Israeli born jazz guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati brings lyricism and hard swing to his musical storytelling. Kehati came to the United States in pursuit of an advance degree at Boston's New England Conservatory. Since then, he has released three albums, presented masterclass videos for Jazz Guitar Society and traveled the world accompanying jazz luminaries from Anat Cohen and Donny McCaslin to Victor Lewis and Billy Hart. Kehati joins host Bonnie Johnson to talk about his trio's summer tour including a stop on the international stage at The Atlanta Jazz Festival. Listen here.
Join Nick Noble in four hours of music for Memorial Day weekend, featuring tracks from John Flynn, Burl Ives, Doug Kwartler, the Dixie Chicks, the Almanac Singers, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, and many more!
Norwegian – born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute - a Norwegian overtone instrument - and occasionally breaks into song. Don't miss his session with Julie Lavender on this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio!
Herbert Hoover is widely regarded as having the greatest failed presidency in American history because of his inability to deal with the crushing Depression. But how well do we really know about Hoover’s real history in the White House? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and historian CHARLES RAPPLEYE who takes his considerable journalistic skills to write the first portrait of Hoover “at a remove”. The result is his revelatory new book HERBERT HOOVER IN THE WHITE HOUSE: THE ORDEAL OF THE PRESIDENCY.
Can looking at paintings in an art museum improve your skills as a police officer or a surgeon? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with lawyer and art historian AMY E. HERMAN about her ground breaking Art of Perception program, in which people are taught to hone their observational skills by looking at art. Her book about this program is titled: VISUAL INTELLIGENCE: SHARPEN YOUR PERCEPTION, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
We couldn't let the month of May go by without celebrating one of music's most beloved entertainers. Stevie Wonder turned 66 this month and shows no signs of slowing down. Join host Tom Shaker as we honor this soul legend. It all starts at 7pm!
Best selling author Nathaniel Philbricks latest book: "VALIANT AMBITION" turns a sympathetic eye toward Benedict Arnold and his complicated relationship with George Washington. Arnold was not a conniving traitor from the start, as he is often portrayed, but, rather one of Washington’s favorite, most trusted generals. So how did he become such a despised historical character? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple Computer. They talk about Sculley’s new book, Moonshot! Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses. This episode aired originally on March 29, 2015.
John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders - with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology, and the other foot in 21st-century innovations that change the way the world does business. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high tech, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.
Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, mentor, and rainmaker, Sculley has become a sought-after global storyteller for the digital revolution. He is a gifted speaker, sharing his perspectives on topics such as globalization and reinvention of work, how adaptive companies succeed in an era of the commoditization of almost everything, solving healthcare through innovation, and new big-brand consumer health services.
Best known today as the former CEO of Apple Computer, Sculley began his corporate career in 1967 when, armed with a Wharton MBA, he was hired by Pepsi-Cola as a trainee. Three years later, in 1970, he became the company’s youngest vice president for marketing - applying his ideas about experience-based marketing to the “Pepsi Generation” campaign.
Sculley initiated the “Pepsi Challenge” taste tests, and oversaw development and launch of the first plastic soft-drink bottle, which together dethroned Coca-Cola. By 1977, he was Pepsi-Cola’s youngest president and CEO.
Sculley’s first book, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future, became a breakout business bestseller. His latest book, Moonshot!, takes the reader one step further, sharing the secrets to his success, and how anyone can achieve in this changed business world.
Mark Hogancamp was an artist who had fallen into some tough times. One night he was viciously attacked by a gang and left horribly battered and in a coma. During his long recovery he began to create a fictional scale model World War II Belgian town in his yard. He peopled this town with an amazing cast of characters including himself and other people he had met. He then took stunning photographs of the lives of these people. This was therapy that became extraordinary art. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film maker CHRIS SHELLEN, who with Mark Hogancamp, has written a great guide to this land titled WELCOME TO MARWENCOL.
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio is LORI MADER, ceramics faculty member and PAM FARREN, metals instructor. They will be talking about their work and the upcoming FACULTY SHOW at the Center for Crafts. For more information about upcoming shows and classes at the Craft Center, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
Trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader Theo Croker talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his new CD "Escape Velocity" (DDB Records/OKeh). Also known as the AfroPhysicist, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. With a rhythmic mix of culturally charged modern jazz that's bound to "raise your vibrations", the album features Croker's mentor, GRAMMY award winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and his band DVRK FUNK (pronounced DARK FUNK) . Croker kicks off his summer tour at The Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 28, 2016. Listen Here.
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