In this ethereal and lovely mélange of sound you will hear harp and voice, bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet and recorder. It’s an airy synergy of Jazz harmonies with modern pop music. Featuring Allegra Cramer on Harp and Voice, Sagit Zilberman on Flute, Suji Kim on Bass
Why does a grouse bury itself in snow? Do jays really talk to themselves? Inquiry welcomes back acclaimed scientist, author and natural historian BERND HEINRICH. Tonight he talks about his new book ONE WILD BIRD AT A TIME: PORTRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL LIVES. In each of the essays in this book, Bernd Heinrich uses his scientific knowledge and field skills to attempt to unravel the reasons behind the behavior of common species of woodland birds like Ruffed Grouse, Blue Jay and Black-capped Chickadee. This is a wonderful book about how to look at the natural world like a scientist. (photo by Sheila Carroll)
Woodpeckers fascinate everybody. But how do they avoid getting concussions when they drum on trees? Do sapsuckers really suck sap? How can we change forestry practices to help conserve woodpeckers? What is that woodpecker that is drumming on your gutter doing? We will discover the answers to these questions and many more when we talk with conservationist and author STEPHEN A. SHUNK about his new book, the PETERSON REFERENCE GUIDE TO WOODPECKERS OF NORTH AMERICA. (photograph of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Sheila Carroll)
Singer and Broadway performer Jessica Molaskey talks about her work with husband John Pizzarelli and her CD tribute to Peggy Lee. You can also catch Jessica every Saturday and Sunday on her show Radio Deluxe, hosted with her husband John Pizzarelli!
Join host Tom Shaker this week as we celebrate and remember the legacy of a true American musical genius, Prince.
In the late 1930s, a bespectacled white man who played the clarinet was a teen idol. That was Benny Goodman, and he got to be that way from leading a quartet with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa — one of jazz's first racially integrated bands. In a special stage show written by Geoffrey Ward and narrated by Wendell Pierce, a young band (Christian Sands, piano; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Sammy Miller, drums) with a rotating cast of clarinetists (Will Anderson, Peter Anderson, Patrick Bartley and Janelle Reichman) tells the whole story at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board.
Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued ― and each family member had to find their own path to survival.
Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Alison O'Leary author of "So Close To Home" and hear how this remarkable family struggled to safety.
Black and white cinematography is virtually a lost art form. At their best, black and white films were a “transformative art” and “a meditation on reality”. Black and white films have a unique beauty, and aesthetic all their own. You cannot imagine films like Citizen Kane or Psycho in anything but black and white. Tune in tonight when we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON, the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, the coordinator of the film studies program and a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Tonight we talk about his wonderful new history: BLACK AND WHITE CINEMA: A SHORT HISTORY.
Alexander von Humboldt was a driven European scientist who traveled throughout South America and Russia and changed the way we think about the natural world. He invented isobars and the concept of “the web of life”. He was a friend of people like Goethe, Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson and his writings influenced Darwin, Thoreau and John Muir. Yet his name is almost unknown in America. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and historian ANDREA WULF about her wonderful new book THE INVENTION OF NATURE: ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’S NEW WORLD.
Tune in to this week's edition of Tonal Rhythm as host Brian Vinik welcomes 23-year-old singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard, whose 2015 debut album has been hailed as one of the best records of the year. Blanchard was born and raised in France, traveled the globe with her family and settled in the Vermont countryside when she was ten years old. Her artfully crafted, emotionally intimate songs have earned her comparisons to Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy blended with the French chic of Françoise Hardy and Carla Bruni. It all starts at 6PM!
Chilean-born, third-generation saxophonist Melissa Aldana talks with host Bonnie Johnson about her career and new release “Back Home”. Ms. Aldana is the first female instrumentalist to take first prize in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz annual competition for young musicians. She plays Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA on April 26, 2016.
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