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Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 9:00pm

Imagine a secret society and spy ring that was organized by George Washington but that is still in existence today, working very much behind the scenes in Washington. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with BRAD MELTZER, best-selling author and Eisner Award winner about his thrilling new novel THE INNER CIRCLE which revolves around the machinations of the legendary clandestine Culper Ring. Brad also talks about his new series on the History Channel BRAD MELTZERs DECODED, which focuses on untangling the truth on some of America’s greatest real historical mysteries. Was explorer Meriwether Lewis death really a suicide or did dark forces come together to murder him? Did John Wilkes Booth escape pursuit and survive to live on for many years? Who hid the White House cornerstone? These are real life mysteries unknown to most of us but every bit as thrilling as Brad’s novels.

Sea Turtles are among the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened species. Coming to land at night on the beaches of select areas of the world, they lay hundreds of eggs in their nests. The threats to these nests and their tiny hatchlings are numerous. There are often human and animal predators. And once they hatch they are food for gulls, frigatebirds, fish and numerous other marine species. Only a tiny fraction of the young turtles make to a mile offshore. To learn more about how sea turtles live, tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes AARON HONIG, science educator and researcher, who has just returned form working in Costa Rica to tag and save these amazing creatures.

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

Inspired by this duet set at Newport, the saxophonist, pianist, band mates, and great friends have recorded a duet album (CD release anticipated June 7). Tune in on Friday, June 17th at 6pm!

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 7:00pm

This week's show will feature a live phone interview with Burl Ives' son Alex Ives. Then from 10-11PM special selections for the uncle of a number of listeners.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

Humphrey Lyttelton (May 23 1921- April 25 2008) , was a  jazz musician, writer and broadcaster. He played the trumpet in a variety of groups showcasing a wide variety of different Jazz styles from New Orleans Jazz  "revivalism" and other pre-war styles, 1930's swing, to 1950's Afro-Cuban Jazz Fusion. Join host Dave Radlauer as we explore and celebrate Humphery Lyttelton's contribution to Jazz.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 2:00pm

Be sure to join us on Wednesday's Jazz New England when New England gets "officially introduced" to vocalist Dara Tucker. This Tulsa-born singer grew up musically in her father's church and was performing with the family band by the age of 8! Now based in Nashville, Dara will perform with her band in the WICN studios before heading off the Sculler's for a show Wednesday night to promote her new CD "All Right Now." Join us Wednesday at 2 pm as vocalist Dara Tucker makes her New England debut.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us on Tuesday, June 14th as Academy Award-winning director (The Lion in Winter) and editor (Dr. Strangelove) discusses working with jazz inspired film composers Nino Rota and John Barry.

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a soul legend’s birthday this week. From the music of the Impressions to the soundtrack of Superfly and so much more, Curtis Mayfield’s music is featured on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut, guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Christian McBride form an all-star rhythm roll call. Each of these keepers of the jazz flame propels his own group on the stage at Dizzy's. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 10:30pm

Most dads will admit that when it comes to their daughters they sometimes feel out of touch. Well you are not alone. In fact Al's guest this week is author Greg Wright who has four daughters. Greg decided early on that he wanted to establish a meaningful relationship with his girls. So a number of years ago he started what he calls, Daddy Dates. This he claims has given him and his girls a whole new approach to bonding. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and hear how he does it.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 10:00pm

Gordon Grimes is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Energy Practice Group. He has spent more than 30 years representing the interests of private energy generators, banks, contractors and other entities in the power-generation industry.

He played a lead role in establishing Central Maine Power’s “avoided cost” -- the price the utility would pay to private electrical generators -- in the early 1980s at the Maine Public Utilities Commission. He then represented numerous clients that developed or financed private energy projects in Maine, and in the process developed an extensive knowledge of the power industry. He continues to represent many private electric generators and related interests throughout Maine and in other states and foreign countries.

His practice includes dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings, and litigation related to all aspects of the power industry. For example, from 1989 to 1991, he served as lead counsel in nearly full-time arbitration (115 hearing days) against General Electric on waste-to-energy plant construction and design issues, obtaining an $11.5 million cash award and relief from a further $6 million debt -- then one of the largest litigated recoveries in a construction dispute in Maine’s history.

Join us this Sunday as we talk to Gordon Grimes of Bernstein Shur about the legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities for hydro and wind energy.

In the spirit of full disclosure, host Steve D'Agostino does public-relations work for Bernstein Shur.

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