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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

Endowed with the kind of liquid phrasing and sheer wisdom that comes from depth of experience on the jazz performance campaign trail, Vanessa Rubin is an ever-evolving classic singer in the making.  The development of a true jazz singer is a long-range prospect, laden with learning experiences that forge the voice into a true instrument, rich with passion, deeply invested in living through life’s joys and perils; such is the journey of Vanessa Rubin, jazz singer extraordinaire.  Capable of employing the gamut of emotions, the mature Ms. Rubin can range from whisper to shout in the blink of an eye; from honey-laden ballads purring like a kitten, to up tempo swinging and scatting like a fluent saxophone, she delivers the goods.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 6:00pm

British film maker, Hannah Rothschild, explores the extraordinary life of her great-aunt Pannonica de Koenigswarter, (close friend of Thelonius Monk and other jazz greats) who supported bebop long before it was appreciated by the general public.

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Don't you wish you could turn back the hands of time? Not just for an hour, but for days, weeks, and years?? Join host Tom Shaker as he plays soul songs with "time" in the title. You'll hear Tyrone Davis, Irma Thomas, David Ruffin and many more on this week's Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

Post-war America saw the hard edge of bebop evolve into Cool Jazz. The music flowed, bewitched and enchanted baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis. They became twin pioneers of that sophisticated style. Now pianist Jonathan Batiste and baritone master Joe Temperly, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra transport us to the 1950's.  The set includes Django, Delawny's Dilemma, and Animal Dance.  Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 9:00pm

What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is Craig Childs, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to The Everending Earth.

The Green River Formation of the former Fossil Lake in Wyoming contains some of the most detailed and beautiful fossils you have ever seen. These are fossils of fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants that have the quality of a fine work of art. Lance Grande, paleontologist and a curator at the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago has spent over 30 years working on uncovering some of these prehistoric treasures. His new book The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time is a stunning visual showcase of these fossils. Tune in and learn about what makes these fossils so special and about life in prehistoric Wyoming.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

Jazz-rock guitarist and composer Jake Hertzog is busy recording jazz and rock while leading his own jazz trio and co-leading the rock band The Young Presidents. The youngest recipient of the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland and graduate of Berklee College of Music will return to Boston to celebrate the release of his fourth jazz CD at Scullers Jazz Club at 8pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Catch Colors of Jazz when Hertzog joins Host Bonnie Johnson to talk about his fourth album "Throwback" featuring band members’ bassist Harvie S, drummer Victor Jones and special guest trumpeter Randy Brecker.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 7:00pm

Names, Numbers, Weather, and, yes, Halloween!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

Gloria Swanson had a singular film career. She starred with Rudolf Valentino during the Silent Era and with William Holden in Sunset Boulevard in what has been called the most celebrated film comeback in history. During the Silent Film era her fans worshiped her.  But her career took a crushing downturn in the 1930s. But she never stopped working and Gloria appeared in numerous films, on stage and television. Always acting as the penultimate star on and off screen. Tune in tonight when we speak with writer STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER about his monumental new biography GLORIA SWANSON: THE ULTIMATE STAR. If you love film and Hollywood history, don’t miss tonight’s show. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we sit down with ZACHARIAH COMBS, the new Director of the GALLERY OF AFRICAN ART in Clinton, MA. Tune in and learn about this wonderful new gallery, upcoming programs and even hear Zach on the n’goni. The website for the gallery is: http://www.galleryofafricanart.org/

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 3:30pm

Our guest tonight is ERIC H. CHUDLER, PhD. He is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. Tonight we talk about his wild new book THE LITTLE BOOK OF NEUROSCIENCE HAIKUS, his award-winning website NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS (http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html )  and his fascinating involvement in the Science For Monks program. 

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