Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Aretha Franklin's 70th birthday on this week's edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!!
The members of this SF Jazz Collective are some of the greatest innovators on the scene today - Dave Douglas (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Eric Harland (drums), Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Matt Penman (bass), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Miguel Zenon (alto sax). They come together in the Allen Room for a brilliant musical conversation. The collective will showcase their own compositions and fresh arrangements of pianist McCoy Tyner.
On Monday guitarist Mark Marquis drops by. For over 40 years he's been a 'full service' guitarist, playing jazz, blues, rock, world music and more. He's performed with everyone from Maynard Ferguson to Charlie Watts to Freddie Fender. You'll hear some of Mark's acoustic guitar as well when he joins us at 2 pm.
The rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany has been documented by countless historians. Yet, for those Americans who actually lived in Germany during the period and saw firsthand the rise of power it was often a time filled with uncertainty and disbelief. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and historian Andrew Nagorski. His new book "Hitlerland" unveils new insight into the Hitler regime.
The International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn is a school where students from forty five different countries, speaking twenty-eight different languages come together to learn English and become part of American society. By the time the students arrive at school, many have survived trauma and hardship that is hard for many of us to imagine. Though at times school life is chaotic and confusing, thanks to a very dedicated staff of teachers and administrators, this school often succeeds in teaching many students English. Despite language, social and political differences that at first seem insurmountable, students also learn how to integrate themselves into the wider global society . Tonight’s guest is writer BROOKE HAUSER, who spent years observing the daily life of the students at International High School and has written a wonderful, yet grittily realistic book about her observations: THE NEW KIDS: BIG DREAMS AND BRAVE JOURNEYS AT A HIGH SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANT TEENS.
From the earliest times of the great explorer scientists like Darwin, Wallace and Bates, one of the key tools they have used to explore the natural world has been to keep a detailed field notebook. Sometimes these have been merely annotated lists of the new plants, animals and peoples, but at other times these field notebooks have been profusely and beautifully illustrated and then become unique works of art. To this day, many botanists, zoologists, paleontologists and anthropologists consider keeping detailed field notes an important art to not only record their observations but to also keep a lively record of the field experience for generations to come. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome MICHAEL R. CANFIELD, Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He has edited a sumptuous volume of essays by some of the leading field researchers about how they keep a field notebook, why they do it and why these journals are critical. Canfield’s book, which includes numerous reproductions of scientists field notes and illustrations, is titled FIELD NOTES ON SCIENCE AND NATURE.
In her continuing project Reverse Thread, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter weaves a group sound from African melodies on her violin with accordion, the harp-like kora, bass and drums. The group interprets music from Mali and Madagascar and dedicates a piece to New Orleans. Will Holshouser, Yacouba Sissoko, Chris Lightcap and Alvester Garnett are the band. NPR Music calls this set from Newport "a bright, vibrant show.
LIVE! from the WICN Performance Hall: a show for St. Patrick's week. Featuring Worcester's own John Riley, the Celtic music on singer Gabriel Trilling and harpist Marie DeLuca, and the Tom Lanigan Band, well-known to local audiences from venues in Providence and Worcester (Fiddler's Green).
On Thursday drummer, vocalist and band leader Rico Barr drops by. His band The Jump 'n' Jive Review, is one of New England's premier dance bands. Join us Thursday at 2pm for a swinging edition of Jazz New England.
Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.
What is it that makes you feel disgust? Sour milk? Vomit? A disembodied cadaver? Certain bodily fluids? The feeling of disgust is universal but what sets off that feeling of repulsion varies from culture to culture. For instance, many Brits find the smell and flavor of wintergreen horrible, yet Icelanders find putrid fermented Greenland Shark a gourmet delight. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RACHEL HERZ, teacher at Brown University and an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion. Her new book is THAT’S DISGUSTING! UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF REPULSION. Tune in tonight and learn how feeling of disgust change with age, why some people find disgusting things enjoyable and learn about the very complex relationship between disgust and empathy.
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