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Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back Honee A. Hess, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. With Hess in the studio is artist and painter Kat O’Connor. A new exciting exhibition of Kat O’Connor’s paintings, titled Luminous Will, is currently at the Craft Center, and many of these works are being seen for the first time. Tune in and learn about the artist’s fascination with water in all its forms. For more details, go to:
For a look at Kat O’Connor’s work, go to:

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Nicholas Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. With him in the studio is photographer Mario Quiroz. An exhibition of Quiroz’ beautiful and insightful portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino communities is currently on view and is titled Mis Vecinos.  To learn more about this dynamic show, go to:

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

Jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellowship/"Genius" grant recipient Regina Carter traced her genealogy on a journey that inspired her latest release Southern Comfort.  The violin virtuoso talks with Bonnie Johnson about paying homage to her family's roots in folk music. Ms. Carter performs in the Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8 pm. Tune in at Noon.


Photo by David Katzenstein

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A Few of My Favorite Songs – a once-a-year indulgence by host Nick Noble. Older and wiser, he shares many of his favorite tracks, for a fun four hours.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

This week on the farm, host Julie Lavender breaks up her string of instrumentalist guests with an episode dedicated to singers and serenades. Louise Van Aarsen came to New England from Holland in 2000 for a postdoctoral research project after receiving her PhD in Cancer Biology. In keeping her love for jazz alive, she attended a jazz workshop in Cambridge for a few years before being taken under the wing of local vocalist/producer Rebecca Parris. Van Aarsen's debut album Destiny features a mix of styles including a tune inspired by Franz Liszt.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson will have Canadian drummer Anthony Fung on the show today. Hailing from Toronto, Fung studied Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music and has had an impressive performance history, including the Jazz Festivals in Monterey, Toronto and Ottawa.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:00am

We live at a time in which we are surrounded by visual media and bright colors.  But our experience of color is never just about vision. Colors can also be used to manipulate and control. The colors we now interact with on Tv and our computers are not pigments, like those found in paintings and drawings. Contemporary colors are generated and manipulated through mathematics, using complicated systems very few of us understand. We live in the age of the algorithmic image. Evrything looks bright and colorful, but do we live in a New Dark Age? Tune in tonight when we have a lively conversation with CAROLYN L. KANE, who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We talk about her new landmark book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

Joining host Bobby Jackson on Roots of Smooth will be World renowned American jazz vibraphonist and teacher at Berkley College of Music, Gary Burton. Burton is heralded for his innovations in jazz such as his four-mallet technique, pioneering fusion jazz and popularizing the duet format in jazz. Tune in at 6pm!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

Trombonist and Vocalist Natalie Cressman will be featured on this edition of Jazz Matinee. Cressman's latest album titled Turn the Sea was released in March of this year.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:30pm

Adolescence is typically portrayed as a time of out of control emotions, fed by hormones, that is, at best, survived. In the last two decades, there has been a tremendous “growth in the scientific study of adolescence” and this has enabled researchers and parents to better understand what is really happening in the teen brain. It turns out that adolescence is a time of heightened neuroplasticity and it is an exciting time when the teenager learns some of the most important strategies for success in adulthood. Tune in tonight for an exciting conversation with LAURENCE STEINBERG, Ph. D. author of AGE OF OPPORTUNITY: LESSONS FROM THE NEW SCIENCE OF ADOLESCENCE. 


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