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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

What is it that makes you feel disgust? Sour milk? Vomit? A disembodied cadaver? Certain bodily fluids? The feeling of disgust is universal but what sets off that feeling of repulsion varies from culture to culture. For instance, many Brits find the smell and flavor of wintergreen horrible, yet Icelanders find putrid fermented Greenland Shark a gourmet delight. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RACHEL HERZ, teacher at Brown University and an expert on the psychology of smell and emotion. Her new book is THAT’S DISGUSTING! UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF REPULSION. Tune in tonight and learn how feeling of disgust change with age, why some people find disgusting things enjoyable and learn about the very complex relationship between disgust and empathy. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Conductor/composer David Berger recently turned his focus to the lesser known tunes of Harry Warren, and talked with Judy about why Warren inspires him, and why this great composer is less well-known than other contributors to the great American songbook.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:00pm

One of our favorite ladies returns to Jazz New England Tuesday. Grace Kelly is as busy as ever. She recently recorded a live CD and DVD and later this month will perform with superstar Chris Botti! Be with us Tuesday at 2 on Jazz New England when 'rising star' Grace Kelly visits.

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm

Sly and the Family Stone had a phenomenal run of hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They changed the sound of soul music and left people shaking their heads after seeing them live. Join host Tom Shaker as he says "Happy 69th birthday to Sly Stone!" It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, she's joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:30pm

President Obama and the Federal government are trying to initiate a contraceptive mandate, which requires employers or their insurance companies to cover birth control costs with no out-of-pocket charges for the insured. Is this an infringement of our First Amendment rights? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al's guest will be Dr.Richard Amerling,Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:00pm

The Worcester area is known for its great food at reasonable prices. And guess what? The price just got better: $23.12 per meal from March 19th to 31st. It’s the semi-annual Worcester Restaurant Week, a time when people can sample the food of some of our best restaurants without breaking the bank. Twice a year, the finest restaurants in the Worcester area lower their prices and offer a special Chef’s Menu.

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews three of the participants in the latest Worcester Restaurant Week:

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:00pm

 

The Worcester area is known for its great food at reasonable prices. And guess what? The price just got better: $23.12 per meal from March 19th to 31st. It’s the semi-annual Worcester Restaurant Week, a time when people can sample the food of some of our best restaurants without breaking the bank. Twice a year, the finest restaurants in the Worcester area lower their prices and offer a special Chef’s Menu.

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews three of the participants in the latest Worcester Restaurant Week:

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:00pm

“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sanskrit word Triveni translates as "the place where three sacred rivers meet. With Drew Gress and Eric Harland, bass and drums, trumpeter Avishai opens on Don Cherry's "Art Deco", tips his hat to Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, then welcomes his sister Anat on clarinet for the second half of a wonderful set.

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