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Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults. Tune in and learn about how to trick out a custom car with different parts of the universe, how to draw a black hole and all about lowrider culture. “Bajito y suavecito”.

BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrate International Women's Day when Host Bonnie Johnson talks with Tania Vinokur about "[her] mesmerizing performance that spans from Classical music to Oriental sounds, from Flamenco to Jazz and from Pop to Electronic music". One might describe Ms. Vinokur as a chameleon, changing her "channels of expression" including vocals and percussion. The multi-instrumentalist transcends her Israeli culture, the genres and the globe; born in Moldova and now living in Israel, she is a classically trained violinist and ballet dancer.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

So many folk songs have religious and spiritual themes, so here’s four hours of the best!

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:00pm

Kenny Shanker is a saxophonist, pianist, vocalist, and award-winning composer. A gifted musician, Shanker had an ear for composing music and playing the saxophone. Join Chet as he interviews Kenny, live on WICN!

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:00am

Ian Dury was a unique British musical talent. The music he made with his band The Blockheads was part funk, part music hall and part rock. His stage presence was that of a rowdy entertainer, a “lawless brat from a council flat”, not a rock star. Nobody sounded like Ian, before or since. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back journalist RICHARD BALLS to talk about his wild biography that takes it’s title from one of Dury’s iconic anthems: SEX AND DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: THE LIFE OF IAN DURY. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 3:00pm

Kevin Fort is a Chicago based jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He has been an active performer in Chicago for nearly 15 years and has worked with such notable musicians as John Clayton, Bill Watrous, Ramsey Lewis, Wayne Bergeron, and Rick Baptist. Join Chet as he interviews Kevin!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

Bassist Jay Leonhart starting playing multiple instruments as a child and by his early teens had his own TV show with his banjo-playing brother Bill. Leonhart eventually found his home on the bass, but kept the variety going with collaborations with everyone from Judy Garland and Carly Simon to Sinatra and Sting.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:00pm

Join host Chet Williamson as he chats with Jovan Alexandre, an incredible tenor saxophonist. Jovan Alexandre is an emerging jazz tenor saxophone phenomenon, known for the brightness of his tone and the elegant bearing of his compositions.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of soul music's most prolific writers, Bobby Womack. From his early days singing gospel and working with Sam Cooke to his legendary solo career, Bobby left a powerful musical legacy when he passed away last year. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

All piano, all the time from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  It’s a two part concert. First Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation pay tribute to Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver and Chick Corea. And, as a special bonus, 11-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander will perform nightly in a special solo set. According to Wynton Marsalis, "Joey is a little genius just 10 years old playing with emotional depth like that of above a young adult."

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