Did you know Isaac Hayes was only the third African-American to win an Academy Award for his score of "Shaft"? Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Oscar season with a soul twist. On this week's spotlight we'll look at soul songs in the movies. Break out the popcorn, it all starts at 7pm !!
This week we return to one of our favorite Marcus Roberts show from the Jazz at Lincoln Center archives. The pianist leads his iconic suite chronicling the blues in all its forms and feel. He's joined by bassist Roland Guerin and drummer Jason Marsalis and others to play the story. Wendell Pierce is our host.
The United Way of Central Massachusetts as part of the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition, provides low- to middle- income working families in central Massachusetts with free tax preparation assistance.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Tim Garvin CEO United Way of Central MASS. and find out how this program has helped thousand in and around Central MASS.
In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino, principal of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Executive Director Paul Richard (shown, left) and Advisory Board Chair Edward Manzi (shown, right) of The SHINE Initiative. They talk about shining a light on mental illness in young people.
The basis of the mission is elemental. Half – that’s right, half – of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. At any time, as many as one in five children and teens will suffer from symptoms of a mental disorder.
The SHINE Initiative is working to expand the arc of light needed to make mental illness a mainstream health concern. The organization is doing this by collaborating with respected providers of mental-health services, to promote and fund their work with youth and families throughout Central Massachusetts.
The SHINE Initiative is funding research projects that are moving steps closer to better understanding the causes of mental illness and pointing to advanced treatments. It’s also working with school systems, advocates and organizations, to raise awareness of mental illness and its impact on young people and their caregivers.
Edward Manzi is also CEO of Fidelity Bank as well as a major force behind the creation of the SHINE Initiative.
The concepts of quantum physics seem to fly in the face of everything we know about how the universe is supposed to work. Particles behave like waves. A particle can be anywhere in the universe at a later time. A particle traveling from Point A to Point B does not move in a straight line but along all possible paths. And that is just for starters. Yet this is the way the universe really works and quantum physics can predict the fate of a star or explain why a laser works. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JEFF FORSHAW, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester. Together with Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University, they have written a new book THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE (AND WHY ANYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN , DOES) that explains these ideas and many more to show why “Quantum Theory is perhaps the prime example of the infinitely esoteric becoming profoundly useful.”
What is human consciousness and does it emerge from some particular part of our brain? Do other animals experience consciousness and is there any proof for the evolution of consciousness. These are some of the most essential and important questions of our existence. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is DANIEL BOR, a research fellow at the Sackler Center for Consciousness Science and the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex. His new book THE RAVENOUS BRAIN: HOW THE NEW SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINS OUR INSATIABLE SEARCH FOR MEANING is a dynamic and fascinating review of the latest scientific discoveries in the neurosciences and what it can tell us about our experience of who we are.
He plays music of John Lennon. He shares the stage with The Bad Plus. No matter what the setting or who's in the band, Frisell smiles and his guitar lines float on the breeze, on a summer's day at Newport.
In 1947, "Folk Song USA" was published -- a compilation of 111 American ballads collected by noted musicologists John and Alan Lomax and edited by Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger (with guitar/banjo chords by Pete Seeger). Unlike earlier, words-only collections, this book was meant to be sung! It also detailed the history of each song by sub-genre, offering valuable insights on pre-WWII American rural life. Host Nick Noble has brought together covers of many of the songs that appear in this book, recorded by dozens of talented folk artists past and present. Explore America's folk music past for four melodious hours on THE FOLK REVIVAL: and maybe even sing along!
New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.
Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talks with Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations.
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