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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

This Monday join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a Motown legend's birthday. As part of Holland–Dozier–Holland, Lamont Dozier  produced many hits for Motown's greatest; The Supremes, The Four Tops & Martha & The Vandellas, to name just a few. He was also a successful performer in his own right, with songs like "Fish Ain't Bitin" & "All Cried Out.' It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

‘La Perfecta’ – pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri’s first band -- aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm  with  two of his ensembles - the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet – in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:30pm

Husband and wife team John and Lane Giguiere founded Matchbook Wine company of California in 2004. Since then the journey has led them to produce their flagship wine, Tinto Rey. In addition to wine the Giguiere's also produce a wonderful virgin olive oil. The combination of the two has food and wine lovers salivating. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al talks with John and Lane about their business venture and their love of the land.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk again with CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. This time around Gary talks about his latest jazz biography MR B: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF BILLY ECKSTINE. Billy Eckstine is little remembered today, but in the 40s and 50s he was a signer as popular as Sinatra and Cosby. He was a fashion plate, a crooner, a band leader and a musician whose amazing career spanned seven decades. Tune in and find out what the bobby soxers were all screaming about.

Tonight we welcome back writer and expert on extinct birds and animals ERROL FULLER. His latest book is LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD. Though many people know Errol Fuller as the author of books about the Dodo and the Great Auk, in fact his real passion is painting. Tonight we focus on Fuller’s artworks and talk about some of his other books including the upcoming VOODOO SALON about the artistry of taxidermy. To see examples of Errol Fuller’s work go to: http://errolfuller.com/

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

Grammy award-winning singer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and poet Art Garfunkel of Simon & Garfunkel has been working with manager Mort Lewis since he was a teenager. FAQ: Lewis had managed Dave Bruebeck early on in his career. Today, Mort is still working with Art to bring his song and poetry prose to the stage. FAQ: Art Garfunkel plays "An Intimate Evening..." at Mechanics Hall, Worcester on June 20, 2014. Catch Colors of Jazz when Host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Leland Stein of Regent Theatre/Arlington for a mash up of Garfunkel tunes, jazzed up favorites, fun faqs and surprises. Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Music from special guests Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Mark Brine, as we sing in the summer season.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Davis and Deleault's music has touched audiences across the globe ranging from individual tours of the U.S. and Europe to sharing the stage with multi-Grammy winning artists including festival venues like the JVC, Montreal, Kool, Berlin, and many others.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She has done years of research that included talking with teens about how they use and view the social media. What she found out will surprise you. Boyd’s book is titled: IT’S COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bobby Jackson was sincere about the service of delivering quality content to stations and audiences, and his absence is huge. His last week he produced this Holiday show, and nothing would please him more than to have it air on stations.

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