Join host Chet Williamson as he speaks with saxophonist Steve Heckman. This San Francisco based artist grew up in New York City during one of jazz's most creative periods, the mid-60's. Upon first hearing John Coltrane, worlds split open for Heckman!
Travessia is a micro-winery in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts. The owner Marco Montez was born in Portugal and learned first hand about wine-making from his grandfather. Today he focuses on making wine in small lots with primarily Massachusetts-grown grapes, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Vidal Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Marco Montez about his journey from Portugal to the United States and how he has found success as a winemaker and entrepreneur right here in Massachusetts.
When Dr. Joel Gold started practicing medicine at Bellvue Hospital, he came across several patients suffering from what he calls The Truman Show Delusion: believing that everyone around you is watching you and recording your life. What do delusions like this tell us about how the brain functions and how are delusions related to society? In a society where social media is everywhere and the government is indeed watching and listening in on your life, how can we tell who is having delusions and who is sane? What do we know about how anti-psychotic drugs work? Dr. Gold is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. His new book, written with Ian Gold, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and McGill University is titled: Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness, The Truman Show Delusion and Other Strange Beliefs.
Several hundred unidentified bodies are found in the United States every year. About a half have died of natural causes or of self-inflicted deaths. The rest have been murdered. Though local forensic labs and police departments work long and hard to put a name and identification to these bodies, many remain cold cases. In recent years, a dedicated group of amateurs armed only with computers and a knack for remembering details and faces have aided authorities by matching missing person reports with these unidentified bodies. Tonight on Inquiry we learn all about these amateur sleuths and how they work when we talk with journalist and science writer Deborah Halber about her wild new book The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases.
For 25 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been keeping jazz & blues alive by helping elder musicians in crisis "due to illness, age and/or circumstance"with their Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. On Friday, October 24th, JFA celebrates it's 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC. An All-Star concert will feature tributes dedicated to trumpeter Clark Terry, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and the late great Little Jimmy Scott. Additionally, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy® winning pianist, composer, bandleader Herbie Hancock will be honored with a lifetime achievement award granted by the legendary Quincy Jones.
Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson celebrates the music and artistry of A Great Night In Harlem . Tune in at 12pm.
This evening on Folk Revival, we'll share with you an eclectic mix of folk songs, both old and new. Enjoy four hours of music with host Nick Noble!
On this edition of DreamFarm Radio, Ian Eathan Case stops in to chat with host Julie Lavender. Having recently included kalimba among his instruments of choice, Ian Ethan gained recognition as an 18-string guitarist - utilizing an acoustic double-neck guitar including a 12 string and 6 string neck, both of which he plays simultaneously!
Ten-time Grammy Award winning Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri will be on the show today. Check out Palmieri with his Latin Jazz Band at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA on Saturday, November 8th celebrating the 5th annual Jazz on the Rocks Gala.
Photographer and author TRAER SCOTT’s newest published collection of her photography is titled NOCTURNE: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and features stunning and close up photographs of some of the world’s most engaging nocturnal animals and birds. Tune in and find out about her adventures with porcupines and bushbabies
Inquiry welcomes BOB HERBERT, opinion columnist for the New York Times from 1993-2011 and Distinguished Fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His latest book is LOSING OUR WAY: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A TROUBLED AMERICA. This journalistic tour de force examines why so many people feel that America has lost its way and that as a nation we are in decline. DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!
On this edition of Jazz Matinee, veteran arts writer and freelance photographer Ken Franckling will be on the air with host Chet Williamson. Franckling's latest book Jazz in the Key of Light is a self-published collection of music photography featuring spotlight musicians.
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