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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back one of our favorite artists RAÚL THE THIRD. His new book, written by Cathy Camper, continues the wild adventures of Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala and El Chavo Flapjack Ocotpus: LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH! This is one of the most creative and wild comics out now for kids and adults.Tune in or Mictlantecuhtli will get you!

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:00am

Many people fear snakes and try to kill them on sight. And of all the snake species here in America,  the most feared is the rattlesnake. But tonight’s guest on Inquiry hopes to change your mind if you are one of those with intense snake angst. TED LEVIN is a writer and wildlife biologist. His new book is AMERICA’S SNAKE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TIMBER RATTLESNAKE. It is an intimate and loving look at the complex life of this rattlesnake of the northeast and explores why their populations around the area are so endangered. Tune in and find out why this species is so special and deserving of protection.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm

“We move through this world on paths laid down long before we are born” writes tonight’s guest, writer and journalist ROBERT MOOR. His new book is titled ON TRAILS: AN EXPLORATION and it looks at the idea of trails in human culture and the history of trail making back to the prehistoric times. How do trails come into being? What makes an essential trail? Why do we feel so at peace when hiking? These are just some of what will be discussed on tonight’s Inquiry.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Second part of Judy’s conversation with the Grammy winning vocalist/composer.

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

This veteran singer-songwriter may be best known for his classic blues song "Born Under A Bad Sign" but his 50+ years in American music has many highlights. Songs like "Private Number," "You Don't Miss Your Water" and "Tryin' To Love Two" are all soul classics. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his birthday this week. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

Every year for about 23 years, one group has held a midnight to 5 a.m. time slot on Saturday nights. It's a quirky band, co-led by saxophonist Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner, which swings hard (and a little off-kilter) among the hardcore fans, the rowdy drunks, the musicians coming off their own gigs. And it happens in the jazz haven of Chicago, in a club called the Green Mill which doesn't look to have changed much since its days as a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Jazz Night in America follows Pat and Cameron to the gig, then stays up all night with the Sabertooth organ quartet.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino 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. This episode aired originally on December 20, 2015.

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 was 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, July 17, 2016 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes JANE MAYER, staff writer for the New Yorker and award-winning journalist. She will be talking about her latest stunning and frightening book: DARK MONEY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT. Tune in and learn how American elections are being bought by a select few interested only in maximizing their profits.  Don’t miss this show.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MEGAN PUGH, teacher and writer on American art and culture. Her latest book is AMERICA DANCING: FROM THE CAKE-WALK TO THE MOON-WALK. Tune in tonight and learn about the first American dance craze and what Michael Jackson learned from James Brown and Bob Fosse. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Singer, songwriter Denise "Red" Randall talks about her jazz/artist incubator project with host Bonnie Johnson. Randall is producer of "Midsummer Colors Of Jazz: A Night of Song, Dance and Musicianship".  The song and dance revue featuring more than 30 performers will be held at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on July 23, 2016.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Singer, sing writer Denise "Red" Randall joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about her jazz/artist incubator project and upcoming theatrical production "Midsummer Colors Of Jazz: An Evening Of Song and Dance".


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