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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:00pm

Cyberspace has become a battlefield and the next major international conflict may very well be fought over the Internet. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist SHANE HARRIS about his latest book @ WAR: THE RISE OF THE MILITARY-INTERNET COMPLEX. This frightening and revealing account traces the development of the NSA’s cadre of elite hackers and how they use “zero day” programs to attack critical enemy targets like nuclear facilities. Of course the United States government and major corporations have themselves been hacked by cyber warriors from China and Russia. Tune in and learn about this new kind of warfare and what it means for the privacy of your cell phones and home computers.

Inquiry welcomes back writer and biographer JAMES GAVIN. His new book is titled IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE. Peggy Lee grew up in a small town in North Dakota but grew up to become one of the most unique, hard working and tenacious singers. Tonight we talk about her signature songs “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?” as well as her film work in “Pete Kelly’s Blues” and her lawsuit against Disney. Peggy Lee was a one of a kind singer, tune in and find out why.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

WAYFARING STRANGER: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BURL IVES – 20 years ago this week the great Burl Ives died. This show is a tribute to his memory, telling the story of his life through four hours of recordings.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The six members of Amethyst have joined their love of contemporary jazz, acoustic pop, and various Latin genres with undeniable skill and taste. The unique voice of each musician enriches improvisational arcs throughout every performance. Featuring Rivera’s originals, as well as collaborative cover arrangements, this group delivers accessible interpretations of human feeling as well as delighting the ears.


Raquel Quinones Rivera/Vocals
Anna Talpe/Vocals
Jared Yee/Tenor Sax
Evan Waaramaa/Piano
Doug Richards/Bass
Matt Pahaelian/Drums

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BRET HERHOLZ. Not only is Bret an artist, but he is also an illustrator, children’s book author, screenwriter and set designer. Tune in and find out how he developed his career in art and what a few of his latest projects are. For a look at Bret’s work, go to his website at:

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BARRY STRAUSS, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. His latest book is THE DEATH OF CAESAR: THE STORY OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS ASSASSINATION. Tune in and find out what drove a small group of conservative Roman politicians to make the drastic decision to murder their political leader. This is history at it’s most compelling and thrilling. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join Nick DiBiasio for a special edition of Against The Grain on Tax Day, Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 10pm, for 3 hours of songs about money and taxes.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JULIET FEIBEL, Executive Director of ARTSWORCESTER and curator SUSAN STOOPS to talk about the 14th ARTSWORCESTER BIENNIAL. This year’s biennial includes works from other New England states and Susan Stoops was the juror. Tune in and learn about this very interesting and competitive exhibition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with poet MICHELLE PEŇALOZA. She talks about her new collection of poetry LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK inspired by walks she took with people to the location of their heartbreak. This project was an attempt to “map heartbreak”. Tune in and listen to Michelle read two of her poems too. 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

It's tax time again! Help keep the stress level down with soul songs about money (or lack of it).  Join host Tom Shaker for a non-taxing evening of great music! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

How would you pair your favorite Blue Note recording artists? McCoy Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson? Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith? Dianne Reeves with Terence Blanchard? Wayne Shorter with Norah Jones? This week on Jazz Night in America, we take you front row for the Blue Note Records 75th anniversary party. This past May, Blue Note celebrated at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and many generations of artists came to celebrate.


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Berklee's mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work—the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and curiosity essential to creativity—are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise.