Novelist CHUCK PALAHNIUK returns to Inquiry to talk about his new novel BEAUTIFUL YOU, which is about sex addiction and sinister corporate forces, among other things. “Young people want mirrors, older people want art.” Tune in for a fun and candid discussion with this challenging writer who thoroughly enjoys himself on his book tours
Tonight, Inquiry welcomes poet SUSAN RICH whose latest collection is titled CLOUD PHARMACY. Susan has worked and traveled in countries like Niger, Gaza, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina and these experiences inform her poetry. Tonight she reads “Tunnel” from Cloud Pharmacy, a poem about the Boston area.
Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.
In the studio this afternoon is pianist Dick Odgren. A local Massachusetts native, Odgren is known for his history with the late trumpeter Emil Haddad and has been recognized for his excellence as a jazz educator.
Expect the unexpected on this week’s show. Join host Tom Shaker as he conjures up soulful (and soulless) ghosts, goblins, devils and unworldly creatures. Tricks and treats galore on this special edition of Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!
Dave Brubeck’s music is reimagined by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jazz Night in America explores various Brubeck compositions, as we sit down and discuss with the arrangers the decisions they made when approaching the material. Also, we unearth recordings from the JALC archive of Brubeck himself performing with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Join host Chet Williamson as he speaks with saxophonist Steve Heckman. This San Francisco based artist grew up in New York City during one of jazz's most creative periods, the mid-60's. Upon first hearing John Coltrane, worlds split open for Heckman!
Travessia is a micro-winery in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. The owner Marco Montez was born in Portugal and learned first hand about wine-making from his grandfather. Today he focuses on making wine in small lots with primarily Massachusetts-grown grapes, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Marco Montez about his journey from Portugal to the United States and how he has found success as a winemaker and entrepreneur right here in Massachusetts.
When Dr. Joel Gold started practicing medicine at Bellvue Hospital, he came across several patients suffering from what he calls The Truman Show Delusion: believing that everyone around you is watching you and recording your life. What do delusions like this tell us about how the brain functions and how are delusions related to society? In a society where social media is everywhere and the government is indeed watching and listening in on your life, how can we tell who is having delusions and who is sane? What do we know about how anti-psychotic drugs work? Dr. Gold is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. His new book, written with Ian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and McGill University is titled: Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness, The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs.
Several hundred unidentified bodies are found in the United States every year. About a half have died of natural causes or of self-inflicted deaths. The rest have been murdered. Though local forensic labs and police departments work long and hard to put a name and identification to these bodies, many remain cold cases. In recent years, a dedicated group of amateurs armed only with computers and a knack for remembering details and faces have aided authorities by matching missing person reports with these unidentified bodies. Tonight on Inquiry we learn all about these amateur sleuths and how they work when we talk with journalist and science writer Deborah Halber about her wild new book The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases.
For 25 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping elder musicians in crisis "due to illness, age and/or circumstance"with their Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. On Friday, October 24th, JFA celebrates it's 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC. An All-Star concert will feature tributes dedicated to trumpeter Clark Terry, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and the late great Little Jimmy Scott. Additionally, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy® winning pianist, composer, bandleader Herbie Hancock will be honored with a lifetime achievement award granted by the legendary Quincy Jones.
Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson celebrates the music and artistry of A Great Night In Harlem . Tune in at 12pm.
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