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Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Philly soul sound is in full swing this week as host Tom Shaker celebrates the music of Thom Bell. Along with Gamble & Huff, Bell is one of the architects of that smooth Philly soul sound of the '70s. You'll hear songs by The Delfonics, the Spinners, the Stylistics and more. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents the exclusive East-Coast appearance of Our Point of View, Blue Note Record’s newest supergroup. With Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, Marcus Strickland, Derrick Hodge, and Kendrick Scott, Our Point of View is a rare opportunity to see six leaders join forces to present original work and Blue Note classics.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:30pm

Despite gains in recent years, professional females still report many challenges that their male counterparts do not experience. Despite a recent surge in female CEOs, the number is still far smaller than the number of male CEOs. Many women believe that they have a harder time in balancing both their personal and professional lives. Why is this? What can they do? This week Al is joined by
Dr. Rachel Elahee,, a leading psychologist and author of the new book, Choose You!, tips that can help women balance both personal and professional lives.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 9:00pm

Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” was published in 1854, and it is still read and revered today. But what is Walden Pond today versus what it was in Thoreau’s time? The DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM is now hosting an exhibition of contemporary artists interpretation of Thoreau’s ideas and Walden Pond in particular. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with DINA DEITSCH, curator of WALDEN, REVISITED and two of the artists whose work is in the show GINA SIEPEL and OSCAR PALACIO.

Are we significant in the universe? Is life on this planet a unique accident of chemistry or are there several or maybe even many planets that host life? Those are just a few of the very big questions that tonight’s guest on Inquiry will attempt to answer. CALEB SCHARF is Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and his new amazing book on how planets and life evolve is titled THE COPERNICUS COMPLEX: OUR COSMIC SIGNIFICANCE IN A UNIVERSE OF PLANETS AND PROBABILITIES.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

GRAMMY nominated, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist, composer, educator Roberta Gambarini talks with Bonnie Johnson about her musical journey.  Italian born Gambarini's undeniable range and scat will captivate the listener when she takes the stage in quartet with with pianist Eric Reed, bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Jimmy Cobb at Scullers Jazz Club on Feb 6 & 7, 2015. Tune in at 12pm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Old favorites, tracks from CDs newly arrived at the station, and special guests Doug Kwartler and Susan Levine live in the studio!

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:30am

After World War II, a large number of Nazis were allowed to escape Germany. Many went to South America, a large number went to America. Some worked on our rocket program, but more were recruited as anti Soviet spies, who when they retired took up residences in quiet corners of our country, including Worcester MA. The CIA and the FBI worked hard to keep Nazi hunters from discovering these people, some of whom had committed horrific atrocities during the war. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ERIC LICHTBLAU, writer and investigative reporter for the New York Times and other publications about his shocking new book THE NAZIS NEXT DOOR: HOW AMERICA BECAME A SAFE HAVEN FOR HITLER’S MEN. (Hubertus Strughold shown)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:30pm

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an alarmingly common traumatic disorder found in survivors of war, rape, natural disasters and torture. There is a numbing of the emotions, there may be nightmares and hallucinations and hypervigilence  and it destroys the fabric of time for the person who has it. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID J. MORRIS, author, former Marine infantry officer and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His new book is THE EVIL HOURS: A BIOGRAPHY OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. This is an amazing personal, clinical and historical look at PTSD and what the treatment options are currently. Don’t miss this interview!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Duke Heitger isn’t a native New Orleanean, but has lived there many years and talked with Judy about the challenges and advantages of a career in this most musical of cities, when you aren’t a native. Recorded onstage at the Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Without Sam Cooke, it's safe to say there'd be no Aretha, no Rev. Al, no Curtis, and no Stevie. From his gospel roots to his 30 Top 40 hits, this genius of soul left the world way too early, but paved the way for soul music as we know it. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Sam Cooke's musical legacy. It all starts at 7pm!

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