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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 9:00pm

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns to Inquiry to talk about all his new projects: His new book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, the next volume in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a new title in the Platypus Police Squad series and the Comics Squad : Recess book, a wonderful anthology of young people’s comics writers and authors. All this and  a trip to the Library of Congress too. PLUS: 2 SPECIAL GUEST STARS!

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She has done years of research that included talking with teens about how they use and view the social media. What she found out will surprise you. Boyd’s book is titled: IT’S COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Some tracks from artists who were at the 2014 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL—Nickel Creek and Dan Blakeslee, to name just two—over the first two hours; over the last two hours, Bob Dylan songs covered by other artists (Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Ian & Sylvia, Pete Seeger, the Byrds, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Jefferson Starship, and even Mylie Cyrus, to name just a few).

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:00am

Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases. But he came from a slave holding family and opposed emancipation. How can we explain this apparent contrast in his attitudes to race? Associate Professor of History at Notre Dame LINDA PRZYBYZEWSKI has written a very untraditional biography of this justice that looks in depth at the ideas Justice Harlan had on religion, race and rights to explain his voting record. Tune in tonight for an in depth discussion on THE REPUBLIC ACCORDING TO JOHN MARSHALL HARLAN. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Writer and teacher BEVERLY GRAY returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography RON HOWARD: FROM MAYBERRY TO THE MOON…AND BEYOND. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from an early age dreamed of being a serious film director. Tune in and learn about his early film and television career and how he got his break sitting in the Director’s chair thanks to Roger Corman. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, poet MARTHA SILANO returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection RECKLESS LOVELY: “The Untied States of America”. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canadian singer takes a straightforward, swinging approach to the Standards. Judy talks with her and her guitarist Jordan Officer on stage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland about their somewhat retro approach to jazz and how that interest developed.

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

In 1973, Dobie Gray's hit single "Drift Away" went gold.  A decade earlier his "The In Crowd" landed in the Top 10. Long revered in the Northern Soul scene and on the country music charts, Dobie Gray leaves a rich musical legacy. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate this "lost soul's' birthday. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Monty Alexander discovered jazz at a Nat King Cole concert and played his first New York gig at Sinatra's old haunt called "Jilly's." Alexander offers fresh, inventive readings on "Sweet Lorraine," "Come Fly with Me," and more - with vocalists James DeFrances and Allan Harris. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:30pm

There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet today, and our numbers keep growing. That means more crowds, more traffic, more pollution…and less room for wildlife. The Center for Biological Diversity wants to know what living in a world of 7 billion looks like and feels like. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with Stephanie Feldstein, of The Center for Biological Diversity about this pressing problem.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Mark Waxler, founder of Waxler Hospitality Group. They talk about How Central Massachusetts rates when it comes to hospitality.

In 2013, Mark founded Waxler Hospitality Group to serve hotels, restaurants and service businesses that would like to improve operations, sales, profitability, and customer attraction and retention. He was vice president and general manager of the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester for 18 years, until 2013. He has been in the hospitality industry for 40 years.

Mark started at the Front Desk of the Watergate Hotel and has worked for Hyatt Hotels, Doubletree Hotels and Marriott Hotels in various management positions before joining the Beechwood Hotel in 1995. During his tenure at the Beechwood, he has upgraded the property to the only AAA Four Diamond Hotel in Massachusetts. 

Mark is a member of Destination Worcester’s Board of Directors, Chairman of the Hospitality Advisory Committee for Worcester Technical High School, Program Advisory Member to help develop the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Educational Framework for hospitality management and Board of Directors member of Worcester Regional Research Bureau. Previously, he was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Lodging Association and president of the New England Inns and Resorts.

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