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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

MacArthur Grant recipient and master pianist Vijay Iyer makes his debut at the House of Swing. Bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore round out Iyer's critically acclaimed trio. Wendell Pierce Hosts.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:30pm

When it comes to speaking out about violence against women and girls, men need to step it up. So says Women Thrive Worldwide the Washington based organization that has been front and center on many issues affecting women and young girls across the globe. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Chris Burley Vice President of communications for Women Thrive Worldwide and hear how dads can play a vital role in protecting their daughters.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic Partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Lauren Monroe, director, and Adam Morrison Zelny, assistant director of Worcester Think Tank. They talk about building on Worcester’s newfound entrepreneurial spirit.

The Think Tank is a for-profit business that’s located in the former Sprinkler Factory building on Harlow  Street - just off Worcester’s Lincoln Street. The center’s mission is to provide an academic-resource center where youth and adults can come together for personal, social and intellectual growth.

The Think Tank offers concentrations of study from a passionate, patient and talented staff, sensitive to the values of diverse backgrounds and unique learning styles. The center is a safe learning environment where mutual respect, inclusion and support for each other’s learning processes are essential. The goal is to encourage students to be life-long learners who carry their talents and inspiration into the wider world.  

The Think Tank has five guiding principles:

  • Provide an interactive, hands-on learning environment with small classroom sizes, where students don't just learn - they also experience
  • Provide an inclusive experience where students, parents, and teachers all play important roles in the center's evolution
  • Provide a learning environment where emotional and physical safety is a top priority
  • Select staff for their ability to communicate effectively, share enthusiasm and create a safe and supportive environment for students
  • Collaborate with local organizations in the development of innovative courses and workshops for youth and adults
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 9:00pm

This week on Inquiry we have a lively and far-ranging conversation with writer CATHERINE REID. She directs the undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Warren Wilson College. Her new collection of essays is titled FALLING INTO PLACE: AN INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY OF HOME. These essays focus on Catherine’s life and explorations in the Berkshires and hill towns of Massachusetts. But these pieces are much more than writing about the natural beauty of the area and also touch on issues of love, relationships, fragility, community and politics. Her writing is consistently captivating and powerful. Tune in and find out why.

Inquiry welcomes ARTHUR I. MILLER, Professor Emeritus at University College London. Since the 1980s, Professor Miller has been interested in what he calls ARTSCI, the fascinating area where art and science meet. Tune in and learn about some of the artwork produced when artists collaborate with scientists and technicians. Professor Miller’s dynamic history of this work is titled COLLIDING WORLDS: HOW CUTTING-EDGE SCEINCE IS REDEFINING CONTEMPORARY ART.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Including tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station as well as many old favorites.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:00pm

A musician with tremendous talent, Bassist and composer Mike Pope builds significant musical, personal and spiritual bridges between the past, present and future with his music; particularly his third album. His newest work exhibits the essence of jazz: rich melodies, lush chords, and sensual rhythms bringing out the right and best qualities he possesses.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist JESSICA GATH. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience. Tune in and learn about the smallest cake in the world, the legendary French-Off , What I Want to say to You, and The World-Famous Secretary. Gath's work is always unique and thought-provoking and often fun to experience. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:30am

Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not?  Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein. Furthermore, raising insects for consumption is much more environmentally friendly than raising any other meat. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARCEL DICKE, Professor of Entomology at Wageningen University and a Rhodes Professor at Cornell University. He has co-written a book that beautifully promotes entomophagy (the eating of insects) titled THE INSECT COOKBOOK: FOOD FOR A SUSTAINABLE PLANET. Tune in for some tips on the best ways to cook a locust. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Roberta Cleopatra Flack is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, R&B, and folk music.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Kate McGarry grew up in Hyannis, MA and attended UMass Amherst earning a degree in Afro-American music and jazz. Kate began developing her vocal style, training in jazz performance with iconic saxophonist Archie Shepp and studying at a meditation ashram and exploring Celtic, Brazilian and Indian music. After years honing her craft in Los Angeles, McGarry moved to New York where her independently produced debut album, Show Me, was picked up by Palmetto Records.

McGarry has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Birdland to the Newport Jazz Festival, San Sebastian Jazz Fest and Jazz Baltica. The singer has performed, recorded or toured with such jazz luminaries as Hank Jones, Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider and John Hollenbeck and Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.

Kate currently lives in Durham North Carolina with her husband, guitarist Keith Ganz. The couple is celebrating 10 years of musical and life partnership with their first live duo recording, Genevieve and Ferdinand, on Sunnyside Records. The tunes, as is typical of their live sets, move freely between jazz, folk, Brazilian and singer songwriter genres.

For more information, visit http://www.katemcgarry.com/

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