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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:30pm

When it comes to purchasing new software, many organizations do so to increase efficiency, save time, and reduce costs. This is particularly true of nonprofits, which often have limited staff and busy schedules. However, what many non-profits are experiencing is high fees attributed to poor customer service. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30  when Al speaks with  Lomesh Shah of NonProfitEasy  about this ongoing problem.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:00pm

Writer ARLO CRAWFORD grew up on his parent’s organic farm in rural Pennsylvania but left as soon as he could. He returned to the farm as an adult to work a season and better understand what his parents had accomplished in their decades efforts to grow fruits and vegetables in a business that is always uncertain and the threat from bad weather is always present. Tune in tonight when we talk about Crawford’s book about his season on the farm: A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A MEMOIR.

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

The 7th Annual FOLK REVIVAL BASEBALL SHOW -- four hours of baseball-related songs and lots of fun during the All Star Break. The amazing Joe Boudreau may stop by to assist host Nick Noble in this adventure.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

An American Saxophonist and band leader Brandford Marsalis isn't only known for his background in Jazz, but his piano and teaching skills as well. Join Julie Lavendar as she interviews Brandford Marasalis.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 2:30pm

Several hundred unidentified bodies are found in the United States every year.  About a half have died of natural causes or of self-inflicted deaths. The rest have been murdered. Though local forensic labs and police departments work long and hard to put a name and identification to these bodies, many remain cold cases. In recent years, a dedicated group of amateurs armed only with computers and a knack for remembering details and faces have aided authorities by matching missing person reports with these unidentified bodies. Tonight on Inquiry we learn all about these amateur sleuths and how they work when we talk with journalist and science writer DEBORAH HALBER about her wild new book THE SKELETON CREW: HOW AMATEUR SLEUTHS ARE SOLVING AMERICAS' COLDEST CASES. Pictured is the facial reconstruction of "The Lady of the Dunes" one of the coldest and most frustrating cases of murder from Massachusetts. Tune in and find out why. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, vocalist/TV host China Moses discusses the advantages and challenges of having Dee Dee Bridgewater as a mom and her duel careers in France and America.

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Beatlemania turns 50 this year!!!

The Beatles library has been covered by many soul artists, in fact, Booker T & the MGs did a soul version of the entire “Abbey Road” album.  Join host Tom Shaker as he plays your favorite Beatles songs, more soulful than ever, by artists like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and The Bar-Kays. It all starts Monday night at 7pm!!

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

Newport All Stars Lew Tabackin, Randy Brecker, Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Peter Washington, and Lewis Nash join George Wein, pianist and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, to celebrate his 88th birthday with stories and songs. Between tunes, Wein talks onstage with biographer Nate Chinen. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 9:30pm

German resistance to Hitler's rule became apparent during (Operation Valkyrie) in which German soldiers tried to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Now a new book sheds light on this interesting piece of history. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and historian, Randall Hansen about his new book "Disobeying Hitler".

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 9:00pm

Two thirds of Americans and Europeans no longer experience real night. Light pollution from numerous malls, parking lots, streetlights and sports fields  have bleached our night sky so that we can only see a tiny fraction of the stars that are above us every night. Very few people can now see the Milky Way. But this is not just an aesthetic issue. All this over lighting is costing us with surprising negative health effects, high energy bills and horrible environmental consequences. But what can be done?  Tune in to Inquiry tonight, when we talk with PAUL BOGARD who teaches creative non-fiction at James Madison University. He talks about his important new book THE END OF NIGHT: SEARCHING FOR NATURAL DARKNESS IN AN AGE OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHT.

Also on the show, a special interview with the Worcester Chamber Music Society about their summer festival.


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