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Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:30pm

Alzheimer's is one of this countries most debiltating diseases. It robs not only it's victims of a quality life but loved ones as well. Join Al this Sunday evening as he speaks with Dr. Eric Pfeiffer MD, founder of the Pfeiffer Suncoast Alzheimer's Center in Florida. This segment will help anyone who is struggling with Alheimer's or knows someone who is.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:00pm

About to enter its 25th year in business, Peppers Fine Catering is an award-winning caterer serving MetroWest, Worcester and Central Massachusetts, Boston, Providence and beyond. Their four specialty areas include weddings, family events (such as birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs and holidays), corporate affairs and a popular new offering: “Big Wines, Small Plates,” which pairs fine wines with delicious foods from around the world.

Founders and owners Susan and John Lawrence are certified “foodies.” They fell in love over food, married in the midst of it, and have built their lives and a successful catering business around it.

In the spirit of full disclosure: Steve D'Agostino does public-relations work for Peppers Fine Catering.
 

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 9:00pm

According to Elaine Mehalakes, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and
curator of Global Flora, the 28 works in this exhibit—from engravings that date
back to the 1500’s to contemporary still lifes—are not only exquisitely detailed
depictions of flora and fauna, but also tell a story about the complex relationships
that have evolved alongside botanical art. “Botanical imagery has long been
admired for its beauty and appreciated for its scientific significance, but its history
is a more complex one, tied to the political, imperial, and cultural aspirations of
an increasingly interrelated world,” said Mehalakes.

Everyone knows how critical mathematics is to the hard sciences like
physics. But how important is math to biology? Tonight’s returning guest is
IAN STEWART, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and active researcher at
Warwick University in England. Professor Stewart believes that we are now
seeing a dramatic change in the role importance of mathematics; logic and
topology plays in genetics; studying viruses and even looking for extraterrestrial;
life. His latest book, THE MATHEMATICS OF LIFE, wonderfully illustrates this
new “biomathematics” and declares it to be the next major revolution in the Life
Sciences. Tune in for a surprising and thought provoking discussion on the
maths of life.

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Charles Lloyd, the Tenor Saxophonist who has served as the sideman for blue bands such as those of B.B. King  Howlin' Wolf, and the Bobby "Blue" Bland to name a few. Listen in as he plays with his band, Sangam, comprised of  Indian-born tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and drumming phenom Eric Harland. This is  an amazing performance, one that you dont want to miss!

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we pay tribute to Doc Cheatham, a trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who abandoned his family's plan to become a pharmacist to create a Jazz scene in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee where there was previously no Jazz music at all. Cheatham has played in numerous famous bands such as those of Albert Wynn, Ma Rainey, the bands of Bobby Lee and Wilber de Paris. He also performed a short stint with Chick Webb and Sam Wooding's band. Stay tuned next week for part two!

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune into Jazz Rhythm as we explore new and innovative expressions of swing and big band jazz, along with a showcase of some of the most creative and revolutionary Big Band and Swing tunes you have ever heard!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune into Piano Jazz for a highlight of John Lewis, a widely celebrated jazz pianis and composer who helped to pioneer the bop style, and one of the best known directors of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 10:00am

“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as the writer, director, and actor of "Best in Show", "Waiting for Guffman", and "This is Spinal Tap" equates his movie-making process with Jazz performance.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 11:30am

Inquiry welcomes Davis Museum Curator ELAINE MEHALAKES  and Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Director KRISTINA JONES to talk about the exhibition GLOBAL FLORA: BOTANICAL IMAGERY AND EXPLORATION. This unique exhibition links the history of botanical imagery with the adventure of exploration and the effects of globalization has on our our contemporary world and the plants we see in our gardens. This exhibition is on view at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. But, this is not just an exhibition of fine artistic prints. There is also a companion show in the college’s Botanic Visitor’s Center of some of the actual plants featured in the prints. Tune in and learn about the Victorian rhodedendron craze; the largest flower in the world that unfortunately smells like rotting meat to attract its polinators,  and the unusal flower that only blooms once a year…at night. For more informationn, go to:
https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu
 

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