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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Lisa Piehler (shown, center), executive director, and Elizabeth Wambui (shown, right), major-gifts associate, for the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts and Diane Giampa (shown, left), vice president of human resources and marketing for Bay State Savings Bank, one of the sponsors of the local Red Cross chapter's 2014 Breakfast of Champions.

The American Red Cross of Central Mass. is calling for nominations for the 2014 Breakfast of Champions. Each year, the Breakfast of Champions honors local people who have done remarkable things in the community. This annual signature event began as a way to honor the heroes of September 11, 2001. In the years since, it has grown into a celebration of the courage, kindness and unselfish character displayed by incredible people across Central Mass.

Past honorees include people who have had an extraordinary impact on the community or fellow man by saving a life or through community service.  Members of the community are invited to nominate a local hero for consideration.  Honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from the local community, including former award recipients.

Submissions from cities and towns across Central Mass. are welcome. Nomination forms and criteria are available at www.redcross.org/centralmass. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 31, 2014. 

The 2014 Breakfast of Champions will take place Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Cyprian Keyes Golf Glub in Boylston. For more information about nominations, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elizabeth Wambui at 508-595-3942, elizabeth.wambui@redcross.org.

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 - 6:00pm

Javon Jackson is a jazz tenor saxophonist who came into international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. As a member of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Javon toured and made many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller and Stanley Turrentine. He's appeared on 125 recordings, including his own as bandleader.

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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on inquiry we have a lively conversation with HONEE A HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS about the new exhibition and celebration called ¡CARNAVAL! This exhibition of items of international folk art, photography, and video is about the pre-Lenten traditional celebrations, rituals and parades from around the world. Tune in and hear Honee talk about her life growing up with Mardi Gras in New Orleans. For the complete schedule of events at the Worcester Center For Crafts, please go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bassist Jay Leonhart discusses his career from TV appearances as a teen playing BANJO, to working with everyone from James Taylor and Queen Latifah to Tony Bennett and Ozzy Osbourne.

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Put another log on the fire & grab some hot cocoa!! Join host Tom Shaker as we play soul songs that will warm you up on this week's Serenade. You'll hear Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown & many more!! Slippers optional!

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer Greg Abate is an International Jazz/Recording Artist touring the globe 225 days a year.

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