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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:00pm

SPECIAL APRIL FOOLS DAY INQUIRY: Inquiry welcomes ROBERT TRIVERS, a Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. His new far ranging and fascinating book is THE FOLLY OF FOOLS: THE LOGIC OF DECEIT AND SELF DECEPTION IN HUMAN LIFE. Professor Trivers takes a uniquely evolutionary approach to what may seem to the layperson as a psychological or sociological state: self-deception. Tonight, Professor Trivers describes some  non-human examples of deception. He also touches on a few of the numerous examples of deception and self-deception that occur in human love and sex relationships. Finally, as an example of self-deception on the social and corporate level, Trivers discusses the ingrained blindness of NASA that led to the Challenger and Columbia disasters.

On July 11, 1897, three brave men took off in a balloon in attempt to fly-over the North Pole. The real fate of this expedition would not be discovered for over thirty years. They were only the latest in a line of explorers who risked their lives in the brutal and unforgiving cold of the Arctic. Why did they do it? Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk with writer and biographer ALEC WILKINSON about his thrilling new history THE ICE BALLOON: S. A. ANDRÉE and the HEROIC AGE OF ARCTIC EXPLORATION.
 

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 4:00pm

March is Women's History month and we're answering the question “...but can she play?” by exploring this documentary film and work in progress. The project focuses on "the music and stories” of female jazz horn-players and encourages jazz education for girls. Join host Bonnie Johnson as she pays tribute to generations of women in jazz and speaks with award-winning journalist, Director-Producer Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn about the project.

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Renee Rosnes says when she's onstage at the Village Vanguard, she turns to the left and sees a jazz fan a few feet away, and the same to the right and over her shoulder. The intimacy inspires a beautiful late night set from Renee's quartet. Steve Nelson on vibes, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

On this edition of Against the Grain, James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will be in to promote their new CD, "All Wood And Doors",  an acoustic interpretation of Doors songs. With the recording of All Wood and Doors, veteran composers/vocalists/musicians James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt took songs that are practically hard wired into our collective pop culture consciousness and put a uniquely fresh spin on them. Cliff Eberhardt and James Lee Stanley are wonderful singers and musicians, with unique mastery of their instruments. To add further to an already remarkable recording, there is this all star line up of the highly regarded additional guests musicians: Timothy B Schmit (the Eagles), Peter Tork (the Monkees), Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), Scott Breadman (the Rippingtons, Lindsey Buckingham), the truly remarkable Chad Watson (David Arkenstone, Janis Ian).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jason Moran is one of the most talked about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow, and his album, Ten, topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. He epitomizes today’s approach to music, regularly employing sampled loops as a “fourth band member” in live performances.  This week Moran performs a definitive set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

American vocalist China Moses discusses how being the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and growing up in France has influenced her attitudes on jazz and the music business.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 2:00pm

Our favorite MD makes another 'house call' to Jazz New England on Tuesday. The always evolving Stanley ( "don't call me dr." ) Sagov is working these days with acclaimed guitarist Larry Coryell. We'll hear about that and hear Stanley, for the very first time, play our recently donated grand piano! Join us at 2 pm.

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Aretha Franklin's 70th birthday on this week's edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

The members of this SF Jazz Collective are some of the greatest innovators on the scene today - Dave Douglas (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Eric Harland (drums), Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Matt Penman (bass), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Miguel Zenon (alto sax). They come together in the Allen Room for a brilliant musical conversation. The collective will showcase their own compositions and fresh arrangements of pianist McCoy Tyner.

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Monday guitarist Mark Marquis drops by. For over 40 years he's been a 'full service' guitarist, playing jazz, blues, rock, world music and more. He's performed with everyone from Maynard Ferguson to Charlie Watts to Freddie Fender. You'll hear some of Mark's acoustic guitar as well when he joins us at 2 pm.

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