You are here

what's happening at WICN...

Support for wicn.org comes from...

Programming Archive

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:30pm

Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history

Nachum is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications.

At Amperion, Nachum has turned around the company by developing a completely new communications platform based on innovative and patent-protected technology, selling that concept to one of the largest utility companies in the U.S. and bringing it to commercialization - all on an extremely tight budget.

Peter Porteous is CEO of Blue Line Innovations, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, which manufactures real-time energy-monitoring products that help consumers save money while helping to conserve energy.

Peter assumed the CEO role in 2009 after having supported co-founder Danny Tuff and the Management Team in a consulting capacity.

Founded in 2003, Blue Line Innovations has sold more than 150,000 units of its PowerCost Monitor, a real-time feedback device for monitoring home-electricity usage.

Amperion and Blue Line Innovations will be among the 10 presenting smart-grid companies at the Worcester-based Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Smart Grid Venture Showcase, to be held on September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Worcester Technical High School.

WICN Public Radio is one of the sponsors of the Smart Grid Venture Showcase.
 

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, children’s book author and illustrator JARRETT J. KROSSOCZKA. He has a brand new book coming out, OLLIE THE PURPLE ELEPHANT; a new volume of his very popular LUNCH LADY  series of graphic novels; a beautiful e-book of his sketches and if all that wasn’t enough a ten year retrospective of his work will be at the Worcester Art Museum’s education Wing October 11-November 13! Titled MONKEY BOY TO LUNCH LADY , a very special “celebration, book signing and more” event will be had at the museum on OCTOBER 23 from 1-4PM. See: http://www.studiojjk.com/10yearretrospective.html


“The road I pursued, and the road that keeps you an artist, is that no matter what happens to you, you still keep on painting.” Alice Neel was on of the great painters of the Twentieth Century, often focusing on intimate portraits that revealed the inner life of her subjects. Well established as a Social Realist painter in the 1920s, she continued to paint in her own style through the ravages of the depression, a series of great personal tragedies and even a period of many years when Abstract Expressionism was the rage and her work was ignored by the art galleries. But by the early 1960s, she experienced an extraordinary comeback and the 1970s represent the pinnacle of her career. Always independent and the quintessential bohemian, the life of Alice Neel is the story of a great artist who persevered and always kept painting. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with culture and arts writer PHOEBE HOBAN about her new monumental, definitive and always fascinating biography ALICE NEEL: THE ART OF NOT SITTING PRETTY.
 

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

Due to technical difficulties, the interview with Maria Muldaur could not be aired during the show. However, you can now hear the interview in it's entirety right here. We begin with Maria looking forward to having Indian Pudding at The Bull Run.

Maria will be performing at The Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts this Thursday, September 29th.
For more information, please visit www.bullrunrestaurant.com.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 6:00pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel sing the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, with a chart or two from the Fitzgerald collection at the Library of Congress and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, for one concert only at the Kennedy Center and now on JazzSet

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

Local musicians Pamela Hines and Jim Porcella will join Jazz Matinee with host Ed Gardella on Friday. Pamela and Jim will share their thoughts on the importance of being a contributing member of WICN. They will offer their views on the world of jazz and WICN's place in that world.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us on September 22nd for a taste of Jazz Rythym's food songs, as we explore a delicious world where our favorite jazz and our favorite food meet together.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:30pm

On Thursday's Jazz Matinee Larry Coryell is our guest. He replaced the great Gabor Szabo in Chico Hamilton's band in the mid-60's and since then has done pretty much everything that can be done on the guitar. Larry's also visiting New England soon. Hear all about it on Thursday's Jazz Matinee.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Thursday Jazz New England bassist, pianist and composer John Funkhouser drops by. His music is intelligent, interesting and inspiring. Hear for yourself at 2pm and find out where you can see John this weekend. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 6:00pm

Many musicians swear by pianist Kenny Werner's groundbreaking book on improvisation, Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (1996). In 2010, Werner produced the acclaimed album No Beginning No End, a profoundly touching tribute to his late daughter Katheryn. On this 2007 Piano Jazz, Werner and McPartland get together on a pair of Bill Evans tunes, :Very Early and "Waltz for Debbie."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:00pm

The man who spent 30 years at the school as Dean of Curriculum and Executive Vice President joins us on Wednesday. Gary Burton retired from Berklee a few years ago but hasn't slowed down. His band will appear at this weekend's Beantown Jazz Festival. Catch up with this multi-Grammy winner Wednesday at 2 pm.  

Pages

Of Interest

Shop and Support

AmazonSmile Ad

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WICN Public Radio Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Join

Become a Member Now

Can't remember the last time you gave? Time to become a SUSTAINER!!

Your ongoing monthly donation will ensure that your membership never expires.

CLICK HERE  to join now.

Sponsor

Underwriter of the Week

The Bull Run has been a Tavern for centuries and their  philosophy is simple: use only the freshest ingredients from area small farms and providers; treat the staff and the talent like gold; support the local events and institutions that truly create community; and bring world-class entertainment to Central Massachusetts.