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Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker. In his new book; Days Of Fire, Baker takes readers on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and sometimes controversial presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for this very engaging discussion.

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 9:00pm

“All people long for justice, but we feel horrible when those who have created harm go unpunished”. We are of two minds about revenge: we talk about it and joke about it, enjoy movies about the hero seeking revenge, but feel conflicted about actually doing it ourselves. Our courts offer victims very little solace. Victims are rarely allowed to make statements in court and plea-bargaining subverts any possibility of the victim feeling like justice was served. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Thane Rosenbaum. He is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer at Fordam Law School and directs the Forum on Law, Culture and Society. His new powerful book is titled PAYBACK: THE CASE FOR REVENGE and it may change how you think about revenge and justice.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with photographer Ruby Ray. Her new book, which also contains a great CD, is titled FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: CALIFORNIA PUNK 1977-81. This collection of photos documents the bands and people that made the punk scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco featuring photographs of bands like D.O.A.; the Mutants, X; and Devo. She has also written and produced a more extensive  e-book on the subject titled PUNK PASSAGE: A TRAGICOMIC ROMP THRU THE HARDCORE AXIS OF THE SF/LA PUNK SCENE 1977-1981.

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

GRAMMY winning composer, saxophonist Wayne Shorter talks with host Bonnie Johnson in advance of his 80th Birthday Celebration and all-star performance in the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Find out what color is influencing his day and the "evolving adventure of...life" though music in the 21st Century.  Tune in at 4pm.

Photo credit: Robert Ascroft

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:00pm

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington talks with host Bonnie Johnson about  ACS Trio's "jazz cooperative". ACS includes "three of the most important female instrumentalists in current jazz" with composer, pianist Geri Allen, GRAMMY winners Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. The highly acclaimed ensemble appears on stage celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday tour at Boston Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Songs from female artists and acts throughout the evening, with special guest Sandy Haddon!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Her films are haunting, surreal and very beautiful. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film.  To learn more about her films and see some examples of Nancy's work, please go to: http://www.nancyandrews.net/

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 10:30am

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian LINCOLN PAINE who has written a stunning new monumental book titled THE SEA AND CIVILIZATON: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:30am

Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. (http://www.decordova.org/ ). Ethan talks about that work, his solo show in Paris and the importance of collaborations. To see more of his work, go to: http://www.bigpaperairplane.com/

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:30am

Tonight Inquiry welcomes SCOTT YANOW. Scott has been writing about jazz since 1975. He has written pieces for all the major jazz publications, has penned 750 sets of liner notes and reviewed more jazz CDs than anyone in history. So you can imagine what his new book THE GREAT JAZZ GUITARISTS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE is like. Tune in and find out.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

Venissa Santi began her career as a vocal instructor with the Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos, better known as AMLA. Over time she performed with a variety of Latin, jazz and world music groups. It was from the support and encouragement of this community that inspired Venissa to embark on the first of four life changing visits to Cuba, where she conducted research and studied Afro Cuban song, dance and percussion.

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