Singer, song writer DALE LEPAGE drops by Inquiry to talk about the release of his latest recording made with his band THE MANHATTANS: POET IN THE DARK. Tune in and listen to Dale’s wild and unexpected story of how he got to be where he is today, how he writes his songs and how the band creates the arrangements. Tune in and hear a bit of the new CD too
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARTIN WINDROW, author and military editor of Osprey Publishing. His latest book is quite unique and unexpected. THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR: LIVING WITH A TAWNY OWL is a fascinating account of Martin’s 14 year close bond with a captive Tawny Owl. This owl lived in his house and became an intimate part of his life. But this is not your typical nature lover’s tale, not by a long shot. Tune in and find out why.
Miller is a two-time Grammy winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums. He has helped with other albums, performances, compositions and productions - in the company of some of the world's most respected and accomplished players and superstars from the mid 70's to the present.
Jazz pianist John Sheridan discusses his years playing with Jim Cullum's Band on the radio show "Live From the Landing" and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.
Singer, songwriter, actor, the voice of "Chef" on South Park, Isaac Hayes did it all, and then some. Along with David Porter he wrote classic songs for Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas & Mable John. Celebrate his life and music with host Tom Shaker this Monday night. It all starts at 7PM!
On this episode, we welcome drummer Ali Jackson and vibraphonist/multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf - who got interested in jazz at a tender age and was brought up to excel in other music genres under the guidance of his father.
In his new book Foreign Correspondent H.D.S. Greenway shares extraordinary tales of his brilliant career as a war correspondent reporting from the front lines for over five decades, his insights into the changing nature of journalism, and the overarching lessons he has drawn from America’s recent foreign military ventures.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 to hear how reporting the news has changed.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Mark Shepard, CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises, founder and president for Restoration Agriculture Institute, and author of Restoration Agriculture. They talk about developing and maintaining self-renewing gardens. This episode aired originally on December 12, 2013.
Over the years at its Winter Conference, the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association has presented a wide array of thoughtful, engaging and important keynote speakers. They have included Karen Washington of Just Food - whom Steve interviewed nearly two year agos, prior to the 2013 Winter Conference - as well as other thoughtful leaders in the food movement.
The 2014 Winter Conference, held last January 11 at Worcester State University, offered a diverse line-up of more than 60 workshops, exhibits by numerous regional vendors, and an all-day seminar and keynote by Mark Shepard, a perennial-agriculture and permaculture design expert. The Massachusetts native designs self-renewing gardens in Wisconsin.
Shepard runs New Forest Farm, a 106-acre perennial-agricultural forest that is considered by many people to be one of the most ambitious sustainable-agriculture projects in the U.S. Shepard, who also has experience in water conservation and land restoration, questions the easy availability of future staple crops - particularly in urban population centers.
Around the globe, most people get their calories from annual agriculture - plants that grow fast for one season, produce lots of seeds, then die. Every single human society that has relied on annual crops for staple foods has collapsed.
Shepard’s book explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs - in our own backyard, farm or ranch. His book, which is based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with James Dempsey, writer and instructor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His new book is a fascinating biography titled The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer. Scofield Thayer was born in Worcester and became the owner and editor of The Dial magazine, the premiere showcase for modernist writers and artists like Picasso, E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. But Thayer was a complex and troubled man. An uneasy mix of “the Victorian and the libertine”, he believed in free love despite being married. He went under analysis with Freud in Vienna but spent his remaining decades suffering from mental illness. Then there is the story of the Dial Collection that resided at the Worcester Art Museum for decades, but is there no longer. To find out why, tune in.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with psychotherapist, writer and artist Donna Hamil Talman. Her fascinating work deals with themes of transformation, purification, destruction and regeneration. Her website is: http://www.donnahamiltalman.com/
The band iiii (pronounced Four) is a quartet that not only plays together, they compose together. Pianist, composer, teacher and Brubeck Institute Fellow Paul Bloom talks with Bonnie Johnson about the collective inspirations and journeys of iiii music and their debut album "iiii" which features vocalist Laila Smith, bassist Connor Schultze and drummer Jeremy Dutton. iiii plays Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge on September 25, 2014.
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