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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with photographer RUBY RAY. Her new book, which also contains a great CD, is titled FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: CALIFORNIA PUNK 1977-81. This collection of photos documents the bands and people that made the punk scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco featuring photographs of bands like D.O.A.; the Mutants, X; and Devo. She has also written and produced a more extensive  e-book on the subject titled PUNK PASSAGE: A TRAGICOMIC ROMP THRU THE HARDCORE AXIS OF THE SF/LA PUNK SCENE 1977-1981. (photograph by Ruby Ray of the band X)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

Brazilian cornetist Marcelo Teixeira Da Costa is the Artistic Director of Brazil’s largest jazz festival, the I LOVE JAZZ Festival, a celebration mounted in 3 different cities throughout the country, celebrating not the music of Jobim or other bassa or samba masters, but the classic American jazz of Louis Armstrong and other greats of the early years of jazz.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 6:00pm

Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a 'quiet fire' that has influenced generations of pianists.  Guest musical director Bill Charlap with Evans' guitarist Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like Waltz for Debby, Five and Peri's Scope.  Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, about his new book, The Wired City: Reimaging Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age. Also n the show, Michele May, artist, designer and creator of the Cirque du Noir. The Cirque du Noir is a wonderful costumed art event held this year on October 27 that helps raise money for the Worcester County Food Bank.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

Motivational speaker and author Loretta LaRoche talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming performance at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, October 17, 8pm.  World renown for her approach to "HEALTH {HAPPINESS} HUMOR :)", LaRoche is an international stress management and humor consultant. Recently adding a dose of Jazz, through her album "I Concentrate on You", she's bringing renewed perspective to her "prescription for laughter". Catch Colors of Jazz for a colorful peak into Jest and Jazz featuring Loretta LaRoche and Kenny Wenzel. Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

Four hours of songs from the classic Folk Revival period (1948-1975) featuring solo artists and folk duos, including Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Ian & Sylvia, Bud & Travis, the Simon Sisters, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, and many others!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis hails from one of New Orleans’ most distinguished jazz families, and he has continued the Marsalis dynasty with multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. Spend an hour with this legendary artist as he shares a few of his favorite things, including a recently discovered recording of Louis Armstrong’s last known performance.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist Mark Shane discusses his work for movie soundtracks and playing with jazz greats Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff and others.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:30pm

In her most recent book:The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty  cultural critic and author Karen Bloch opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowed from nature can inspire gorgeous, innovative interiors that both calm and embolden us. To create this unique volume, Bloch interviewed renowned aesthetes with homes all over the world, including interior designers Juan Montoya, Darryl Carter, and Vicente Wolf; fashion designers Donna Karan, Alberta Ferretti, and Consuelo Castiglioni; stylist Lori Goldstein; and artist Michele Oka Doner. Tune in this Sunday evening to hear how you too can create an oasis in your very own home.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tim Murray, the new president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. They talk about recharging the Chamber as an economic-development catalyst,

The Worcester Regional Chamber traces its roots back a century and a half, when a group of prominent businessmen established the Worcester Business Exchange in 1873. It was the first business organization in Massachusetts. Two years later, the state officially recognized the organization, which was renamed the Worcester Board of Trade. In 1913, the organization merged with the Merchant’s Association to become the Worcester Chamber of Commerce - adding “Regional” to its name more than a decade ago.

Today, the Chamber has 2,300 members, which includes the head counts of all its affiliates, plus annual revenue of more than $1.2 million. Proclaiming itself to be “the largest Chamber in New England,” Worcester Regional states a dedication to “enhancing the region’s economic prosperity and the vitality of its business community.

According to the Chamber, its mission is “to support existing businesses and promote economic development in the Worcester region by being a bold, strong, articulate and effective advocate.” Yet these are challenging times for the more than 5,000 other Chambers nationwide, as they are for most other businesses and organization across America. A year ago this month, for example, the Wachusett Chamber of Commerce got wiped out in an avalanche of money woes.

On June 2, Tim Murray replaced Dick Kennedy, who had been president and CEO for the past nine years. Murray is being paid $200,000 a year – much more than the $125,000 annual paycheck he had been getting as lieutenant governor.

Read Now: Steve Jones-D'Agostino's article for GoLocalWorcester, in which he profiles Tim Murray as the new head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.


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