Filmmaker talks about his upcoming PBS Christmas special “Heirloom Meals” and his use of jazz throughout (including Judy Carmichael’s appearance singing a swinging “Winter Wonderland”) and his backstage filming of Michael Jackson during preparation for Michael’s last tour.
Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking. Tune in and learn about the pleasures of lettuce with gravy, making salads with root vegetables, and what to do when you fall out of love with cooking.
Dubbed the Ice Man by a Philadelphia DJ, Butler has had a legendary career. He was the original lead singer of the Impressions, wrote and recorded the classic "For Your Precious Love" and has worked with Gamble & Huff and Motown. Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate Jerry Butler's great musical legacy Monday night. It all starts at 7pm!
For most of us the holidays are a joyous time. However, elderly loved ones living far away can be a source of sadness and frustration. Especially if their health is in decline. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by Jody Gastfriend of Care.com. She has some advice as to how you can develop a care plan for elderly loved ones that gives everyone piece of mind.
This week on Inquiry we talk with Madeline Miller. Ms Miller teaches Latin and Ancient Greek and has studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for modern audiences. Her first novel is The Song of Achilles, a dramatic and complex retelling of the story of Achilles and the Trojan War through the eyes of Achilles' romantic interest, Patroclus. Tune in and learn about how Madeline Miller fleshed out the ancient characters of Achilles, Patroclus, Agamemnon and re-imagined the gods to create this engaging and thrilling novel.
The passage of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth is called “the Transit of Venus”. It is the rarest eclipse in our solar system and occurs typically only twice every century. In the Eighteenth Century, it was of critical importance to observe and carefully measure the Transit of Venus because it would allow a more precise measurement the distances of the planets from the sun. More importantly, these numbers could be used in calculating nautical longitude. The country that could best measure longitude ruled the seas. Tune in tonight when we talk with journalist and author Mark Anderson about his latest book that follows several Venus transit expeditions to the ends of the earth in 1761 and 1769. These scientist adventurers braved wars, disease, hostile locals, and horrible weather all to observe a distant planet pass in front of the sun. Anderson’s amazing book is titled The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and The Race To Track The Transit of Venus.
Considered the most demanded pianist in jazz by The New York Times, Mulgrew Miller performs with his trio at the 10th Anniversary of The KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center. This exceptionally talented and "harmonically diverse" group join Dee Dee Bridgewater for this week's segment of JazzSet.
On this week's Folk Revival Nick Noble will be servicing your requests with some of your favorites, new releases, and a live visit from Jed Marum!
In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong? Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid was a legendary intellectual corporate leader that started out doing research in polarizing filters and ended up revolutionizing photography by creating a totally new technology of film development. As a company, Polaroid was also known for supporting artists like Ansel Adams. Tune in tonight for a history of this amazing corporation when we speak with CHRISTOPHER BONANOS, writer and editor at New York Magazine. His new outstanding and profusely illustrated history is titled INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID.
Jazz composer talks about being the first musician to win a Grammy with a CD released exclusively on the internet and her influences from stride piano to The Fifth Dimension.
The Nazis reviled Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and considered it a danger to the Third Reich. They referred to it as the worst example of “Jewish science” and “scientific dadaism”. Why was Einstein’s work on space and time such a threat to the Nazis? Was there something uniquely Jewish about how Einstein came up with his theory? Tune in tonight for a unique and thought-provoking conversation with STEVEN GIMBEL. He is the Edwin T. and Cynthea Shearer Johnson Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. His new book is EINSTEIN’S JEWISH SCIENCE: PHYSICS AT THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS AND RELIGION.
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