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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:30pm

It took roughly three weeks for the U.S. to announce some concrete action to help bring back the more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by terrorist militants. The International Violence Against Women Act would compel a more immediate and effective response. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Rita Sharma Co-founder of "Women Thrive Worldwide". Can the violence against women be stopped?

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:00pm

Listen now to an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Creedon Jr. (shown, left) and Dave Peterson (shown, right) of the Worcester  Bravehearts.. They talk about bringing baseball back to Fitton Field. This episode aired originally on November 3, 2013.

After one summer off, baseball is back in Worcester. The newest team in town will take the field in the summer of 2014. "Bravehearts" is the contest-winning name that will be displayed on the uniforms the players wear, at Fitton Field where they’ll play, and in the box scores on the sports pages. (Creedon and Peterson are shown, last fall, wearing “Worcester Baseball” jersery, which was the team’s working name pending the outcome of the naming contest.)

Worcester becomes the second Central Massachusetts community to field a team in the three-year-old Futures Collegiate Baseball League, based in Chelmsford. The Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, who play at historic, and newly renovated, Doyle Field in Leominster, are a 2012 expansion franchise.

The Dirt Dawg’s 2013 season swung into action on June 5 with big expectations, but ended on August 8 with those hopes being dashed. Leominster’s team finished in the basement, with a record of 20-31 - 14 games behind first-place the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (38-18).

The Worcester and Leominster FCBL teams are the latest forays by Central Mass. into trying to sustain at least one baseball team at a time. The now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League played for eight seasons, from 2005 through 2012.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 9:00pm

Mark talks with artist Mitchel King Ahern, visual artist, musician, and sound artist. He has also been described as a fiber performance artist. Tune in for a lively conversation with him and learn about the upcoming re-filming of Plan Nine from Outer Space! Also on the show, Honee Hess, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Hess talks about all the shows and programs coming up at the Center this spring and the renovation of the ceramics studios.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

Jazz guitarist, composer, educator Dave Stryker talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his new CD Eight Track.  Stryker plays live with his Blue to the Bone Band at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 & 10pm.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

A live boroadcast from the WICN Performance Studio featuring a host of local Worcester-area and New England artists. Confirmed to date (there will be more) are P.E. James, Sandy Haddon & Kathryn Kauffman, Secret Sage, Grade A Fancy, Bridge & Davies, and Amazing Dick.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

When Cheryl Bentyne joined The Manhattan Transfer in 1979, everything became “just right.” It has been with her that the group has attained its status as the most successful harmony group of all time – each part coming together with an unmistakable chemistry that not only nurtures the group as a whole, but lets the individual contributions of each partner come through.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with psychotherapist, writer and artist DONNA HAMIL TALMAN. Her fascinating work deals with themes of transformation, purification, destruction and regeneration. Her website is: http://www.donnahamiltalman.com/

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and artist TRINA ROBBINS. She has been writing about and drawing comics since the 1960s. She is now one of the foremost authorities on the history of women comic artists. Tune in and learn about artists like Dale Messick who drew Brenda Starr; Tarpé Mills who created the fantastic Miss Fury and finally learn about the beginnings of the groundbreaking Wimmen’s Comix the long-running anthology of comics by women. Trina Robbins’ latest book is PRETTY IN INK: NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN CARTOONISTS 1896-2013. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jazz impresario George Wein talks about creating the festival phenomenon, his own piano playing and his continuing love affair with jazz.

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate one of America's greatest songwriters. Burt turns 86 this week and is known for dozens of pop standards covered by soul artists. Burt wrote for artists like Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield, and his songs have won him 6 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards.

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