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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

A FIVE HOUR FOLK FESTIVAL BROADCAST CELEBRATING LOCAL ARTISTS LIVE – A lineup of local artists live in the WICN Performance studio, emceed by host Nick Noble. Among the featured acts will be The Lied To’s, Sandy Haddon, Folkapotamus, Ariband, Dan & Faith Senie, Ergo Canto, James Keyes, Dianne Battistello, Sue Young, Wolfpen, Ed Sweeney, Joanne Lurgio, Michael Guttierez-May, Kryngle Daly, Crowe’s Pasture, Lisa Martin, Dan Blakeslee, Owengate, Colette O’Connor, Jennifer Evans, The Auburn Suns, Spooner Well, Beth DeSombre, Kim Jennings, Andy Cummings, and maybe others!

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

On this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio, host Julie Lavender sits down with Brazilian guitarist Caio Afiume, who blends the music of Brazil with more delightful South American sounds that give jazz voicing a whole new sound.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks and performances . Triiibe consists of artists: ALICIA CASILIO, KELLY CASILIO, SARA CASILIO and photographer CARY WOLINSKY and filmmaker YARI WOLINSKY. A “must see” exhibition of their work TRIIIBE: SAME DIFFERENCE is currently at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM till June 5.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Opera star Renee Fleming talks about singing jazz in college and her jazz CD, Haunted Heart.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

Once every four years we get an extra day in February. Celebrate this leap year by getting an extra song by each artist we play on tonight's show. Join host Tom Shaker as he plays two in a row by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Sam & Dave and many others. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

The story of the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta and traveled up the river to Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, and way beyond is the story of at least the last century of American music. The versatile guitarist Bill Frisell knows this: At Jazz at Lincoln Center, he leads a set spanning New Orleans to the Delta, Bob Dylan to Bix Beiderbecke. In this episode of Jazz Night in America, he’s joined by saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Craig Taborn, and drummer Rudy Royston, embarking on a musical journey along the revered Route 61.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:30pm

This week on the "The Public Eye" Al speaks with Christine Odiaga, Executive Director of  Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.  Real efforts are being made to ensure that man and nature work together in a harmonious fashion. She will be on hand to talk about their upcoming winter conference entitled "Swamp Things". Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and take part in this most vital issue.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Ben Burkett, state coordinator of the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives and Cathleen O’Keefe, coordinator of both the Winter Conference and the Fundraising Run for the Northeast Organic Farming Association - Massachusetts Chapter.

Ben Burkett is a truly inspirational Mississippi farmer. He will be enriching everyone’s day with his keynote address “Family Farmers Matter,” at NOFA-Mass.’ annual Winter Conference. That event will be held on January 16, 2016 at Worcester State University.

Cooperative grocers, farmers, and businesses will also not want to miss his all-day seminar on “Cooperative Family Farming.” In this seminar, Ben will discuss many of the steps involved in setting up a profitable, managed cooperative using his own family farm and cooperative history as a model.

Ben provides technical expertise to small-scale and limited-resource farmers and ranchers in rural communities. He serves as the president of the National Family Farm Coalition and has traveled to Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, Nicaragua, Lebanon, and Zimbabwe, exchanging knowledge and information with small-scale farmers.

In 1971, the Natural Organic Farmers Association was formed in Vermont and New Hampshire and, in 1982, chapters were added in Massachusetts as well as Connecticut and New York. Later, chapters were formed in Rhode Island and New Jersey.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association was formed right around the time that NOFA was established. Together, these two organizations have been the most powerful forces for education regarding organic agriculture in the Northeast for the past 40 years.

NOFA changed its name to the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 1989. By that time, the word "natural" had become somewhat commercialized. By changing "farmers" to "farming," the NOFA leadership attempted to be more welcoming to those who support organic farming, along with those who practice it.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 9:00pm

Artist, writer and musician LEAH HAYES has created a graphic novel type guide to what it is like to go through an abortion. It is a calm, sensitive and common sense description about what will happen to you every step along the way. This is a women’s health book like no other. Tune in tonight as we discuss NOT FUNNY HA-HA: A HANDBOOK FOR SOMETHING HARD.

It was the end of the 20th century and CDs had become a third-rate technology that no college student cared about. They were too busy on illegal file sharing sites downloading their music their way. Journalist and writer STEPHEN WITT ‘s new book is titled HOW MUSIC GOT FREE: THE END OF AN INDUSTRY, THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AND THE PATIENT ZERO OF PIRACY. This book is a detailed history of the invention of the MP3, an account of music industry’s complete lack of understanding of what this technology meant for CD sales and the wild story of a man who became a music piracy addict. This is an outstanding history of technology and music and the people who pirated thousands of MP3s.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

An exploration of the spiritual, religious, and gospel traditions in folk music.

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