Joseph Patrick Kennedy was not only the patriarch of one of America's great political dynasties, he was at the center of many defining moments in American history. For years Joe Kennedy has been remembered for his philandering ways, anti-semitic views and pushing his children into politics. He has taken on almost a mythic villainous reputation and become a nasty footnote in history. How much is true? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by award winning biographer, Davis Nasaw. In his new book "The Patriarch" Nasaw unveils another side to Joe Kennedy and dispells much of the myth about the man.
In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Douglas Sherwood (shown, right) and Michael Guigli (shown, left), co-principals of CloudConnect.They talk about the challenges and opportunities of storing your valuable, confidential data in the "cloud."
The CloudConnect virtual desktop is designed to perform and feel exactly like a personal computer. With a single login, users gain access to their own virtual desktop from anywhere using any device. The platform works in coordination with your existing IT professional, and requires no additional training, no hardware purchase, and no data conversion.
CloudConnect desktops are hosted in a secure datacenter and selectively networked among users or employees within a business. Subscribers gain instant flexibility and security of hosted cloud computing while keeping their existing server and legacy applications. Most importantly, subscribers will never need to purchase a PC or server again.
Artist CHRIS WARE has single-handedly re-defined the possibilities of the graphic novel form. His work is complex, serious and stunningly beautiful. His latest piece is titled BUILDING STORIES and consists of a large decorated box that contains books, newspapers, strips, booklets and even a printed board stand up that together relate the complex stories of the people that live in a large old building. It is a work that describes the conflicts that exist between our rich inner lives and the realities we all must live with spouse, lovers, children and work. BUILDING STORIES is a rich, mature work that defies categorization and must be experienced to be fully understood. Tune in tonight for an interesting discussion with Chris Ware about this groundbreaking work of art and writing.
Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.
Today, every summer from June to August, Caramoor presents chamber music and a resident orchestra. Opera is especially popular here. More recently, Caramoor has added the Sonidos Latinos and American roots series. And for 19 consecutive summers, people from New York, Massachusetts and the Hudson River Valley have come to Katonah for the Caramoor Jazz Festival, produced by Jim Luce at the outdoor Venetian Theater.
The 2012 festival presented everyone from young artists just making their marks to established stars still shining bright. Our JazzSet show features a little of both. First up is Gretchen Parlato, who was named winner of the 2012 Jazz Journalists Award for Best Female Vocalist and was presented with the award onstage at Caramoor. She sings with an intimate style and her songs are quietly affecting.
In the second half of our show, The Cookers heat up the Caramoor stage with their distinctive hard bop sound. The group takes its name and inspiration from Freddie Hubbard's classic 1965 album Night of the Cookers. In the late 1960s and early '70s, the good gentlemen of The Cookers took the hard bop torch from the original masters and then lit their own trailblazing paths. As they evolved as musicians and composers, jazz evolved along with them. They are still spreading their powerful message today.
On this week's Folk Revival, there will be four hours of music with women's names in the titles. Tune in Thursday the 29th to see if a song with your name shows up!
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today's classical-music scene. He has more than 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.
Thibaudet's depth and breadth are on display here, in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder. He and host Michael Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder's "I'll Be Around" and George Gershwin's "Embraceable You."
Can talking a long hike in the forest actually lower our blood pressure, improve our cognition and creativity and relieve anxiety and depression? Amazingly, scientists from around the globe are discovering that spending time in nature can do wonders for us. Tune in tonight and learn about some of this ground-breaking research when we talk with writer and journalist FLORENCE WILLIAMS. She has a new piece in Outside Magazine on-line titled THE NATURE CURE: TAKE TWO HOURS OF A PINE FOREST AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING.
We revisit Judy’s conversation with dancer/choreographer David Parsons who talks about capitalizing on improvisation and the input of his dancers when creating a piece, and his passion for creating with jazz musicians, most notably, his work with the late Billy Taylor.
Producing over 100 Top 10 hits during the 1960s, Hitsville USA set the standard for AM radio. Join host Tom Shaker and a host of Motown artists as they talk about their music and one of the greatest record labels ever. It all starts at 7pm!
What is human consciousness and does it emerge from some particular part of our brain? Do other animals experience consciousness and is there any proof for the evolution of consciousness. These are some of the most essential and important questions of our existence. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is Daniel Bor, a research fellow at the Sackler Center for Consciousness Science and the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex. His new book The Ravenous Brain: How The New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning is a dynamic and fascinating review of the latest scientific discoveries in the neurosciences and what it can tell us about our experience of who we are.
America’s trade relationship with China began right after the Revolutionary War. The Middle Kingdom did not trust foreigners and confined American and European ships to the port of Canton. American traders brought sea otter pelts; sealskins; sandalwood, běche de mer (sea cucumbers) to trade for Chinese tea, silks, spices, jade and porcelain. American and British ships also smuggled in opium, despite that fact that Chinese law prohibited trade in that drug. This would eventually lead to The Opium War, which would affect China’s attitudes to outside influences to this day. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning author Eric Jay Dolin about his exciting new history book, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail.
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