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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:00am

Our guest tonight on Inquiry is DAVE GOULSON, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Stirling and founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. In 2003 he bought a run-down farm in rural France to create a sanctuary for bees and other invertebrates. And there begins the marvelous story found in his book A BUZZ IN THE MEADOW: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A FRENCH FARM. Tune in tonight and learn why the food you eat is so dependant on those buzzy bees. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

“Strangers in the night…”. Love songs have been sung since ancient times, but they have often been marginalized and considered radical and disruptive. From Assyrian marriage songs to the crooning of Sinatra and beyond, we all enjoy love songs. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with TED GIOIA, author and music historian about his wonderful new book LOVE SONGS: THE HIDDEN HISTORY. Tonight we talk about those rowdy and lusty troubadours! 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:30pm

Modern America is a product of the influx of millions of immigrants from around the world. But the issue of current American immigration policy generates a lot of heat, but very little light. Typically, political conservatives side with reducing immigration and enforcing stricter policies towards people who have entered the country illegally, while political liberals favor a more open immigration policy and amnesty for people who are in this country illegally. Both sides hold deeply felt views. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with PHILLIP CAFARO, a professor of philosophy and affiliated faculty member in the School of Global Environmental Studies at Colorado State University. His new controversial book is titled HOW MANY IS TOO MANY? THE PROGRESSIVE ARGUEMENT FOR REDUCING IMMIGRATION and it presents an environmental and politically progressive take on the immigration debate. Tune in for a very different perspective on immigration in America. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

New Orleans drummer Gerald French joins Judy onstage at the 2013 Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland to discuss his passion for the music of his hometown and desire to carry on the NOLA tradition in playing the music and having respect for its history.

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

The lead singer for The Four Tops, Levi's baritone voice is legendary! Join host Tom Shaker for some classic Four Tops tunes like "Bernadette" "Standing In The Shadows of Love" and much more. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

It's not as if there were ever clear paths for cello players beyond the European classical tradition, but Akua Dixon made one for herself. The New York City native found work in the pit band of the Apollo Theater, the multi-racial Symphony of the New World, and the bands of many jazz musicians — including drummer Max Roach's Double Quartet. As she developed her jazz chops, she also started her own string quartet, featured prominently on her new self-titled album. Akua Dixon also features her crafty arranging for strings over jazz standards and Afro-Latin grooves.
Jazz Night In America visits Sistas' Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn — a year-round venue which also helps to present an annual month-long grassroots festival in the heavily African-American neighborhood — to take in Akua Dixon's performance at the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. In addition to the string ensemble featured on her latest album, Dixon is also joined by her two children: vocalist Andromeda Turre and drummer Orion Turre.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 10:30pm

There are few more iconic moments in American history than the April 9, 1865 surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses Grant at the McClean house in Appomattox, Virginia. Although armies remained in the field, the surrender, for practical purposes, ended the Civil War. In her new book, "Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War"  historian and author Elizabeth Varon examines the events leading to Appomattox, the surrender conference itself, and the aftermath of Appomattox through the assassination of Lincoln and continuing into the Reconstruction Era. Varon argues that the pictures many Americans hold of the Appomattox surrender is "largely a myth" because it masks disagreements over the nature of the Civil War and the subsequent peace that remained unresolved well after the end of the conflict. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Elizabeth Varon and hear what really happened during the surrender.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHAD ORZEL , a professor at Union College ,Schenectady, New York. His new book is EUREKA! DISCOVERING YOUR INNER SCIENTIST. Professor Orzel believes everyone is a scientist and in fact the ability to do science is what makes us human. We use the process of science in our everyday life, it’s that we just don’t realize it. Tune in tonight and find out what collecting stamps, the Iron Chef, yard sales and “Where’s Waldo” have to do with the process of science.

If you are thinking about writing a book, have already written a book, or know someone who is working on a book,  you will want to tune in to tonight’s Inquiry. Tonight we speak with LISSA WARREN, Senior Director of Publicity at Da Capo Press. She has written the definitive guide to publicizing your book : THE SAVVY AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO BOOK PUBLICITY. Tune in tonight and learn about the complicated relationship between an author and a publicist, who gets to go on book tours, and what to do if you get a bad review.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

A variety of folk and folk-style tracks, along with music from special live guests Ari Charbonneau, Blackstone Cull, Grant Kelly and more, looking ahead to the Take Back Your Health Benefit Concert on June 6.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1608282872736734

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

A listen-back to the rich and varied string vibrations that have permeated the atmosphere at DreamFarm.

Featuring:

“Waterfall”
Peter Jansen/Bertram Lehmann

“Bon Filho”
“Choro Negro”
Trio Por Do Sol

“Modim”
Julie Lavender

“Shadow Play”
Eugene Frisen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins

“Johnny’s Swing”
Ameranouche

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