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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Songs from 1948-1978, the 30-year period of the 20th century’s biggest folk music revival and the “Great Folk Music Scare” at its peak from 1959-1969.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist MK BROWN. A new collection of her work has just been published titled STRANGER THAN LIFE: 1970-2013 CARTOONS AND COMICS. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. MK Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published, so tune in and learn why.. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet MARTHA SILANO. She talks about her new collection of poems titled RECKLESS LOVELY  as well THE DAILY POET: DAY-BY-DAY PROMPTS FOR YOUR WRITING PRACTICE written with Kelli Russell Agodon. Tune in and listen to one of the most exciting and original new voices in contemporary poetry read her poem “Ode To Frida Kahlo’s Eyebrows”.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Musician Billy Joel discusses his studies with jazz great Lennie Tristano and how jazz influences his own music.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker & celebrate Cinco de Mayo with soul & funk music from south of the border. BYOB! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 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. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30pm

Is the art of letter writing or writing in general a thing of the past? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with bestselling author Nina Sankovitch. Her new book, Signed, Sealed and Delivered offers a strong argument for why we must never stop writing and why our children must be inspired to pick up the pen or pencil.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic Partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb,  interviews Jeffrey Chin, CEO, Daniel Mastrototaro, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and Rebecca Joseph, co-chair the Alumni & Friends Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts/Metrowest.

Big Brothers Big Sisters maintains that it is "as old as friendship and as new as today." The Worcester-and-Framingham-based organization was founded in 1963 as Big Brothers of Worcester County. Initially, it serves seven needy boys by matching them in supportive mentoring relationships with community volunteers.

The demand for Big Sisters made it clear that the time had come to extend services to girls, and a Big Sisters chapter was added to the agency in 1974. The president of the Board of Directors told a local reporter at the time, “To turn our heads from the needs of young girls, would not permit us to fulfill our responsibility as a social service agency.” The name of the organization changed to reflect the newest program addition: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Worcester County.

By the late 1990s, more than 2,500 matches had been made over the history of the organization. In 2002, the organization agreed to manage Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Middlesex and, in 2004, the Board of Directors of both agencies voted to merge. In 2005, the organization name was changed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and activist LEAH VINCENT about her harrowing memoir CUT ME LOOSE: SIN AND SALVATION AFTER MY ULTRA-ORTHODOX CHILDHOOD. This is a gripping and heart-wrenching account of Leah’s long process of breaking away from her very strict and conservative religious background and becoming her own person.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte was a Baltimore legend, one of America’s first international celebrities. A remarkable beauty, she married the charming and spoiled Jérôme Bonaparte of France when she was only seventeen but was quickly abandoned by him thanks to the wishes of Napoleon and the French Government. From that moment on, Betsy lived an incredible  life, a self-made woman who would have nothing to do with petty romance again. She traveled back and forth  to Europe, dismissing her many would be suitors along the way. But that is only part of Betsy’s amazing story. Tune in tonight to Inquiry when we speak with historian and writer CAROL BERKIN. She is currently the Baruch Presidential Professor of History. Her latest biography is titled WONDROUS BEAUTY: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ELIZABETH PATTERSON BONAPARTE.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Honoring a great folk music tradition of protest and topical songs about labor and unions.

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