Sixty miles from Rome, this ancient hilltop city hosts a renowned late December jazz festival, leading up to New Year’s morning. US artists love to perform there, but our hope is to sample with you some of the supremely musical, non-US virtuosos who are dedicated to jazz.
CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL, featuring recordings from and songs by artists who were at the 1959, 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965 Newport Folk Festival (there were none in 61 and 62), along with a smattering of tracks from later Festivals. Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, Joan Baez, Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Dylan, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Bill Monroe, the Kossoy Sisters, the Greenbriar Boys, Ian & Sylvia, the Kingston Trio, Theodore Bikel, Arlo Guthrie, and MANY MORE! Tune in and enjoy both the history AND the music!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PHILIP CAFARO, Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University and co-editor of the collection of essays LIFE ON THE BRINK: ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONFRONT OVERPOPULATION. Why have environmentalists stopped talking about the critical problem of overpopulation? The authors in this book feel that the global population explosion coupled with the expectation of perpetual growth is the engine driving almost all environmental problems from extinctions to global climate change. But what can be done about it? My guest tonight has some of the answers and some of them are very controversial. If you care about the state of the global environment, be sure to tune in.
Variety calls Allan Harris a "velvet-voiced singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins." Playing to packed houses around the world, he has also penned the musical, Cross That River, an Old West tale told in the voice of a black cowboy. Harris joins Weber this week to tell his own story, with music including "Can't Live My Life" and "Blue Was Angry."
How does Hollywood view the institution of marriage? Tonight on Inquiry, my guest is JEANINE BASINGER, Chair of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and curator of the Cinema Archives there. She has written none previous books on film, and I DO AND I DON’T: A HISTORY OF MARRIAGE IN THE MOVIES is an insightful, witty and thought provoking history of the evolution of marriage in the movies. Tune in for a wonderful conversation about celluloid marital bliss. Pictured: a still from the film TWO FOR THE ROAD.
Judy turns the tables on Marian (Marian interviewed Judy years ago) and talks with Marian about her adventures during WWII playing for the troops and meeting Jimmy McPartland during this period and how it all influenced her music and career.
Celebrate the marathon with host Tom Shaker as he plays songs with "running" in the title. You'll hear artists like The Four Tops, The Mad Lads, Otis Redding and many others. It all starts at 7pm, water bottle optional!!!!
Stevie Wonder is the object of the SF Jazz Collective's affection. Their bright new arrangements re-imagine the Wonder works and light up the Rose Theater. Don't miss this Jazz Appreciation Month special.
Italy’s highest court recently ordered Amanda Knox must be tried again for murder but it may not happen says one of America’s leading criminal defense lawyers, Norm Pattis. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by New England criminal defense lawyer, Norm Pattis. Pattis believes the court may have no case and tells us why.
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino of Best Rate of Climb interviews Sister Hilda Ponte (shown, center), president of the Board of Trustees, Dr. David Fredette, EdD (shown, left), head of school, and Paul Jourcin (shown, right), co-director of admissions at Venerini Academy. They talk about surviving and thriving as a private, Catholic school in a tough economy.
Venerini Academy in Worcester is a 67-year-old, private, Catholic, pre-kindergarten-through-grade-8 school that provides well-rounded, faith-based and comparably priced education. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The motto of Venerini Academy: “To Educate Is To Liberate.” The school does this by teaching its students how to liberate their minds, empower their souls and live the Good Word in a highly supportive atmosphere of academic excellence, safety, small class size, and innovative, values-based learning that fosters mutual respect and self-discipline.
A couple of years after “the troubles,” which are discussed during the interview, Venerini Academy is alive and well. It is maintaining a remarkably low teacher-to-student ratio. In addition, Venerini Academy is one of the local schools taking an educational lead with an iPad program for 3rd and 6th grades. It also has a co-curricular Mandarin Chinese language program, with French, Latin and Spanish as parts of that curriculum.
Venerini Academy teaches in the Catholic tradition. However, it is open to children of all faiths and non-faiths, with limited financial aid available for those in need.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve D'Agostino serves as a volunteer member of the Board of Trustees and does volunteer public-relations work for Venerini Academy.
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