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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Bassist (played with Sinatra and Madonna) and Broadway musical coordinator, John Miller, discusses his first feature CD under his own name featuring his favorite Broadway tunes.

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Born on the 4th of July, Bill Withers was born in the small town of Slab Fork, West Virginia. His songs "Lean on Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine" are two of the most well known pop songs ever recorded. But that just scratches the surface. Bill has recorded some of the most heartfelt soul music ever. And, this year he was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his 77th birthday. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

David Murray is known as one of New York's most monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific artists — a tenor saxophonist who has played and written for just about every imaginable context.  Hear highlights from three (3!) different David Murray concerts.  Featuring Geri Allen and spoken word from Saul Williams.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:30pm

Recently the FDA issued a final decision that gives the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, which are still used in a wide variety of products from microwave popcorn to cake frosting.

Most snacks, frozen foods and baked goods have already moved away from using partially hydrogenated oils.  Palm oil, fully hydrogenated oils and other modified oils have slowly taken hold in many processed foods that used to contain trans fat, but many companies still make products with partially hydrogenated oils, including General Mills, Nestlé and ConAgra.

How will this move effect consumers?  For those who keep kosher, margarines and other types of trans fats are staples, used in place of butter, especially in baked goods.  What does this ban mean for the kosher product industry?

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Beth Warren a New York based registered dietitian and nutritionist for the inside scoop.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ray Pfau, a member of Bolton Local and organizer of the Bolton Repair Café; and, Bob Johnson, a Bolton Repair Café volunteer. They talk about reducing waste while building community. This episode aired originally on March 22, 2015.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Rotary District 7910, which contains the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, which in turn sponsors the Bolton Repair Café.

The Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma. Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability on the local level in many ways. She organized the very first Repair Café in 2009 in Amsterdam. It was a great success.

This prompted Martine to start the Repair Café Foundation. In 2010, this Dutch non-profit organization was officially set up. Since 2011, the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Café.

At Repair Cafés, everything centers on making repairs. By promoting repairs, Repair Cafés want to help reduce mountains of waste. Repair Cafés are also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, to help people save money, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

In Central Massachusetts, Bolton Local runs the Bolton Repair Café, which is supported by the Repair Café Foundation. Bolton Local is a grassroots group of people whose mission is “to build a strong, self-reliant community made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.”

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back DAVID J. MORRIS, author, former Marine infantry officer and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We continue our conversation about his book THE EVIL HOURS: A BIOGRAPHY OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. Tonight David Morris discusses the history of PTSD, and what is known about trauma and PTSD from the Civil War and World War I and II.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is typically misunderstood by people who don’t suffer from the disorder. It is often a crippling and severe illness that radically affects people’s lives. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and editor DAVID ADAM who suffers with OCD. His fascinating new book is titled THE MAN WHO COULDN’T STOP: OCD AND THE TRUE STORY OF A LIFE LOST IN THOUGHT. Tonight we talk about what triggers OCD, what has been found about neurological and genetic aspects of OCD and what the experience of having OCD is like.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Remember the songs you sung at summer camp, or around the campfire with family and friends? In anticipation of 4th of July weekend, THE FOLK REVIVAL will feature four hours of those songs-- from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Burl Ives, The Folk Tradition, the Waysiders, the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, and many more!

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Steve Hunt, throughout his career, has stayed true to an uncompromising vision of composing and performing Jazz music from his heart. Steve has continued to push himself technically, focusing on a musical styl which is both challenging and meaningful. Steve's desire towards challenging himself is nowhere more evident than with his long time association with Allan Holdsworth, whose progressive and innovative style has helped Steve to further his own musical development. Steve continues to compose and study and grow. His technique is masterful and his music is tasteful and melodious. Truly.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we get down and dirty making mud pies and stick forts and all sorts of other cool stuff that happens when children turn off the TV and computer games and just play outside. Our guest tonight is teacher, museum educator and writer LIZA GARDNER WALSH and we will be talking about her wonderful new book: MUDDY BOOTS: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:30pm

When this novel was published in the early 1950s, it caused an extraordinary uproar. Conservatives thought it was filth; while liberals considered it lowbrow trash. The author did not conform to cultural ideals of what a woman novelist should look like or behave. But the novel was immensely popular because it spoke to women about things that were important in their lives but that were never mentioned in “polite society”. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with ARDIS CAMERON , Professor of American and New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine about her revealing new book: UNBUTTONING AMERICA: A BIOGRAPHY OF PEYTON PLACE. 


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