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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate our nation's birthday with a soulful and funky 4th of July dance party! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Joshua Redman has embraced a vibrant career for more than 25 year. Since being launched into the public eye in 1991 after winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Redman has paved his career with acrobatic hard-bop, groove-oriented funk and sensitive ballads. For the first time the saxophonist confronting the music of his father, saxophonist Dewey Redman. In this episode of Jazz Night in America Josh Redman and a group featuring Ron Miles (cornet); Scot Colley (bass); and Brian Blade (drums) play homage to Old and New Dreams — a band from 1976 that lasted until 1987 — that featured Dewey Redman and other contemporaries of Ornette Coleman.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 10:30pm

The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the neglected architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with authors Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman about their new book; A Mind at play the life of Claude Shannon.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Allen Fletcher of Worcester’s Canal District Alliance. They talk about raising the city’s Canal District to the next economic-development level.

As Mass Live reported on June 14, Worcester businessman and community activist Allen Fletcher is increasing the growth and development of Worcester's burgeoning Canal District with the construction of an 70,000-square-foot public market and apartment complex. The market will be indoors open year-around. Construction is expected to begin this summer, and take one year to complete. 

The complex will be built right next to the city's most notorious intersection – Kelley Square - on the dirt lot next to the Crompton Building. But, as Mass Live notes, Fletcher isn't deterred by that six-way intersection of insanity. In fact, he embraces the madness.

"I think already everyone loves Kelley Square, whether they understand it or not. From my standpoint, it's a huge asset. I think it’s an eighth wonder of the world from a traffic standpoint. It’s absolutely wonderful to look out on it," Fletcher tells Mass Live.

Through the Harding Green LLC, Fletcher has submitted a plan to the city's Planning Board calling for a market place on the first floor and 48 apartments above that. The market will have room for 30 to 40 vendors, all of which will serve different types of food. 

Fletcher envisions a hall for fish-mongers, cheese-makers, Albanian, Ghanian, Dominican food vendors and seasonal farmers markets. At the tip of the complex will be a diner.

Fletcher, is a longtime member of the Canal District Alliance, a collaboration of business owners dedicated to improving that neighborhood. He and the group have been at the forefront of improving the entertainment and living options in the Canal District.

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 9:00pm

When writer and journalist EMILY WITT turned thirty and found herself single, she began to wonder about the meaning of relationships and sex. Was there something to hope for other than the long-term monogamous relationship sanctioned by society? So she began to explore other options and attitudes including internet dating,  OMing, internet porn, live webcams and polymory. Witt’s new book FUTURE SEX chronicles her journey of sexuality and identity.

Inquiry welcomes back artist, performer and film maker DAME DARCY. Tonight we talk about the new compilation of her “Neo-Victorian” masterpiece comics MEATCAKE BIBLE. If you are a fan of mermaids, possessed dolls, and sailors lured to their doom, be sure to tune in!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Hear from the Almanac Singers, the Weavers, the Tarriers, the Gateway Singers, the Kingston Trio, the Brothers Four, the Limeliters, the Cumberland Three, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, the womenfolk, Peter-Paul-and-Mary, the New Christy Minstrels, the Cumberland Trio, the Brandywine Singers, the Tripjacks, the Whisky Hill Singers, We Five, the Byrds, the Seekers, the Rooftop Singers, the Serendipity Singers, the Pozo-Seco Singers, and more!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this program we continue our adventure with Max Ridley, a Boston-based bassist and composer has assembled a plethora of imaginative musicians who take his Jazz creation in and out of expected conceptions. This time we hear more of their influences and sounds, including the tap dancing! They call themselves the Basement Show Philharmonic and we welcome them back to Farm for more phil-harmony.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

They have odd names like pink heelsplitter, snuffbox and rabbit’s foot. We usually never notice them, yet  they are some of the most important denizens of our freshwater ponds and rivers. Freshwater mussels provide critical “ecosystem services” by helping filter the water. Yet many species are endangered because of our polluting and damming of the rivers. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ABBIE GASCHO LANDIS, writer, veterinarian and naturalist about her new book IMMERSION: THE SCIENCE AND MYSTERY OF FRESHWATER MUSSELS.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Imagine a book that introduces the reader to some of the most difficult concepts of quantum theory and cosmology that is also fun to read and funny. Welcome to WE HAVE NO IDEA: A GUIDE TO THE UNKNOWN UNIVERSE. Daniel Whiteson, professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine teamed up with robotocist and comics artist (and tonight’s guest) JORGE CHAM to write an entertaining guide to what we don’t know about the universe and why.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

British guitarist Sam Dunn discusses the challenges of the jazz scene in England and combining his equal passion for the music of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass and English rock.

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