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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 9:00pm

A small piece of the Connecticut Charter Oak. A wooden chip cut from a railroad tie. A piece of cake from President Roosevelt’s birthday ball. A magnifying glass and chads from Broward County, Florida. All of these mementos can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Division of Political History. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with WILLIAM L. BIRD JR., curator and historian at the Smithsonian about his new book SOUVENIR NATION: RELICS, KEEPSAKES, AND CURIOS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Also in the studio is EMILEE WOOTEN, one of the new crop of “Artists in Residence” at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tune in and learn about this program, about Emilee Wooten’s amazing large scale clay works, and about the Windows on the World: Collages by Judith Stoddard King. For more information about the Worcester Center for Crafts, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx. To see examples of Emilee Wooten’s work, go to: http://emileewooten.com/

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 4:00pm

T.S. Monk is wearing "three hats". Well-known for launching his career in R&B with hits from albums including House of Music and More of the Good Life, the drummer, bandleader, composer and vocalist grew up immersed in Jazz as the son of the legendary pianist Thelonious Sphere Monk. The recipient of the New York Jazz Awards First Annual "Recording of the Year" award and DownBeat Magazine's 63rd Annual Album of the Year Reader’s Choice Award for his collaborative tribute album entitled "Monk on Monk"; T.S. has recorded several straight-ahead jazz albums and continues to lead the T.S. Monk Sextet. As Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Founder of The Thelonious Monk Institute, an organization that honors his father's legacy and supports jazz education, T.S. is passionate about the role he plays as a spokesperson for the American classical art form.

Catch Colors of Jazz when Host Bonnie Johnson continues the Fall Membership Drive with a Jazz-A-Thon that highlights T.S Monk and other artist’s voices including bassist/poet Larry Roland, pianist/vocalist Paul Broadnax and pianist/musicologist/educator Dr. Lewis Porter. Tune in at 4pm.

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:00pm

This is release week for Gregory Porter’s Liquid Spirit on Blue Note. One year ago, he sang for the Autumnal Equinox at the Lucerna Music Bar near Wenceslas Square. A fan wrote “huge applause, two encores, great solo performances, band tight and so was Gregory .. made me long for the USA ..” Thanks to Radio Prague.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

From the rich tradition of maritime music, in anticipation of the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, with special guests Sue Young (from the band London Julie) and renowned concertina player and folksinger Chris Maden.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 3:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back the one and only BILL THOMPSON III, Editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of many books on birds. His latest book is titled BIRD HOMES AND HABITATS. This book is a great source for learning about what will make your home property more “bird friendly” and how best to feed and attract birds. Tune in tonight for some great tips!

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:30am

Tonight we speak with STAN ULANSKI, Professor or Meteorology, Oceanography and Marine Resources in the Geology and Environmental Science Department. He has written a very entertaining and informative book on billfish: those large and fast fish that have the long pointy “swords”. The book is part natural history, part angling adventure and part cultural history. Tune in and learn all about how swordfish live, how sailfish can change color, and how Blue Marlin are most people’s favorite gamefish. We will also talk about how two famous American fiction writers, Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey, wrote about the thrill of fishing for billfish. Professor Ulanski’s book is titled: THE BILLFISH STORY: SWORDFISH, SAILFISH, MARLIN AND OTHER GLADIATORS OF THE SEA. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” This week the two-time Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:30pm

Do you love chocolate? If the answer is YES, then tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes back MELISSA STEWART, author of more than 150 science books for children. Tonight she talks about her latest book: with the intriguing title NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE, written with Allen Young, the world’s leading expert on cocoa tree pollination and growth. This is a wonderful introduction to the complexities of rainforest ecology that looks at just one plant and all the plant and animal life that affect it: the cocoa tree, from which we get chocolate

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

We revisit my 2012 conversation with filmmaker/Director JP Lipa about his PBS Christmas specials “Heirloom Meals” and his use of jazz throughout (including my appearance singing a swinging “Winter Wonderland”) and his backstage filming of Michael Jackson during preparation for Michael’s last tour.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ray Charles did it all….blues, country, gospel, jazz, and of course, soul! "Hit The Road, Jack" "I Got A Woman" and "Georgia" are just a few of his masterpieces. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of Brother Ray on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

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