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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Live broadcast from the WICN Performance Studio, with special guests Neptune’s Car, Kim Jennings, Side Street, Peg Espinola, Ryan Foss, The Lied To’s, Gail Finnie, Jason Eslick, Ari Charbonneau, Tom Smith, Sandy Haddon & Kathryn Kauffman, and more!

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm


Catherine Bent/Cello
Adam Barhami/7-stringed Guitar
Marian Campos/Cavaquinho

The musicians of Trio Por Do Sol are modern practitioners of a tradition that's about 140 years old but continues to be re-defined. At its very core, Choro is a hybrid style, with roots in Europe and Africa. Brazil claims Choro as its first own urban music (from Rio). It's also very important to Brazilian identity, which is profoundly multi-racial. Currently, choro is practiced along a continuum of tradition and modernity, and the music has been blended with jazz and bluegrass and klezmer and even baroque music. In most contexts, it is a vehicle for improvisation, although the expectations are somewhat different than in jazz. We have a repertoire that mixes old and new choro compositions; we create our own arrangements and improvise around these forms. Fresh and fascinating music.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome TOM O’MALLEY, ceramics and photography department head at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining him in the studio is CANDACE CASEY, director of the gallery and gallery store at the Worcester Center for Crafts. They discuss two exciting upcoming exhibitions at the Worcester Center for Crafts: “Looking Back” and “The Pottery Invitational”. For information, go to the Center’s website at:

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:30am

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is typically misunderstood by people who don’t suffer from the disorder. It is often a crippling and severe illness that radically affects people’s lives. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and editor DAVID ADAM who suffers with OCD. His fascinating new book is titled THE MAN WHO COULDN’T STOP: OCD AND THE TRUE STORY OF A LIFE LOST IN THOUGHT. Tonight we talk about what triggers OCD, what has been found about neurological and genetic aspects of OCD and what the experience of having OCD is like. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:00pm

For over 900 years, cotton was the world’s most important manufacturing industry. It was a “global web of agriculture, commerce and industrial production” that ranged from the Americas and Britain to Egypt, Anatolia, India and Brazil. But this was commerce dependent on brutal slavery, staggering social inequality and frightening factory conditions. How did such a system evolve? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with SVEN BECKERT, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University about his new eye-opening social and economic history: EMPIRE OF COTTON: A GLOBAL HISTORY. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back DAVID J. MORRIS, author, former Marine infantry officer and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We continue our conversation about his book THE EVIL HOURS: A BIOGRAPHY OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. PTSD was first recognized after the Vietnam War, but did it exist before that and just go unrecognized? Tonight David Morris discusses the history of PTSD, and what is known about trauma and PTSD from the Civil War and World War I and II. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist/singer Champian Fulton talks about the advantages of starting a music career outside of L.A. or NY and how her father’s taste in music has influenced her since before her birth. Hint: He held headphones up to her mama’s baby bump. Baby Bud Powell, anyone?

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Well, not really, but join host Tom Shaker for soul songs that'll make you feel like it's summer outside. We can all use it right about now. Starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Fifty years ago this month, John Coltrane released his iconic album, A Love Supreme. Jazz Night in America probes the seismic impact the record had on the world of jazz.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:30pm

West Points class of 1915 remains one of the most famous. It was the year in which the stars fell on West Point as both Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley graduated to become great leaders. That year also so 40% of it's graduates attain the rank of General. So what made this such a remarkable year? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30  when Al speaks with best selling author and noted historian, Michael Haskew. His new book West Point 1915 chronicles a period in American history that has yet to be rivaled.


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