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Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:00pm

The piano is 300 years old and from the time of its creation it has cast a spell over musicians and audiences alike. The piano changed the ways in which musicians toured and presented themselves to the public and the piano changed audiences expectations about presentation and showmanship. From Mozart’s first concertos to Jerry Lee Lewis’ incendiary keyboard techniques, the piano has captured the mind and soul of musicians and listeners all over the world like no other musical instrument. Tune in tonight for a wide-ranging talk with pianist and writer STUART ISACOFF. His latest fascinating and entertaining history is A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PIANO: THE INSTRUMENT, THE MUSIC, THE MUSICIANS. FROM MOZART TO MODERN JAZZ AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

Since our nation’s inception, governments at the local, state and federal levels have advanced programs to promote American’s health. Probably no other program has been as controversial and widely debated as the national government’s sex education campaigns. Kicked into high gear during Word War I, and begun to control the national epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, these programs have been complicated by racist assumptions, local faith-based resistance and an inability to actually talk openly about the subject. Our guest tonight is writer ALEXANDRA M. LORD, who previously served as a historian with the United States Public Health Service. Tonight she discusses her unique and fascinating history CONDOM NATION: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S SEX EDUCATION CAMPAIGN FROM WORLD WAR I TO THE INTERNET.

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 4:00pm


Join host Bonnie Johnson for this stellar edition of Colors of Jazz!

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Charles Mingus (1922-79) wrote, ". . . it is time our children were raised to think they can play bassoon, French horn, English horn, full percussion, violin, cello. If we so-called jazz musicians who are composers, the spontaneous composers, started including these instruments in our music, it would open everything up. This acoustic concert, held on the weekend of the annual Charles Mingus High School Competition in New York, effectively follows through on his premise.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

Nick Noble sets the mood for the evening here on this edition of Folk Revival. He will be spinning love songs that will really get the sparks flying! Don't miss it, Thursday at 7

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:00pm

This Wednesday, Joe Zupan invites music teachers to perform on Jazz New England. Join us at 2 pm when Pakachoag Music School instructors Curtis Smith and Nike Beaudry perform the music of Gershwin for clarinet and piano. The performance will be followed by an interview with Executive Director, Sarah Smongeski. We'll enjoy some classic music and learn about the good things going on at Pakachoag. Be sure to tune in Wednesday at 2 for Jazz New England.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

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.

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Get your Valentine’s Day groove on with sweet, sassy, sexy and sensual soul music favorites. You’ll hear Aretha, JB, Issac Hayes, Teddy Pendegrass, Barry White and many others. Your requests and dedications, too!  Join host Tom Shaker at 7pm.

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:30pm

The Constitution was born out of revolution. In fact the framers created the Constitution to reflect this and for future generations to react to their times. However, many will argue that some have taken this to the extreme. Case in point, "The Occupy" movement. What's your interpretation? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Constitutional scholar and author David Bodenhamer. You have a perfect right to agree or disagree.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

Greendale Physical Therapy Centers are located in Clinton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Woburn. “You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to be treated like one" is their motto. Their team has worked with numerous professional and Olympic athletes.

Greendale Physical Therapy is owned by physical therapists, who operate an outpatient orthopedic physical-therapy practice. They offer sports, manual, exercise-based and aquatic physical-therapy services. Jon Dooley is the founder as well as the director of operations and a physical therapist of Greendale Physical Therapy.

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino talks with Jon Dooley about the impact of physical therapy on America’s health-care costs.

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