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Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist, editor and writer Jonathan Black about his very entertaining new social history Making The American Body: The Remarkable Saga Of The Men And Women Whose Feats, Feuds, And Passions Shaped Fitness History. Tonight Jonathan talks about the early years in bodybuilding and fitness training with the likes of Charles Atlas, Muscle Beach, Abbye Pudgy Stockton, and Jack Lalanne.

Then: Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist and photographer Tara Sellios. Tara’s extraordinary photographic series are meditation on fragility, impermanence, carnality and death. Her work, sensual but also shocking, relates to themes found in memento mori canvasses from the 16th century. To see some fine examples of Tara’s work go to her website:  http://tarasellios.com/

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

A live broadcast from the WICN Performance Hall featuring local N.E. artists singing love songs-- Ryan Foss, Kryngle Daly, Addison Daly, Sandy Haddon, Kathryn Kauffman, Sharen Wendy Robertson, Beth DeSWombre, Lisa Martin, Dan & Faith Senie, Nelson Hiller, Wolfpen, Don Prange, Grade A Fancy, Doneglen, and MORE!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with jazz singer-songwriter Anna-Frida Abrahamsson and harmonica player Yvonnic Prene.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Scott Jeppesen.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Italian pianist is equally smitten with jazz of the Barry Harris/Tommy Flanagan era and the great stride pianists who came before them. Rossano Sportiello, while extensively trained in classical music, loves jazz and enjoys combining the two.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with saxophonist Anat Cohen and vocalist Lauren Kinhan.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. "Do you teach them what to play?" Blakey was asked. "Hell no! I teach them what NOT to play." From the House of Swing we'll hear from Blakey's son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates of "Blakey University" from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson chats with torch singer Jillian Parsons and saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:30pm

Recently Gov.  Deval Patrick announced a plan to make the electric grid more resilient.   The plan sounds engaging but what happens if the grid goes down? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Executive Director of the EMP task force on national and homeland security, a Congressional advisory board dedicated to protecting the United States from weapons of mass destruction and the eventual destruction of our energy grids.

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