Ava Astaire McKenzie grew up surrounded by creativity. She draws on this experience lecturing around the world about her father Fred, and has expressed her own creativity in her book “At Home In Ireland” Cooking and Entertaining with Ava Astaire McKenzie. Ava talked with Judy about her life-long love of jazz and the influence jazz had on her father.
Join host Tom Shaker for a tasty salute to Thanksgiving with a plate full ‘o” soul food songs. You can do the “Funky Chicken” with Rufus Thomas while you hunker down with some “Green Onions” with Booker T & the MGs. For the main course, it’s a “Jive Turkey” with the Ohio Players and some “Cornbread” with the Blackbyrds. Have some coffee from “The Sexy Coffee Pot” with Tony Alvon & the Belairs and join the Dynamics for “The Ice Cream Song.” The menu’s just right for some soul food on this week’s Thanksgiving edition of The Soul Serenade at 7pm!!
Vocalist Kurt Elling and French accordionist Richard Galliano transport us from the New York vista of the Allen Room to the cafes of Paris and the plazas of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this heartfelt collaboration exploring the art of the ballad. We'll hear classics like Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht, an arrangement of the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, and La Vie en Rose. Wendell Pierce hosts.
This week Al is joined by New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker. In his new book; Days Of Fire, Baker takes readers on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and sometimes controversial presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for this very engaging discussion.
Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ed White, vice president of energy products for National Grid. They talk about whether smart meters pose financial and health risks.
On October 18, National Grid opened the doors of New England's first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub, located in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, near Clark University. The hub offers hands-on education about energy-efficiency and emerging-energy technologies for National Grid customers and the community at large. The intent is to help them learn how to maximize their energy savings with a better understanding of smart-energy solutions.
As Worcester Mag reported at the time, "The grand opening gave National Grid a break from the wave of criticism that has been directed to the company over the implementation of its Smart Grid Pilot Program, which the state Department of Public Utilities approved last August. Almost 14,000 so-called Smart Meters have already been installed [in Massachusetts]. Some homeowners have complained about the process, which calls for them to opt-out, instead of opt-in. Some see it as an intrusion on their privacy.
"The outcry has come from in and outside of Worcester," the Worcester Mag article continued. "Among the most vocal critics have been residents on Tory Fort Lane, where a National Grid Substation has caused [alleged] headaches for some who complain of the loud and constant hum. Residents there received a break, recently, when National Grid, under intense pressure not to install a 90-foot tower there. The company is in the process of receiving approval [from Worcester’s Zoning Board of Appeals] to instead build the tower in a business zone."
National Grid has received ZBA approval for the three other towers needed for the two-year pilot program, which will involve 15,000 National Grid customers throughout Worcester.
“All people long for justice, but we feel horrible when those who have created harm go unpunished”. We are of two minds about revenge: we talk about it and joke about it, enjoy movies about the hero seeking revenge, but feel conflicted about actually doing it ourselves. Our courts offer victims very little solace. Victims are rarely allowed to make statements in court and plea-bargaining subverts any possibility of the victim feeling like justice was served. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Thane Rosenbaum. He is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer at Fordam Law School and directs the Forum on Law, Culture and Society. His new powerful book is titled PAYBACK: THE CASE FOR REVENGE and it may change how you think about revenge and justice.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with photographer Ruby Ray. Her new book, which also contains a great CD, is titled FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: CALIFORNIA PUNK 1977-81. This collection of photos documents the bands and people that made the punk scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco featuring photographs of bands like D.O.A.; the Mutants, X; and Devo. She has also written and produced a more extensive e-book on the subject titled PUNK PASSAGE: A TRAGICOMIC ROMP THRU THE HARDCORE AXIS OF THE SF/LA PUNK SCENE 1977-1981.
GRAMMY winning composer, saxophonist Wayne Shorter talks with host Bonnie Johnson in advance of his 80th Birthday Celebration and all-star performance in the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Find out what color is influencing his day and the "evolving adventure of...life" though music in the 21st Century. Tune in at 4pm.
Photo credit: Robert Ascroft
Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington talks with host Bonnie Johnson about ACS Trio's "jazz cooperative". ACS includes "three of the most important female instrumentalists in current jazz" with composer, pianist Geri Allen, GRAMMY winners Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. The highly acclaimed ensemble appears on stage celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday tour at Boston Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Tune in at 4pm.
Songs from female artists and acts throughout the evening, with special guest Sandy Haddon!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Her films are haunting, surreal and very beautiful. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film. To learn more about her films and see some examples of Nancy's work, please go to: http://www.nancyandrews.net/
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