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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 10:30pm

This week Al's guest is Warren Littlefield the former President of NBC Entertainment. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for an irresistible insiders account of the greatest era in television history. All the juicy and hilarious details about the actors and network executives who made it all happen. Littlefield will also be discussing his new book, "Top Of The Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:00pm

Why is a mouse on the floor a pest, but a mouse in a cute cage a pet? Why is it fine to feed white rats to boa constrictors, but people would shudder and scream if anyone tried to feed kittens to a snake? The way we think about animals defies logic. It’s emotionally complicated and differ dramatically depending on culture. Tonight’s guest is HAL HERZOG, one the world’s leading anthrozoologist, a scientist who studies who humans think about animals. His new book is titled SOME WE LOVE. SOME WE HATE. SOME WE EAT. WHY IT’S SO HARD TO THINK STRAIGHT ABOUT ANIMALS. Tonight we talk about if there are differences between “dog people” and “cat people”; if children who abuse animals grow up to be violent adults; what happens when vegans backslide, and why everyone seems to hate snakes. The answers will surprise you.

Artist and writer DARRYL WHEYE returns to Inquiry to continue her discussion on science and art, how they interact, how they inform each other, how they are inspired by each other. Her book, co-authored with Don Kennedy, is HUMANS, NATURE, AND BIRDS: SCIENCE ART FROM CAVE WALLS TO COMPUTER SCREENS.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jean Baptise Thielemans was born April 29, 1922. Over his long and colorful life, the harmonica man has lived in and played the music of Belgium, Paris and New York -- not to mention his most recent love, Brazil. In this concert, he chooses songs by Mancini and Miles, a quote from "La Marseillaise and a piece by Jacques Brel, and a melding of "Bridges (Milton Nascimento) and "God Bless America.

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:30pm

Hailed as one of the greatest speakers of our time, Maya Angelou's words have been a source of inspiration, comfort, encouragement and strength for millions around the world. In conjunction with her performance at The Hanover Theatre, Wednesday, May 9th, WICN Production Director Jon Marable will be interviewing the American Icon.

 

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 1:30pm

Hailed as one of the greatest speakers of our time, Maya Angelou's words have been a source of inspiration, comfort, encouragement and strength for millions around the world. In conjunction with her performance at The Hanover Theatre, Wednesday, May 9th, WICN Production Director Jon Marable will be interviewing the American Icon. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:00pm

On this edition of The Folk Revival, Nick Noble will be joined by Ed Romanoff, touch base with Boston-based singer songwriter Mary Gauthier, and we’ll be speaking with singer Dar Williams. From 8-10 PM the show will feature a two-hour tribute to Dar Williams. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than 50 years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am

Inquiry welcomes back artist, writer and natural historian JULIE ZICKEFOOSE to talk about her new book THE BLUEBIRD EFFECT: UNCOMMON BONDS WITH COMMON BIRDS. This sumptuous and fascinating book details her decades long experiences in rehabilitating young birds and is one of the best natural history books published this year. Rehabilitating nestlings is hard, frustrating, time consuming work that is also very rewarding because you get to know the birds intimately in a way no birder or even most ornithologists do. Tune in and find out about Julie’s life as an artist, and what it takes to raise unusual species like hummingbirds and swifts. 

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of legendary southern soul recording artist Jimmy Hughes. A cousin of Percy Sledge, Jimmy began in a gospel group and later had a big hit with "Steal Away." Recorded in one take, the song has been cited as "a prototype not only for subsequent soul singers such as Johnny Taylor and Al Green, but would help define the signature Muscle Shoals sound." It all starts at 7pm!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a "quiet fire" that has influenced entire generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with guitarist and Evans collaborator Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like "Waltz for Debby," "Five" and "Peri's Scope."

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