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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

No, we will not upset the FCC, but we will play 4-hours of adult themed music: topics serious and silly, from John Prine & Iris Dement, the Kingston Trio, Oscar Brand, Cheryl Wheeler, Woody Guthrie, and MANY more!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:00am

On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet. These mounds of micro-organisms  lived two billion years ago and by exhaling oxygen changed the atmosphere of Earth making it hospitable for the organic life we are familiar with. This is just one of the amazing journeys that RICHARD FORTEY made looking for examples of “living fossils”. Fortey is the author of many books  and was the Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006. His latest book HORSESHOE CRABS AND VELVET WORMS: THE STORY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS THAT TIME HAS LEFT BEHIND  is a wonderful and fascinating tour of the globe looking at life forms that give us an idea of what life was like millions and billions of years ago. Tune in tonight and hear Fortey talk about watching the relatives of trilobites mate in Delaware Bay and where to look for some examples of the earliest life that ever existed, among the geysers at Yellowstone National Park. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Bill Charlap discusses the influence his musician parents have had on his jazz and his continuing love for the Great American Standards.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:00am

Tonight poet JOHN DERVISHIAN returns to Inquiry. There are two new collections of his work: YOU CAN’T GET INSIDE MY HEAD IT’S ALREADY OVERCROWDED and NIGHTMARES & LULLABIES which features poems by John and Adam Schirling. Tune in and find out what the life of poet is like, how new electronic media has changed the way poetry is presented and hear John read several of his poems. 

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

Along with Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble defined the legendary Philly soul sound. Their Philadelphia International label produced over 170 gold and platinum selling records. They introduced the world to artists like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul and the O'Jays. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Kenny Gamble's birthday this Monday. It all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino interviews Jim Magay, the co-founder of the Lincoln Street Area Business Association and co-owner and co-operator of Magay & Barron Eye Center on Lincoln Street. Jim is also a founding member and a current board member of Worcester Local First. This episode aired originally on April 12, 2012.

The brand new Lincoln Street Area Business Association’s Facebook page proclaims: “Lincoln Street … the place to meet, shop, eat, play, work, live.” As a January 6, 2012 Telegram & Gazette article noted:

• “With up to 35,000 cars traveling Lincoln Street every day, traffic safety is a goal for the group.”
• “Streetscape improvements and community involvement, such as charitable giving, are also on the group's agenda. In August, an association food and toy drive was held, with strong response.”
• “The organization is working on its marketing plan. It is also asking members to bring a prospective member to meetings as it works to grow its ranks.”

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:00pm

In 1962, three students at the University of Tennessee formed a folk group, calling themselves the Cumberland Trio. In 1963 they won the Annual Intercollegiate Folk competition in Jacksonville, FL, earning them a spot on ABC-TV's "Hootenanny" show and a recording contract. But success eluded them. Two of their early recording sessions-- a studio effort with Chet Atkins and a live concert recording-- would not be released for 40 years, and only recently was a third set of tracks, recorded in New York City in 1963-64 rediscovered and restored. But the intrepid trio-- Jerre Haskew, Andy Garverick, and Tom Kilpatrick-- often accompanied by bassist Jim Shuptrine-- would rise again. In 2001 they reunited, releasing a live concert album, as well as a CD featuring their first two recording efforts. Another live CD followed in 2004. With the reappearance of their long lost New York recordings (to be released this fall on CD), they celebrate 50 years of folk music tradition. For four hours on THE FOLK REVIVAL we will listen to a variety of tracks from this terrific group, interspersed with live interviews with members of the Cumberland Trio. Tune in and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

The pianist discusses the influence his musician parents have had on his jazz and his continuing love for the Great American Standards.

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