Ava Astaire McKenzie grew up surrounded by creativity. She draws on this experience lecturing around the world about her father Fred, and has expressed her own creativity in her book “At Home In Ireland” Cooking and Entertaining with Ava Astaire McKenzie. Ava talked with Judy about her life-long love of jazz and the influence jazz had on her father.
Join host Tom Shaker for a tasty salute to Thanksgiving with a plate full ‘o” soul food songs. You can do the “Funky Chicken” with Rufus Thomas while you hunker down with some “Green Onions” with Booker T & the MGs. For the main course, it’s a “Jive Turkey” with the Ohio Players and some “Cornbread” with the Blackbyrds. Have some coffee from “The Sexy Coffee Pot” with Tony Alvon & the Belairs and join the Dynamics for “The Ice Cream Song.” The menu’s just right for some soul food on this week’s Thanksgiving edition of The Soul Serenade at 7pm!!
Vocalist Kurt Elling and French accordionist Richard Galliano transport us from the New York vista of the Allen Room to the cafes of Paris and the plazas of Buenos Aires. Don't miss this heartfelt collaboration exploring the art of the ballad. We'll hear classics like Nicht Wandle, Mein Licht, an arrangement of the Beatles' Norwegian Wood, and La Vie en Rose. Wendell Pierce hosts.
This week Al is joined by New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker. In his new book; Days Of Fire, Baker takes readers on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and sometimes controversial presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for this very engaging discussion.
“All people long for justice, but we feel horrible when those who have created harm go unpunished”. We are of two minds about revenge: we talk about it and joke about it, enjoy movies about the hero seeking revenge, but feel conflicted about actually doing it ourselves. Our courts offer victims very little solace. Victims are rarely allowed to make statements in court and plea-bargaining subverts any possibility of the victim feeling like justice was served. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Thane Rosenbaum. He is the John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer at Fordam Law School and directs the Forum on Law, Culture and Society. His new powerful book is titled PAYBACK: THE CASE FOR REVENGE and it may change how you think about revenge and justice.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with photographer Ruby Ray. Her new book, which also contains a great CD, is titled FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: CALIFORNIA PUNK 1977-81. This collection of photos documents the bands and people that made the punk scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco featuring photographs of bands like D.O.A.; the Mutants, X; and Devo. She has also written and produced a more extensive e-book on the subject titled PUNK PASSAGE: A TRAGICOMIC ROMP THRU THE HARDCORE AXIS OF THE SF/LA PUNK SCENE 1977-1981.
GRAMMY winning composer, saxophonist Wayne Shorter talks with host Bonnie Johnson in advance of his 80th Birthday Celebration and all-star performance in the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Find out what color is influencing his day and the "evolving adventure of...life" though music in the 21st Century. Tune in at 4pm.
Photo credit: Robert Ascroft
Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington talks with host Bonnie Johnson about ACS Trio's "jazz cooperative". ACS includes "three of the most important female instrumentalists in current jazz" with composer, pianist Geri Allen, GRAMMY winners Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. The highly acclaimed ensemble appears on stage celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday tour at Boston Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Tune in at 4pm.
Songs from female artists and acts throughout the evening, with special guest Sandy Haddon!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. Nancy talks about her various film techniques, about writing and performing the film score and her cinema influences. Her films are haunting, surreal and very beautiful. Tune in and listen about this film and her work on a new feature length film. To learn more about her films and see some examples of Nancy's work, please go to: http://www.nancyandrews.net/
Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian LINCOLN PAINE who has written a stunning new monumental book titled THE SEA AND CIVILIZATON: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago.
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