Two thirds of Americans and Europeans no longer experience real night. Light pollution from numerous malls, parking lots, streetlights and sports fields have bleached our night sky so that we can only see a tiny fraction of the stars that are above us every night. Very few people can now see the Milky Way. But this is not just an aesthetic issue. All this over lighting is costing us with surprising negative health effects, high energy bills and horrible environmental consequences. But what can be done? Tune in to Inquiry tonight, when we talk with PAUL BOGARD who teaches creative non-fiction at James Madison University. He talks about his important new book THE END OF NIGHT: SEARCHING FOR NATURAL DARKNESS IN AN AGE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.
Writer James Gavin discusses his biographies on Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee and the combination of great talent and great heart that inspired him to write about these three greats.
Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate the birthdate of one of Motown's most underrated artists. Tammi, along with Marvin Gaye, scored seven Top 40 hits, including "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" & "You're All I Need to Get By". Some great Motown on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!
Joe Henderson’s distinctive lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop, blues, bossa nova and his big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators celebrate the man’s lifetime of invention. We feature pianist Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and Chris Potter to mark the late Joe Henderson’s birthday.
In the new book, GENDER INTELLIGENCE, the forces that create the current condition of gender inequality are revealed for the first time. This has led to a shift in thinking about the issue. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Barbara Annis and exposes why forcing quotas and downplaying the differences between men and women continue to fail us and are not the answers.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Alan Sager, professor of health policy at and management at Boston University and director of BU’s Health Reform Program. They talk about why America's health-care system is sick - and how to heal it. This episode aired originally on September 22, 2013.
A familiar and legally challenged for-profit hospital chain has returned to Central Massachusetts. The 49-hospital Tenet Healthcare has agreed to repurchase Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center, with campuses in Framingham and Natick, plus the 26 other hospitals owned by another for-profit, Vanguard Health Systems, in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.
A decade-long legal cloud continues to cast a dark shadow over Tenet. One longtime expert on the local and national health-care market is Alan Sager of Boston University School of Public Health. Allowing Tenet to run hospitals on a for-profit basis, he maintains, is like letting the proverbial fox guard the chicken coop.
This would be the case, Sager says, if all of the requirements of a truly free and functioning marketplace existed in the health-care sector. But, he adds, America’s health-care system meets none of those requirements.
In the end, according to Sager, for-profits chains such as Tenet and their shareholders will continue to use “legal financial machinations” in order to prosper, with this market dysfunction driven by an “oversupply of money looking for high-return, safe investments.” In the meantime, many–if not most–consumers will remain quite confounded by America’s health-care system - and continue paying a steep price.
Why does it seem that more people with unconventional lifestyles live in Florida? Is it the climate that attracts fringe groups? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with intrepid journalist and free-lance writer LYNN WADDELL who has spent time with a number of these people and groups with very alternative lifestyles. Tune in and learn about Joe Redner who owns the lap dance capital of the world and has been voted “best troublemaker” in Tampa. We also discuss the numerous UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze and the numerous carny folk of Showtown. Waddell’s book is titled FRINGE FLORIDA: TRAVELS AMONG MUD BOGGERS, FURRIES, UFOLOGISTS, NUDISTS AND OTHER LOVERS OF UNCONVENTIONAL LIFESTYLES.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk about some of the most unique creatures in the oceans when we speak with STEPHEN R. PALUMBI, Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. His new book, written with his son writer and journalist Anthony R. Palumbi is titled THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book is a run down of some of the life found in the deepest, most shallow, coldest and warmest parts of the world’s oceans. This is natural history at it’s best. Tune in and learn about worms that turn snails into zombies, fish that skip over the land and a coral that has been growing since before the pyramids were built.
It's JAZZ Plus... MODERN DANCE when rehearsal director & guest artist MATTHEW RUSHING of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater talks with WICN's Bonnie Johnson about the repertory dance company and their upcoming performances presented by the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston.
Born in Rogers, TX in 1921 and passing in 1989, Alvin Ailey founded the dance company in 1958 and was the first African American choreographer to gain international recognition. Mr. Ailey had a strong desire to incorporate the music of his heritage including jazz, gospel and spirituals which is reflected in the company's modern dance repertoire.
Lauded for it's community outreach and global appeal, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is passing on this amazing art form along with the music from generation to generation.Audiences will hear the music of Duke Ellington among others when the dancers take the stage at Citi Wang Theater on May 1-4, 2014. Listen Now.
Acoustic guitar duo Strunz & Farah talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about their new album, Moods and Visions. The 2014 release was self-produced on their own label Selva Records and features new compositions with multi-cultural rhythmic grooves. Celebrating 35 years of playing & recording together, the band performs live at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8 & 10pm. Tune in at 4pm.
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