We know that whales and dolphins are very intelligent creatures, but do they have a culture? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with HAL WHITEHEAD, University Research Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Together with biologist Luke Rendell, they have written one of the most though provoking books about animal behavior: THE CULTURAL LIVES OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. Tune in and learn about how we define culture, social learning in dolphins and Killer Whales, and what the implications are when we think about conserving species that have a culture.
What would Plato think of an MRi of his brain or a visit to the Google campus? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN to talk about her new book: PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY. This book is a wonderful and witty demonstration of why studying Classical Philosophy is still important today as well as an enlightening investigation into why Socrates and Plato emerged as the fathers of philosophy at that particular time in Ancient Greece. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein will be one of the three authors at the upcoming author/dinner at the Goddard Library at Clark University April 7. For more information of that, go to: http://www.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/clark-university-to-hold-book-...
Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.
WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios with yet another incredible set of little heard soul gems. What's Northern Soul?? Find out on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!
Jazz Night in America heads to San Francisco, where every year, a group of 8 of the finest players on the global scene today put their heads together on a special writing assignment. First, they all write a new tune specifically for the members of the band. Second, they all rearrange a piece by the jazz great they've chosen to salute this year. For the 2014-15 season, it's tenor saxophone titan and longtime San Francisco resident Joe Henderson. From the purpose-built, state-of-the-art SFJAZZ Center, the SFJAZZ Collective reimagines classics like "Recorda-Me" and imagines new songs entirely.
One of the biggest art heists in American history took place right here in Massachusetts in 1990 at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Since that time authorities have made no arrests and leads have been few and far between. Will this case ever be solved? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with investigative reporter and author Stephen Kurkjian. His new book, Master Thieves uncovers new information that just might shed new light on the case.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome TOM O’MALLEY, ceramics and photography department head at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining him in the studio is CANDACE CASEY, director of the gallery and gallery store at the Worcester Center for Crafts. They discuss two exciting upcoming exhibitions at the Worcester Center for Crafts: “Looking Back” and “The Pottery Invitational”. For information, go to the Center’s website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.
AN ECLECTIC MIX OF MUSIC OLD AND NEW -- In addition to playing a number of tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station, we'll be featuring favorite songs from local New England and northeast artists, along with a visit from Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards live in the studio and maybe a few surprises as well.
Fitchburg Art Museum Curator MARY TINTI returns to Inquiry to talk about the fascinating current exhibition NATURE TECH. Joining Tinti in the studio is CRISTI RINKLIN one of the artists shown in NatureTech. Her work (an example shown here) combines a sophisticated computer aided manipulation of imagery with painting to explore how we see the natural world. Tune in for an informative and lively talk about art, perception and technology. To view the new blog about this exhibition created by students of Fitchburg State University, go to: http://famnaturetech.wix.com/fsublog
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