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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios with yet another incredible set of little heard soul gems. What's Northern Soul?? Find out on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America heads to San Francisco, where every year, a group of 8 of the finest players on the global scene today put their heads together on a special writing assignment. First, they all write a new tune specifically for the members of the band. Second, they all rearrange a piece by the jazz great they've chosen to salute this year. For the 2014-15 season, it's tenor saxophone titan and longtime San Francisco resident Joe Henderson. From the purpose-built, state-of-the-art SFJAZZ Center, the SFJAZZ Collective reimagines classics like "Recorda-Me" and imagines new songs entirely.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:30pm

One of the biggest art heists in American history took place right here in Massachusetts in 1990 at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Since that time authorities have made no arrests and leads have been few and far between. Will this case ever be solved? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with investigative reporter and author Stephen Kurkjian. His new book, Master Thieves uncovers new information that just might shed new light on the case.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome TOM O’MALLEY, ceramics and photography department head at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining him in the studio is CANDACE CASEY, director of the gallery and gallery store at the Worcester Center for Crafts. They discuss two exciting upcoming exhibitions at the Worcester Center for Crafts: “Looking Back” and “The Pottery Invitational”. For information, go to the Center’s website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC OLD AND NEW -- In addition to playing a number of tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station, we'll be featuring favorite songs from local New England and northeast artists, along with a visit from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards live in the studio and maybe a few surprises as well.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:00pm


Fitchburg Art Museum Curator MARY TINTI returns to Inquiry to talk about the fascinating current exhibition NATURE TECH. Joining Tinti in the studio is CRISTI RINKLIN one of the artists shown in NatureTech. Her work (an example shown here) combines a sophisticated computer aided manipulation of imagery with painting to explore how we see the natural world. Tune in for an informative and lively talk about art, perception and technology. To view the new blog about this exhibition created by students of Fitchburg State University, go to: http://famnaturetech.wix.com/fsublog

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING, writer and staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, New York. Tonight we discuss one of the weirdest and wildest literary hoaxes. Former lawyer Arthur Train left the legal profession to become a writer and created one of the most memorable characters in American fiction: Ephraim Tutt, classic New England lawyer and champion of justice over the letter of the law. This wholly fictional character became a beloved icon of the spirit of America and his stories were thoroughly enjoyed by many.  Then Tutt wrote his autobiography and what happened next is the subject of Molly Guptill Manning’s wonderful book THE MYTH OF EPHRAIM TUTT: ARTHUR TRAIN AND HIS GREAT LITERARY HOAX.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:30am

Writer and Instructor in the Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute JAMES DEMPSEY returns to Inquiry to promote the upcoming book and author dinner at the Goddard Library, Clark University on April 7. Joining Dempsey in the studio are three interns and contributing editors for the WORCESTER JOURNAL: JEREMY LEVINE (Clark), MARISSA CASEY (Holy Cross) and TOM MATTHEWS (Clark). They talk about the latest issue of the journal and learning the fine art of editing. To view the latest issue of the Worcester Journal, go to: http://www.theworcesterjournal.com/
To learn more about the book and author dinner, go to:
http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/clark-university-to-hold-book-and-author-dinner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with RICHARD LOREN, who was a music agent and manager during some of the most pivotal years in the history of Rock. Tune in for some amazing recollections of the Doors, Jefferson Airplane and especially Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Loren’s amazing new book is HIGH NOTES: A ROCK MEMOIR: WORKING WITH ROCK LEGENDS JEFFERSON AIRPLANE THROUGH THE DOORS TO THE GRATEFUL DEAD.

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