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Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 9:30pm

Harriette Lebow, is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity for MetroWest and Greater Worcester, and Mike Wimberly, senior is portfolio manager for supply chain at Staples, who is also president of the board of Habitat for Humanity.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 9:00pm

Frederick Law Olmsted “may be the most important American historical figure that the average person knows the least about.” He designed Central Park; Boston’s Emerald Necklace; the grounds of the United States Capitol Building as well as numerous parks, universities and hospitals that we all enjoy to this day. He created the idea of landscape architecture and perfected the art of creating natural and beautiful public spaces.  He was an environmentalist who looked at Boston’s Back Bay fens as a wetlands restoration project. Olmsted was also a noted journalist, author, a scientific farmer and even went to sea and had adventures worthy of Two Years Before The Mast. Inquiry’s guest tonight is journalist and author JUSTIN MARTIN here to talk about his new dynamic biography: GENIUS OF PLACE: THE LIFE OF FEDERICK LAW OLMSTED. Tune in and learn about what it took to create Central Park.


The illegal trafficking in ultra rare species of butterflies is a big business, with CITES listed species going for many thousands of dollars a pop. The people who are successful in this type of smuggling are masterminds of deception and cunning, running an international business just like a drug cartel. JESSICA SPEART, a freelance journalist specializing in wildlife enforcement issues, has traced the bizarre cat and mouse game that was played over years between the ‘Indiana Jones” of butterfly smuggling and a dedicated, hardworking officer of law enforcement for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a thrilling, revealing and frightening expose of the world of a small group of unscrupulous men who would sell the planet’s biodiversity to the highest bidder. Speart’s book is titled WINGED OBSESSION: THE PURSUIT OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIUS BUTTERFLY SMUGGLER.

 

 

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Five highly accomplished young players survived a year of ongoing competition. One will emerge with the Cole Porter Fellowship and $50,000. To conclude the rigorous finals, on this night at The Athenaeum in Indianapolis, each young man accompanies the great Dee Dee Bridgewater. High stakes produce spell-binding music. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join us for part two of our FOLK FAVORITES series for the Fall Membership Drive!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

For many people, the worlds of symphonic orchestras and jazz are two opposing and conflicting styles of music, in this episode of the Jazz Rythm series, we bring you a two part show highlighting the artists and musicians who have fused Jazz with symphonic music, and invite you to explore this fun and interesting blend of musical styles. Remember to tune in to Jazz Rhythm for part 2 of this series, airing next week!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Jazz giant John Coltrane would have been 85 this week. His widow, Alice Coltrane, performed with her husband's band in his final years, and is also one of the few jazz harpistsand a composer in her own right. On this 1982 Piano Jazz, Alice Coltrane performs her tunes, "Transfiguration and "One for the Father, and joins McPartland for "Giant Steps.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the music of Bucky Pizzarelli, who's extraordinary skill as a rhythm player places him in the company of the great rhythm players like Freddie Greene and Barry Galbraith. And he has brought forward the great chord solo tradition begun by George Van Eps and Dick McDonough. Like George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli  adopted the seven-string electric guitar and for a while was one of the few jazz guitarists to exclusively play the seven-string.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:00pm

Our unofficial "Vibraphonist Week" continues on Jazz New England Tuesday. After hearing from Dave Samuels and Gary Burton eariler, the man they both say is set to "carry on the vibraphone tradition" joins us. Warren Wolf studied at Berklee with Dave Samuels and returns to Boston this week for a performance. When he's not lead his group you can find Warren in the bands of Jason Palmer and Donal Fox. Join us Tuesday at 2 pm when vibraphonist Warren Wolf makes his WICN debut.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Joey DeFrancesco pumps out the Philly sound on his Hammond B-3, propelled by guitarist Pat Martino and the legendary Heath Brothers. The players cover tunes from that city’s jazz icons: Benny Golson (I Remember Clifford), Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder) and John Coltrane (Naima). Wendell Pierce hosts.

 

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 2:00pm

We conclude our preview of The Falmouth Jazz Festival on Monday when saxophonist & vocalist Stan Strickland checks in. He's as busy as always, taking his own band to Falmouth this weekend and continuing to perform around the world with his quartet and others. Join us Monday at 2 pm.

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