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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist JESSICA GATH. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience. Tune in and learn about the smallest cake in the world, the legendary French-Off , What I Want to say to You, and The World-Famous Secretary. Gath's work is always unique and thought-provoking and often fun to experience. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:30am

Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not?  Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein. Furthermore, raising insects for consumption is much more environmentally friendly than raising any other meat. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARCEL DICKE, Professor of Entomology at Wageningen University and a Rhodes Professor at Cornell University. He has co-written a book that beautifully promotes entomophagy (the eating of insects) titled THE INSECT COOKBOOK: FOOD FOR A SUSTAINABLE PLANET. Tune in for some tips on the best ways to cook a locust. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, R&B, and folk music.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Kate McGarry grew up in Hyannis, MA and attended UMass Amherst earning a degree in Afro-American music and jazz. Kate began developing her vocal style, training in jazz performance with iconic saxophonist Archie Shepp and studying at a meditation ashram and exploring Celtic, Brazilian and Indian music. After years honing her craft in Los Angeles, McGarry moved to New York where her independently produced debut album, Show Me, was picked up by Palmetto Records.

McGarry has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland to the Newport Jazz Festival, San Sebastian Jazz Fest and Jazz Baltica. The singer has performed, recorded or toured with such jazz luminaries as Hank Jones, Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider and John Hollenbeck and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.

Kate currently lives in Durham North Carolina with her husband, guitarist Keith Ganz. The couple is celebrating 10 years of musical and life partnership with their first live duo recording, Genevieve and Ferdinand, on Sunnyside Records. The tunes, as is typical of their live sets, move freely between jazz, folk, Brazilian and singer songwriter genres.

For more information, visit http://www.katemcgarry.com/

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:30pm

We continue our conversation (Part 3) with writer, screenwriter, teacher and film blogger BEVERLY GRAY about her detailed and amazing biography: ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS. Tune in tonight as we talk about Cornan’s career up till today from Frankenstein Unbound (pictured) to Sharktopus. Beverly’s blog can be found at:
http://beverlygray.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with comic book historian TIM HANLEY about his wild new history WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HEROINE. Tune in and learn how Wonder Woman’s creator used his comic to prepare boys in the 1940s for what he thought was the coming matriarchy and learn how Superman was always a jerk to Lois Lane.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC discusses his love of blues and the connection between science and music.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

The energetic singer/songwriter/saxophonist regularly barnstorms concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra. He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording, frequently collaborating with his musical heroes.

Stigers has come to recognize the small, perfect things that are a great melody and lyric, and how to capture them on paper and on tape. Hearing Stigers’ confident, nuanced delivery is akin to seeing a celebrated actor lose himself in a role.

That talent was recognized early on by music business impresario Clive Davis, who signed Stigers to a record deal after seeing him in a New York dive. A debut album sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide on the strength of self-penned hit singles.

Stigers’ new release is upbeat, which he says he owes to a newfound love, but his ability to interpret work from seemingly disparate sources is still on display. He is now on tour, promoting his new album Hooray For Love. He will be at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, June 18th.

For more information, including upcoming tour dates, go to http://curtisstigers.com/

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

Curtis Mayfield is perhaps the most prolific soul performer ever. From his early Chicago soul days with Major Lance, to The Impressions, to Superfly and beyond, this producer, writer, guitarist and singer left a legacy like no one else.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Curtis Mayfield's birthdate on this Monday's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent pitches, scoops, and smears, and that very human quality is evident in everything that [James Weldon] Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra  trombonist Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw draws on his gospel roots to connect secular music to poetry in this sprawling suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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