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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

A look ahead at upcoming summer festivals, particularly the New Bedford and Newport Folk Festivals. From 9:20-10:50 PM we will feature this year’s “For Pete’s Sake” event on the Museum Stage at Newport, including interviews with festival director Jay Sweet, curator Chris Funk (of the Decembrists), and performers Joel Rafael and Ian Fitzgerald, along with plenty of music. The early part of the show will also have lots of great tracks, along with interviews with New Bedford artistic director Alan Korolenko and artists David Tamulevitch (of Mustard’s Retreat), Ellis Paul, Pete & Maura Kennedy, Mark and Beth of Spuyten Duyvil, Grace Morrison, Chris Pahud, and Art Tebbetts.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Max Ridley is a Boston-based bassist and composer who has assembled a plethora of imaginative musicians who take his Jazz creation in and out of expected conceptions. You’ve got to hear all the sounds, including the tap dancing! They call themselves the Basement Show Philharmonic but it was a Barn Show Full Harmony experience in their first show at the farm.


Max Ridley/Bass,Voice
Ryan Renteria/Guitar
Gabriele Milozzi/Sax
Peter Barnick/Drums
Matt Hull/Trumpet
Zoe Rose Dapaz/Violin,Voice
Ian Berg/Tap Dancing

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:00am

Walking through a city, we rarely look up. Tonight on Inquiry, my guest is writer JACK COOKE who goes one better. He goes up. Jack Cooke has a passion for climbing trees in and around London. Trees in parks, cemeteries, along rivers and even in those secret gardens London is famous for. Why should an adult take to the oak and cedar? Tune in and find out. Cooke’s unique book is titled: THE TREE CLIMBER’S GUIDE: ADVENTURES IN THE URBAN CANOPY

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and journalist JILLIAN KEENAN. Her new memoir is about many things. It is a brilliant and lively look at sex and love in Shakespeare’s plays. Her book is also about her own search for a loving relationship. SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE: HERE’S MUCH TO DO WITH PAIN BUT MORE WITH LOVE is also a no holds barred account of Jillian Keenan coming out with having a spanking fetish. Tune in and find out all about it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Trombonist Clark Gayton discusses his work with everyone from Basie and Ray Charles to Rihanna and Sting.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

The keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz made his name in New York, but for over 20 years, he's been synonymous with his adopted hometown of Seattle. He's one of the key players of the town's improvised music community -- as a player, a bandleader, a venue operator, and a teacher at several levels. Jazz Night in America returns to Seattle to track his influence on the city's jazz ecosystem through his students, his collaborators, and a concert he leads during the annual Earshot Jazz Festival of music inspired by the late local poet Richard Hugo.

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Lots to enjoy on this edition of The Soul Serenade! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, the music of legendary songwriter-producer Chips Moman and we remember the beehive hairdo of the 1960s girl groups. It all starts at 7pm!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:00pm

Award winning world music band, Sultans of String, will appear on Tonal Rhythms on Sunday, June 19th!  Tune in as host Brian Vinik discusses the band's latest release, "Subcontinental Drift", with bandleader Chris McKhool.  Featuring Indian influences fused with musical sounds from other cultures (including a Bob Dylan cover!), this band is a welcome addition to Tonal Rhythms' musical journey across time, genres, and the world.  Tune in on Sunday, June 19th, at 11 PM, and be sure to follow Tonal Rhythms on Facebook for the latest updates about the show! (

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:30pm

Managing how you think is more important than what you think—That's according to best selling author and journalist Charles Duhigg. In his new book: Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. Tune in this Sundays evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Charles Duhigg.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Allison Chisolm, author of The Inventive Life of Charles Hill Morgan: The Power of Improvement in Industry, Education and Civic Life. This episode aired originally on November 7, 2015.

A man of deep convictions, quiet generosity and constant curiosity about new ideas and the world, Charles Hill Morgan was far from the "starchy Puritan" that his grandchildren recalled. When he learned how to use specialized drafting tools in the 1840s, his professional-grade compass precisely centered measurements for foundations and steam engines. His mastery of these tools led to a future of vast new possibilities.

Morgan’s  life reflected a strong moral compass, centered on church, family and service to others while running a Philadelphia paper bag business, overseeing the world’s largest producer of barbed wire, and then founding his own steel rolling mill company in Worcester. His life journey serves to personalize the early development and subsequent successes of the American industrial revolution -- a time in history when the power of ideas coupled with mechanical ability fueled those with a strong desire to find new solutions to old problems.


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