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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin Jazz was not just the folk process. In the decade between 1946 and 1956, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, and 'Mambo King' Tito Puente brought this irresistible mix to the world. Wendell Pierce hosts as bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalogo and drummer Ignacio Berroa in these Jazz Latin classics, including 'Manteca,' 'Ran Kan Kan,' 'Oye Como Va' and more.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:30pm

For millions of people, sharks have always been something to fear. So why do we obsess over these mesmerizing and mysterious creatures? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by veteran Washington Post columnist, Juliet Eilperin.  In an eye-opening segment Eilperin explains the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the infamous ocean predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature's most awe-inspiring creatures. This is definitely not your typical fish tale.

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino interviews Noelle Dalton of The Computer Hospital. They talk about leveraging your computer technology to build your business.

Noelle Dalton regards customer satisfaction as Job 1. Whether you have a single PC, home network or office local-area network, he has the solutions that you need. He started The Computer Hospital in 2005. Previously, he worked for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services as a network administrator, overseeing  a total of 2,500 computers in 50 locations statewide.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

No, we will not upset the FCC, but we will play 4-hours of adult themed music: topics serious and silly, from John Prine & Iris Dement, the Kingston Trio, Oscar Brand, Cheryl Wheeler, Woody Guthrie, and MANY more!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:00am

On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet. These mounds of micro-organisms  lived two billion years ago and by exhaling oxygen changed the atmosphere of Earth making it hospitable for the organic life we are familiar with. This is just one of the amazing journeys that RICHARD FORTEY made looking for examples of “living fossils”. Fortey is the author of many books  and was the Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006. His latest book HORSESHOE CRABS AND VELVET WORMS: THE STORY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS THAT TIME HAS LEFT BEHIND  is a wonderful and fascinating tour of the globe looking at life forms that give us an idea of what life was like millions and billions of years ago. Tune in tonight and hear Fortey talk about watching the relatives of trilobites mate in Delaware Bay and where to look for some examples of the earliest life that ever existed, among the geysers at Yellowstone National Park. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Bill Charlap discusses the influence his musician parents have had on his jazz and his continuing love for the Great American Standards.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:00am

Tonight poet JOHN DERVISHIAN returns to Inquiry. There are two new collections of his work: YOU CAN’T GET INSIDE MY HEAD IT’S ALREADY OVERCROWDED and NIGHTMARES & LULLABIES which features poems by John and Adam Schirling. Tune in and find out what the life of poet is like, how new electronic media has changed the way poetry is presented and hear John read several of his poems. 

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Along with Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble defined the legendary Philly soul sound. Their Philadelphia International label produced over 170 gold and platinum selling records. They introduced the world to artists like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul and the O'Jays. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Kenny Gamble's birthday this Monday. It all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino interviews Jim Magay, the co-founder of the Lincoln Street Area Business Association and co-owner and co-operator of Magay & Barron Eye Center on Lincoln Street. Jim is also a founding member and a current board member of Worcester Local First. This episode aired originally on April 12, 2012.

The brand new Lincoln Street Area Business Association’s Facebook page proclaims: “Lincoln Street … the place to meet, shop, eat, play, work, live.” As a January 6, 2012 Telegram & Gazette article noted:

• “With up to 35,000 cars traveling Lincoln Street every day, traffic safety is a goal for the group.”
• “Streetscape improvements and community involvement, such as charitable giving, are also on the group's agenda. In August, an association food and toy drive was held, with strong response.”
• “The organization is working on its marketing plan. It is also asking members to bring a prospective member to meetings as it works to grow its ranks.”

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