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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:30pm

In the Pacific Northwest, there is a large group of underground mushroom foragers who make their living gathering mushrooms for high-end restaurants. Our guest tonight is LANGDON COOK, writer and journalist, who got to know some of the key people in this interesting subculture that scours the deep woods from Alaska to California searching for the mother lode of chanterelles, porcinis, matsutake and even truffles. Tune in and listen to Langdon discuss his unique and fascinating book THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS: ON THE TRAIL OF AN UNDERGROUND AMERICA. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Warren Vaché discusses the realization of his life-long dream to play with strings, what makes a perfect jazz festival, and how to accompany a singer.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on tonight’s show. Dr. King’s message had quite a soundtrack, featuring artists like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Impressions and Sam Cooke to name just a few. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Astor Piazzolla's impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina - and the rest of the world - was never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D'Rivera are no lightweights either, and they present an hour of hot Latin tango. Wendell Pierce Hosts.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Grégoire Maret began playing the harmonica at age 17. His childhood was filled with a diverse array of musical influences from his Harlem born, African-American mother and his Swiss father, a local jazz musician. After his Grammy win in 2005, Maret embarked on a two-year tour with the world-class bassist Marcus Miller and subsequently joined Herbie Hancock’s band.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:30pm

Sexting became a popular word with Anthony Weiner and fodder for late-night comedians. Yet in the world of the selfie, numerous people are now doing sexting. A recent study showed that large numbers of teenagers are doing sexting. Numerous couples are now doing sexting as they become involved with each other. Yet sexting can go seriously wrong, as websites sprout up with offers to post revealing photos of an ex to get revenge. Yet despite this more and more Americans are doing sexting. Why? Does sexting cause greater are risk behaviors? Does it hurt actual intimacy?  Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by author and relationship expert George Moufarrej.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00pm

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian Lincoln Paine who has written a stunning new monumental book titled The Sea and Civilizaton: A Maritime History of the World. Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago. Tonight we welcome back Richard A. Bradley, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University for part 3 of a conversation about his wonderful new guide Common Spiders of North America. Tonight we talk about what happens to spiders in the winter, why spiders often come in your house and how common really dangerous spiders are, including tarantulas. Spoiler alert: tarantulas may look really scary, but looks can be deceiving.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring songs from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Schooner Fare, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, the Limeliters, and so many more; and featuring an interview with the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Jen Chapin.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Angela Davis is an Australian saxophonist, composer, and writer. Angela has a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Music with first class honors from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She also holds her Associate of Music in classical saxophone from the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Arnie Krakowsky is a professional jazz musician, playing tenor saxophone for the last 40 years. He currently resides in Boston, MA where he works regularly in the jazz music industry.

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