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Friday, August 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

The pianists open with “Never Will I Marry” (though they are, to each other). Cedar Walton’s “Midnight Waltz” and Wayne Shorter’s “Ana Maria” are highlights, along with Lyle Mays’ “Chorinho.”

This JazzSet is dedicated to the memory of Derek Gordon (1955-2012).

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:00pm

Folk music is often a family affair. Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger; Woody, Arlo, and Sarah Lee Guthrie; Terry and Eliza Gilkyson; Johnny and Rosanne Cash; and so many more. Their music, and others, will be featured over four hours of cross-generational music, that may even include some cross-genre family recordings (Harry and Shari Belafonte, Peter and Bethany Yarrow, John and Bonnie Raitt, to name a few).

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 11:30am

Peter Cushing starred in some of the most iconic horror and adventure films of the last half of the 20th Century. He has played Dr. Frankenstein a number of times in Hammer films, as well as van Helsing is another series of films. He had starring roles in The Mummy (1959), She (1964) and was a villain in The Avengers TV series. He has played Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes as was the deliciously evil Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. But despite his stunning list of film, television and stage credits, he is not as well known here in the States. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film historian and writer DAVID MILLER about his fine and comprehensive new biography PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris. Today she’s an acclaimed performer whose voice recalls radio’s Golden Age no matter what the tune. On this edition of Song Travels, Peyroux discusses Ray Charles as a musical mentor and teams up with host Feinstein for “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.”

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

I talked with pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch fresh from his participation in the 2013 Bobby Short tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center and discussed how Bobby, Liza and other greats have informed and shaped his music and career.

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

WICN's resident Northern Soul expert Steve Moysey returns with an allnew playlist of little heard artists that are guaranteed to get your feet  moving. Not quite sure just what Northern Soul is?? Tune in Monday at 7pm and to find out!

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

For thirty years, the NEA has gathered the masters of jazz to honor their own. Join us as we highlight these decades – including 2011 inductees Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, Orrin Keepnews, Ellis Marsalis, and the Marsalis family – in music and words. And we’ll hear from the creator of the Jazz Masters award, AB Spellman.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 10:30pm

More than forty years ago Charles Manson and his mostly female commune killed nine people, among them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was the culmination of a criminal career that author Jeff Guinn traces back to Manson’s childhood.  Childhood friends, cellmates, and even some members of the Manson Family have provided new information about Manson’s life. Guinn has made discoveries about the night of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, such as why one person on the property where the murders occurred was spared. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by bestselling author Jeff Guinn. His new book MANSON is filled with details never before presented.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 9:00pm

Many of the smaller industrial cities of America are in serious decline due to the forces of de-industrialization, outsourcing, globalization and white flight. Many of these medium-sized urban areas like Detroit, Buffalo, Grand Rapids and Akron have suffered decades of neglect because most of the national attention and money has gone to the big urban centers. But can there be a future for these cities? Tune in tonight when we talk with CATHERINE TUMBER, journalist, historian and Research Affiliate in the Community Innovators Lab in M.I.T.’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her important new book is SMALL, GRITTY AND GREEN: THE PROMISE OF AMERICA’S SMALLER INDUSTRIAL CITIES IN A LOW-CARBON WORLD and it details her visits to twenty-five of these small cities and describes some of the new ideas that city leaders are implementing to re-imagine a productive and exciting future for these urban areas.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. His identification guides are innovative, fun and like no other nature guides. With Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, Richard has authored a new guide titled THE CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: RAPTORS. Tune in tonight and learn about hawks, accipiters and eagles, and how to identify them in flight.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 12:00pm

Tune in as Richard Vacca joins host Al Dean on this edition of Sunday Jazz Matinee. Richard will bring early jazz recordings: many that have never been heard. He will discuss his book, The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places, and Nightlife 1937-1962, and the people he interviewed over the 7 and a half years he took researching and gathering the information for the book.


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