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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 10:00pm

In October 1010, Fidelity Bank, one of the oldest and fastest growing, independent community banks in Central Massachusetts, appointed John Merrill to the newly created position of president, chief financial designer and chief lending officer.

Merrill has spent the majority of his 28-year banking career in Central Massachusetts, including serving as regional president for both Sovereign and Fleet banks. Most recently, he managed Sovereign's Business Banking division and was responsible for small- to medium-sized commercial customers from Maryland to New Hampshire.

More than a decade ago, Merrill helped to create the Worcester Venture Fund with Tripp Peake and Will Cowen of Long River Ventures.

Fidelity Bank offers a full range of Banking, Investment and Insurance products and programs, and has full-service offices in Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Millbury, Shirley, and Worcester. Fidelity Bank has total assets of more than $500 million and a net worth nearly two times the minimum regulatory requirement.
 

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 9:00pm

The relationship between art and architecture is a complex and at times an uneasy one. In the twentieth century a number of artists works have focused on commenting about our relationship to the physical structures in which we work and live. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back DINA DEITSCH, curator at the DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM. Tonight she talks about a current large and ambitious show at the museum titled TEMPORARY STRUCTURES, that involves built environments, performance art and video work that all comments of buildings, houses and museums. For more information , go to: http://www.decordova.org

Birds are important indicators of the health of an environment. Mass Audubon has just published an important summary of what is known about the health of bird populations in Massachusetts, what species are increasing, what species are declining and what habitats are endangered. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome JOAN WALSH, Director of Bird Monitoring at Mass Audubon and one of the authors of STATE OF THE BIRDS 2011: DOCUMENTATING CHANGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BIRD LIFE. If you love natural history, are concerned about the future of open space in the state and especially if you enjoy birds, be sure to tune in. To obtain a PDF copy of this beautiful and important report, go to:
http://www.massaudubon.org/StateoftheBirds
 

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:00pm

This Sunday, November 13th, we will be paying tribute to all the men and woman who served and are serving in the armed forces with the music from past of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Peggy Lee, Perry Como and many many more on the Sunday Jazz Matinee with Al Dean. Hope you tune in for this very special show and thanks for listening in.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the musical stylings of the Roy Hargrove Quintet! For Roy, Jazz isn't just about repeating the tired and true.  "It's about being innovative, which is cool. But innovation right now will come in music that's swinging and feels good. It's meaningless if it doesn't make you feel something.” If your looking for a taste of something new, or want to see what the most creative artists in Jazz have to offer then tune in!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tune in to the Folk Revival for a special Veterans Day tribute show, highlighting the best folk tunes paying tribute to our men and women in uniform both in the present and the past.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in to Jazz Rhythm for our final part of our Men of Blues series! we will be paying tribute to some of the most notable blues musicians in history! Expect to hear the likes of Jimmy Rushing, Count Basie (and his orchestra), Roosevelt Sykes, Jack Teagarden, Big Joe Turner, and Oran"Hot Lips" Page!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Thursday another favorite  visits the WICN studios. Pianist Pamela Hines has release another critically-acclaimed recording, is staying as busy as ever and will once again lead the WICN house band on our upcoming annual Holiday Jam next month.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us as we explore the music of JoAnne Brackeen, who has been described as "a visionary of extraordinary depth" by Tony Bennett, and "a pianist-composer of phenomenal capacity" by the late Bill Evans. Brackeen is consistently ranked by critics and jazz magazines as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, along with Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:00pm

Wednesday one of our favorite musicians joins us by telephone. Pianist and composer Yoko Miwa has performed around the world and recently took part in the celebration and last public performance of the great Marian McPartland in New York. Tune in Wednesday when we catch up with Yoko Miwa.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:00pm

Ironman is the famous Marvel superhero alter ego of arms dealer and playboy  Tony Stark. Stark built an exoskeleton that amplified his performance and strength. In later movies and comics, the Iron Man suit is directly plugged into Tony Stark’s brain creating a unique melding of man and machine. This sounds fantastic, something possible only in the realm of comics, right? Well, not so fast. Recent technological and medical developments in neuro-prosthetics are creating human brain-machine interfaces that are beginning to approach the fantasy of the Iron Man comics. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back E. PAUL ZEHR, Professor of Neuroscience and Kinesiology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His new book INVENTING IRON MAN: THE POSSIBILITY OF A HUMAN MACHINE is an overview of some of the startling and mind blowing recent discoveries in human machine engineering and their possible benefits for people with amputations, spinal chord injuries and severe strokes. Zehr’s book is also an examination of what would happen to a real person if they attempted to wear the Iron Man suit. The answers will surprise you. All fans of ole Shell Head be sure to tune in!

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