It doesn't get any better on this week's soul spotlight as we celebrate the legendary Ray Charles' birth date. He's an American icon and one of the architects of soul music. Join host Tom Shaker this Monday at 7 pm!
We get to be tourists this week. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes us to Latin America and Spain, through the work of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane. Excerpts from Tijuana Moods, Latin American Suite and Ole Coltrane take us to a Tijuana gift shop and a Spanish bullfight, but we'll also get a look inside the heads of these 3 jazz greats, and learn what makes them some of the best storytellers jazz has ever known.
On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, during the four long days and nights that followed, the inmates negotiated with state officials for improved living conditions. On September 13, the state abruptly ended talks and sent hundreds of heavily armed state troopers and corrections officers to retake the prison by force. In the ensuing gunfire, thirty-nine men were killed—hostages as well as prisoners—and close to one hundred were severely injured. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with best selling author Heather Ann Thompson, her new book: Blood IN The Water recaptures this historic event in thrilling detail.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. They talk about ending racism in farming and food. This episode aired originally on July 31, 2016.
Soul Fire Farm, located in Petersburg, New York, is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. The farm raises life-giving food and acts in solidarity with people marginalized by what’s known as “food apartheid.” With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, the farm works to reclaim our collective right to belong to the Earth and to have agency in the food system.
Soul Fire Farm brings diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health and environmental justice. The farm is training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.
As a farmer, food justice activist and educator, Leah Penniman, co-director of the non-profit Soul Fire Farm, is working to dismantle the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. She backs that mission with an incredible work ethic, sharp intellect and a deep passion for racial equality in land ownership and food production, She is a part-time high school science teacher, was a 2015 Fulbright Fellow and co-founded YouthGROW in Worcester.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE HESS, executive director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With her in the studio is artist JOHN HYDEN. An exhibition of his work, “Plywood Tiger”, will be on view soon at the Craft Center. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE HESS , executive director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With her in the studio is artist JOHN HYDEN. An exhibition of his work, “Plywood Tiger”, will be on view soon at the Craft Center. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
An annual event on THE FOLK REVIVAL: four hours of maritime songs—sea shantys, forebitters, ballads, and more! Broadcast LIVE in front of an audience from the WICN Performance Studio, in anticipation of the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival (9/23-25). Featuring Linn Schulz, Emery Hutchins, Sue Young, and many others.
In this program we continue our adventure with Max Ridley, a Boston-based bassist and composer has assembled a plethora of imaginative musicians who take his Jazz creation in and out of expected conceptions. This time we hear more of their influences and sounds, including the tap dancing! They call themselves the Basement Show Philharmonic and we welcome them back to Farm for more phil-harmony.
Zoe Rose Dapaz/Violin,Voice
Ian Berg/Tap Dancing
“It’s alive!!!” Tonight on Inquiry we return to the laboratory, when we continue our conversation about MONSTROUS PROGENY: A HISTORY OF THE FRANKENSTEIN NARRATIVES with authors LESTER D. FRIEDMAN (professor and former chair of the Media and Society Program at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges in Geneva New York) and ALLISON B. KAVEY (an associate professor of early modern history at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City). Tonight we will consider the “creature” and the ancient story of the Nephilim, whether the creature has a soul, and look at more contemporary films that extend the Frankenstein narrative.
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