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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz - veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor the 2012 Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Monday one of our dear friends, Kate McGarry, calls in on Jazz New England. Her latest release "Girl Talk" is another critical success and Kate will be performing in New England this week. Join us for some good time fun with Kate McGarry at 2 pm.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:30pm

Few US companies will change their  corporate culture  simply  because it is the "right thing to do." Change in corporate cultures come about because of a compelling business reason to do so, and every workplaces is at that critical point. So how does the American workplace embrace change and embrace employees? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by author and consultant Caroline Turner, CEO of "Different WORKS".

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 9:00pm

All of us feel like we have a unified consciousness, a “self” that acts with a purpose that resides inside the head of this biological machine of our body. It is that little person inside our heads that makes us who we are. But recent startling findings in the neurosciences tell a very different story. Our brains function as a collection of decentralized complex systems and disunited processes that are integrated much like the programs on our PC. So how come we feel so single minded? Our very special guest tonight is DR. MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA, Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind; President of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute and Founding Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project. His new book WHO’S IN CHARGE? FREE WILL AND THE SCIENCE OF THE BRAIN is a wonderful review of the latest findings of neurology and details what these studies tell us about where the “I” is located physically in the brain and what consciousness may be.

Scientology often describes itself as “the fastest growing religion in the world”. But this is difficult for an outsider to confirm as it is also a very secretive religion. Reporter, writer and editor JANET REITMAN has spent five years researching the history, beliefs and organization of Scientology and has written a fascinating book on what she discovered: INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MOST SECRETIVE RELIGION. Tune in tonight and learn about Scientology’s beginnings with L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics and how those beliefs grew into the massive organized religion known as Scientology.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 4:00pm

Celebrate Public Radio Music Month with diversity in world music and the arts as host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Curator Jean Borgatti of the Fitchburg Art Museum to discuss the opening of their new "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity" exhibit. This upcoming showcase of world-class African art opens on Sunday, April 15th  with an African festival that features food, fun and the expressions of music and dance. Be sure to tune for a visit with special guests and a global fusion of African beats, soul and jazz!

For more information on the exhibit, please visit http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/assets/Wrapped%20In%20Pride%20Press%20Release.pdf

 

 

 

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Cuban guitarist has been based in the U.S. for nearly two decades. He still sings in Spanish almost exclusively, and his imagination is vivid as he conjures Johnny's Dream Club as a venue -- perhaps a romantic, divey haunt -- in a long-lost New Orleans. With some of New York's top Latin jazz musicians to fulfill his vision, Formell sits at the center, singing and strumming.

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

We celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the City of Worcester on Friday, April 13th in the performance studio as Mayor Joe Petty declares "Jazz Day." The mayor will make the official proclamation while you enjoy the sounds of the WICN-Worcester Jazz All-Stars. Dick Odgren, Bob Simonelli, Rich Ardizone, Pete LeVeque & Mark Holovnia will perform on this special day.  Tune in at 2 pm on Friday and help us celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:00pm

Featuring the best-known folk artists of the popular, commercial Folk Revival from 1948-1973 or so: Burl Ives, The Weavers, Harry Belafonte, The Tarriers, The Kingston Trio, The Limeliters, The Brothers Four, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Joan Baez, The Highwaymen, Bob Dylan, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, The New Christy Minstrels, and many more!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Divine Miss M—singer, actress, and comedian Bette Midler—is Feinstein’s guest for an hour of pure radio fun. Midler opens a crate of favorite tunes from her record collection—from Louis Jordan to vintage Hawaiian music to Destiny’s Child, along with stories from her multi-faceted career. Feinstein presents her with a solo arrangement of "I'll Be There," a song written for her by the legendary songwriting team Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

This edition of Jazz Inspired revisits Judy Carmichael's 2005 conversation with Broadway composer Stephen Flaherty (“Ragtime”) who discusses his evolution as a composer and how he draws on jazz for inspiration.

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