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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 9:00pm

TOM KOCH, widely published writer, journalist and lifelong sailor, returns to Inquiry to talk about his book THE WRECK OF THE WILLIAM BROWN: A TRUE TALE OF OVERCROWDED LIFEBOATS AND MURDER AT SEA. This is the shocking story of a shipwreck in the Atlantic and the horrific aftermath in which the crew callously threw fourteen emigrants over the side of the lifeboat and the trial that followed.

Canada may seem like the quiet and benign giant to our north, but in fact the history of relations between Canada and the United States has been peppered with border disputes, wars, invasions and master plans to invade. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with KEVIN LIPPERT, founder of Princeton Architectural Press about his wild new book: WAR PLAN RED: THE UNITED STATES’ SECRET PLAN TO INVADE CANADA AND CANADA’S SECRET PLANS TO INVADE THE UNITED STATES. You will never look at Moose Jaw the same again!

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 1:00pm

Award-winning pianist, song writer and best-selling author Jim Brickman talks with Bonnie Johnson about his 20 year anniversary, "Platinum Tour" and shares his formula for success. Brickman is internationally known for his musical intimacy, combining solo piano and storytelling in an array of all-star collaborations with vocalists including Johnny Mathis, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Gerald Levert, Kenny Loggins and Olivia Newton-John. Brickman's recent instrumental album Soothe! was released along with the book "Soothe: How to find calm amid everyday chaos". He performs live in concert at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
Photo Credit: Jason M. Rodgers

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

From the Au Go Go Singers to Bob Zentz, from “Amazing Grace” to “Zilch”, four hours of artists and/or songs beginning with every letter of the alphabet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Gypsy Jazz band Ameranouche, returns to DreamFarm to share music from their new CD, “Sunshine Soul.” The guys from Ameranouche always raise the roof in the barn and keep our toes tapping.


Richard Shepherd/Guitar
Jack Soref/Guitar
Michael Harrist/Bass

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

VICTORIA LOOSELEAF is an award-winning dance and arts writer and now a published poet. Her first book of poems is titled ISN’T IT RICH? Tune in and hear her read several of her poems and discuss her amazing life. To check out Victoria’s blog, go to:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MEGAN PUGH, teacher and writer on American art and culture. Her latest book is AMERICA DANCING: FROM THE CAKE-WALK TO THE MOON-WALK. Tune in tonight and learn about the first American dance craze and what Michael Jackson learned from James Brown and Bob Fosse.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Irish American singer combines her Irish roots with New Orleans music of the 20’s and 30’s.  She discusses this mashup, as well as her sartorial choices, for which she is equally well known.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

WICN’ alternative rock show, POSITIVE NOISE, gets the jump on Valentine’s Day with an evening of music about love and relationships. Tune in for songs about falling in love, love at first sight, the first kiss, obsessive love, lust, unhealthy love, the first red flags that indicate things aren’t going well, seeing other people on the sly, breaking up, post break up dating, stalking your ex, and the whole complicated business of modern love. With host Uncle Mark.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of the funkiest artists ever, Rick James. Known as "the king of punk-funk" for his unique mix of funk, soul and rock music, James hit the charts with songs like "Mary Jane" "You and I" and, of course, "Super Freak". It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Mezzrow is New York City's newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo performers where silence and attention are more than encouraged. It's a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday night host Johnny O'Neal. A virtuoso who shot onto the scene in the 1980s, the pianist is now re-establishing his presence in New York after decades off the radar. And on Mondays, he holds court at Mezzrow, singing the blues and welcoming guest after guest onto the tiny stage. Jazz Night in America stops into the Greenwich Village club to listen closely.


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