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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Not that!!

We're talking about a soul legend and one of the greatest singers ever!

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Otis Redding's birth date on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Like many a jazz label throughout history, Prestige Records was a small, independent company which happened to document greats: musicians like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk, among others. Last year marked its 65th anniversary.

Among the festivities was a performance led by drummer Jamison Ross. A recent winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, the 26-year-old's roots in jazz and gospel give him thrilling chops and unfailing feel. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ross' trio took on highlights from the Prestige catalog — specifically, tracks recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, who engineered many of jazz's all-time-great sessions on Prestige or otherwise. Van Gelder was also in the house to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Jazz Night In America airs that set by the Jamison Ross Trio, featuring fellow rising stars Melissa Aldana (tenor saxophone) and Mike Rodriguez (trumpet).

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jay Solomon. In his new book: The Iran Wars he discusses the historic and potentially disastrous Obama administrations Iran nuclear deal and that country’s decades-long power struggle with the United States. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a riveting discussion.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mauro DePasquale, executive director of Worcester Community Cable Access and band leader, singer and pianist for Jazzed Up. This episode aired originally on January 17, 2016.
 
WCCA is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation that administers public-access cable television for Worcester. WCCA operates WCCA TV on Channel 194 – formerly Channel 13 - on Charter Cable’s Worcester system.
 
The mission of WCCA is to:

  • Advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • Provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • Promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • Promote communication through community use of media

 
During the past four years, Jazzed Up has served as “house band” for Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and Summer Series at Wayside Inn, has made regular appearances at Oxford’s Casual Dining, and Marlboro’s Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. They performed at Governor Charlie Baker's Inaugural, on WCCA TV, and right here on 90.5 WICN.
 
Jazzed Up can also be made available as a quartet or full orchestra. The trio can fit any music need, including cocktail hours, concerts, fundraisers, dinner music, holiday parties, corporate events, lounges, film- and recording-session support, and more.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:00pm

Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that any odd event like these can happen? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Joseph Mazur, author and emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College to talk about his enjoyable new book Fluke: The Math And Myth Of Coincidence.

Teenage girls today are almost always on the cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales about her new book American Girls: Social Media And The Secret Lives Of Teenagers. What she discovered is disturbing and shocking. Don’t miss this show!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

An eclectic mix of folk classics and newer songs by contemporary artists, as well as an interview with the Six String Soldiers—the U.S. Army Field Band.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Why is a chamber-jazz quartet led by Bert Seager, American jazz pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator. The Why also features cello, upright bass, and hand percussion and together reveal new ways to hear dance rhythms from many cultures. The music makes one wonder what Schubert would have sounded like had he lived in Peru and played odd meters, or if Ravel had lived in Ghana and had been able to improvise over chord changes.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:00am

Are you in too much debt? Facing a criminal conviction? Or are you just unhappy with your family life? Have you ever dreamt about faking your death and starting all over with a clean slate? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry did. Writer and journalist ELIZABETH GREENWOOD started her very strange trip by Googling “faking your death” and what followed is recounted in her wild and bizarre book: PLAYING DEAD: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF DEATH FRAUD. Before you attempt to fake your drowning and run away to Panama, tune in and listen.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Inquiry welcomes back swimmer and writer LYNNE COX. Lynne has held open-water swimming records all over the world without a wetsuit and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her life had been dedicated to doing seemingly impossible swims often in places with extremely cold conditions until she feel seriously ill with a serious heart disorder. What happened next would change her life forever. Her book is titled: SWIMMING IN THE SINK: AN EPISODE OF THE HEART. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back DONALD KROODSMA. He is a well-known authority on birdsong and professor emeritus if ornithology at the University of Massachusetts. A few years back, Kroodsma was wrestling with what he wanted from his academic career and he decided to bicycle across America with his 24 year old son, listening to the changing avifauna along the way. It was a great adventure. His account of this road trip is told in the new book LISTENING TO A CONTINENT SING: BIRDSONG BY BICYCLE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC. This is a unique book that you not only read, but listen to. Tune in and learn all about it. 

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