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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:00pm

Soul singers don't get any better than the "Big O." His tragic
death at age 26 cut short the life of an artist who was just
reaching his prime. Also known as "The King of Soul" Otis
released his first record for Stax in 1964. Join host Tom
Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of one of soul's most
emotional and powerful voices. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes is today's ultimate jazz ambassador - from deep Afro-Cuban roots and improvisational jazz mastery, he creates a sophisticated style all his own. For their first stateside performance in seven years, Valdes brings his Afro Cuban Messengers to the Allen Room. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 10:30pm

A recent study by PewResearch found that a majority (64 percent) of Americans support labor unions and believe that they are a necessary part of America’s workforce. But to what extent? Oscar Weil former executive director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers joins Al to talk about his new book, "Teachers Beyond the Law": How Teachers Changed Their World. Oscar details how he put IFT on the forefront of public worker litigation as well as his views on the current state of labor today. So tune in this Sunday September  16 at 10:30 for "The Public Eye".

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 9:00pm

Filmmaker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS. Shorebirds make dramatic migratory journeys every year, many species traveling from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska all the way south to South America and back again. Along the way, they fuel they fuel their efforts by feeding in very specific areas along the eastern seaboard. Epic Journeys tells the story of three species through dramatic and beautiful footage of the birds and interviews with conservationists and scientists studying these birds. To find out where you can see this film, go to:
http://www.migrationproductions.com/video-epic-journeys/

Edith Piaf was one of the great singers and song interpreters of the twentieth century. Yet her life reads like a latter day version of Les Miserables. Described as a Gallic fusion of Billie Holiday and Judy Garland, my guest tonight describes her as more feral than that. She rose above an impoverished and violent childhood and survived the Nazi occupation of France to become a world renown sensation. Tonight, on Inquiry, we talk with teacher, writer and biographer CAROLYN BURKE about her wonderful new biography NO REGRETS: THE
LIFE OF EDITH PIAF
.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie welcomes Clarinetis​t-Saxophon​ist Anat Cohen to celebrate the September 25th release of her new album Claroscur​o. Named Jazz Journalist Association's 2012 Multi-Reeds Player and Clarinetist of the Year, the Anzic Recording Artist has the distinction of being honored with multiple JJA JAZZ AWARDS for six years running. On Claroscur​o, Ms. Cohen is leading the band as front woman, playing the clarinet and bass clarinet as well as tenor and soprano saxophones. Get ready to enjoy the musical tones of "light and shade" with the sounds of "America, France, Brazil and South Africa played by kindred spirits from Israel, America, Brazil and Cuba". Tune in on Saturday at 4pm for a show that's sure to brighten your day.

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

JazzSet's original host has a new CD, Four MF's Playin Tunes, on Marsalis Music.The New York Times' Nate Chinen writes, "... the album is a knockout: hard nosed and hyperacute, tradition minded but modern, defined by the high-wire grace of [Branford's] working band," onstage in California, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

FOLK ROCK, from Dylan, We Five, and the Byrds, as well as Steeleye Span, Coven, the First Edition, and Barry McGuire, right up to  the Tao Seeger Band, the Dropkick Murphys, Spuyten Duyvil, and Bobtown-- with MANY more-- folk rock from its origins in the mid-sixties up through today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Singer/Songwriter Jaqui Naylor combines pop and jazz in what she calls “acoustic smashing”.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:00am

Thomas Hart Benton was one of the great Regionalist painters during the American Depression. He painted some of the greatest murals of the twentieth century and captured a unique sensibility of life in the Midwest and rural America on his canvases. Yet he was at times ornery, crude, dogmatic and virulently homophobic. He had personal lifetime fueds with artists like Alfred Stieglitz, Stuart Davis and his student Jackson Pollack. What are we to make of such an “anti-intellectual intellectual” artist?. Tune in tonight for some answers when Inquiry welcomes JUSTIN WOLFF, assistant professor of art history at the University of Maine. Professor Wolff discusses his revealing and dynamic new book THOMAS HART BENTON: A LIFE. 

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