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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Four hours of holiday songs spun from WICN’s wide-ranging CD collection by host Nick Noble. Also telling tribute to the late great Phil Ochs on his 73rd birthday, in anticipation of next week’s show.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

Jazz guitarist and composer Pat Martino, a versatile artist who plays fusion, mainstream jazz, soul jazz and hard bop.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 4:00pm

Pianist and jazz educator Eugene Uman will appear in studio to play and talk about his work as Artist Director at the Vermont Jazz Center.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, I talk with BARRY B. POWELL, The Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written a wonderful new translation of THE ILIAD, the great ancient work about rage and honor written by Homer. But who was Homer? Was there really a Trojan War? Why was Achilles so enraged? Tune in and learn some very surprising facts about this amazing classic work.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

We revisit Judy’s conversation from 2000 (one of her first for Jazz Inspired) with author and movie critic Leonard Maltin where he discusses his favorite jazz, his own piano playing and his four-hand duet with Judy on Entertainment Tonight.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:00pm

Vocalist Maud Hixson stops by to talk about her new recording, Don’t Let A Good Thing Get Away, featuring the music of Michael Leonard.

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

"The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).  Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished crime and the clubs that would become a hot bed for jazz.  Ken Burns joins Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies in the work of
Beiderbecke, Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson. Songs like Snake Dance, New Orleans Bump, and Variety Stomp will doubtless provoke merrymaking on par with the era of bathtub gin and backroom carousing.  Special guests Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.  Wendell Pierce hosts.

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:00pm

Singer Kris Adams stops by to talk about her outstanding new release, Longing.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:30pm

You think you know their story. You’ve read about royalty and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author Linda McRobbie. Her new book 'Princesses Behaving Badly" paints a much different picture of those whose royal blood really boils.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 9:00pm

Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. ( ). Ethan talks about that work, his solo show in Paris and the importance of collaborations. To see more of his work, go to:

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film.


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