Curtis Mayfield is perhaps the most prolific soul performer ever. From his early Chicago soul days with Major Lance, to The Impressions, to Superfly and beyond, this producer, writer, guitarist and singer left a legacy like no one else. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Curtis Mayfield's birthday on this Monday's show. It all starts at 7pm!
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished clubs run by organized crime and created a hot bed for jazz - where "The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Ken burns joins host Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are on the menu as Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
In his new book "The Great Convergence" best selling author and respected educator Kishore Mahbubani argues that most of the great errors in foreign policy and diplomacy come from a failure to understand the perspective of other nations. This week Al speaks with Kishore Mahbubani about his views on world diplomacy. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a very riveting discussion.
In an encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Douglas Sherwood (shown left) and Michael Guigli (shown right), co-principals of CloudConnect. They talk about the challenges and opportunities of storing your valuable and confidential data in the “cloud.”
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The platform works in coordination with your existing IT professional, and requires no additional training, no hardware purchase, and no data conversion.CloudConnect desktops are hosted in a secure datacenter and selectively networked among users or employees within a business. Subscribers gain instant flexibility and security of hosted cloud computing while keeping their existing server and legacy applications.
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Inquiry welcomes back COURT CARNEY, Assistant Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University. His latest book is a fascinating history of jazz, race and media titled CUTTIN’ UP: HOW EARLY JAZZ GOT AMERICA’S EAR. Tonight, in part two of our conversation about his book, we talk about the jazz scene in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s, who were the movers and shakers, and how they figure into the larger history of jazz. We also talk about jazz in the early days of film, silents and talkies. If you are interested in the history of jazz, do not miss this show.
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, there the “Big Five” studios that included MGM, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers. But in addition to these giants of film making, there were also a number of smaller studios. Some of these lesser studios produced fine major films like Gone With the Wind and Spellbound, while others concentrated on serials and “B” films. Each of them has a fascinating history. On this Inquiry we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON and we continue our conversation about his book DEATH OF THE MOGULS: THE END OF CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD. Tonight we concentrate on the stories of these smaller studios like United Artists, David O. Selznick (shown here with Jennifer Jones) and Republic Pictures, the films they produced, the stars, and the unusual lives of the men who headed these studios. If you love film, do not miss this interview!.
Saxophonist Chris Potter, bright-toned and gymnastically powerful, has been reading Homer lately. That's inspired his latest suite, The Sirens, a collection of tuneful numbers based on The Odyssey and geared largely around a quartet of widely admired musicians, not least of whom is Potter himself, writes Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR Music.
Four hours of songs, many of them reflecting a Memorial Day theme. Also, special guest Michael Johnathon joins us live in the studio.
Working men of the 1940s and the 1950s have been idealized, satirized and criticized in print, in film and on television. But what was it really like to be a middle class working stiff in those decades before The Pill and Women’s Liberation? Was everything martinis and harassing women like on Madmen? Were they really “the greatest generation” like Tom Brokaw declares? Tune in when we welcome back journalist and author SUSAN JACOBY who has just written a book that is in part a memoir of her father, part social history and part media criticism called THE LAST MEN ON TOP.
AMY ELIZABETH SKINNER is a photographer and Director of Digital Communications at the Guggenheim Foundation. For almost a year now she has been taking photographs of herself in the office, at home and on the streets of New York City every single day and posting them for the public to critique. These photographs are very beautiful yet very mysterious and unlike any other photographs you have seen before. Because she posts these daily on social media sites, she now has a group of followers who eagerly await her next picture. It is an art project like no other. Tune in and find out how she manages to take such wonderful pictures of herself, how she chooses her settings and how she started this amazing project. To look at Amy’s work, go to:
Bassist Linda Oh was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, and moved to Western Australia where she started out playing bass in rock bands. Since discovering the double bass, Oh become a steady presence on the scene whether playing with a string quartet, composing for film, or covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Oh brings her unique low end flavor to this set with Jon Weber.
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