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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

Vocalist and composer Tammy Scheffer makes her WICN debut this week on Jazz New England. Born in Belgium and raised in Israel, Tammy studied at NEC with the likes of Jerry Bergonzi and Dominique Eade before moving to Brooklyn to start her career. She's back in New England this week for a performance and stops by to join us on Jazz New England, Tuesday at 2 pm.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:30am

Scientology often describes itself as “the fastest growing religion in the world”. But this is difficult for an outsider to confirm as it is also a very secretive religion. Reporter, writer and editor JANET REITMAN has spent five years researching the history, beliefs and organization of Scientology and has written a fascinating book on what she discovered: INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MOST SECRETIVE RELIGION. Tune in tonight and learn about Scientology’s beginnings with L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics and how those beliefs grew into the massive organized religion known as Scientology. 

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:00pm

Be brash! Jump in and join us when Freddy Cole and Ernestine Anderson romp through "Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Take the A Train and In the Mood with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis Guaranteed to cure the blues.Awilda Rivera hosts.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:30pm

Our guest this week is author and storyteller Sarah Towle. She is the creator of Time Traveler Tours StoryAPP. By combining storytelling with technology she has discovered a marvelous new way to travel using an IPhone or IPod. Travel back in time and meet Charlotte Corday an infamous figure of the French Revolution and learn how and where the famous and not so famous lived. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and don't forget to pack a suitcase.

For more information, please visit http://www.timetravelertours.com/

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

Woody Tasch is founder and chairman of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy.

Woody is also chairman emeritus of Investors' Circle, a non-profit network of investors that has facilitated the flow of $145 million to 220 sustainability-minded, early-stage companies and venture funds.

For most of the 1990s, Woody was treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, where he pioneered mission-related investing.

He is an experienced venture-capital investor and entrepreneur, has served on numerous for-profit and non-profit boards, and was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance, which supports venture investing in economically disadvantaged regions

In 2010, Utne Reader named Woody one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

His new book, "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money," is published by Chelsea Green.

Join us as host Steve D'Agostino talks to Woody Tasch about moving America from fast to slow money.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 9:00pm

RICHARD S. OSTFELD is the Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies. For many years now he has been studying the ecology of Lyme Disease. What he and his fellow researchers have discovered will change the way you view this disease. Tune in and learn what animal vectors are the most competent reservoirs for spreading the disease and what habitats are the most productive for Lyme to spread to humans. This is also research that shows that “biodiversity, achieved by preventing forest fragmentation, protects us from Lyme Disease.” Professor Ostfeld’s important book is titled LYME DISEASE: THE ECOLOGY OF A COMPLEX SYSTEM.

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes back prolific author, teacher, tour leader and originator of the Kaufman Field Guide Series KENN KAUFMAN. His new book is a wonderful study guide on how to improve your field skills as a birder. Tonight Kenn talks about why looking at the common birds around us is important; the pitfalls of expectation and desire, why it’s a useful thing to learn taxonomy and why the best birders always leave some birds unidentified. Whether you are a person who is just starting out birding or are a seasoned hardcore, be sure to listen to tonight’s show. Kenn’s new book is titled THE KAUFMAN FIELD GUIDE TO ADVANCED BIRDING: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm

Like Ellington, this Maestro leads with sight and musical cues from the piano. And when not playing, Arturo paces and throws cues like a manager in a tight game. Their latest CD is Forty Acres and A Burro. Guest trumpeter Jon Faddis's birthday is July 24.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

This week's show will feature recordings from earlier Newport events, as well as tracks from many of the artists who will be appearing at this year's Festival!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

Benny Carter should be considered among the greatest jazz alto saxists of the swing era alongside Johnny Hodges. More than merely a giant of jazz saxophone, Benny Carter was a composer and arranger, skilled clarinetist and gifted trumpet player, and an exceptionally versatile, talented musician active for more than three quarters of a century.

As a saxist his significance was teaching the alto saxophone to sing. His signature sound was smooth, flowing and graceful -- displaying ease, confidence and a clear sense of direction when soloing. It’s my impression that alto sax can be a very difficult instrument on which to develop a rich, pleasing tone, but Carter succeeded brilliantly. He had impeccable phrasing giving each note full value, even in rapid arpeggios and runs, exquisitely balancing taste, technique, freshness and emotion while making it all look easy.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge would have been 100 years old this year. On this program from 1987, Eldridge, one of the great trumpeters of the swing era, talks about a career that included work with Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Billie Holiday. Eldridge shows off his piano chops playing a duet with McPartland on "Ball of Fire, and he sings on several numbers including "I Want a Little Girl."

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