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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 9:00pm

NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, returns to Inquiry to discuss what is new at FAM (there is always something new happening there). Joining Nick is photographer ELEANOR BRIGGS, whose stunning photographs can be seen in the exhibition “Morning Light” now at FAM.

What would Plato think of an MRi of his brain or a visit to the Google campus? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN to talk about her new book: PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY. This book is a wonderful and witty demonstration of why studying Classical Philosophy is still important today as well as an enlightening investigation into why Socrates and Plato emerged as the fathers of philosophy at that particular time in Ancient Greece.

Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Vocalist Alicia Olatuja talks with Bonnie Johnson about her musical journey including the solo debut album "Timeless" and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. The classically trained mezzo-soprano brings her flair for jazz, soul, gospel and world music to the stage by the seaside at Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, August 14, 2015, 8 pm, 

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

This week on Saturday Night Fish Fry Norm will have four pairs of tickets to the Gloucester Blues Festival.  A pair of tickets can be yours for a $60.00 donation to WICN. Norm will be taking call throughout the show. More information about the Gloucester Blues Festival can be found at http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 8:00am

For our Saturday Swing Session we have a very special guest Eddie Mekka! Eddie Mekka is a Worcester Native, and "The Big Ragoo" from the hit 70's show "Laverne and Shirley". Eddie will be live in the studio performing a few standards off of his recently published cd of swing standards.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

On the eve of this year’s Newport Folk Festival, four hours of music from Newport Folk Festivals past. Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, and Joan Baez are just some of the artists we’ll hear. Dylan will even go electric one more time! 
[this is a pre-recorded Evergreen show]

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist, composer arranger, Mark Shilansky assembled a fabulous group musicians combining horns and guitars and keyboards, piano, bass and drums.

This versatile group performed intricate arrangements that brought out the best of all their many talents. Cool originals filled the barn showcasing the unique combination of piano, keys, horns and guitars, and so much more.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

The first of two shows with the vocal virtuoso about his inspirations and his new CD “Passion World”.

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

What's summer without a trip to the Drive-In movies? If there isn't one by you, don't worry. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music, foods and movies of the classic Drive-In on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Introducing Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation. Roberts’ new 11-piece ensemble - featuring many of his younger protégé - perform original material by Roberts and the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Chick Corea, and Horace Silver. We speak to Roberts and the members of the ensemble about the formation of the band in Tallahassee, Florida and explore what it means to teach jazz through mentorship.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 10:30pm

Anxiety and fear are natural responses to threats.  When they become excessive in duration, frequency, or intensity, an anxiety disorder arises.  These conditions are the most prevalent of psychiatric problems, affecting about forty million adults in the United States, roughly 20 % of the population. Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand fear and anxiety. Now, in his new book ANXIOUS: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety LeDoux sheds light on this menacing condition. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Joseph LeDoux about his book and his research.

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