This show consists of songs from the 25 year period between 1948-1973 which constitutes the period of the 20th century's popular folk revival, with tracks from Burl Ives, the Weavers, the Tarriers, Harry Belafonte, the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Brothers Four, Joan Baez, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, Bob Dylan, the New Christy Minstrels, the Cumberland Trio, Judy Collins, Carolyn Hester, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, and MANY MANY MORE!
Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey from rodeo rider to Grammy and Oscar winner for the Crazy Heart soundtrack. His gritty-beyond-his-years voice echoes the rough and tumble life he’s known. On this Song Travels, Bingham performs tunes with a roadhouse tinge, including his own “As I Do My Dancing” and “Too Deep To Fill.”
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with GEORGE B. SCHALLER. He has spent more than half a century studying wildlife in over twenty countries. He has helped protect some of the planets most endangered and iconic animals including the mountain gorillas, tigers, giant pandas, jaguars and the snow leopard. Tonight George Schaller talks about his new book TIBET WILD: A NATURALIST’S JOURNEYS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD. This book chronicles Schaller’s three decades long research on the remote Tibetan Plateau, “a place nowhere intimate”, studying wild yak, chiru, argali and of course the snow leopard. If you would like to learn more about the conservation organizations that George Schaller talks about in the interview see: PANTHERA at http://www.panthera.org who work to conserve the large cats throughout the world and the WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY at: http://www.wcs.org.
Composer for Family Guy and American Dad discusses the unusual artistic freedom he has with these shows and his great working relationship with Seth MacFarlane.
One of Motown's first artists', his legendary recording of "Money (That's What I want)" was so successful that it allowed Berry Gordy the money to finance his label. Strong later became know for his songwriting and producing w/partner Norman Whitfield, writing "Cloud Nine" "Papa Was a Rolling Stone " & "War" to name just a few. Join host Tom Shaker this Monday starting at 7pm!
Humans didn't just discover wine they invented it. For 8,000 years we have continuously developed and altered the way in wich we produce and experience wine. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by renowned wine author and educator Paul Lukacs as he talks about his new bestseller, Inventing Wine.
In an all-new interview, Steve D'Agostino, principal of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Peggy Middaugh (shown, left), executive director, and Evelyn Herwitz (shown, right), a sponsor of the Worcester Tree Initiative. Evelyn is also the author of Trees at Risk: Reclaiming an Urban Forest. They talk about rebuilding Worcester's urban forests.
As Evelyn Herwitz writes on her website TreesAtRisk.com, “City trees matter. Without trees, our urban communities are hotter in summer, colder in winter and dirtier year round. Trees make cities livable. They cool us with shade, protect us from wind, filter pollutants, control flooding and soil erosion, provide homes for wildlife and a green respite from stress. Dying and neglected street trees signal a neighborhood in decline. Lush tree canopies mean higher property values.”
The Worcester Tree Initiative is a private, non-profit effort to reforest Worcester and surrounding communities. It was initiated in January 2009 by Congressman Jim McGovern and Lt. Governor Tim Murray, with the intent of planting 30,000 trees in Worcester and surrounding towns in the next five years.
The Initiative is a public/private partnership between the City of Worcester, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many local non-profits, businesses and residents of Central Massachusetts. The program includes intensive outreach, education and training, and long-term tracking to realize significant environmental and quality-of-life improvements with this community-based approach.
The Initiative is using trees grown at local nurseries. As a result, its stock will vary based on availability.
What is life? Aristotle believed that life is a project and the most important thing that we can do is to ask ourselves how we are going to pursue it. But where can we go for advice about the big questions in life like love, politics and morality? On Inquiry tonight we speak again with MASSIMO PIGLIUCCI, professor in the philosophy program at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and former biology professor at Stony Brook University. His new book is titled ANSWERS FOR ARISTOTLE: HOW SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY CAN LEAD US TO A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE. This book describes how the latest findings in neurology and the behavioral sciences combined with an understanding of some of the great ideas of philosophy can help us all lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Inquiry welcomes back award-winning author and illustrator GRACE LIN. Her two new books are WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON and STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY. These are complex wonderful imaginative novels profusely illustrated by full color plates and intricate drawings that echo Chinese paper cut art. Both books are inspired by traditional Chinese stories and culture, yet are also unique expressions of Lin’s imagination. Tune in and learn about how Grace Lin’s recent trips to Hong Kong, Taiwan and China inspired parts of her books and Grace even tells the listener how to eat with five-foot long chop sticks.
NPR Music asks, What if there were lost big-band masterpieces by the great composer/arranger Gil Evans which never made it to record? In fact, there are plenty of them, and composer/arranger Ryan Truesdell has culled, researched and transcribed a handful of the best material for the CD Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans. Truesdell leads an orchestra in a live version at Newport.
The husband and wife musical team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., met as members of the iconic ‘60s group The 5th Dimension. They went on to perform as a successful duo and host their own television show. Over 40 years later, their music and mutual love and respect are still going strong. Performances include “Mona Lisa” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.”
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