The earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a time when human activities are forever changing the ecology of the planet. How did we get to this point and how can we begin to change the collapse of the ecosystems that support us and all the other life on our world? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHRISTOPHE BONNEUIL, historian at the Centre national de la recherché scientifique. His new book, which he wrote with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, is titled THE SHOCK OF THE ANTHROPOCENE.
This week on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, natural historian and contributing Editor to Birdwatcher’s Digest JULIE ZICKEFOOSE. Her new book BABY BIRDS: AN ARTIST LOOKS INTO THE NEST is a stunning collection of her watercolor paintings (and journal entries) of very young birds. These were done every day as the birds developed. Some of these birds came from her nestboxes on her property, others were orphaned and brought to her to rehab. Species included familiar birds like bluebirds, chickadees, House Sparrows and starlings as well as a number of birds most of us have never seen in the next. Tune in for a lively conversation with one of the great wildlife artists in America. For information on when and where JUlie will be appearing in Massachusetts, go to: http://www.juliezickefoose.com/home/meetjulie.php
Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years.
Imagine being a visual artist with a job and a family and then getting the diagnosis that you have Parkinson’s Disease. PETER DUNLAP-SHOHL is an artist, and former cartoonist who has Parkinson’s and has written a powerful account of his coming to terms with a diagnosis that included the words: progressive, disabling and incurable. His graphic memoir is titled: MY DEGENERATION: A JOURNEY THROUGH PARKINSON’S. Peter also writes two blogs about living with Parkinson’s: “Frozen Grin” and “Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s Rag.”
British conductor/arranger discusses his project to restore the scores of the classic Hollywood musicals from the 30's and 40's, most of which were lost or destroyed, and his work with Kevin Spacey on "Beyond the Sea", Spacey's biopic on Bobby Darin.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the late George Martin's work with the Beatles, Soul Serenade style. The Beatles loved soul music and soul artists loved the Beatles! Music by Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Issac Hayes, The Supremes and many more on a very fab soul spotlight!
In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we hear stories from alumni of “the school of Betty Carter”, an esteemed collection of singers bound together by the thrall of Carter’s titanic influence on jazz. One of the most powerful voices in the American musical tradition, her lasting legacy is celebrated by vocalist Charenee Wade along with many past members of Carter’s band through the years.
In The Fight to Vote, best selling author Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders’ debates to today’s challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Michael Waldman. as talks about his latest book.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Raquel Woodard, coordinator of birth-parent and children services for Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. They talk about the business of adoption services. This episode aired originally on January 3, 2016.
Based in Framingham, JFSM provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Since 1982, JFSM’ Adoption Choices, a non-profit, licensed adoption program, has been providing Massachusetts families with comprehensive adoption services. Adoption Choices is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted persons by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services in a progressive program.
Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks . Triiibe consist of artists: ALICIA CASILIO, KELLY CASILIO, SARA CASILIO and photographer CARY WOLINSKY and filmmaker YARI WOLINSKY. A “must see” exhibition of their work: TRIIIBE: SAME DIFFERENCE is currently at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM till June 5.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( www.museumofrussianicons.org ). We will talk about all the new programs at the museum including TOYS, TRINKETS, AND TREASURES: THE STORY OF THE NESTING DOLL.
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