PROFESSOR DANIEL J. LEVITIN, who runs the LABORATORY FOR MUSIC PERCEPTION, COGNITION AND EXPERTISE at McGill University returns to Inquiry to talk about his latest wild and fascinating book THE WORLD IN SIX SONGS: HOW THE MUSICAL BRAIN CREATED HUMAN NATURE. It is Professor Levitin’s belief that music and song may have come before human language, and that song passes down information in human society. Levitin believes that there are 6 kinds of songs that do this: songs of FRIENDSHIP, JOY, COMFORT, KNOWLEDGE, RELIGION and LOVE. Tune in tonight for a far reaching and free-wheeling discussion about how the musical brain made human society possible, why music is the perfect mnemonic tool and why listening to “Boulder to Birmingham” by Emmylou Harris makes me cry.
Everyone has seen the footage: a heavily bearded Saddam Hussein
blinking under the bright lights of infantry cameras, dazed to find
himself in U.S. Army custody. Yet while the breaking news was broadcast
around the world, the story of the remarkable events leading up to that
moment on December 13, 2003, has never before been fully told. Mission: Black List #1
offers the complete, behind-the-scenes account of the search for Saddam
Hussein, as related by the Army interrogator whose individual courage
and sheer determination made the capture possible.
Robert Nelson, district manager of the Massachusetts Office of the U.S.
Small Business Administration, and Joe Patten, chairman of the
Worcester chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives chat with
host Steve D'Agostino on The Business Beat. They will talk about helping small business survive and thrive in a tough economy.
Veuve Clicquot champagne epitomizes glamour,style and luxury.But who
was the driving force responsible for making the lable what it is
today? In "The Widow Clicquot" author Tilar Mazzeo brings to life the
woman behind the label:Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin.
Collette Livermore - Hope Endures
A compelling chronicle of idealistic determination, rigid discipline
and shattering disillusionment.Livermore demonstrates the internal
frustration and anguish that kept her constantly questioning her role
in the world.This eventually led her to a new career from nun to doctor
and now author.
Newsweek editor and bestselling author Jon Meacham has written a remarkable biography of Andrew Jackson, who rose from nothing to the pinnacle of power. AMERICAN LION is an exciting portrait of one of our most important yet least remembered presidents.