This week’s DreamFarm Jazz synergy is a culmination of the classic Jazz sensibilities, talents, and temperaments of 4 of New England’s best known players. Heading the band is Nick Goumas, whose steadfast dedication to the Jazz of the early to mid 60’s informs his own original music and his interpretations of the greats. Julie welcomes Nick and his band into the barn for yet another day of swinging dreams. Featuring Nick Goumas on Sax, Steve Hunt on Piano, Bruce Gertz on Bass, Jack Dieffendorf on Drums.
We hear a lot today that the healthcare system is broken and that we have become a nation of “doctor shoppers” who believe that more care, more scans and more drugs means better care. How did we get this way and what can be done about it? Tonight on Inquiry we will look at the history of the patient –doctor relationships and how it has evolved. We talk with NANCY TOMES, professor of history at Stony Brook University about her revealing history: REMAKING THE AMERICAN PATIENT: HOW MADISON AVENUE AND MODERN MEDICINE TURNED PATIENTS INTO CONSUMERS.
Teenage girls today are almost always on cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning journalist NANCY JO SALES about her new book AMERICAN GIRLS: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENAGERS. What she discovered is disturbing and shocking. Don’t miss this show!
Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that odd events like these can happen? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JOSEPH MAZUR, author and emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College to talk about his enjoyable new book FLUKE: THE MATH AND MYTH OF COINCIDENCE.
This week on Jazz Inspired, Judy Carmichael welcomes British classical pianist Penelope Thwaites who talks about the unexpected places she finds "jazz" in some of her favorite classical music.
In 1955, the film Blackboard Jungle opened with the classic “Rock Around the Clock” and teens in the audience went wild. Since then, rock songs have been an important part of many films soundtracks. Tonight on POSITIVE NOISE, we feature all music found in films: some well know, some more obscure. Tune in and hear rock music from some of your favorite flicks. Of course there will be the usual contests and audience participation. What is your favorite soundtrack from a film?
"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician. Period!" That's pianist Jason Moran on "the first pianist who made me want to be a pianist." So Moran decided to present a personal reflection on Monk's music, reconfiguring the 1959 large ensemble concert that Monk presented at Town Hall in New York City. Ever the interdisciplinary thinker, Moran also gathered photographs and archival audio recordings to present a visual companion piece to his new arrangements. In time for Monk's birthday anniversary, Jazz Night takes in the full multimedia presentation that is 'In My Mind' from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
In his new book; "Americas War for the Greater Middle East" historian and best selling author Andrew Bacevich argues that four decades of failed U.S. policy using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East has resulted in failure and upheaval. Could there possibly be another way to bring lasting peace? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Andrew Bacevich and hear what his thoughts are.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Debra Petke (shown, left), executive director, and Robin DeBlosi (shown, right), marketing and membership manager of Danforth Art. The business of providing entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. This episode aired originally on January 31, 2016.
Established as a grass-roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts.
Danforth Art educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in its School, and a variety of community-outreach programs.Focusing on American art from the 18th century to the present day, Danforth Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism.
Danforth Art’s compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of more than 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. The museum’s mission strongly supports education, and the 400 yearly studio-art courses offered in the School, family workshops and artist lectures provide Danforth Art members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome journalist and writer DALE RUSSAKOFF. Her new book is titled THE PRIZE: WHO’S IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SCHOOLS. It’s a stunning piece of investigative journalism that centers on Newark, New Jersey’s failing schools. These schools had been failing for decades. Then popular mayor Cory Booker teamed up with governor Chris Christie to spend millions promised them by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to “reform” Newark’s schools. But things did not go as the reformers planned. Tune in and find out why.
Poet and photographer ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER returns to Inquiry to talk about her newest collection STATE OF GRACE: THE JOSHUA ELEGIES. Tune in and hear one of L.A.s most powerful poets read some of her work.
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