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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!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

Acclaimed as one of Australia's finest young jazz vocalists, Emma Franz has had twelve years experience fronting bands ranging from intimate trio settings through to big bands such as the popular Moovin' and Groovin' Orchestra. She has worked with many fine Australian musicians in performances at prominent jazz clubs, festivals, five star hotels, casinos and concert venues in Melbourne, Sydney, and around Australia.

For years Emma has been regular featured singer on national television shows such as Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Midday Show, and Good Morning Australia. Her overseas engagements have included esteemed hotels and corporations in Europe and Asia. She is a recording artist and session vocalist, a songwriter for Warner Chappell, and in 1998 was a Finalist in the Australian National Jazz Awards.

Emma's repertoire includes hundreds of songs in the jazz idiom, as well as R&B and funk material. She is noted for a voice and performance individual in character and style.

 

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