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Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:30pm

Our guest this week is author and storyteller Sarah Towle. She is the creator of Time Traveler Tours StoryAPP. By combining storytelling with technology she has discovered a marvelous new way to travel using an IPhone or IPod. Travel back in time and meet Charlotte Corday an infamous figure of the French Revolution and learn how and where the famous and not so famous lived. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and don't forget to pack a suitcase.

For more information, please visit http://www.timetravelertours.com/

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

Woody Tasch is founder and chairman of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy.

Woody is also chairman emeritus of Investors' Circle, a non-profit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $145 million to 220 sustainability-minded, early-stage companies and venture funds.

For most of the 1990s, Woody was treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission-related investing.

He is an experienced venture-capital investor and entrepreneur, has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards, and was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, which supports venture investing in economically disadvantaged regions

In 2010, Utne Reader named Woody one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

His new book, "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money," is published by Chelsea Green.

Join us as host Steve D'Agostino talks to Woody Tasch about moving America from fast to slow money.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 9:00pm

RICHARD S. OSTFELD is the Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies. For many years now he has been studying the ecology of Lyme Disease. What he and his fellow researchers have discovered will change the way you view this disease. Tune in and learn what animal vectors are the most competent reservoirs for spreading the disease and what habitats are the most productive for Lyme to spread to humans. This is also research that shows that “biodiversity, achieved by preventing forest fragmentation, protects us from Lyme Disease.” Professor Ostfeld’s important book is titled LYME DISEASE: THE ECOLOGY OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM.

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes back prolific author, teacher, tour leader and originator of the Kaufman Field Guide Series KENN KAUFMAN. His new book is a wonderful study guide on how to improve your field skills as a birder. Tonight Kenn talks about why looking at the common birds around us is important; the pitfalls of expectation and desire, why it’s a useful thing to learn taxonomy and why the best birders always leave some birds unidentified. Whether you are a person who is just starting out birding or are a seasoned hardcore, be sure to listen to tonight’s show. Kenn’s new book is titled THE KAUFMAN FIELD GUIDE TO ADVANCED BIRDING: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Like Ellington, this Maestro leads with sight and musical cues from the piano. And when not playing, Arturo paces and throws cues like a manager in a tight game. Their latest CD is Forty Acres and A Burro. Guest trumpeter Jon Faddis's birthday is July 24.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

This week's show will feature recordings from earlier Newport events, as well as tracks from many of the artists who will be appearing at this year's Festival!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

As a saxist his significance was teaching the alto saxophone to sing. His signature sound was smooth, flowing and graceful -- displaying ease, confidence and a clear sense of direction when soloing. It’s my impression that alto sax can be a very difficult instrument on which to develop a rich, pleasing tone, but Carter succeeded brilliantly. He had impeccable phrasing giving each note full value, even in rapid arpeggios and runs, exquisitely balancing taste, technique, freshness and emotion while making it all look easy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge would have been 100 years old this year. On this program from 1987, Eldridge, one of the great trumpeters of the swing era, talks about a career that included work with Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Billie Holiday. Eldridge shows off his piano chops playing a duet with McPartland on "Ball of Fire, and he sings on several numbers including "I Want a Little Girl."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Tune in as Chicago pianist Jon Weber talks about his jingle writing years, his love for every kind of jazz from the early days to the present, and what his recent move to NYC has done for his playing.

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Be prepared to sweat tonight as WICN’s resident Northern Soul connoisseur returns to the airwaves! Steve Moysey brings another blistering set of little heard soul dance gems to this week’s Serenade. It all starts at 7pm sharp!

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Imagine the cabarets of Buenos Aires and the intimate jazz clubs of New York under one roof—in the House of Swing. Argentine bassist and composer Pablo Aslan fuses sultry tango with cool jazz rhythms. He's joined by Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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