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Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:30pm

Maria Shriver's annual report on the economic status on women has been met with criticism.With a focus on financial insecurity, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress, pushes government-centered policy prescriptions as solutions to American women's lives and wellbeing.  Are women really no better off than they were 30 or 40 years ago? This week Al is joined by Charlotte Hayes, who believes women have made great strides and are not dependent on government handouts. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for "The Public Eye" and hear what's really going on.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Amy Mosher, strategy and innovation leader for Workforce Central Career Center’s One-Stop Career Center in Worcester. This episode aired originally on March 17, 2013.

Whether you're looking for a job or for qualified employees, Workforce Central Career Center may the right place for you.  Its team of experienced staff provides employment services for the City of Worcester and the 37 surrounding towns at three locations: Worcester, Milford and Southbridge.

Operated by the City of Worcester's Division of Workforce Development in partnership with the Massachusetts Division of Career Services, Workforce Central is an equal-opportunity employer and program. Auxiliary aids and services are available on request to individuals with disabilities.

Mosher was the Telegram & Gazette's Vision Young Leader Award winner for 2012.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 9:00pm

First: Carnaval! At the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tune in and learn all about it.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Mary Tinti, Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. With Mary is artist Jeffu Wamouth. Together they will talk about Jeffu’s first retrospective Jeffu Warmouth: No More Funny Stuff at the Fitchburg Art Museum opening February 9. Jeffu’s art is often interactive, beautiful, engaging and lots of fun. Tune in and find out why! Tp see some of Jeffu’s art, please go to: http://www.jeffu.tv/ . To find out more about the Fitchburg Art Museum and this upcoming “not to miss” exhibition, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

Born into a rich legacy of musicianship, with an ear for music and interest that began developing by the age of four, Joey DeFrancesco is best-known for his organ playing. Catch Colors of Jazz when DeFrancesco talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his long career and latest CD One for Rudy, an album dedicated to the "legendary" recording engineer Rudy van Gelder.  With more than thirty studio albums and numerous recordings that include mentors Jimmy Smith, Miles Davis and others; the multi-instrumentalist remains in the fore-front of jazz.  Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Joey DeFrancesco in Trio for two nights ~ Live at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on January 24 & 25, 2014.  Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Four hours of music in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:30am

Ann Dvorak was a hardworking charismatic star of film beginning in the 1920s. Her career at Warner Brothers was set to take off and the press hailed her as “Hollywood’s new Cinderella.” Then it all began to unravel. Dvorak was a complex and fascinating person who accomplished a lot, but she bravely bucked the Hollywood system and remains largely unknown today. Tune in to Inquiry tonight and find out why when we talk with writer and librarian CHRISTINA RICE about her new biography ANN DVORAK: HOLLYWOOD’S FORGOTTEN REBEL. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:30am

The rate of Cesarian Sections performed on pregnant mothers in America hovers close to 33%, a 50% increase from a decade ago. But are all these surgeries necessary? If they are not, why are they occurring at such an alarming rate? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with THERESA MORRIS, Professor of Sociology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Her new book is titled CUT IT OUT: THE C-SECTION EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA. Her in depth research has revealed that many c-sections do not need to be performed but doctors and birth care professionals are pressured into performing them because of the threat of lawsuits and hospital system protocols which institute a “one best way” practice. This is an eye-opening and balanced look at how our health system works. Don’t miss this show!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

Contemporary/acid/urban jazz guitarist, Ronny Jordan.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 3:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back writer and historian LINCOLN PAINE to continue our discussion about his monumental history THE SEA AND CIVILIZATION: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Tonight, we talk about Europe in the 15th and 16th Centuries, a time of exploration, conquest of the Indian Ocean and the “New World”, and changes in how countries thought about the ocean. This was the time of Prince Henry, Columbus, the spice trade and the escalation of the slave trade. If you love the sea and ships, don’t miss this show!

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. 

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