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Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Sean Jones is composer, trumpeter, educator, activist leading as chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. The Mack Avenue Recording artist talks with Bonnie Johnson about his ever evolving career and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. Sean Jones Quartet plays on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

A combination of old favorites and tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station (over the past several weeks). The Halifax Three, Cadence Carroll, Dar Williams, Ian & Sylvia, Michael Gutierrez-May, Blackstone Cuil, and the Massachusetts Walking Tour singers will just be some of the many artists featured.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

Maxim Lubarsky is a pianist with a rare spectrum of talent and virtuosity. Equally comfortable performing jazz, classical, and music of Latin America, he is a truly remarkable arranger, composer and performer. He is joined at DreamFarm by master percussionist and drummer, Bertram Lehmann and vocal phenom, Annette Philip. Together they form a truly unparalleled trio each exploring the percussive and melodic landscapes of their instruments taking us to unexpected new places.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and journalist JESSICA HOPPER. Her latest book is a collection of some of her best pieces titled THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:30pm

Want to see a Sabor-toothed Cat or some dinosaur footprints? One of the hidden treasures of the Connecticut River valley is the wonderful and beautiful BENESKI MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY at Amherst College. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with KATE WELLSPRING, the Collections Curator at the museum about what can be seen there and the history of the collection. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 2:30pm

Writer and historian ARDIS CAMERON returns TO inquiry to talk about her history of the women millworkers of Lawrence, Massachusetts. These laboring women, many recent emigrants, banded together to protest unfair pay and work conditions in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cameron’s book is titled: RADICALS OF THE WORST SORT: LABORING WOMEN IN LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS 1860-1912. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

New Orleans drummers Shannon Powell and Herlin Riley discuss their music and perform onstage with guest pianist Mark Shane, at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents The Simon Bolivar Big Band. For the past 40 years, El Sistema has brought free classical music, instruments and lessons to a quarter million underprivileged kids in Venezuela.  The cream of the crop perform for sellout crowds at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Five years ago they started a new ensemble - The Simon Bolivar Big Band. We’ll hear them play Dizzy Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and learn why jazz is a lot more than just music.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:30pm

Can the earth continue to feed it's inhabitants without depleting all our natural resources? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with National Geographic's Joel Bourne. In his new book, "The End of Plenty" Bourne  introduces us to the farmers whose innovations and dedication may very well save us from famine. Bourne takes readers from his family farm to international agricultural hot spots searching for a new land ethic that can sustainably feed us all.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 9:00pm

For over 900 years, cotton was the world’s most important manufacturing industry. It was a “global web of agriculture, commerce and industrial production” that ranged from the Americas and Britain to Egypt, Anatolia, India and Brazil. But this was commerce dependent on brutal slavery, staggering social inequality and frightening factory conditions. How did such a system evolve? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with SVEN BECKERT, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University about his new eye-opening social and economic history: EMPIRE OF COTTON: A GLOBAL HISTORY

Tonight on Inquiry, KATHLEEN A. BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at LaSalle University, returns to Inquiry to talk about her previous book HOOKING UP: SEX, DATING, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON CAMPUS. Ms Bogle’s research offers fascinating insight into what really happens in the culture of hooking up on campus, how far do students go during a hook up, and gender differences that exist in expectations from a hook up. Do people still date? What happens when students graduate? What about virginity? Tune in for a serious and revealing discussion on sex and relationships on today’s campuses.

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