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Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

2012 is the 100th anniversary of the year of Woody Guthrie’s birth, while October 3, 2012 is the 45th anniversary of Woody’s death. So in tribute we’ll play songs from
Woody and by Woody, along with dozens of Woody covers, as well as recordings from Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, and others. Local artist James Keyes will be a guest in the studio. Be sure to listen at 7PM this Thursday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is the co-founder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old-fashioned pop.

"I'm inching my way towards Liberace land every day," Lauderdale says, laughing after opening with a rollicking take on "Malaguena," composed by Cuba's equivalent of George Gershwin, Ernesto Lecuona.

Hosted by Michael Feinstein, Song Travels is a new program which uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another. Lauderdale inaugurates the show with a few of his musical collaborators, including NPR's Ari Shapiro, of whom Lauderdale says, "He's so perfect, it's kind of nauseating." Tune in this Wednesday at 6PM for the full scoop.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Voice actor/singer Rachael MacFarlane discusses her role as “Haley” on “American Dad” and other characters on “Family Guy”, working with her brother Seth, and her debut jazz CD “Haley Sings”, celebrating her character’s (and her own) love for jazz..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:00pm

Artist, photographer and teacher STEPHEN DIRADO has been taking deeply beautiful and mysterious black and white portrait photographs of people at the clothes optional beach in Martha’s Vineyard since 1988. Although Stephen has worked on numerous other interesting series of works, his Martha’s Vineyard series is certainly his longest running and most complex series. Stephen has now made a color film of his work on the island that is part documentary, part autobiography and part very personal meditation on what he has accomplished.  The film gives the viewer an insight to how Stephen works, the painstaking processes of setting up his shots and shows what he has to go through to create a successful photograph. Tune in tonight as Stephen talks about why he decided to make A SUMMER SPENT: A FILM BY STEPHEN DIRADO and what the film means to him. An exclusive screening of A SUMMER SPENT will be shown at the WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM on OCTOBER 25 AT 6:30 PM. See the following link for details:
http://www.socialweb.net/Clients/WHM/?id=146163

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

Best known for his sweet duets with Roberta Flack in the 1970s, Donny Hathaway was one of soul music's saddest stories. He was born in Chicago and began as a session musician for Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler & The Staples Singers. His intensity & creativity were recognized from his first solo recording, but his career was cut short by suicide at a young age. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of Donny Hathaway this week, starting at 7pm.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

We remember the late tenorman, composer and Basie alum Frank Foster in this one of his last performances with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Singers Dennis Rowland and Marlena Shaw guest on Black Coffee, Perdido, and Foster's own classic Cecilia is Love. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:00pm

Artist CHRIS WARE has single-handedly re-defined the possibilities of the graphic novel form. His work is complex, serious and stunningly beautiful. His latest piece is titled BUILDING STORIES and consists of a large decorated box that contains books, newspapers, strips, booklets and even a printed board stand up that together relate the complex stories of the people that live in a large old building. It is a work that describes the conflicts that exist between our rich inner lives and the realities we all must live with spouse, lovers, children and work.  BUILDING STORIES is a rich, mature work that defies categorization and must be experienced to be fully understood. Tune in tonight for an interesting  discussion with Chris Ware about this groundbreaking work of art and writing. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:30pm

Bill Veek was a sports legend who made his reputation by thinking outside the box. This week Al is joined by noted author Paul Dickson  who has crafted a richly detailed portrait of an American original: baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit and unflinching advocate of racial equality, Bill Veeck. Hear ow Veek won the hearts and respect of baseball fans across America.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a truly heartfelt segment of a nationl sports treasure.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Marcia Tannenbaum, owner of Solutions Through Mediation. They talk about mediation as a more peaceful, effective way to resolve family legal disputes.

There’s no easy way to get divorced. Our adversarial legal system often worsens what is already a painful, emotionally charged situation. Pitting partner against partner, lawyer against lawyer, the process is long, complex, and expensive—and can damage relationships beyond repair.

Worcester Attorney Marcia Tannenbaum provides more peaceful and effective ways to resolve a divorce and other family legal disputes. A family-law attorney for more than two decades, Attorney Tannenbaum offers expert guidance in both divorce mediation and collaborative practice—two non-adversarial approaches that enable you to resolve legal conflicts through negotiation, without litigating.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:00pm

On this week's Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino is joined by Worcester Attorney Marcia Tannenbaum who discusses effective approaches in divorce mediation and other family disputes, including two non-adversarial approaches that enable to you resolve legal conflicts through negotiation, without litigating.

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