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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Arturo O'Farrill pays tribute to Afro-Cuban music and the collaborations that have helped this music grow and thrive, despite years of political tumult. "The Conversation Continues" the theme of the concert and Arturo's most recent album, does just that - continues a conversation started decades ago between Cuban percussionist, Chano Pozo, and the trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie, by bringing together contemporary collaborations between American and Cuban musicians.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:30pm

In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by best selling author, David Grann as he talks about his new book; Killers Of The Flower Moon and the plight of the Osage.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Aaron Nicodemus, business editor of the Telegram & Gazette. They talk about Downtown Worcester’s new look for 2017. This episode aired originally on March 12, 2017..

In the January 1 issue of the Sunday Telegram, the “Business Matters” section took an in-depth look at the economic heart of the Heart of the Commonwealth – Downtown Worcester. As Correspondent Susan Gonsalves writes,“To cynics who regard talk about Worcester's ‘revitalization’ with skepticism, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. responds, ‘All that steel popping up isn't happening by accident.’

“In 2017, people will see a number of changes, improvements and expansion, all designed to transform the second-largest city in New England into an ‘18-hour destination.’ Key to the downtown area's renaissance is an $11 million overhaul of Main Street, according to Mr. Augustus.”

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with legendary singer DARLENE LOVE. She started out back in the 60s recording hits like “He’s a Rebel” for the likes of Phil Spector. Her latest album INTRODUCING DARLENE LOVE features the hit song “Forbidden Nights” written by Elvis Costello. (be sure to check out the video) She was featured in the Oscar winning documentary 20 FEET FROM STARDOM and is an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She will be coming to Worcester at the Hanover Theatre MAY 7. Don’t miss this interview or her concert!

During the Revolutionary War, South Carolina hosted more battles, engagements and skirmishes than any other state. 20% of all Americans who died in battle in the Revolution died in South Carolina in the last two years of the war. One of the leading Patriot fighters in that state was Francis Marion. He led a rag-tag bunch of local militia using classic guerilla warfare tactics against the British and helped turn the tide against the redcoats. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer JOHN OLLER about his new history THE SWAMP FOX: HOW FRANCIS MARION SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

Meet jazz critic Bob Bluementhal when the Grammy-award winning journalist joins Bonnie Johnson for Jazz Appreciation Month. Tune in at 1pm.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

A very special program, featuring four hours of great music. Host Nick Noble will have conversations with singer-songwriters Ellis Paul and Jane Fallon, and Jane will perform live on the air. Perhaps a surprise or two as well.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Cellist Catherine Bent and vocalist/guitarist Elis Roseira met in the deep of a New England winter and discovered they were both under the spell of Brazilian music. Their music is truly a taste of the sun. It’s a blend, European Dance Music African rhythms and Brazilian Jazz sounds.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:00am

Our guest tonight in Inquiry is writer ROBERT FINCH. Finch is a long-time resident of Cape Cod and his new book is a wonderful collection of essays about his explorations along the beaches  titled THE OUTER BEACH: A THOUSAND-MILE WALK ON CAPE COD’S ATLANTIC SHORE. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm


Tonight on Inquiry our special guest is singer and songwriter SALLY TIMMS, long time member of the Mekons and singer on numerous independent projects.  She talks about her latest project MOXIE TUNG.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back TOM KOCH, adjunct professor of medical geography at the University of British Columbia. His book CARTOGRAPHIES OF DISEASE: MAPS, MAPPING, AND MEDICINE has been republished in a new and expanded edition. Tune in and find out why people started to create maps of the occurrences of diseases like cholera and the plague, and what these maps reveal about the agendas of the map makers.

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