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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Irish American singer combines her Irish roots with New Orleans music of the 20’s and 30’s.  She discusses this mashup, as well as her sartorial choices, for which she is equally well known.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

WICN’ alternative rock show, POSITIVE NOISE, gets the jump on Valentine’s Day with an evening of music about love and relationships. Tune in for songs about falling in love, love at first sight, the first kiss, obsessive love, lust, unhealthy love, the first red flags that indicate things aren’t going well, seeing other people on the sly, breaking up, post break up dating, stalking your ex, and the whole complicated business of modern love. With host Uncle Mark.

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of the funkiest artists ever, Rick James. Known as "the king of punk-funk" for his unique mix of funk, soul and rock music, James hit the charts with songs like "Mary Jane" "You and I" and, of course, "Super Freak". It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Mezzrow is New York City's newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo performers where silence and attention are more than encouraged. It's a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday night host Johnny O'Neal. A virtuoso who shot onto the scene in the 1980s, the pianist is now re-establishing his presence in New York after decades off the radar. And on Mondays, he holds court at Mezzrow, singing the blues and welcoming guest after guest onto the tiny stage. Jazz Night in America stops into the Greenwich Village club to listen closely.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:30pm

As we approach the 2016 presidential elections we thought it would be interesting to see if former presidents did much traveling in hopes of taking their message to the people. It turns out that our first president George Washington did an enormous amount of traveling in hopes of reaching out to the people of this nation. That journey has been carefully documented in a new book by noted historian and author T.H.Breen. His new book "George Washington's Journey" is a marvelous look back in time as it highlights the places and faces that Washington felt compelled to visit with. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by renowned historian T. H.Breen.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 9:00pm

Ernest Lawrence was an experimental physicist from the University of California who discovered the cyclotron and then used that discovery to create a new way that science worked with universities and the private sector. This involved using large numbers of researchers, some from outside physics, to work together on a single goal. Lawrence later used those same skills to help develop the atomic bomb and the thermonuclear bomb. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author MICHAEL HILTZIK about his new biography: BIG SCIENCE: ERNEST LAWRENCE AND THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.

Inquiry continues our conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author MICHAEL HILTZIK about his new book BIG SCIENCE: ERNEST LAWRENCE AND THE INVENTION THAT LAUNCHED THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. After inventing the cyclotron, Lawrence would become instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb, the building of the Oak Ridge nuclear facility and later worked with Teller in the development of the super bomb. Along the way, his close friendship with physicist Robert J Oppenheimer deteriorated and scientists began to leave the Rad Lab. Tune in and learn about this critical period in the history of science and its relationship with the military.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm

Vibraphonist, composer, jazz educator Gary Burton talks with Bonnie Johnson about aspects of his music career and playing with The Mack Avenue SuperBand. The seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning bandleader who developed a ground breaking four-mallet technique on the vibraphone has been named one of four recipients of National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 NEA Jazz Masters award for "significant accomplishments in [their] field".  The Celebrity Series of Boston presents the "SuperBand" co-lead by Burton and musical director/bassist Christian McBride Trio including pianist Christian Sands,  drummer Carl Allen plus.. saxophonist Tia Fuller and trumpeter Sean Jones at The Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, February 4, 2016.  

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Music from the Weavers, the Tarriers, the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Brothers Four, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, The Womenfolk, the Cumberland Three, Peter-Paul-and-Mary, the New Christy Minstrels, the Cumberland Trio, the Brandywine Singers, the Serendipity Singers, the Rooftop Singers, the Seekers, We Five, Schooner Fare, Angel Band, the Maple Street Project, Mudhook, Great Bay Sailor, the Johnson Girls, Nickel Creek, and more! An interview with Spuyten Duyvil will highlight the four hour show.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Ian Ethan, best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, has been performing in small listening venues around the country for the past six years and has now gained national recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them. Julie welcomes, Ian Ethan Case back to the farm to hear about his latest work and join him on one of his newest compositions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:00am

Feeling blue? Tune in tonight as Inquiry welcomes back JAMES A. WELU, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum and NANCY BURNS, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Worcester Art Museum. They will be talking about the current show at the Worcester Art Museum CYANOTYPES: PHOTOGRAPHY’S BLUE PERIOD as well as the catalogue FREDERICK COULSEN: BLUEPRINTS OF A GOLDEN AGE.

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