Born into a rich legacy of musicianship, with an ear for music and interest that began developing by the age of four, Joey DeFrancesco is best-known for his organ playing. Catch Colors of Jazz when DeFrancesco talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his long career and latest CD One for Rudy, an album dedicated to the "legendary" recording engineer Rudy van Gelder. With more than thirty studio albums and numerous recordings that include mentors Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis and others; the multi-instrumentalist remains in the fore-front of jazz. Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Joey DeFrancesco in Trio for two nights ~ Live at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on January 24 & 25, 2014. Tune in at 4pm.
Four hours of music in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ann Dvorak was a hardworking charismatic star of film beginning in the 1920s. Her career at Warner Brothers was set to take off and the press hailed her as “Hollywood’s new Cinderella.” Then it all began to unravel. Dvorak was a complex and fascinating person who accomplished a lot, but she bravely bucked the Hollywood system and remains largely unknown today. Tune in to Inquiry tonight and find out why when we talk with writer and librarian CHRISTINA RICE about her new biography ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD’S FORGOTTEN REBEL.
The rate of Cesarian Sections performed on pregnant mothers in America hovers close to 33%, a 50% increase from a decade ago. But are all these surgeries necessary? If they are not, why are they occurring at such an alarming rate? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with THERESA MORRIS, Professor of Sociology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Her new book is titled CUT IT OUT: THE C-SECTION EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA. Her in depth research has revealed that many c-sections do not need to be performed but doctors and birth care professionals are pressured into performing them because of the threat of lawsuits and hospital system protocols which institute a “one best way” practice. This is an eye-opening and balanced look at how our health system works. Don’t miss this show!
Contemporary/acid/urban jazz guitarist, Ronny Jordan.
Inquiry welcomes back writer and historian LINCOLN PAINE to continue our discussion about his monumental history THE SEA AND CIVILIZATION: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Tonight, we talk about Europe in the 15th and 16th Centuries, a time of exploration, conquest of the Indian Ocean and the “New World”, and changes in how countries thought about the ocean. This was the time of Prince Henry, Columbus, the spice trade and the escalation of the slave trade. If you love the sea and ships, don’t miss this show!
In the Pacific Northwest, there is a large group of underground mushroom foragers who make their living gathering mushrooms for high-end restaurants. Our guest tonight is LANGDON COOK, writer and journalist, who got to know some of the key people in this interesting subculture that scours the deep woods from Alaska to California searching for the mother lode of chanterelles, porcinis, matsutake and even truffles. Tune in and listen to Langdon discuss his unique and fascinating book THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS: ON THE TRAIL OF AN UNDERGROUND AMERICA.
Trumpeter Warren Vaché discusses the realization of his life-long dream to play with strings, what makes a perfect jazz festival, and how to accompany a singer.
Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on tonight’s show. Dr. King’s message had quite a soundtrack, featuring artists like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Impressions and Sam Cooke to name just a few. It all starts at 7pm!
Astor Piazzolla's impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina - and the rest of the world - was never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D'Rivera are no lightweights either, and they present an hour of hot Latin tango. Wendell Pierce Hosts.
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