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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Once again during the MLB All-Star Break, host Nick Noble will be joined by special guest co-host Howie Newman, to bring listeners four hours of songs relating to our National Pastime. We’ll hear from Chuck Brodsky, John McCutcheon, the late Steve Goodman, Mabel Scott, John Fogerty, Howie himself, and many more. Even Abbott & Costello might make it on to the playlist. Batter up!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

A previous guest musician in Season 1 of DreamFarm Radio, Vivkek Patel, was at that time young Jazz trumpet player in Boston with a lot of promise. A physical condition, due to which he lost motor control in his right hand, changed his trajectory. In this episode of DreamFarm Radio we talk to this gifted musician and find out how he is creating a new music in different ways.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Hummingbirds capture everyone’s imagination. But hummingbirds often run afoul of the actions of people and when they do, they get taken to one of a devoted group of select people skilled at rehabbing these tiny, feathered jewels. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with TERRY MASEAR, who has been rescuing hummingbirds since 2005, in Hollywood no less. Her new book talks about the reality of caring for these high maintenance birds. Terry’s book is titled FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS: RESCUING HUMMINGBIRDS IN HOLLYWOOD

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

Throughout most of the 20th Century Al Hirschfeld’s drawings and paintings captured the look and life of the people of film, the theatre, television and music. His mastery of line was unmatched and instantly recognizable. He was not simply a caricaturist, but rather a “characterist”, an artist whose portraits revealed the essence of a person or a performance. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with curator and editor DAVID LEOPOLD who has been studying Hirschfeld’s work for over 25 years. We will be talking about his new landmark collection of the artist’s work THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY: ALL HIRSCHFELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AND HIS AGE. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Hilary Gardner discusses her debut CD celebrating New York, “A Great City” and her vocal trio “Duchess.”

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Described as "one of the great cult figures of 20th century American music" Swamp Dogg is a force of nature. Equal parts soul, blues and rock and roll, the Dogg is the alter ego of Jerry Williams, Jr., who's been making music for over 50 years. Find out more about this great character of American music on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Eric Reed celebrates the 110th birthday of tenor saxophone master Coleman Hawkins. Reed brings Tivon Pennicott, tenor saxophone; Warren Vache, cornet; Dezron Douglas, bass; and drummer Willie Jones III to honor his legacy. Interviews from the band come from leader Eric Reed and Tivon Pennicott. We also speak with jazz historical and tenor saxophonist Loren Schoenberg to learn more about the life and music of Coleman Hawkins.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 10:30pm

One Man Against the World  the new book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tim Weiner paints a devastating portrait of a tortured yet brilliant man who led the country largely according to a deep-seated insecurity and distrust of not only his cabinet and congress, but the American population at large. In riveting, tick-tock prose, Weiner illuminates how the Vietnam War and the Watergate controversy that brought about Nixon's demise were inextricably linked. From the hail of garbage and curses that awaited Nixon upon his arrival at the White House, when he became the president of a nation as deeply divided as it had been since the end of the Civil War, to the unprecedented action Nixon took against American citizens, who he considered as traitorous as the army of North Vietnam, to the infamous break-in and the tapes that bear remarkable record of the most intimate and damning conversations between the president and his confidantes, Weiner narrates the history of Nixon's anguished presidency in fascinating and fresh detail. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Tim Weiner to discuss his latest book.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

In recent years there have been a number of reports on television news programs of new wild teen sex practices. These lurid reports have focused on “rainbow parties” and “shag bands”. Oprah even covered these stories. These out of control sexual escapades by young teenagers were described in the news as very real and “widespread”. The only problem was that the stories were fictional, modern urban legends. Why did this happen and what do these stories tell us about how we think about technology, teens and sex? Tune in tonight when Inquiry speaks with KATHLEEN A . BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at La Salle University. Together with Joel Best, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, they have written a fascinating sociological study about KIDS GONE WILD: FROM RAINBOW PARTIES TO SEXTING, UNDERSTANDING THE HYPE OVER TEEN SEX.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING, writer and staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, New York. Tonight we discuss one of the weirdest and wildest literary hoaxes. Former lawyer Arthur Train left the legal profession to become a writer and created one of the most memorable characters in American fiction: Ephraim Tutt, classic New England lawyer and champion of justice over the letter of the law. This wholly fictional character became a beloved icon of the spirit of America and his stories were thoroughly enjoyed by many.  Then Tutt wrote his autobiography and what happened next is the subject of Molly Guptill Manning’s wonderful book THE MYTH OF EPHRAIM TUTT: ARTHUR TRAFrom IN AND HIS GREAT LITERARY HOAX.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Roxbury Community College (RCC) President Valerie Roberson and Boston-based jazz/soul vocalist Wannetta Jackson talk with Bonnie Johnson about the second annual "Roxbury Rocks" Music Festival and Awards Ceremony happening on RCC's campus Saturday, July 18, 2015.


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