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Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 9:00pm

Writer, artist and modern day Izaak Walton, JAMES PROSEK returns to Inquiry to talk about TROUT OF THE WORLD: the new, revised and updated book that showcases the beauty and endless variety of the planets trout species. This book features an outstanding collection of watercolors done by James of the trout coupled with written descriptions, stories and fascinating discussions. Tune in and learn about the amazing diversity of native trout and why fish taxonomy seems to be such a mess. If you have ever marveled at the beauty of a trout you caught in some remote wild stream, be sure to tune in.

There are 389 species of birds that are considered “Endangered” by BirdLife International. An additional 197 species are considered to be “Critically Endangered” meaning that if something is not done quickly, these species will soon become extinct. An additional 4 species are effectively extinct in the wild, but hang on in small captive populations. Why are so many species of birds in trouble and what can be done about it? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ERIK HIRSCHFELD, a freelance writer, guide and consultant in ornithology. Together with Andy Swash and Robert Sill, they have written THE WORLD’S RAREST BIRDS, a state of the art volume that describes and illustrates all of those endangered bird species and explains why those species got to be so rare. It is one of the finest books on the challenges facing the natural world today and what it will take to save these endangered species for future generations.

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

There’s contrast between the intimate vocal sound of Ms. Parlato and the smokin’ hot all-star Cookers playing music by band members Billy Harper and Cecil McBee, at a long-running outdoor festival just north of New York City.

The 20th Anniversary Caramoor Jazz Festival takes place July 25-27, 2013.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 7:00pm

Disaster Songs, Songs of Challenge & Tragedy, and more....Such songs are an old folk tradition, and host Nick Noble will play four hours of classic tracks from the Limeliters, Woody Guthrie, Barbara Dane, Schooner Fare, the Highwaymen, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, and MANY MORE!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:00pm

Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin is one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. She's also a theater veteran whose credits include the first stage production of Rent as well as more than one hundred Off- Broadway performances of the hit show Our Sinatra. On this week's Piano Jazz, Oberlin presents an intimate set of timeless music.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN. Knisley in a foodie household and new book is a collection of personal “taste memories” , remembrances of times in her life through the food she ate at the time. It is by turns funny, touching and always interesting. RELISH is also a unique illustrated collection of recipes. To see some of Lucy Knisley’s work, go to: http://www.lucyknisley.com/

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. His identification guides are innovative, fun and like no other nature guides. With Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, Richard has authored a new guide titled THE CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: RAPTORS. Tune in tonight and learn about hawks, accipiters and eagles, and how to identify them in flight. (photo by Sheila Carroll)

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00pm

WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey is back with another blistering set of little heard soul music gems. Steve will bring all the songs he's been meaning to play over the years but always runs out of time and never gets to. Get ready for a great night of dance music. It all starts at 7pm this Monday!!

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and ‘The Mambo King’ Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include ‘Manteca,’ ‘Ran Kan Kan,’ ‘Oye Como Va’ and more.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 10:30pm

It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court secured a woman’s right to an abortion but in today’s political world that right is far from safe. Lawyers.com, a top-cited online legal resource, is investigating the avalanche of restrictive measures that are stripping women of their reproductive rights. Just this year alone, more than 300 anti-choice provisions have been introduced in the states. A total of 135 were enacted into law in the past two years, and the odds of more getting passed this year are very real. Tune in this Sunday evening to hear the facts from Lawyers.com editor in chief Larry Bodine.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Karen Washington of Just Food and the queen of urban growing. They talk about the business of food justice for all.

Last January 12 at Worcester State University, the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Massachusetts Chapter held its 2013 Winter Conference at Worcester State University. Karen Washington, the keynote speaker and a workshop presenter, has lived in New York City all her life and has been a resident of the Bronx for more than 26 years.

Since 1985, Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place for all people to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, she has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. And as a community advocate, she has stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation.

As a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, Karen helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. She is a Just Food board member and Just Food trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice to community gardeners all over the city.

Karen is also a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers, an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings.

Professionally, Karen has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. She continues to balance her professional life with community service.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve D'Agostino has done public-relations work for NOFA-Mass.

Read now: Steve D'Agostino's  latest weekly article on Greater Worcester's economic-rebuilding efforts for GoLocalWorcester.com.

 

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