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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:30pm

What are worst, most deadly events in human history? Our guest tonight on Inquiry has written a book that describes and ranks the world’s worst wars, genocides and religious persecutions. MATTHEW WHITE is a writer, researcher and creator of the on-line Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century. His new book is titled ATROCITIES: THE 100 DEADLIEST EPISODES IN HUMAN HISTORY. Tune in and learn what horrific event ranked at number one and why chaos is always deadlier than tyranny.

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

This week's edition of the Soul Serenade at 7:00 p.m. has Tom Lucci in for Mr. Shaker. In the 9:00 PM Soul Spotlight is Chris Clark. A, blue-eyed, platinum-blond, six-foot tall, Oscar-nominated Motown singer? That's Chris Clark. Discover spectacular tracks like "Love's Gone Bad", "Ask Any Girl", and some great covers of Beatles and blues.

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Bobby McFerrin introduces a major work for a rhythmically-charged, internationally-cast, improvising choir. McFerrin’s sprawling work evokes African chant, gospel energy, Motown soul, minimalism and jazz polyphony – and this exhilarating performance also features a role for the Rose Theater audience.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:30pm

As a result of the growing hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, force-feeding prisoners continue. But is it ethical? Is it considered further torture? Some say ‘yes.’ Over one hundred detainees, roughly half of the prison population are now involved in the hunger strike and it has drawn worldwide attention to their indefinite detention. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Kent Eiler, counsel for The Constitution Projects Task Force on Detainee Treatment.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

On this edition of Latin Jazz Now, your host Jim Benitez will chat with the director of the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO), William Mendoza, about LHO and their upcoming performances.

The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra (LHO) is an engaging Latin musical ensemble comprised of New England’s most seasoned and versatile musicians. The repertoire consists of a lively collection of Latin Music ranging from the 1970’s – present as well as original compositions and arrangements, all paying tribute to the legends that were instrumental in introducing what is currently known as SALSA.

Audiences delight in the exuberance of this orchestra, which exhibits extraordinary musicianship and showmanship, all while staying true to the musical interpretation of these sure-win classics. Crowds find themselves energized when they hear the musical blend and the contagious flavor of the LHO.

Over the past 8+ years the LHO has had the pleasure of playing at some of New England's premier venues, as well as the honor of representing the State of Connecticut at the 2006 National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City.

By popular demand, the LHO has had the distinct privilege of performing at the Connecticut Salsa Festival 5 years in a row as well as the Boston Salsa Congress  – entertaining some of the world's best salsa dancers.  They have also performed at the Water Fire Festival of Providence RI 4 years in a row.

For more information, please visit: http://www.latinheartbeat.us/

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

IN JULY, WE SAMPLE RECENT SETS FROM THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL - THE NEXT NEWPORT JAZZ FEST IS COMING AUGUST 2-4, 2013.

The word Triveni is Sanskrit for three sacred rivers, flowing together. The group Triveni is Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Drew Gress, bass; Eric Harland, drums, with music by Cohen, Don Cherry and Charles Mingus. Sister Anat joins late on clarinet.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

SONGS FOR KIDS -- an annual FOLK REVIVAL tradition. Addison Daley will be Nick's special guest co-host forbthe first hour, and local band Sunny Day Rainbows may drop by. There will be music from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Three, Betty Lehrman, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Burl Ives, and plenty of others over the first two hours. The final two hours will feature songs ABOUT KIDS, mostly for adults, from Rob Lytle, Eric Sinclair, the Folk Tradition, and more.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00am

Does America have a future in outer space? China is aiming to land a crew on the moon by 2025. Will America ever go back to the moon? And what about the dream of a manned mission to Mars? What will it take to finally travel to another planet? Our guest tonight is Dr. CLAUDE A. PIANTADOSI, Professor and Director of the F.G. Hall Environmental Laboratory at Duke University. His new book is MAKIND BEYOND EARTH: THE HISTORY, SCIENCE, AND FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION. Tune in and learn about a few of the challenges that humans will face during long stays well beyond the earth. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:00am

Today children spend far less time out of doors than then did 30 years ago. How can we get our kids back outside and have them enjoy the natural world? Tonight’s guests on Inquiry recognized this challenge and decided to create a wonderful idea book of projects and games that young people could do out of doors in all seasons. STACY TORNIO is a teacher, editor, writer and master gardener. KEN KEFFER is a naturalist and environmental educator. Together they have written THE KIDS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOOK: 448 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN NATURE BEFORE YOU GROW UP. This wonderful book is chock full of challenges, projects, destinations and even recipes that will get kids to drop the electronics (at least for a little while) and sample some of the pleasures the natural world can offer. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

French singer Mina Agossi draws on opera, hip hop and jazz to create her unique approach to the Great American Songbook.

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