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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

For over 25 years, the Yellowjackets – saxophonist Bob Mintzer, pianist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Will Kennedy – have combined jazz, rock and electronic instruments. Now, the sensational and discerning guitarist Mike Stern, veteran of Miles and Michael Brecker bands, joins the group to lead Chromazone, I Wonder and Dreams Go. Bob Mintzer brings forth soulful sax.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with five-time Emmy award-winning investigative reporter Peter Lance. Hear the shocking true story of Colombo family capo Gregory Scarpa Sr. who spent more than thirty years as a paid Top Echelon FBI informant while committing or ordering more than fifty murders and wreaking havoc as a drug dealer, loan shark, bank robber, hijacker, and high-end securities thief. Is this what law and order is all about? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for 'The Public Eye".

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sugden Jr., senior director of public and community relations, and Sue McQuaid, director of professional relations, at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. Tune in as they talk about the mission and business of  improving the lives of children.

Shriners-Boston is one of the world’s leading centers for treating children with severe burns or those who need reconstructive surgery for scars or cleft lip and palate – regardless of ability to pay. Affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Shriners-Boston has provided expert round-the-clock care for pediatric patients at its downtown Boston location since its establishment in 1968.

Shriners-Boston’s areas of specialization and care include:
• Acute-burn treatment
• Reconstructive corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate
• Congenital issues and traumatic or burn injury
• Plastic and laser surgery for healed burns, post-trauma scars, vascular birthmarks and skin disorders
• Modern scar treatment
• Scar rehabilitation with occupational/physical therapy

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 9:00pm

Is there really an “epidemic” of obesity in America? What are the social consequences of addressing people’s weight as a health crisis? What do issues of body size and inequality have to do with class, race and gender? Tonight we speak with DR.ABIGAIL C. SAGUY, Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at UCLA. Her new controversial book WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAT? will change the way you think about weight and obesity.

“A corpse is always a problem” writes author, researcher and editor BESS LOVEJOY in the introduction to her wild new book REST IN PIECES: THE CURIOUS FATES OF FAMOUS CORPSES. You may think that when a person dies and put into the ground, that is the end of the story. But in fact there is a lot of post mortem hanky panky that can occur. Bodies can get lost, they can travel all over the planet, they can get stolen, pieces may be taken as trophies. Tune in tonight and learn about the after death antics of such luminaries as Saint Nicholas, Moliere, Edgar Allen Poe and Eva Peron.

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

The tenor man’s band has a New Orleans carnival feel with trombone and sousaphone, Jason Marsalis on drums, and Gary Versace on organ and accordion. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society gives a taste of Argue’s imaginative theatrical piece for orchestra, Brooklyn Babylon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Just a day before the 2013 NPFF, host Nick Noble will feature dozens of tracks from the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Festivals, along with a few from artists who have appeared there more recently.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is fast earning a spot among today’s top country voices. In 2010, he
was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. With guitarist Kevin Collier, Young brings his rich voice to a set of original songs and old favorites, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:00pm

“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them. 

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

A favorite on the Northern Soul scene, Chuck Jackson has the distinction of being one of the first singers to score with a Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition "Any Day Now." He started out in doo wop with the Del-Vikings and frequently was on the charts with his brand of upbeat soul/pop vocals. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of Chuck Jackson this Monday night, starting at 7pm!

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN. Knisley in a foodie household and new book is a collection of personal “taste memories”, remembrances of times in her life through the food she ate at the time. It is by turns funny, touching and always interesting. RELISH is also a unique illustrated collection of recipes. To see some of Lucy Knisley’s work, go to:

Writer and children’s book author MELISSA STEWART returns to Inquiry to talk about her latest title in her wonderful series. This volume is titled A PLACE FOR TURTLES. Tune in tonight and learn what problems turtles are facing in our oceans, ponds and marshes and learn what young readers can do to help them.


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