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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM WALLACE Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Bill talks about the exciting new “Worcester Talks” program in which the museum is recording people talking about their experiences and memories of Worcester in the 1960s. This was a time of real transition for the city, a period of cultural change, political protests and the “smiley face”. So tune in, turn on and hear about how you can be part of this project OR go to the museum’s website for contact details at: http://www.worcesterhistory.org.

Birding is an extremely popular outdoor activity. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling the world looking for ultra-rarities or checking out the common species at the feeders in your own backyard, enjoying birds is a great way to enjoy the natural world throughout the year. But most field guides don’t tell you how to go about birding, how to start or how to improve your field skills. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome DEREK LOVITCH, who has worked on avian research and education projects throughout the United States. His new book HOW TO BE A BETTER BIRDER is for birders of all skill levels, and will certainly help you look or birds in a new, more exciting and productive way.

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

For his uncompromising, serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group, they told him. Charles said he would bring Sangam (means "confluence"), his east-west trio with Zakir Hussain on tablas, Eric Harland on drums, and Lloyd on saxophone. Join three musical spirits, flowing together.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:00pm

In this edition of "Folk Revival," host Nick Noble plays requests from listeners and fan favorites, as well as several new releases and recordings by local artists.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we have a special discussion about the new documentary ALL AGES: THE BOSTON HARDCORE FILM. In the early 1980s a dynamic homegrown music scene evolved around local hardcore rock bands. This included bands like S.S. Decontrol, Gang Green and Jerry’s Kids. The fans were loyal, independent, and very supportive of the local musicians. This unique music scene became famous around the country for its fierce “do-it-yourself” ethic and chaotic audience participation. The film ALL AGES captures all the energy and youthful bravado of this era in Boston through footage from the era as well as contemporary interviews with an amazing variety of people who were there. Tune in as we talk with DREW STONE (Director), DUANE LUCIA (Executive Producer) and KATIE GOLDMAN (Producer). To see the film trailer go to:
http://allagesbostonhardcore.com

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

We revisit Judy’s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby and Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and the Tonight Show.

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Soul music lost a true genius when Motown's Funk Brother Bob Babbitt passed away last week. Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes Steve Moysey into the WICN studios for a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of pop music's greatest bass players. It starts at 7pm!!

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Soul music lost a true genius when Motown's Funk Brother Bob Babbitt passed away last week. Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes Steve Moysey into the WICN studios for a one- of-a-kind tribute to one of pop music's greatest bass players. 

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

The warm sound of the tenor saxophone has come to be the symbol of jazz - largely because of the work of Charles Yardbird Parker, Long Tall Dexter Gordon, The Hawk Coleman Hawkins, and the immortal John Coltrane. On the Jazz at Lincoln Center Stage, three generations of modern day tenor masters -- Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and musical director Joe Lovano -- honor this legacy. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:30pm

This week on The Public Eye, Al speaks with author and historian Alexander Tsesis about his new book: "For Liberty And Equality". Tsesis argues that the Declaration of Independence continues to play a crucial role in shaping America. He writes that generations of Americans have looked to the Declaration, reinterpreting it and applying it to issues of the day. Can it be true even today? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM to find out.

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