli-Arab conflict continually in the news, an unbiased look into why efforts toward peace consistently fail could not be more important. In his new book, THE TWO-STATE DELUSION: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives  author and veteran peace negotiator, Padraig O’Malley, makes a controversial and revolutionary argument that the most sought-after solution is, in fact, the least feasible. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Padraig O'Malley about his book and his reasoning.

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