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Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 12:00pm

Tune in as Richard Vacca joins host Al Dean on this edition of Sunday Jazz Matinee. Richard will bring early jazz recordings: many that have never been heard. He will discuss his book, The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places, and Nightlife 1937-1962, and the people he interviewed over the 7 and a half years he took researching and gathering the information for the book.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 6:00pm

Dena Kaye is the only daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye: a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian & humanitarian. This
week Dena Kaye looks back on her late father’s career as well as the role he played in life: her dad.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON. He is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies and professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His new book is STREAMING: MOVIES, MEDIA, AND INSTANT ACCESS . Professor Dixon declares that we are now in the “postfilmic era”, a time when movie film will no longer exist and all movies will be shot digitally. DVDs will also cease to exist as all films will be “streamed” and movie houses, those that are still extant, will only show digital copies of movies. But what are the implications of all of this for the art of film, the preservation of old films and how we watch movies? The answers are disheartening and  a little bit frightening. Tune in and find out why. 

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Possibly the most prolific singer of the 1960s, Phil Spector "discovered" her but Darlene Love's career is almost unreal. She's sung background for Elvis, Frank Sinatra & The Beach Boys, to name just a few. Her singing with The Blossoms became the standard for girl groups in the 60s and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of Darlene Love starting at 7pm!!

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

For over 25 years, the Yellowjackets – saxophonist Bob Mintzer, pianist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Will Kennedy – have combined jazz, rock and electronic instruments. Now, the sensational and discerning guitarist Mike Stern, veteran of Miles and Michael Brecker bands, joins the group to lead Chromazone, I Wonder and Dreams Go. Bob Mintzer brings forth soulful sax.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with five-time Emmy award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance. Hear the shocking true story of Colombo family capo Gregory Scarpa Sr. who spent more than thirty years as a paid Top Echelon FBI informant while committing or ordering more than fifty murders and wreaking havoc as a drug dealer, loan shark, bank robber, hijacker, and high-end securities thief. Is this what law and order is all about? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for 'The Public Eye".

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sugden Jr., senior director of public and community relations, and Sue McQuaid, director of professional relations, at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. Tune in as they talk about the mission and business of  improving the lives of children.

Shriners-Boston is one of the world’s leading centers for treating children with severe burns or those who need reconstructive surgery for scars or cleft lip and palate – regardless of ability to pay. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Shriners-Boston has provided expert round-the-clock care for pediatric patients at its downtown Boston location since its establishment in 1968.

Shriners-Boston’s areas of specialization and care include:
• Acute-burn treatment
• Reconstructive corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate
• Congenital issues and traumatic or burn injury
• Plastic and laser surgery for healed burns, post-trauma scars, vascular birthmarks and skin disorders
• Modern scar treatment
• Scar rehabilitation with occupational/physical therapy

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 9:00pm

Is there really an “epidemic” of obesity in America? What are the social consequences of addressing people’s weight as a health crisis? What do issues of body size and inequality have to do with class, race and gender? Tonight we speak with DR.ABIGAIL C. SAGUY, Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at UCLA. Her new controversial book WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAT? will change the way you think about weight and obesity.

“A corpse is always a problem” writes author, researcher and editor BESS LOVEJOY in the introduction to her wild new book REST IN PIECES: THE CURIOUS FATES OF FAMOUS CORPSES. You may think that when a person dies and put into the ground, that is the end of the story. But in fact there is a lot of post mortem hanky panky that can occur. Bodies can get lost, they can travel all over the planet, they can get stolen, pieces may be taken as trophies. Tune in tonight and learn about the after death antics of such luminaries as Saint Nicholas, Moliere, Edgar Allen Poe and Eva Peron.

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

The tenor man’s band has a New Orleans carnival feel with trombone and sousaphone, Jason Marsalis on drums, and Gary Versace on organ and accordion. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society gives a taste of Argue’s imaginative theatrical piece for orchestra, Brooklyn Babylon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Just a day before the 2013 NPFF, host Nick Noble will feature dozens of tracks from the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Festivals, along with a few from artists who have appeared there more recently.


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