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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 9:00pm

Do you find it tough to find the groove in the music of Coltrane? Do you have a hard time finding new music you like? Inquiry welcomes back jazz pianist, music historian, critic and writer TED GIOIA. His new book HOW TO LISTEN TO JAZZ is a useful and fun guide for listening to all types of jazz music critically.  It is also a fine concise history of jazz and a biography of some of the giants of jazz. When you hear a new band or recording, what should a listener focus on? Tune in and find out.

Inquiry welcomes back swimmer and writer LYNNE COX. Lynne has held open-water swimming records all over the world without a wetsuit and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her life had been dedicated to doing seemingly impossible swims often in places with extremely cold conditions until she feel seriously ill with a serious heart disorder. What happened next would change her life forever. Her book is titled: SWIMMING IN THE SINK: AN EPISODE OF THE HEART.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

Jazz pianist/organist, composer Mike Ledonne talks with host Bonnie Johnson about "Disability Pride NYC", a non-profit organization he started to create a parade and pride day dedicated to celebrating people with disabilities. Ledonnes's twelve year old daughter Mary is disabled and her love of music inspired his idea to raise awareness and "instill a sense of pride in the community and change the public perception of people with disabilities". A third annual concert to benefit the parade is being held on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Jazz all-stars including Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Ron Carter, Benny Golson and more join Ledonne on stage at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall in New York City.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 11:00am

When writer and journalist EMILY WITT turned thirty and found herself single, she began to wonder about the meaning of relationships and sex. Was there something to hope for other than the long-term monogamous relationship sanctioned by society? So she began to explore other options and attitudes including internet dating,  OMing, internet porn, live webcams and polymory. Wit’s new book FUTURE SEX chronicles her journey of sexuality and identity. 

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RICHARD FORTEY. Fellow of the Royal Society, he was a senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. “After a lifetime of working in a great museum, it was time to escape into the open air..” Fortey writes in his new book THE WOOD FOR THE TREES: ONE MAN’S LONG VIEW OF NATURE. His “where” ends up being in the Chiltern Hills of the England. Tune in for a discussion about the natural and human history of some classic English countryside. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

Once again, WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL celebrate the season, with the 9th Annual FOLK REVIVAL Live Holiday show, featuring more than 30 local artists, including Kim Jennings, Quentin Callewaert, Uke 2 Uke, Beth DeSombre, Crowes Pasture, Lori Fassman, Jon McAuliffe, The Lied To's, Colette O'Connor, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Chuck Vermette Sr, Dan & Faith Senie, The Proper Ladies, Diane Battistelloi, Owengale, Chapter Ten, The Vox Hunters, P.E. James, Sandy Haddon & Kathryn Kaufman with Cousin Terry, SisterWolf, and more! Tune in and enjoy four hours-plus of festive music-- DECK THE HALLS!

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Delightful moments of perfectly lovely eclectic and jazzy piano collaborations from the farm and beyond…


“Our Town”
“Big Apple Blues”
Matt Savage

John Funkhouser Trio

“Waltze for Inge”
Tre Corda

“Night Portrait”
Harukia Yabuno & Ehud Ettun

“Here Come the Dreamers”
Julie Lavender, Hugh Martin & Kamau Kenyatta

“Green Dolphin Street”
John Funkhouser Trio

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Hilary Kole discusses her new CD, "The Judy Garland Project” and the continuing influence her father, Broadway singer, Robert Kole, has on her work.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:00pm

POSITIVE NOISE will present its special end of the year show featuring a musical tribute to some of the great musicians who died this year:David Bowie, Sharon Jones, Prince, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, MalikTaylor/Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), Denise Matthews/Vanity (Vanity 6),Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) and Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane).There will also be a special salute to the new tv series: WESTWORLD.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

Brrr… December's here, with snow, sleet and cold! Stay warm with host Tom Shaker this week as we play songs about winter cold, snowstorms, staying inside and, umm, well, tune in and find out….. it all starts at 7pm!

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Greene is an award winning saxophonist and educator; he is Assistant Professor of Music and Co-Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.  In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. His recent studio recording, Beautiful Life, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.


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