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Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive (Sony Masterworks) and current touring program, "Simply Ella".  Ms. Carter interprets music from Ella Fitzgerald's songbook with her violin in celebration of the 100th birthday of the "First Lady Of Song". A MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient, Carter performs in the Celebrity Series of Boston on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Sanders Theater, Cambridge. Tune in Sunday at 12 pm.



Photo Credit: David Katzenstein

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Music from the WomenFolk, The Cumberland Trio, The Halifax Three, The Brandywine Singers, The Cumberland Three, The Harmony Sisters, the Au Go Go Singers, Journeymen, and more: no big hits, but lots of great music, and maybe a few insights into songs and songwriting! With special guest co-host Colette O’Connor.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artists who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 26 countries. Called a “great’ pianist by Dave Brubeck, Julie thinks he’s pretty great, too. You’ll enjoy this program in which Laszlo brings his soulful solo piano skills to the farm.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am

“Scurvy was singular, like no other disease, and yet like them all. It was unique and multiple at the same time, unparalleled and common.” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JONATHAN LAMB, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University about his new book: SCURVY: THE DISEASE OF DISCOVERY. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Some of the most beautiful and well-preserved  fossils of prehistoric birds in the world have been found in the Jehol shale formations of China. Many of these Mesozoic fossils have even preserved the details of the feathers of these early toothed birds. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with Dr.  LUIS M. CHIAPPE, adjunct professor at the University of Southern California and vice president for research and collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where he directs the museums Dinosaur Institute. His new book, co-authored with Meng Qingin, is BIRDS OF STONE: CHINESE AVIAN FOSSILS FROM THE AGE OF DINOSAURS. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Joining us tonight by phone from her home in the great Bluegrass state of Tennessee is Becky Buller. The 2016 IBMA Female Vocalist and Fiddle Player of the Year will be traveling up for the 32nd Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 17-19, 2017. This is Becky’s first visit to the Joe Val and she will be bringing her full Bluegrass band. Becky is well known for her songwriting talents, having won countless awards and been covered by some of the best in Bluegrass including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and many more.

There seems to be no end to this lady’s talents: songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, record producer, instrumental instructor; she has been nationally recognized for all of it. Now she has added the additional role of bandleader and when she brings it all up to Massachusetts next month we will have opportunity to see and hear up close and personal what all the buzz is about.

Everything she does, she does with excellence and it is great to see her honored for it. She won five IBMA awards in the past two years and in 2016, Becky Buller was chosen to make bluegrass music history by becoming the first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. WOW!

I can’t wait to get her on the phone and hear what a Bluegrass groundbreaker sounds like. Well on her way to becoming a legend, and not even forty years old yet! Tonight is her birthday by the way.

Happy Birthday Becky! And thanks for sharing all that talent with your Bluegrass friends in New England.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

After years away from performing because of vocal cord issues, Steven is back with his new big band CD, “The Way You Look Tonight” a throwback to the Sinatra days of swinging arrangements of the standards.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's Northern Soul connoisseur Dr. Steve Moysey for another blistering set of little heard soul gems. Clear the living room and get your dancing shoes on for this one! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Dave Brubeck’s music is reimagined by members of the JALC Orchestra. Jazz Night explores various Brubeck compositions, as we sit down and discuss with the arrangers the decisions they made when approaching the material.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:30pm

At the end of his second term, George Washington surprised Americans by publishing his Farewell message in a newspaper. The President called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice,” advocated moderation, defended religious pluralism, proposed a foreign policy of independence (not isolation), and proposed that education is essential to democracy. He established the precedent for the peaceful transfer of power. What can be learned from our first president and his ideals? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by best selling author and CNN analyst John Avlon as he talks about his new book: Washington's Farewell.


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