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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm

Celebrate Women's History Month with the colors of next generation jazz when classically trained cellist-singer, bandleader Marika Hughes talks with Bonnie Johnson about "New York Nostalgia"; the new album she calls a "tone poem" of love letters. Ms. Hughes joins her band Bottom Heavy, pianist Marc Cary and others to pay homage to the New York City she grew up in.

It's about "almost-love" as "The (NPR) Moth" featured story-teller who was raised by jazz club owner parents, trained at Juilliard School and living the legacy of her grandfather, renowned cellist and Holocaust survivor Emanuel Feuerman, reflects on her musical life. Active in music education, Marika has not only played with a myriad of musicians, she has also worked with endangered youth in South Africa and Haiti in conjunction with the nonprofit TRIAD Trust.

On Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Ms. Hughes brings her cello to the front of the stage of Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, NYC for a CD Release Celebration with special guests and Bottom Heavy, including Charlie Burnham on violin, Kyle Sanna on guitar, Fred Cash, Jr. on bass and Tony Mason on drums.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Guitarist, singer, composer Cecilia Zabala was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. She is guitarist, singer and composer Throughout her career, she has expressed her musical creativity using her guitar and her voice, creating original compositions that blend sensitivity, emotion, technique and intuition. Her music draws on a rich mixture of influences, from Argentinean folklore, the contemporary language of the twentieth century, jazz, tango, and Brazilian music. In this unusual DreamFarm show, hear how Cecelia connected with New Hampshire musicians, pianist, Joe Deleault wind player, Don Davis and learn how their collaboration has spanned the continent and the musical sensibilities of the Americas and hear how it all intersects at DreamFarm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:00pm

Folk Rock: music from yesterday: We Five, the Byrds, Dylan at New[port, etc.-- and today: Bobtown, Dropkick Murphys, and more. Also a conversation live in the studio with N.E. singer-songwriter Kristen Olsson.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:30am

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ANDREAS MALM, who teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His new book is FOSSIL CAPITAL: THE RISE OF STEAM POWER AND THE ROOTS OF GLOBAL WARMING.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:30pm

Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and researcher SUSAN JACOBY who has written the scholarly and revealing STRANGE GODS: A SECULAR HISTORY OF CONVERSION, which addresses the real political and social contexts for some of the most famous conversion stories. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet? Or is our next step in evolution to become a machine? Tonight on Inquiry our guest asks these very questions and the answers are unsettling. Tonight we talk with MICHAEL TENNESEN, science writer and writer-in-residence at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. His new book is entertaining, thought provoking and frightening: THE NEXT SPECIES: THE FUTURE OF EVOLUTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF MAN. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Canadian singer/pianist talks about her new CD “Alone Together” and the difference in the jazz scene in her present home, Los Angeles and NYC.

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:00pm

Positive Noise presents A HARD DAY’S NIGHT: BRITISH ROCK OF THE 1960S. The 1960s saw the “British Invasion” of bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Dave Clark 5 and much more. London was also the center of the swinging mod style, models like Twiggy,  and great films like THE KNACK: AND HOW TO GET IT. So tune in and hear artists like Lulu, Petulia Clarke, Herman’s Hermits, Peter and Gordon and much more. Uncle Mark is joined by WICN jazz host BRIAN BARLOW for this fab evening of British rock!

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of soul music's most prolific artists. Bobby Womack was an incredible songwriter, guitar player and singer. For over 50 years he blended his unique style of soul, blues, country, gospel and rock together in songs like "It's All Over Now" "Woman's Gotta Have it" "Across 110th Street" and many more. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

The jazz-fusion stars of Snarky Puppy have toured and recorded all over the world; they’ve won a Grammy Award and were just nominated again. But their spiritual home is still Dallas, Texas. It’s where they’d take in gospel performances in area churches; it’s near where they met at music school at the University of North Texas in Denton. As bassist and bandleader Michael League explains, you can hear all those collisions in the funk of their grooves. Jazz Night in America meets up with League for an exclusive conversation about his compositional process – and witnesses its execution in a live hometown concert at The Prophet Bar in Dallas.


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