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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:30pm

In the Pacific Northwest, there is a large group of underground mushroom foragers who make their living gathering mushrooms for high-end restaurants. Our guest tonight is LANGDON COOK, writer and journalist, who got to know some of the key people in this interesting subculture that scours the deep woods from Alaska to California searching for the mother lode of chanterelles, porcinis, matsutake and even truffles. Tune in and listen to Langdon discuss his unique and fascinating book THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS: ON THE TRAIL OF AN UNDERGROUND AMERICA. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Warren Vaché discusses the realization of his life-long dream to play with strings, what makes a perfect jazz festival, and how to accompany a singer.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on tonight’s show. Dr. King’s message had quite a soundtrack, featuring artists like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Impressions and Sam Cooke to name just a few. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Astor Piazzolla's impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina - and the rest of the world - was never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D'Rivera are no lightweights either, and they present an hour of hot Latin tango. Wendell Pierce Hosts.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Grégoire Maret began playing the harmonica at age 17. His childhood was filled with a diverse array of musical influences from his Harlem born, African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz musician. After his Grammy win in 2005, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the world-class bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock’s band.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:30pm

Sexting became a popular word with Anthony Weiner and fodder for late-night comedians. Yet in the world of the selfie, numerous people are now doing sexting. A recent study showed that large numbers of teenagers are doing sexting. Numerous couples are now doing sexting as they become involved with each other. Yet sexting can go seriously wrong, as websites sprout up with offers to post revealing photos of an ex to get revenge. Yet despite this more and more Americans are doing sexting. Why? Does sexting cause greater are risk behaviors? Does it hurt actual intimacy?  Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by author and relationship expert George Moufarrej.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Lisa Piehler (shown, center), executive director, and Elizabeth Wambui (shown, right), major-gifts associate, for the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts and Diane Giampa (shown, left), vice president of human resources and marketing for Bay State Savings Bank, one of the sponsors of the local Red Cross chapter's 2014 Breakfast of Champions.

The American Red Cross of Central Mass. is calling for nominations for the 2014 Breakfast of Champions. Each year, the Breakfast of Champions honors local people who have done remarkable things in the community. This annual signature event began as a way to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001. In the years since, it has grown into a celebration of the courage, kindness and unselfish character displayed by incredible people across Central Mass.

Past honorees include people who have had an extraordinary impact on the community or fellow man by saving a life or through community service.  Members of the community are invited to nominate a local hero for consideration.  Honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from the local community, including former award recipients.

Submissions from cities and towns across Central Mass. are welcome. Nomination forms and criteria are available at www.redcross.org/centralmass. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 31, 2014. 

The 2014 Breakfast of Champions will take place Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Cyprian Keyes Golf Glub in Boylston. For more information about nominations, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Wambui at 508-595-3942, elizabeth.wambui@redcross.org.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00pm

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian Lincoln Paine who has written a stunning new monumental book titled The Sea and Civilizaton: A Maritime History of the World. Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago. Tonight we welcome back Richard A. Bradley, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University for part 3 of a conversation about his wonderful new guide Common Spiders of North America. Tonight we talk about what happens to spiders in the winter, why spiders often come in your house and how common really dangerous spiders are, including tarantulas. Spoiler alert: tarantulas may look really scary, but looks can be deceiving.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring songs from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Schooner Fare, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, the Limeliters, and so many more; and featuring an interview with the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Jen Chapin.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Angela Davis is an Australian saxophonist, composer, and writer. Angela has a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Music with first class honors from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She also holds her Associate of Music in classical saxophone from the Australian Music Examinations Board.

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Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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