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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.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:30pm

Have you ever come face to face with a real Navy Admiral ?Well you will this week. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when my guest will be Rear Admiral Walter Carter USN. We'll be talking about the upcoming Navy Week and why this branch of the military is so vital to the United States.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:00pm

Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history Nachum is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications. At Amperion, Nachum has turned around the company by developing a completely new communications platform based on innovative and patent-protected technology, selling that concept to one of the largest utility companies in the U.S. and bringing it to commercialization - all on an extremely tight budget.

Peter Porteous is CEO of Blue Line Innovations, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, which manufactures real-time energy-monitoring products that help consumers save money while helping to conserve energy. Peter assumed the CEO role in 2009 after having supported co-founder Danny Tuff and the Management Team in a consulting capacity. Founded in 2003, Blue Line Innovations has sold more than 150,000 units of its PowerCost Monitor, a real-time feedback device for monitoring home-electricity usage.

Amperion and Blue Line Innovations were among the 10 presenting smart-grid companies at the Worcester-based Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Smart Grid Venture Showcase, held on September 29 at Worcester Technical High School. WICN Public Radio was one of the sponsors of the Smart Grid Venture Showcase.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:30pm

Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history

Nachum is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications.

At Amperion, Nachum has turned around the company by developing a completely new communications platform based on innovative and patent-protected technology, selling that concept to one of the largest utility companies in the U.S. and bringing it to commercialization - all on an extremely tight budget.

Peter Porteous is CEO of Blue Line Innovations, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, which manufactures real-time energy-monitoring products that help consumers save money while helping to conserve energy.

Peter assumed the CEO role in 2009 after having supported co-founder Danny Tuff and the Management Team in a consulting capacity.

Founded in 2003, Blue Line Innovations has sold more than 150,000 units of its PowerCost Monitor, a real-time feedback device for monitoring home-electricity usage.

Amperion and Blue Line Innovations will be among the 10 presenting smart-grid companies at the Worcester-based Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Smart Grid Venture Showcase, to be held on September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Worcester Technical High School.

WICN Public Radio is one of the sponsors of the Smart Grid Venture Showcase.
 

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, children’s book author and illustrator JARRETT J. KROSSOCZKA. He has a brand new book coming out, OLLIE THE PURPLE ELEPHANT; a new volume of his very popular LUNCH LADY  series of graphic novels; a beautiful e-book of his sketches and if all that wasn’t enough a ten year retrospective of his work will be at the Worcester Art Museum’s education Wing October 11-November 13! Titled MONKEY BOY TO LUNCH LADY , a very special “celebration, book signing and more” event will be had at the museum on OCTOBER 23 from 1-4PM. See: http://www.studiojjk.com/10yearretrospective.html


“The road I pursued, and the road that keeps you an artist, is that no matter what happens to you, you still keep on painting.” Alice Neel was on of the great painters of the Twentieth Century, often focusing on intimate portraits that revealed the inner life of her subjects. Well established as a Social Realist painter in the 1920s, she continued to paint in her own style through the ravages of the depression, a series of great personal tragedies and even a period of many years when Abstract Expressionism was the rage and her work was ignored by the art galleries. But by the early 1960s, she experienced an extraordinary comeback and the 1970s represent the pinnacle of her career. Always independent and the quintessential bohemian, the life of Alice Neel is the story of a great artist who persevered and always kept painting. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with culture and arts writer PHOEBE HOBAN about her new monumental, definitive and always fascinating biography ALICE NEEL: THE ART OF NOT SITTING PRETTY.
 

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

Due to technical difficulties, the interview with Maria Muldaur could not be aired during the show. However, you can now hear the interview in it's entirety right here. We begin with Maria looking forward to having Indian Pudding at The Bull Run.

Maria will be performing at The Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts this Thursday, September 29th.
For more information, please visit www.bullrunrestaurant.com.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel sing the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, with a chart or two from the Fitzgerald collection at the Library of Congress and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, for one concert only at the Kennedy Center and now on JazzSet

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

Local musicians Pamela Hines and Jim Porcella will join Jazz Matinee with host Ed Gardella on Friday. Pamela and Jim will share their thoughts on the importance of being a contributing member of WICN. They will offer their views on the world of jazz and WICN's place in that world.

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