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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Are emojis a language or are they destroying our language? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with VYVYAN EVANS, expert on language and communication, about his new book THE EMOJI CODE: THE LINGUISTICS BEHIND SMILEY FACES AND SCAREDY CATS. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Nick Noble as he plays folk songs in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, Yiddish, Italian, and many other languages.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

This week on DreamFarm Radio we will hear the story of Albanian-born electric bassist, Ervin Dhimo, who grew up under the stifling weight of the Albanian Communist Cultural Revolution. Hearing about his freedom journey creates an essential backdrop for the sound of his "fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

British blues and boogie pianist, Jools Holland has collaborated with everyone from Sting to Eric Clapton to Norah Jones after jumping into a musical career at the age of fifteen with the band, Squeeze.  Jools is a popular TV and radio presenter as well and his BBC Television show, Later with Jools Holland is now in its 25th year. This is the first of Judy’s two conversations with Jools Holland, which were recorded in his London home in June 2017.  He talked about his varied career and his most recent CD, Piano.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Guest host Tom Lucci presents three hours of soul and R&B from that incredible year - iconic classics of Aretha, Otis, JB, and Smokey; one-hit wonders; plus some amazing tunes that never cracked the Top 40.

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Herbie Hancock always seems to be on some kind of voyage. Whether he's improvising in a spaceship surrounded by 11 keyboards or forming new iterations of bands, you can always count on him to push the possibilities and the boundaries of jazz.

This concert presentation includes the most recent member of the group: Terrace Martin, who's collaborated with Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar, on keyboards and alto saxophone. It also features Lionel Loueke on guitar and vocals, James Genus on bass and Trevor Lawrence Jr. on drums.

On this radio episode, Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride sits down with Hancock to discuss his technological journey over the years. We'll also hear stories from Herbie's longtime keyboard tech, Bryan Bell, and a testimonial from Paris Strother, keyboard player for the R&B trio KING.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:30pm

In his new book "STANTON"  New York Times bestselling author Walter Stahr , tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union. Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814–1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for “war crimes,” such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln’s assassination. He was a stubborn genius who was both reviled and revered in his time. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Walter Stahr.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of ‘The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Skyllar Mullvaney, founder of the Horses and Heroes Foundation. They talk about the charitable business of honoring police officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. This episode aired originally on April 30, 2017.

Based in Revere, the Horses and Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization that purchases and names horses after police officers who have been either slain in the line of duty or involved in a selfless and heroic act while on duty. To date, the Foundation has bought for $1,000 each and donated 17 such horses in Massachusetts as well as Connecticut, Louisiana, Nevada and Virginia.

On May 6, 2017 in Auburn, the Horses and Heroes Foundation dedicated the naming of police horse “Tarentino Strong” in honor of fallen Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Officer Tarentino was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Rochdale Street, near Zabelle Avenue, in Auburn shortly after midnight on May 23, 2016. An occupant of the vehicle opened fire on him during as he approached the car, striking him multiple times. He was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject who shot him fled the scene, but was later located at an Oxford apartment building. As officers searched the apartment he was believed to have been hiding in they discovered a secret passage into an adjoining apartment. When the officers made entry into the second apartment the subject exited a closet and opened fire, wounding one Massachusetts State Police tactical team trooper before being killed.

Officer Tarentino had served with the Auburn Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Leicester Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with tenor saxophonist, conductor, author, educator and jazz historian LOREN SCHOENBERG about the discovery and release of over 100 hours of previously lost recordings by some of the greatest performers in jazz: THE SAVORY COLLECTION.

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with GORDON B. ARNOLD. He is a professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art, where he teaches film and art history. His new book is ANIMATION AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION: A BRIEF HISTORY. Tune in tonight and listen as we talk about the beginnings of American animation and characters like Gertie, Felix, Betty Boop and a certain mouse.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

Boston-based trumpeter, composer, educator Jason Palmer Talks with Bonnie Johnson about the Fred Taylor Scholarship Concert happening at Berklee Performance Center 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 12th. Under the artistic direction of Palmer, this all-star concert will fund an endowed scholarship to continue the legacy of Boston's jazz impresario Fred Taylor. Well into his eighties, Mr. Taylor has spent his lifetime introducing countless musicians to the world, is still finding fresh talent and bringing them to the stage. The scholarship, established in Spring 2017, encourages mentorship and will support the endeavors of future students focused on music business/management at Berklee College of Music. Tune in Sunday at noon.


Photo credit: Kofi Poku



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