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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:30pm

In his new book, "The Rule Of Nobody" bestselling author and commentator Philip K. Howard tells us why government doesn't work and leader's don't lead. As a lone crusader for common sense he argues that no human has the authority to roll his or her sleeves up and fix it. Could this be true?

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:00pm

Tune in to an encore episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ed White, vice president of energy products for National Grid. They talk about whether smart meters pose financial and health risks. The interview aired originally on November 24, 2013.

On October 18, 2013, National Grid opened the doors of New England's first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub, located in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, near Clark University. The hub offers hands-on education about energy-efficiency and emerging-energy technologies for National Grid customers and the community at large. The intent is to help them learn how to maximize their energy savings with a better understanding of smart-energy solutions.

As Worcester Mag reported at the time, "The grand opening gave National Grid a break from the wave of criticism that has been directed to the company over the implementation of its Smart Grid Pilot Program, which the state Department of Public Utilities approved last August. Almost 14,000 so-called Smart Meters have already been installed [in Massachusetts]. Some homeowners have complained about the process, which calls for them to opt-out, instead of opt-in. Some see it as an intrusion on their privacy.

"The outcry has come from in and outside of Worcester," the Worcester Mag article continued. "Among the most vocal critics have been residents on Tory Fort Lane, where a National Grid Substation has caused [alleged] headaches for some who complain of the loud and constant hum. Residents there received a break, recently, when National Grid, under intense pressure not to install a 90-foot tower there. The company is in the process of receiving approval [from Worcester’s Zoning Board of Appeals] to instead build the tower in a business zone."

National Grid has received ZBA approval for the three other towers needed for the two-year pilot program, which will involve 15,000 National Grid customers throughout Worcester.

In an encore episode that aired on June 29, Steve talks with Claire Donegan and John Dick of Halt MA Smart Meters.

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee is here tonight to talk about the upcoming HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY, a wonderful celebration of crafts, with food and music that will happen JULY 9. Also in the studio is SHEILA A CARROLL, photographer, whose exhibition THROUGH A YEAR OUTSIDE will open at the Crafts Center during the festivities. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She is joined by JULIET FIEBEL, Executive Director of ARTS WORCESTER. Mary and Juliet discuss the ways that both institutions have partnered, including the fascinating “Call and Response” exhibition. Juliet Fiebel also discusses what the mission of Arts Worcester is, and how is helps artists in Central Massachusetts. For more information on exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Folk Revival celebrates Independence Day with fitting music hosted by the one and only, Nick Noble.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

Regina Carter (born August 6, 1966) is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of famous jazz saxophonist James Carter.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guests KRISTA BUCKLAND-REISER, General manager of the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY and IAN WATSON, harpsichordist and choirmaster. We talk about this years fantastic Summer Music Festival, why a rock band and a chamber orchestra are (maybe) not that different,  and Ian talks about why he chose the harpsichord.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:00pm

In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of “Jazz Inspired” we’re revisiting some of Judy’s early interviews. Judy’s 2004 conversation with the late Blossom Dearie is loaded with unexpected directions and humor. Blossom was in excellent form!

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Tom Lucci subs for Dr. Shaker on this week's Soul Serenade. In the 9:00 spotlight... a 77th birthday tribute to Stax stalwart Eddie Floyd. "Knock On Wood" , of course, but how about "Raise Your Hand" and "I Never Found a Girl"? That plus many more killer tracks, for your Monday night listening pleasure.

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianists Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are kindred spirits – imaginative composers who have fused and re-defined the sound of jazz. And we re-imagine works from both of their songbooks – the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest Bobby Hutcherson plays Hancock, while Manhattan Transfer with Jon Hendricks interprets Corea.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:30pm

In his  new book :"SCALIA"  law professor and author Bruce Allen Murphy takes a hard look  at one of the most dazzling and polarizing jurists on the Supreme Court.  Above all he examines the inevitably murky relationship between judicial decision making and religious devotion. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by best selling author Bruce Allen Murphy. Hear what he has to says about Antonin Scalia, the man and the jurist.

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