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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jazz-Rock pioneer , guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

WICN's northern soul connoisseur, Steve Moysey brings in a play list that will be sure to get you moving this Monday night! It all starts at 7pm!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates the "soulful erudition" of the late pianist Mulgrew Miller and the "taut, molten" music of saxophonist Kenny Garrett. Miller's untimely passing in May, 2013 turned this concert partially into a tribute, with the JLCO premiering new arrangements of both his and Garrett's compositions. Garrett performs, with arrangements by Chris Crenshaw and Vincent Gardner. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:30pm

This week Al's guest is best selling author and journalist Hampton Sides. His new book "In The Kingdom of Ice" depicts the ill-fated journey of the USS Jeannette a nineteenth-century US naval expedition to chart the North Pole. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 as Sides talks about this overlooked bit of history and the tragedy that followed.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Douglas Quattrochi (shown, left), part-time executive director of the Worcester Property Owners Association since December 2013. He’s also full-time COO of Artist Bomb in Lowell, an angel-funded startup in the live-music industry. Steve’s other guest is Rich Trifone (shown, right), WPOA’s membership coordinator and a Realtor with RE/Max Vision. Both Doug and Rich own residential rental properties. This episode aired originally on March 16, 2014.

They talk about the challenges and opportunities for landlords in a still-struggling economy.

The Worcester Property Owners Association is Worcester County’s oldest landlord group.  The organization was formed in the 1940s, formally incorporated in Massachusetts in the 1980s, and restructured as a modern, not-for-profit trade organization in 2013.

Beginning in the ‘40s prominent businessmen such as the late Israel Katz, Arthur LaRiviere and others organized to deal with the rental-business challenges of the day. The focus was legislative, and this was to remain an important focus through to the present day.

In the mid ‘60s, Leo Charbonneau and Ed Edison came in and called the group the Landlord’s Guild.  This group functioned until 1970, when Irving Coven formally rebranded it as the Rental Housing Association of Worcester County.

The Worcester group developed cohesiveness through the oil-embargo days of the late ‘70s, which were very challenging.  Sudden increases in heating oil-prices triggered rent increases for apartments with “utilities included,” and this in turn brought out counterproductive actions by tenant groups, including very serious talk of rent control.

This movement was narrowly defeated here in Massachusetts on a statewide basis. However, certain communities such Cambridge became subject to local rent-control laws.

In the late ‘70s, the name was changed to Worcester Property Owners Association. In the ‘80s, under the guidance of Haskell Morin and Bob Sweeney, it grew to one of the largest organizations of its kind.

In the late ‘80s, WPOA presidents Irene Chiavalloti and JoAn Geissler worked to overturn rent control in Cambridge. They joined with the Mass Rental Housing Association and other landlord groups all over the state. In 1994, rent control was overturned.

Without a need for urgent political action, the WPOA developed a focus on education, legal compliance, and operational efficiency. Bills presented to the state legislature without landlord input were dealt with as they came up.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with comic book historian TIM HANLEY about his wild new history WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HEROINE. Tune in and learn how Wonder Woman’s creator used his comic to prepare boys in the 1940s for what he thought was the coming matriarchy and learn why Superman was always a jerk to Lois Lane.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and artist TRINA ROBBINS. She has been writing about and drawing comics since the 1960s. She is now one of the foremost authorities on the history of women comic artists. Tune in and learn about artists like Dale Messick who drew Brenda Starr; Tarpé Mills who created the fantastic Miss Fury and finally learn about the beginnings of the groundbreaking Wimmen’s Comix the long-running anthology of comics by women. Trina Robbins’ latest book is PRETTY IN INK: NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN CARTOONISTS 1896-2013.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when two time GRAMMY award winning drummer Will Calhoun joins host Bonnie Johnson. He'll talk about touring the world with rock band Living Colour, honing in on his career in jazz and his album Life In This World released in 2013 with Motéma Music. Celebrating fun and creativity, Calhoun's latest project "AZA" is "a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm" of the drums. The Will Calhoun Trio featuring pianist Marc Cary and Luques Curtis on bass will take the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, August 14th at 8PM.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Bill & Eli Perras will be live in-studio guests, and there will be tracks from newly acquired CDs, plus a few old favorites

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Born in Brussels, Belgium on April, 29 1922. He played accordion as a child and started playing harmonica as a hobby. Toots originated a new sound by whistling and playing the guitar in unisono which he did for commercials; the best known is “Old Spice,” and In 1962 he composed “ Bluesette” receiving several awards.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

It’s a commonly held belief that men crave multiple sexual partners and that women crave monogamy. But recent research has shown that in fact the opposite is true. In labs around the world, researchers are finding that women are a vision of anarchic arousal and do not really lust after monogamy at all. They crave novelty. What does this say about keeping a long term relationship interesting? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with author and journalist DANIEL BERGNER about his new book WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? ADVENTURES IN THE SCIENCE OF FEMALE DESIRE. 

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