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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BARRY STRAUSS, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. His latest book is THE DEATH OF CAESAR: THE STORY OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS ASSASSINATION. Tune in and find out what drove a small group of conservative Roman politicians to make the drastic decision to murder their political leader. This is history at it’s most compelling and thrilling. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join Nick DiBiasio for a special edition of Against The Grain on Tax Day, Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 10pm, for 3 hours of songs about money and taxes.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JULIET FEIBEL, Executive Director of ARTSWORCESTER and curator SUSAN STOOPS to talk about the 14th ARTSWORCESTER BIENNIAL. This year’s biennial includes works from other New England states and Susan Stoops was the juror. Tune in and learn about this very interesting and competitive exhibition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with poet MICHELLE PEŇALOZA. She talks about her new collection of poetry LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK inspired by walks she took with people to the location of their heartbreak. This project was an attempt to “map heartbreak”. Tune in and listen to Michelle read two of her poems too. 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

It's tax time again! Help keep the stress level down with soul songs about money (or lack of it).  Join host Tom Shaker for a non-taxing evening of great music! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

How would you pair your favorite Blue Note recording artists? McCoy Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson? Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith? Dianne Reeves with Terence Blanchard? Wayne Shorter with Norah Jones? This week on Jazz Night in America, we take you front row for the Blue Note Records 75th anniversary party. This past May, Blue Note celebrated at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and many generations of artists came to celebrate.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:30pm

Did you know that cold brew infusion technology can significantly lower levels of oily compounds found in traditional coffee making? If you love coffee but find that it stains your teeth or is harsh to the taste then tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Kim Kapp, president of BodyBrew coffee making systems. Her companies newest technology promises a non staining coffee that has no harsh aftertaste or burning sensation in your stomach.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials. Kitty Wales work often involves building large sculptures of fish or animals from an amazing variety of found materials. Tune in and learn about how she created her monumental “Canis ex Machina” and other pieces.

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT. This touching and very frank memoir is a story of family love, loss and grief and how a family pet can give you real comfort in extremely difficult times. If you have a family pet that you love dearly, don’t miss this show.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015.   Tune in at noon.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Andrea Fonte Weaver, foundress & executive director of Bridges Together, Inc. The nonprofit social entrepreneurship and 501(c)(3) is dedicated to "bridging the generations". They'll talk about intergenerational aspects of jazz and its impact on cultural continuity - "the passing on of all that is held important by the people".

Music featured on the playlist during the show includes an array of artists who have been impacted by "cultural continuity". From pianists Ahmad Jamal, Randy Weston, Emily Bear & Justin Kauflin; to vocalists Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Regina Belle & Allan Harris; trumpeter Wallace Roney;  guitarist Bill Withers; bassists Christian McBride & Kyle Eastwood; saxophonist Grace Kelly; and The Bruebeck Brothers Quartet.


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