Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. His identification guides are innovative, fun and like no other nature guides. With Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan, Richard has authored a new guide titled THE CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: RAPTORS. Tune in tonight and learn about hawks, accipiters and eagles, and how to identify them in flight. (photo by Sheila Carroll)
WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey is back with another blistering set of little heard soul music gems. Steve will bring all the songs he's been meaning to play over the years but always runs out of time and never gets to. Get ready for a great night of dance music. It all starts at 7pm this Monday!!
The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and ‘The Mambo King’ Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include ‘Manteca,’ ‘Ran Kan Kan,’ ‘Oye Como Va’ and more.
It’s been more than 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court secured a woman’s right to an abortion but in today’s political world that right is far from safe. Lawyers.com, a top-cited online legal resource, is investigating the avalanche of restrictive measures that are stripping women of their reproductive rights. Just this year alone, more than 300 anti-choice provisions have been introduced in the states. A total of 135 were enacted into law in the past two years, and the odds of more getting passed this year are very real. Tune in this Sunday evening to hear the facts from Lawyers.com editor in chief Larry Bodine.
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Karen Washington of Just Food and the queen of urban growing. They talk about the business of food justice for all.
Last January 12 at Worcester State University, the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Massachusetts Chapter held its 2013 Winter Conference at Worcester State University. Karen Washington, the keynote speaker and a workshop presenter, has lived in New York City all her life and has been a resident of the Bronx for more than 26 years.
Since 1985, Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place for all people to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, she has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. And as a community advocate, she has stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation.
As a member of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition, Karen helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. She is a Just Food board member and Just Food trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice to community gardeners all over the city.
Karen is also a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers, an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings.
Professionally, Karen has been a physical therapist for more than 30 years. She continues to balance her professional life with community service.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve D'Agostino has done public-relations work for NOFA-Mass.
Why do certain species of plants, birds and animals become rare? Are all rare species on the verge of extinction? Which species that are common today will become rare in the upcoming years? These are just a few of the complex questions about the nature of rarity that ERIC DINERSTEIN attempts to answer in his new book THE KINGDOM OF RARITIES. Eric Dinerstein is the Chief Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, where he has spent the past 24 years working to save rare species around the world. Tune in tonight for an informative and fascinating look into the lives of creatures like the jaguar, the one-honed rhinoceros of Nepal and the Kirtland’s Warbler of Michigan.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PHILIP CAFARO, Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University and co-editor of the collection of essays LIFE ON THE BRINK: ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONFRONT OVERPOPULATION. Why have environmentalists stopped talking about the critical problem of overpopulation? The authors in this book feel that the global population explosion coupled with the expectation of perpetual growth is the engine driving almost all environmental problems, from extinctions to global climate change. But what can be done about it? My guest tonight has some of the answers and some of them are very controversial. If you care about the state of the global environment, be sure to tune in.
Host Al Dean welcomes jazz singer Thisbe Vos on a telephone interview to talk about her new release "Under Your Spell." Raised in Holland, Vos came to LA to find a jazz scene that is almost non-existent. A fine jazz singer and excellent musicians are displayed on her CD.
Learn more about Thisbe on her website, http://www.thisbevos.com/.
At the organ, Smith’s trademarks are his slow and powerful groove, his turban and long white beard. The Benin-born guitarist Loueke – a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute in Los Angeles – melds African guitar traditions with jazz and vocals, in harmony with himself.
This edition of Folk Revival features live guest appearances by Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, as well as Hoot n' Holler (Mark Killianski & Amy Alvey). There will also be a special interview with Dar Williams, looking ahead to her "duet" appearance with the Newton Philharmonia Orchestra.
Banjoist Cynthia Sayer is regarded as one of the best in the world, able to perform in virtually any genre. Her accolades include the National Banjo Hall of Fame, a New York Philharmonic appearance, and performing for two US Presidents. She's played with director Woody Allen's jazz band for over ten years, and on this week's show Sayer diplays a fresh take on an old time sound.
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