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Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes JANE MAYER, staff writer for the New Yorker and award-winning journalist. She will be talking about her latest stunning and frightening book: DARK MONEY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT. Tune in and learn how American elections are being bought by a select few interested only in maximizing their profits.  Don’t miss this show.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MEGAN PUGH, teacher and writer on American art and culture. Her latest book is AMERICA DANCING: FROM THE CAKE-WALK TO THE MOON-WALK. Tune in tonight and learn about the first American dance craze and what Michael Jackson learned from James Brown and Bob Fosse. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Singer, songwriter Denise "Red" Randall talks about her jazz/artist incubator project with host Bonnie Johnson. Randall is producer of "Midsummer Colors Of Jazz: A Night of Song, Dance and Musicianship".  The song and dance revue featuring more than 30 performers will be held at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on July 23, 2016.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Singer, sing writer Denise "Red" Randall joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about her jazz/artist incubator project and upcoming theatrical production "Midsummer Colors Of Jazz: An Evening Of Song and Dance".

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

A fixture each year during the All-Star break, featuring plenty of baseball songs. We’ll be joined by special guest co-host Howie Newman, to bring listeners four hours of songs relating to our National Pastime. We’ll hear from Chuck Brodsky, John McCutcheon, the late Steve Goodman, Mabel Scott, John Fogerty, Kim and Reggie Harris, Howie himself, and many more. Even Abbott & Costello could make it into the lineup. Batter up!

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

A previous guest musician in Season 1 of DreamFarm Radio, Vivkek Patel, was at that time young Jazz trumpet player in Boston with a lot of promise. A physical condition, due to which he lost motor control in his right hand, changed his trajectory. In this episode of DreamFarm Radio we talk to this gifted musician and find out how he is creating a new music in different ways.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:30pm

Can an elephant act silly? Do wolves have ethics? Is a Killer Whale sentient? Typically we have thought of animals as unthinking creatures without a human-like consciousness, but is this really true? What are the implications if we humans finally realized that animals have an inner life similar to our own? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CARL SAFINA, an award-winning writer and journalist and the Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. His challenging and exciting new book BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL attempts to answer these questions. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

The first of two shows with the vocal virtuoso about his inspirations and his new CD “Passion World”.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

There's no one else quite like The Dogg (aka Jerry Williams, Jr.). He's soulful, funky, swampy, socially conscious and fun as anything! He's a producer, arranger, singer and songwriter who's written some of the best soul songs over the last 60 years. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Swamp Dogg's birthday on this edition of the Soul Serenade. The fun starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Randy Weston turns 90 this year and Jazz Night in America presents his quintet at the 2016 Panama Jazz Festival, where the pianist was the guest of honor. Bandmate T.K. Blue weighs in on Weston's humility and host Christian McBride travels to Randy's home to talk about the set in Panama, meeting Thelonious Monk, and growing up in Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:30pm

Most Americans imagine the Civil War in terms of clear and defined boundaries of freedom and slavery: a straightforward division between the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri and the free states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. However, residents of these western border states, Abraham Lincoln's home region, had far more ambiguous identities-and contested political loyalties-than we commonly assume. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and historian Chris Philips about his new book, The Rivers Ran Backward.


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