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Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:30pm

After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. In his new book,The Nazi Hunters author Andrew Nagorski focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten—and who were determined to track them down to the furthest corners of the globe. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author Andrew Nagorski.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back two guests committed to quality and fun natural history and environmental education for young people. STACY TORNIO is a writer, editor, master gardener and master naturalist. KEN KEFFER is a naturalist and environmental educator. Their new book is THE SECRET LIVES OF ANIMALS: 1,001 TIDBITS, ODDITIES AND AMAZING FACTS ABOUT NORTH AMERICA’S COOLEST ANIMALS. Tune in and find out where a Moose’s “bell” is and why bison are such good snowplows.

The year 1606 was a disastrous one for England. There was the plague, and the infamous Gunpowder Plot and unrest and even demonic possession. King James had succeeded Queen Elizabeth and the transition was a difficult one. But it was a great year for William Shakespeare who wrote King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. How did Shakespeare incorporate what was going on around him in England into his plays? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES SHAPIRO, the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University about his latest book: THE YEAR OF LEAR: SHAKESPEARE IN 1606.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

Israeli born jazz guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati brings lyricism and hard swing to his musical storytelling. Kehati came to the United States in pursuit of an advance degree at Boston's New England Conservatory.  Since then, he has released three albums, presented masterclass videos for Jazz Guitar Society and traveled the world accompanying jazz luminaries from Anat Cohen and Donny McCaslin to Victor Lewis and Billy Hart. Kehati joins host Bonnie Johnson to talk about his trio's summer tour including a stop on the international stage at The Atlanta Jazz Festival. Listen here.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join Nick Noble in four hours of music for Memorial Day weekend, featuring tracks from John Flynn, Burl Ives, Doug Kwartler, the Dixie Chicks, the Almanac Singers, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, and many more!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Norwegian – born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute - a Norwegian overtone instrument - and occasionally breaks into song. Don't miss his session with Julie Lavender on this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:00am

Herbert Hoover is widely regarded as having the greatest failed presidency in American history because of his inability to deal with the crushing Depression. But how well do we really know about Hoover’s real history in the White House? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and historian CHARLES RAPPLEYE who takes his considerable journalistic skills to write the first portrait of Hoover “at a remove”. The result is his revelatory new book HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE: THE ORDEAL OF THE PRESIDENCY. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00am

Can looking at paintings in an art museum improve your skills as a police officer or a surgeon? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with lawyer and art historian AMY E. HERMAN about her ground breaking Art of Perception program, in which people are taught to hone their observational skills by looking at art. Her book about this program is titled: VISUAL INTELLIGENCE: SHARPEN YOUR PERCEPTION, CHANGE YOUR LIFE. 

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

We couldn't let the month of May go by without celebrating one of music's most beloved entertainers. Stevie Wonder turned 66 this month and shows no signs of slowing down. Join host Tom Shaker as we honor this soul legend. It all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:30pm

Best selling author Nathaniel Philbricks latest book: "VALIANT AMBITION" turns a sympathetic eye toward Benedict Arnold and his complicated relationship with George Washington. Arnold was not a conniving traitor from the start, as he is often portrayed, but, rather one of Washington’s favorite, most trusted generals. So how did he become such a despised historical character? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple Computer. They talk about Sculley’s new book, Moonshot! Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses. This episode aired originally on March 29, 2015.

John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders - with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology, and the other foot in 21st-century innovations that change the way the world does business. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high tech, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, mentor, and rainmaker, Sculley has become a sought-after global storyteller for the digital revolution. He is a gifted speaker, sharing his perspectives on topics such as globalization and reinvention of work, how adaptive companies succeed in an era of the commoditization of almost everything, solving healthcare through innovation, and new big-brand consumer health services.

Best known today as the former CEO of Apple Computer, Sculley began his corporate career in 1967 when, armed with a Wharton MBA, he was hired by Pepsi-Cola as a trainee. Three years later, in 1970, he became the company’s youngest vice president for marketing - applying his ideas about experience-based marketing to the “Pepsi Generation” campaign.

Sculley initiated the “Pepsi Challenge” taste tests, and oversaw development and launch of the first plastic soft-drink bottle, which together dethroned Coca-Cola. By 1977, he was Pepsi-Cola’s youngest president and CEO.

Sculley’s first book, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future, became a breakout business bestseller. His latest book, Moonshot!, takes the reader one step further, sharing the secrets to his success, and how anyone can achieve in this changed business world.

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