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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talks about frogs and toads, snakes and lizards, salamanders and turtles! We welcome DR. ROBERT POWELL, Professor of Biology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. He will be talking about the new edition of the venerable PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA, which he co-authored with Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bobby talks with the time-honored, ever creative and adaptive collective - the Yellowjackets, about the release of their 22nd recording "A Rise in the Road".

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tonight’s guest is KEN ONO. He is the Asa Griggs Chandler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University and a Fellow of the Mathematical Society. His parents were first generation Japanese emigrants to the United States at a time when there was tremendous racism expressed to the Japanese. His father was a brilliant mathematician and it was expected that Ken would follow in his footsteps. But he struggled to find himself for many years until he became inspired by one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Ken Ono’s book is titled MY SEARCH FOR RAMANUJAN: HOW I LEARNED TO COUNT written with Amir D. Aczel.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Biographer Al Green will discuss his new biography about his father, guitarist Freddie Green, who was a native of Charleston and an integral part of the Count Basie sound. Guitarist James Chirillo will illustrate what is called the “Freddie Green style” and join Judy, Harry Allen and Pat O’Leary in performing songs associated with Freddie Green and Count Basie. This episode was recorded live from Kiawah Island, South Carolina. 

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

One of the greatest voices in soul music is turning 70 this week! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the sultry, seductive, joyous sides of the Rev. Green. He IS soul music! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

The trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf was born in Lebanon and grew up in France; like his father, he studied Western classical music, but also microtonal Arabic music using a custom-built instrument. His latest project in a career full of cross-pollinating ventures was inspired by the late Umm Kulthum, the Arab world's greatest vocalist. With the arranging help of pianist Frank Woeste and some major American talent, he constructed a jazz take on one of her greatest suites, "Alf Leila Wa Leila" ("1001 Nights") and recorded it on an album called Kalthoum. Tonight, Jazz Night In America features a performance of this music from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center, and takes a closer look into the intersecting worlds of Kulthum and Maalouf. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:30pm

Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story, writer/editor Gerald Moore who worked at the magazine in its glory years recalls the dizzying excitement and glamor of its fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. His story is a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author/journalist Gerald Moore.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

Can making and reading comics help doctors better understand what their patients are going through? Can graphic art also help doctors express what their experiences are to a wider public? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with IAN WILLIAMS, visual artist and illustrator, a medical doctor and an independent humanities scholar and MK CZERWEIC, a nurse and comics artist. They are two of the authors of the GRAPHIC MEDICINE MANIFESTO. Tune in and find out what drawing comics can add to our understanding of the experience of being ill.

Food allergies seem to be everywhere today, but did people historically also suffer from  allergies to peanuts or shellfish? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with MATTHEW SMITH, senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde’s Centre of the Social History of Health and Healthcare. His new book is a fascinating account of the history of food allergies and the evolution of medicine’s understanding of this sometimes life-threatening condition: ANOTHER PERSON’S POISON: A HISTORY OF FOOD ALLERGY.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:30pm

When saxophonist, composer, songwriter and teacher, Roy Nathanson celebrated longtime friendships through at a two week residency at The Stone/NYC in 2015, the music was captured in a live recording. Fast-forward, the co-founder of the Jazz Passengers, world-renowned for his avant garde post-bop and free-jazz reunites the musicians Marc Ribot, Arturo O'Farrill, Curtis Fowlkes & Anthony Coleman to celebrate the 2016 Clean Feed Records release of "Nearness & You" || Duets & Improvisations. Nathanson talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about the project and Album Release Concert happening at Brooklyn's Littlefield on Sunday April 17, 2016. Tune in at 1 pm.



Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

VoicePlay's co-founder, bass singer, arranger and aca-innovator Geoff Castellucci joins Host Bonnie Johnson to talk about his musical journey that began with classical and jazz piano. Today he shares the stage with the Orlando, Florida-based a cappella collaborative that performs theatrical concerts for all ages. The group gained international acclaim after competing then touring with NBC’s 4th Season of “The Sing-Off”.  VoicePlay brings their "music-without-music" to The Hanover Theatre in Worcester on April 10, 2016.

Catch @theVoicePlay @Bonnie_WICN #ColorsOfJazz this Sunday at 12:15 pm


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