PETER TRACHTENBERG is a writer and Assistant Professor at the University Of Pittsburgh. His latest book is titled ANOTHER INSANE DEVOTION: ON THE LOVE OF CATS AND PERSONS is a singular memoir that looks at his odd but intense relationships with felines and humans through the years. This is a work of non-fiction, though “still the facts in this book vary in their density.” This book wanders effortlessly from a discussion of blinking at cats to an intense interpretation of Masaccio’s “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve From the Garden of Eden “. This book is an enlightening and unexpected dissection of love through the ages. Can our love of cats inform our romantic love of people? Tune in to get a taste of this unique and fascinating book.
Eva Tanguay was the Madonna or Lady Gaga of her day. She was the undisputed queen of the vaudeville stage. Her energetic and saucy act inspired writers to call her “the cyclonic comedienne”. She headlined at every venue and wowed every crowd. But suddenly she was no longer in demand and she had a long and sad decline. Tonight we talk with writer and researcher ANDREW L. ERDMAN about his wonderful biography of the QUEEN OF VAUDEVILLE: THE STORY OF EVA TANGUAY.
There'll be a riot going on this Monday night as we celebrate the music of Sly & The Family Stone. Join host Tom Shaker as he looks at the musical genius of one of the most visionary artists of the 1960s and 70s. It all starts at 7pm!
Tango and jazz have a natural affinity for one another - both are New World music reshaped by folkloric sensibilities. They found each other under Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla and the pairing continues today with bassist Pablo Aslan. We explore the sounds of modern tango w/ Aslan, bandoneon giant Nestor Marconi and Paquito D'Rivera. Wendell Pierce hosts.
On the surface Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon were complete opposites.But over time these two men both of whom would become President of the United States grew to respect and admire one another. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and editor, Jeffrey Frank about his new book,"Ike and Dick". Find out just what brought these two political figures together.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA, author, marketing media planner, chef and Louis Armstrong’s daughter. Sharon is his only child. But she had to keep this secret because public knowledge of her mother’s twenty year-long affair with the famous jazz musician could have ruined his career. So Sharon grew up leading a double life: rejoicing in her fathers presence and even touring with him and his band yet having to keep her father’s identity secret from friends and school mates. Sharon Preston-Folta’s memoir of her life as Armstrong’s daughter, written with Denene Millner, is titled LITTLE SATCHMO: LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF MY FATHER, LOUIS DANIEL ARMSTRONG.
Could medical cannabis be the next big cash crop for America? What is the real cost of America’s on-going drug war? Tune in tonight when we talk with writer and reporter DOUG FINE who spent a year with the hard-working cannabis farmers of Mendocino County, California where under strict control people are legally growing marijuana for medicinal use despite constant harassment by the Federal government. Doug Fine’s book is: TOO HIGH TO FAIL: CANNABIS AND THE NEW GREEN ECONOMIC REVOLUTION.
Four hours of songs about singing and songs (pre-recorded).
Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Worcester State University. Tonight, Professor Zahler talks about a very exciting and unique theatre production at the university: WAR CHILDREN which premier’s APRIL 18. This is a brand new play about the horrific experiences of young children who are abducted by rebel armies and forced to participate in torture, rape, and killing. War Children explores their experiences, recovery and rehabilitation. This play is an example of “devised theatre” in which the actors and others create and perfect the play from class to class and week to week. It’s a dynamic and exciting process. For information about tickets and show times, go to:
Singer Sandy Stewart discusses her most recent CD with her son pianist Bill Charlap and the special musical connection they share.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate a true soul legend. Bobby Womack started his career as Sam Cooke's guitarist and lead singer of the Valentino's. Over 50 years later this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is still going strong. It all starts at 7pm!!!
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