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Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Chuck Marble, CEO of Elevation Brands, which is based in Framingham. They talk about bringing mission-driven foods to the table.

Newly formed Elevation Brands is determined to make the world a better, healthier place by bringing mission-driven foods to the table. The company will source, manufacture and market products that help solve common environmental, sustainability and health issues. Elevation Brands’ two charter brands are pioneers in their respective categories. Ian's Natural Foods, of which Chuck Marble had been CEO immediately prior to heading up Elevation Brands, produces 30 all-natural, allergy-friendly versions of favorite foods, including chicken nuggets and French bread pizza. These give children and adults whose diets are severely restricted by food allergies and Celiac disease the ability to enjoy the same foods as their friends and families. Blue Horizon Wild uses only sustainably sourced, wild-caught fish and shellfish in its frozen-seafood entrees, sides and snacks.

The formation of Elevation Brands was led by Renewal2, a Vancouver-based social-investment fund supporting companies that create healthy, sustainable environmental and social impacts. While Elevation Brands will provide all operations, manufacturing, sales and marketing activities, both Ian's and Blue Horizon Wild will continue to be marketed as distinct consumer brands.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight’s guest is writer and editor JOY M. KISER. When she was an Assistant Librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ms Kiser saw on display a truly beautiful book from the late nineteenth Century illustrating birds nests. Created  by one Genevieve Estelle Jones it was titled Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. Kiser discovered that this was virtually a lost book. Although the lithographs rivaled those of Audubon, few people knew of the books existence. As Kiser researched the history of the book and of the Jones family, she uncovered an incredible story of determination, passion,  tragedy and family love.  Tune in tonight for a remarkable story of unique woman of the late 1800s and her formerly lost  book that has now been published so we can all enjoy Jones’s work. Kiser’s book which includes full color reproductions of all of the plates of Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Ohio is titled AMERICA’S  OTHER AUDUBON.

On August 31, 1886 a powerful earthquake devastated Charleston, South Carolina leaving most of the city in ruins and most of the residents living on the streets. Tonight’s guests, writer SUSAN MILLAR WILLIAMS and writer/editor STEPHEN G. HOFFIUS have written a compelling history of this natural disaster that links the story to issues of race, class, urban development and even labor. This is a fascinating and complex and important chapter in the history of America that almost no one knows about. Join us tonight as Williams and Hoffius discuss their book UPHEAVAL IN CHARLESTON: EARTHQUAKE AND MURDER ON THE EVE OF JIM CROW.

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

A fourth-generation Cuban musician now in New York, Formell and his group Johnny's Dream Club (named for a long-ago jazz spot) create a haunting, floating musical poem. Hear guitar from Havana with shades of New Orleans and Spanish lyrics. Guest Harvey Wainapel on clarinet.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

This week's edition of Folk Revival features songs sung at summer camps, songs from Dick & Beth Best's book SONGFEST (1938, 1941, 1954 editions),songs from the 2004 CD BRANTWOOD CAMP IN SONG, songs from The Folk Tradition's CAMPFIRE CD, songs from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, and much more. Relive those summer evenings amid the glorious hills and woods-- with a few surprises!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Broadway actress/singer, who wowed audiences with her hilarious, Tony winning turn as Ulla in Broadway’s “The Producers.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:30am

Film maker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS. Shorebirds make dramatic migratory journeys every year, many species traveling from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska all the way south to South America and back again. Along the way, they fuel they fuel their efforts by feeding in very specific areas along the eastern seaboard. Epic Journeys tells the story of three species through dramatic and beautiful footage of the birds and interviews with conservationists and scientists studying these birds. To find out where you can see this film, go to:
http://www.migrationproductions.com/video-epic-journeys

 

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin Jazz was not just the folk process. In the decade between 1946 and 1956, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, and 'Mambo King' Tito Puente brought this irresistible mix to the world. Wendell Pierce hosts as bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalogo and drummer Ignacio Berroa in these Jazz Latin classics, including 'Manteca,' 'Ran Kan Kan,' 'Oye Como Va' and more.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:30pm

For millions of people, sharks have always been something to fear. So why do we obsess over these mesmerizing and mysterious creatures? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by veteran Washington Post columnist, Juliet Eilperin.  In an eye-opening segment Eilperin explains the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the infamous ocean predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature's most awe-inspiring creatures. This is definitely not your typical fish tale.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino interviews Noelle Dalton of The Computer Hospital. They talk about leveraging your computer technology to build your business.

Noelle Dalton regards customer satisfaction as Job 1. Whether you have a single PC, home network or office local-area network, he has the solutions that you need. He started The Computer Hospital in 2005. Previously, he worked for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services as a network administrator, overseeing  a total of 2,500 computers in 50 locations statewide.

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