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Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Marcus Roberts re-imagines the work of Thelonious Monk with the 15 piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts as our band members offer fresh arrangements of Monk's Epistrophy, Criss Cross, Blue Monk and more.

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

End the summer dancing! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Labor Day this Monday with "work" soul songs. Groove to the sounds of The Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and others. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

This Labor Day, enjoy a two hour special of live music performances from The Caramoor Center for Music and The Arts, a beautiful garden setting near Katanah, NY. Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, the end of summer special will feature a variety of songs from The Cookers, Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron (in each hour), Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Roy Haynes. The show is a production of WGBO, who bring JazzSet to WICN every Friday! Send summer off on a high note, starting at 4 PM this Labor Day!

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 10:30pm

For decades, American environmentalists have debated about whether or not to weigh in on U.S. immigration policy.  In addition many environmentalists have wondered what  role if any immigration and population growth play in driving the problems environmentalists seek to solve? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by  Dr. Philip Cafaro, president-elect of the International Society for Environmental Ethics. He will be talking about possible scenarios regarding immigration and immigration policy that could have long term ramifications for this country.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D’Agostino interviews Gary Hirshberg, founder, chair and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm.

Gary is the husband of freelance writer Meg Hirshberg and the father of three yogurt eaters. He is our co-founder and chairman, author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, and co-author of Label It Now: What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods. Gary is a frequent speaker on topics including sustainability, climate change, the profitability of green business and organic agriculture. He also advocates for change in national food and agriculture policies, including those regarding the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

During Gary's 28-year tenure as Stonyfield's president and "CE-Yo," the company grew from a seven-cow organic farming school to $360 million in annual sales, by consistently producing great-tasting products and using innovative marketing techniques that blended the company's social, environmental and financial missions.

In 2001, Stonyfield entered into a partnership with Groupe Danone, and in 2005, Gary was named managing director of Stonyfield Europe, a joint venture between the two firms with brands in Canada, Ireland and France. In early 2012, Gary handed off his president and CE-Yo roles to mission-driven business leader Walt Freese.

Before Stonyfield, Gary directed the Rural Education Center, the small organic farming school from which Stonyfield was spawned. Before that, Gary had served as executive director of The New Alchemy Institute, a research and education center dedicated to organic farming, aquaculture and renewable energy.

Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including those of Applegate Farms, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, The Full Yield, Climate Counts, SweetGreen, RAMp Sports, Stonyfield Europe, Glenisk and the Danone Communities Fund.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 10:00pm

Tune in as Steve D’Agostino interviews Gary Hirshberg, founder, chair and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm.

Gary is the husband of freelance writer Meg Hirshberg and the father of three yogurt eaters. He is the co-founder and chairman, author of "Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World", and co-author of "Label It Now: What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods." Gary is a frequent speaker on topics including sustainability, climate change, the profitability of green business and organic agriculture. He also advocates for change in national food and agriculture policies, including those regarding the labeling of genetically engineered foods.

During Gary's 28-year tenure as Stonyfield's president and "CE-Yo," the company grew from a seven-cow organic farming school to $360 million in annual sales, by consistently producing great-tasting products and using innovative marketing techniques that blended the company's social, environmental and financial missions.

In 2001, Stonyfield entered into a partnership with Groupe Danone, and in 2005, Gary was named managing director of Stonyfield Europe, a joint venture between the two firms with brands in Canada, Ireland and France. In early 2012, Gary handed off his president and CE-Yo roles to mission-driven business leader Walt Freese.

Before Stonyfield, Gary directed the Rural Education Center, the small organic farming school from which Stonyfield was spawned. Before that, Gary had served as executive director of The New Alchemy Institute, a research and education center dedicated to organic farming, aquaculture and renewable energy.

Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including those of Applegate Farms, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, The Full Yield, Climate Counts, SweetGreen, RAMp Sports, Stonyfield Europe, Glenisk and the Danone Communities Fund.

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 9:00pm

Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Caesar are considered three of the greatest generals of the classical world. All three were soldier-statesmen, boldly heroic, and each led dramatic raids into heavily defended enemy territory and won important battles. But what were the keys to their success and how did each ultimately fail? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BARRY STRAUSS, professor of history and classics at Cornell University. His latest dynamic and entertaining history traces the battles and campaigns of the three great generals and reveals what made them tick and what their examples can teach us about great contemporary military leadership. Professor Strauss’ book is titled MASTERS OF COMMAND: ALEXANDER, HANNIBAL, CAESAR AND THE GENIUS OF LEADERSHIP.

“The world doesn’t matter to us the way it used to.” So begins one of the most unique and thought provoking books on literature and philosophy: ALL THINGS SHINING: READING THE WESTERN CLASSICS TO FIND MEANING IN A SECULAR AGE. Authors HUBERT DREYFUS, a leading interpreter of existential philosophy and SEAN DORRANCE KELLY, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Harvard, believe that we no longer lead the intense meaningful lives like the Greeks did at Homer’s time or the Italians did at the time of Dante. They believe that the Enlightenment’s metaphysical embrace of the individual leads not just to a boring life, but inevitably to a nearly unlivable one. Can we once again find meaning in the secular 21st Century by looking to the history of Western literature? Is the answer to today’s nihilism to be found in Homer, Dante or Melville? Tune in tonight for the first part of a intense and  lively discussion of philosophy and literature.

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

He led the house band on Jay Leno's Tonight Show for 15 years. Now Kevin Eubanks is free, unfettered, bluesy and outdoors with the fine Bill Pierce on tenor, at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Labor Day weekend, on JazzSet, celebrating 20 years from NPR Music.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 12:00pm

Writer, journalist and Contributing Editor to Outside Magazine, FLORENCE WILLIAMS really didn’t think much about her breasts until she became a mother. It was then that she began a years long investigation into what is known about the evolution and health of human breasts. For instance, though much is now known about the medical benefits of breast feeding babies, it is now also known that breasts can concentrate environmental pollutants particularly non-natural estrogens. Tune in tonight when Ms Williams discusses the mystery of the increasing early onset of puberty in our children; the benefits and possible risks of breast-feeding and the strange concentration of cases of male breast cancer among the Marines of Camp Lejeune. William’s entertaining and very informative book is titled: BREASTS: A NATURAL AND UNNATURAL HISTORY

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