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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us on Thursday December 1st at 6pm for a special program airing on the life and music of the famous one-armed Louisiana trumpeter, Wingy Manone. Aside from his notable compositions (such as Tar Paper Stomp, Stop the war, the Cats are Killin' Themselves, No Calling Card, and Fare Thee Well, to name a few) he is also remembered for playing the trumpet so flawlessly with his prosthetic arm, that most crowds never knew of his disability. Tune in at the same time, next week for Part II!

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 6:00pm

Pianist Herbie Hancock is an innovator whose ideas continue to push boundaries and transcend musical genres. His work has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Collaboration for the 2011 album Imagine. Hancock solos on his own tune, "Dolphin Dance, and joins McPartland for a duet take on "That Old Black Magic.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist LISA BARTHELSON. Though she started out painting, her latest works involve using a crazy variety of  found objects and encaustic to create series of complex assemblages. Lisa also creates works on  a very large scale-using materials like duct tubing, play balls and Mylar emergency blankets to fashion large room sized environments. Tune in tonight for a fascinating talk with this dynamic New England artist. To see examples of her work and read her artists’ statement, go to:
http://www.lisabarthelson.com/
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Drummer Dave Tull has provided rhythm for everyone from Chuck Magione and Michael Buble, to Jack Sheldon and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. While Dave has also occasionally sung a tune or two with these groups and others, he’s recently focused on performing his own beautiful melodies and often hilarious lyrics. Dave is a favorite among jazz musicians, who relish his spot on laments of the sometimes ridiculous challenges jazz musicians face.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:30am

In the early and mid nineteenth century, the economies of both Louisiana and Cuba depended on the growing of sugar cane. In both areas, this industry was made possible by similar brutal systems of slavery. But after the American Civil War and after the prolonged war for Cuban independence, the political and social fates of the freed black slaves were incredibly different. How did Cuba develop a  more racially and culturally diverse culture and why  Louisiana’s state government systematically work to disenfranchise the freed black citizens from their voting rights?   Tune in tonight for a fascinating history of race and politics when we speak with REBECCA J. SCOTT, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of law at the University of Michigan.  Her important and dynamic new book is DEGREES OF FREEDOM: LOUISIANA AND CUBA AFTER SLAVERY. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00am

The International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn is a school where students from forty five different countries, speaking twenty-eight different languages come together to learn English and become part of American society. By the time the students arrive at school, many have survived trauma and hardship that is hard for many of us to imagine. Though at times school life is chaotic and confusing, thanks to a very dedicated staff of teachers and administrators, this school often succeeds in teaching many students English.  Despite language, social and political differences that at first seem insurmountable, students also learn  how to integrate themselves into the wider global society . Tonight’s guest is writer BROOKE HAUSER, who spent years observing the daily life of the students at International High School and has written a wonderful, yet grittily realistic book about her observations: THE NEW KIDS: BIG DREAMS AND BRAVE JOURNEYS AT A HIGH SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANT TEENS. 

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

The man who built Hitsville, USA turns 82 this week! Berry Gordy, Jr. will always be remembered for the hundreds of chart toppers to come out of his Motown records. Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate Berry Gordy’s musical legacy. It all stars at 7pm.

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

From its start in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet had a cool, understated style that belied its complexity. Pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Kenny Clarke combined classical music structures with the deep swing of jazz. The MJQ made vital music for over 40 years. Our quartet -- drummer Lewis Nash, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Peter Washington and vibraphonist Steve Nelson - honors those late modern masters. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:00am

Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy were two surrealist painters who, though deeply in love and married, maintained very separate professional artistic careers. Their work has never been shown next to each other until now. Tonight’s guests are JONATHAN STUHLMAN, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum and STEPHEN ROBESON MILLER, artist, art historian and curator. Together they have curated a groundbreaking exhibition entitled DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY currently at the DAVIS MUSUEM at Wellesley College until January 15, 2012. Tune in tonight and learn about how these two fascinating artists met in Paris as the war broke out; how they eventually moved to Connecticut and hear about their productive lives together. For more information on this dynamic show, go to:
https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu/whats-on/current/the-surreal-world...
 

Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:30pm

One of the most diverse colleges in the USA has plans to further that agenda. Pine Manor College in Brookline MASS.seeks to open up to co-ed students from low income and minority backgrounds. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al will be speaking with Dr. Alane Shanks the new president of Pine Manor College.

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