Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers—mainly young women—suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Salem State University professor and author Emerson Baker about his new book, A Storm of Witchcraft. Hear how this period in Bay State history still haunts us to this day.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic Partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Jeffrey Chin, CEO, Daniel Mastrototaro, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and Rebecca Joseph, co-chair the Alumni & Friends Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts/Metrowest. This episode aired originally on May 4, 2014.
Big Brothers Big Sisters maintains that it is "as old as friendship and as new as today." The Worcester-and-Framingham-based organization was founded in 1963 as Big Brothers of Worcester County. Initially, it serves seven needy boys by matching them in supportive mentoring relationships with community volunteers.
The demand for Big Sisters made it clear that the time had come to extend services to girls, and a Big Sisters chapter was added to the agency in 1974. The president of the Board of Directors told a local reporter at the time, “To turn our heads from the needs of young girls, would not permit us to fulfill our responsibility as a social service agency.” The name of the organization changed to reflect the newest program addition: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Worcester County.
By the late 1990s, more than 2,500 matches had been made over the history of the organization. In 2002, the organization agreed to manage Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Middlesex and, in 2004, the Board of Directors of both agencies voted to merge. In 2005, the organization name was changed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.
Tonight Inquiry has a lively conversation with Kelli Russell Agodon, prize-winning port, writer and editor. She talks about her amazing new published collection Hourglass Museum as well as the many other projects she is involved in. She also does a reading from a work in Hourglass Museum.
The elementary particle the neutrino may hold the key to some of the deep mysteries of the universe like why the universe contains matter at all. But the neutrino is unlike any other matter particle (matter particle). Neutrinos are electrically neutral, have very little mass and may be its own anti-particle! And that’s just the beginning. Tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes Heinrich Päs, professor of Theoretical Particle Physics at the Technische Universität in Dortmund, Germany. His new book, The Perfect Wave: with Neutrinos at the Boundary of Space and Time is a wonderful summary of all the exciting research that has shown that the neutrino may be the key to understanding the structure space and time.
Find out what color is influencing Tony and Grammy Award winning singer/actress Jennifer Holliday when she joins host Bonnie Johnson for Colors of Jazz on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Holliday is best known for originating the role of Effie White in the Broadway production of the musical, "Dream Girls". The vocalist made a "grand return to the music world" with the release of "The Song is You", a CD that features jazz standards and classic R&B love songs. Holliday is Dimock Center's VIP performer at the Annual Steppin' Out Gala in Boston on November 1, 2014.
Four hours of folk songs by some of the great female artists of the folk revival and beyond, featuring the likes of Odetta, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carolyn Hester, Barbara Dane, Jean Ritchie, Dar Williams, and more!
An accomplished pianist from a very early age, Matt Savage returns for another visit here at DreamFarm Radio. Joining Matt are fellow Berklee graduates Hoo Kim (bass) and Nahum Corona (drums). Topics of discussion: the relations between Wayne Shorter's Footprints and Chick Corea's Fingerprints.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICHOLAS CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. With him in the studio is photographer MARIO QUIROZ. An exhibition of Quiroz’ beautiful and insightful portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino communities is currently on view and is titled MIS VECINOS. To learn more about this dynamic show, go to:
Once their miles long flocks darkened the skies for hours. But now they are extinct. Gone forever. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back artist, writer and world authority on bird and animal extinction ERROL FULLER. His new book THE PASSENGER PIGEON is not just a history of the extinction of North America’s most common bird, but really a celebration and a memorial to a unique species. All of Fuller’s books contain numerous photographs and unique artwork, tune in and find out why this is important to him.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. With Hess in the studio is artist and painter KAT O’CONNOR. A new exciting exhibition of Kat O’Connor’s paintings, titled LUMINOUS WILL, is currently at the Craft Center, and many of these works are being seen for the first time. Tune in and learn about the artist’s fascination with water in all its forms. For more details, go to: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
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Film producer (Boys Don’t Cry) discusses his passion for jazz and the important role music plays in the pacing and mood of a film. Sharp is President/CEO of Story Mining and Supply and responsible for co-founding digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media.
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