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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist MITCHEL KING AHERN visual artist, musician, and sound artist. He has also been described as a fiber performance artist. Tune in for a lively conversation with him and learn about the upcoming re-filming of PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE! Bonus: Mitchel plays The Harrow, an instrument of his own design. To see some examples of his fiber work, hear some other sounds he has created and read some fine cocktail recipes, go to:
http://www.mitchelka.org/

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00am


Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tonight, She talks about all the shows and programs coming up at the Center this spring and the renovation of the ceramics studios. To learn more about the Center programs, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

After 30 years of touring nationally, RI performing songwriter Mary Ann Rossoni is now back to her roots with the recent release of her new album, “Edentown”. Mary Ann is a two time chair and founding member of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association, now in its twentieth year, and is also on the board of directors of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.

For this special WICN concert, Mary Ann will be backed by Medrick Bellaire on acoustic guitars, mandolin and vocals; Jeff Keithline on stand up bass and vocals; Paul Dube on harp and accordion; and Betsy Ritz on violin.

This concert will take place in WICN’s performance studio on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm, and you are invited to be in our studio audience. Please RSVP to astha@wicn.org.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award-winning American post bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained fame in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis's band.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:30pm

Historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution WILLIAM L. BIRD JR drops by Inquiry once again to talk about his book AMERICA’S DOLL HOUSE: THE MINIATURE WORLD OF FAITH BRADFORD. Bradford spent her life collecting miniature house furnishing and gave her incredible 23 room, 5 story doll house, complete with family, Mr and Mrs Doll and their pets to the Smithsonian. It became one of the museum’s favorite exhibits. But that is just the beginning of this amazing tale of one’s woman’s obsessive art and the nation’s museum. Tune in and listen to one of the great stories of the Smithsonian’s collection!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a wild and wide-ranging and informative talk with visionary artist HOWARD JOHNSON. Howard talks about his early days, how he started out as an artist and how he creates his unique works. To see some of Howard Johnson’s amazing works, please go to: http://www.8thring.com/

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Monday’s forecast is for rain!! Join host Tom Shaker as he plays a flood of soul songs with rain in the title. You’ll hear The Temptations, Major Lance, The Stylistics, Adele and many more. Bring your umbrella to this week’s Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Feinstein leads a trio of vocals in tribute to the woman who marked her career defying cultural boundaries - black and white, jazz and Broadway, secular and gospel. Ethel Waters' legacy lives on in this hour of show stopping numbers. Adriane Lenox, Catherine Russell, and Tracie Thoms light up the Allen Room with song. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:30pm

John Wayne was one of Hollywood’s most famous and most successful actors, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America itself. He epitomized the Western film, which for many people felt symbolized America. He identified with conservative political causes from the early 1930s to his death in 1979, making him a hero to one generation of Americans and a villain to another. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by celebrity biographer Scott Eyman  as they talk about the life and the legend of John Wayne.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 9:00pm

Have you ever been in an unique situation and wished there was a perfect word to describe what you were experiencing? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer, translator and book reviewer LIESL SCHILLINGER about her witty new book WORDBIRDS: AN IRREVERENT LEXICON FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.  This is a wonderful collection of neologisms that Liesl coined to describe our life now, and beautifully illustrated with birds. Sound intriguing? Tune in and learn why you never want to be involved in a TWEET SHOW.

Inquiry welcomes back  writer, artist and fisherman of the world JAMES PROSEK. Tonight James talks about his amazing on-going project of painting life-sized pictures of some of the iconic game fish of the Atlantic Ocean. But these works are not just illustrations, but connect to more complex ideas about how we look at species and the environment. A collection of these works can be found in the book OCEAN FISHES: PAINTINGS OF SALTWATER FISHES.

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