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Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 10:30pm

Recently the Greater Worcester Community Foundation  announced the awarding of $37,900 through the Leicester Savings Bank Fund that will help improve the quality of life for Leicester residents. This special grant is in honor of officer Ronald Tarentino who was recently killed while in  performing his duties as a police officer. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Leicester Police Chief, Jim Hurley who talks about the grant and the towns rallying around the family of the slain officer.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

The Red Knot is a small shorebird that manages to migrate from it’s breeding grounds in the Arctic south to Tierra del Fuego. In between, it stops to eats at a few select coastal spots that have large numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs. Knot numbers are declining worldwide. The interrelationship of the knot and the horseshoe crab is one of the great stories of ecology and what is going on in the environment. Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is writer and natural historian DEBORAH CRAMER. Her new book is one of the great accounts of coastal ecology and the human impact on the environment: THE NARROW EDGE: A TINY BIRD, AN ANCIENT CRAB AND AN EPIC JOURNEY.

E. PAUL ZEHR, writer and professor at the University of Victoria returns to Inquiry to talk about his amazing and fun new book for young readers: PROJECT SUPERHERO. Part fiction, part real training guide and part examination of what it means to be a real hero, this book is like no other. Tune in and find out why.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

Bossa nova vocalist and Brazilian Ensemble band leader Anita Coelho talks with Bonnie Johnson about making and presenting world music and jazz. Coelho is founder of Medici Musica Productions.


Photo Credit: Chuck Ferullo, courtesy of the artist

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Celebrating 4th of July week and Independence day with songs about summer, summer around-the-campfire songs, and songs for Independence Day. A great opportunity to sing along at home or in the car.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Cellist Catherine Bent and vocalist/guitarist Elis Roseira met in the deep of a New England winter and discovered they were both under the spell of Brazilian music. Their music is truly a taste of the sun. It’s a blend, European Dance Music African rhythms and Brazilian Jazz sounds.


Catherine Bent/Cello
Elis Roseira/Guitar and Voice

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lighthouses have been welcome beacons for mariners along America’s shores since the early 1700s.The story of their evolution, construction, management and their importance in time of war are just some of what we will talk about tonight when Inquiry welcomes writer and historian ERIC JAY DOLIN who will talk about his fascinating book BRILLIANT BEACONS: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE. Tune in and hear what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper along America’s storm haunted shores. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

After World War I, young reporter Ernest Hemingway moved to Paris with his new wife determined to become a famous writer of fiction. This was at a time when people like Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald dominated the scene. How Hemingway discovered his style and found the inspiration for his first truly great literary work is the tale recounted in EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND HEMINGWAY’S MASTERPIECE THE SUN ALSO RISES written by tonight’s guest, award-winning journalist, reporter and cultural historian  LESLEY M. M. BLUME. Tune in, it’s a colorful story with fist fights, infidelity, hard drinking and of course, bull fights among the Lost Generation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Hilary Gardner discusses her debut CD celebrating New York, “A Great City” and her vocal trio “Duchess.”

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:00pm

Featuring music about science, the future, atomic bombs, robots, outer space,aliens, math, machines, and time travel. With a special salute to THE PHENOMENAUTS! Be smart: tune in! With your host: UNCLE MARK.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Get ready to do the Boogaloo, The Cool Jerk, the Mashed Potato and don't forget the Hustle, to name just a few! Join host Tom Shaker as we close out the holiday weekend with a spectacular soul dance party! It all starts at 7pm!


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