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Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

Why are some species of birds increasing in numbers while other species numbers are declining? What are the factors that influence a bird’s population? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with IAN NEWTON, ornithologist, applied scientist and a leading expert on bird ecology and biogeography. His new book BIRD POPULATIONS describes what we know scientifically about the avian population dynamics. Tonight we talk about how global climate change will affect bird distribution and migration and how severe winters, like the one we just experienced here in New England, affects bird numbers

Writer LYANDA LYNN HAUPT returns to Inquiry to talk about her book CROW PLANET: ESSENTIAL WISDOM FROM THE URBAN WILDERNESS. Crows are all around us even in cities and as Lyanda writes they are the single most often encountered native wild animals we are likely to see. And everyone has a crow story. Part of the reason is that crows are very intelligent and display elements of reasoning and even imagination. Crows also allow us to enter the world of wild nature that is right outside our door. Forget Hitchcock’s The Birds, tune in and learn just how fascinating these birds really are.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Bonnie Johnson presents the legacy of live jazz at Newport.  From the vocal expressions of Bobby McFerrin to the high energy brass of Trombone Shorty, celebrate the Colors of Newport Jazz Festival with artists past and present plus... everyone in between.  Tune in at 4 pm.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble explores and celebrates the rich history of the Newport Folk Festival.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

New Orleans singer talks about growing up in this musical city, his famous family and how starring on TV’s Treme has changed his life.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey. Steve's got another incredible set of little heard, soul-inspired dance tunes from a wild array of artists! It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

An acoustic cocktail mixed by the masters: saxophonist Phil Woods, pianist Cedar Walton, and trombonist Steve Turre. Real club jazz -- shaken, stirred, and captured live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

From its start in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet had a cool, understated style that belied its complexity. Pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Kenny Clarke combined classical music structures with the deep swing of jazz. Our quartet - drummer Lewis Nash, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Peter Washington, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson - honors the late modern masters. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:30pm

When it comes to purchasing new software, many organizations do so to increase efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. This is particularly true of nonprofits, which often have limited staff and busy schedules. However, what many non-profits are experiencing is high fees attributed to poor customer service. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30  when Al speaks with  Lomesh Shah of NonProfitEasy  about this ongoing problem.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm

Writer ARLO CRAWFORD grew up on his parent’s organic farm in rural Pennsylvania but left as soon as he could. He returned to the farm as an adult to work a season and better understand what his parents had accomplished in their decades efforts to grow fruits and vegetables in a business that is always uncertain and the threat from bad weather is always present. Tune in tonight when we talk about Crawford’s book about his season on the farm: A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A MEMOIR.

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

The 7th Annual FOLK REVIVAL BASEBALL SHOW -- four hours of baseball-related songs and lots of fun during the All Star Break. The amazing Joe Boudreau may stop by to assist host Nick Noble in this adventure.

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