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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:30pm

In the new book, GENDER INTELLIGENCE, the forces that create the current condition of gender inequality are revealed for the first time. This has led to a shift in thinking about the issue. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Barbara Annis and exposes why forcing quotas and downplaying the differences between men and women continue to fail us and are not the answers.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Alan Sager, professor of health policy at and management at Boston University and director of BU’s Health Reform Program. They talk about why America's health-care system is sick  - and how to heal it. This episode aired originally on September 22, 2013.

A familiar and legally challenged for-profit hospital chain has returned to Central Massachusetts. The 49-hospital Tenet Healthcare has agreed to repurchase Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center, with campuses in Framingham and Natick, plus the 26 other hospitals owned by another for-profit, Vanguard Health Systems, in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.

 A decade-long legal cloud continues to cast a dark shadow over Tenet. One longtime expert on the local and national health-care market is Alan Sager of Boston University School of Public Health. Allowing Tenet to run hospitals on a for-profit basis, he maintains, is like letting the proverbial fox guard the chicken coop.

This would be the case, Sager says, if all of the requirements of a truly free and functioning marketplace existed in the health-care sector. But, he adds, America’s health-care system meets none of those requirements.

In the end, according to Sager, for-profits chains such as Tenet and their shareholders will continue to use “legal financial machinations” in order to prosper, with this market dysfunction driven by an “oversupply of money looking for high-return, safe investments.” In the meantime, many–if not most–consumers will remain quite confounded by America’s health-care system - and continue paying a steep price.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

Why does it seem that more people with unconventional lifestyles live in Florida? Is it the climate that attracts fringe groups? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with intrepid journalist and free-lance writer LYNN WADDELL who has spent time with a number of these people and groups with very alternative lifestyles. Tune in and learn about Joe Redner who owns the lap dance capital of the world and has been voted “best troublemaker” in Tampa. We also discuss the numerous UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze and the numerous carny folk of Showtown. Waddell’s book is titled FRINGE FLORIDA: TRAVELS AMONG MUD BOGGERS, FURRIES, UFOLOGISTS, NUDISTS AND OTHER LOVERS OF UNCONVENTIONAL LIFESTYLES.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about some of the most unique creatures in the oceans when we speak with STEPHEN R. PALUMBI, Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. His new book, written with his son writer and journalist Anthony R. Palumbi is titled THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book is a run down of some of the life found in the deepest, most shallow, coldest and warmest parts of the world’s oceans. This is natural history at it’s best. Tune in and learn about worms that turn snails into zombies, fish that skip over the land and a coral that has been growing since before the pyramids were built.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

It's JAZZ Plus... MODERN DANCE when rehearsal director & guest artist MATTHEW RUSHING of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater talks with WICN's Bonnie Johnson about the repertory dance company and their upcoming performances presented by the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston.

Born in Rogers, TX in 1921 and passing in 1989, Alvin Ailey founded the dance company in 1958 and was the first African American choreographer to gain international recognition. Mr. Ailey had a strong desire to incorporate the music of his heritage including jazz, gospel and spirituals which is reflected in the company's modern dance repertoire.

Lauded for it's community outreach and global appeal, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is passing on this amazing art form along with the music from generation to generation.Audiences will hear the music of Duke Ellington among others when the dancers take the stage at Citi Wang Theater on May 1-4, 2014. Listen Now.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Acoustic guitar duo Strunz & Farah talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about their new album, Moods and Visions. The 2014 release was self-produced on their own label Selva Records and features new compositions with multi-cultural rhythmic grooves. Celebrating 35 years of playing & recording together, the band performs live at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8 & 10pm.  Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

A diverse lineup of tracks from distinctive folk voices (Dylan, Baez, Ochs, Buffy St Marie, and more) as well as in-studio interviews with and performances by Beth DeSombre, Robert Tincher and Andrew McKnight.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi. Tonight we talk about creatures that live in the hottest parts of the oceans and others that live in the coldest. These include Pompeii Worms, Rift Shrimp and Icefish. We also talk about how the animation Little Nemo could have been a lot weirder. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

Writer LYANDA LYNN HAUPT returns to Inquiry to talk about her book CROW PLANET: ESSENTIAL WISDOM FROM THE URBAN WILDERNESS. Crows are all around us even in cities and as Lyanda writes they are the single most often encountered native wild animals we are likely to see. And everyone has a crow story. Part of the reason is that crows are very intelligent and display elements of reasoning and even imagination. Crows also allow us to enter the world of wild nature that is right outside our door. Forget Hitchcock’s The Birds, tune in and learn just how fascinating these birds really are. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

NEA Jazz Master winner, legendary drummer Chico Hamilton discusses starting the West Coast jazz sound in the early years of his career, his appearance in the film classic “Sweet Smell of Success” and why so many young musicians today can’t swing.

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