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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

On this special edition, host Nick Noble will welcome six local New England artists to the WICN Performance Studio for a LIVE SUMMER SHOWCASE. Enjoy the talents of old friends and new--Colette O'Connor, Rick Drost, Kala Farnham, Eric "Snake" Gulliksen, Lydia Fortune, and Michael Guttierez-May-- either from home (streaming live or on the air) or as a member of our live studio audience. There may be a surprise or two as well.

WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL support local artists and we are always striving  to keep the music alive, bringing you wonderful singers and terrific songs that are hard to find anywhere else.

Listen and support WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL on June 15!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Kimberly Ford is a jazz vocalist whose talent, taste and sensibility both honor, and venture beyond The Great American Song Book... With a stylistic range that effortlessly flows from ballads to Free Jazz, her varied influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Jay Clayton, Sheila Jordan, and Joni Mitchell.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

KORI STAMPER is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, where she also writes, edits, and appears in the “Ask the Editor” video series. Her new very witty book WORD BY WORD reveals what it is really like to create a dictionary. It is not at all a scientific process. Tune in and learn why you need sprachgefühl to be a good lexicographer and why “irregardless” is IN the dictionary and lots more. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES FORMAN JR., professor of law at Yale Law School. His new book is LOCKING UP OUR OWN: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BLACK AMERICA. This books documents black responses to crime in their DC neighborhoods and how this led to blatant racial disparities in the justice system. Nationally, 1 in 3 young black men have been under criminal justice supervision, but in the nation’s capital the figure is closer to 1 in 2! “How did a majority-black jurisdiction end up incarcerating so many of its own?” is the question that inspired Professor Forman’s new book.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Canadian singer/pianist talks about her new CD “Alone Together” and the difference in the jazz scene in her present home, Los Angeles and NYC.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we pull out all the stops and dance Monday night away with a summer fund drive dance party. Boogaloo to the classic sounds of Motown, Stax and Atlantic. And shake your tail feather to soul legends like Sam Cooke, James Brown & George Clinton. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

It's been said that Miles Davis is to jazz is like Hemingway is to the American novel, like Picasso is to art. He was more than just a trumpet player — he was an icon of style and artistry. Jazz Night in America explores three interpretations of Miles Davis: on the silver screen, the page and the bandstand. We speak with actor Don Cheadle, who directed, produced, wrote and starred in the film Miles Ahead.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by Stonehill College professor and author Corey Dolgon. In his new book; Kill It To Save It he exposes the dark side of Capitalism and how it has overtaken the US. Dolfon argues that conservatize ideals have torn this country apart. Tune in this Sunday evening  at 10:30 for a spirited discussion.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:00pm

Keerrrrang! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer BRAD TOLINSKI, who was the Editor in Chief of Guitar World magazine and writer ALAN DI PERNA, who is a long time contributor to Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado.  Their wonderful new history traces the history of the electric guitar from the first electric guitar pick-up in the 1920s through Jimmy Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock. Their book is: PLAY IT LOUD: AN EPIC HISTORY OF THE STYLE, SOUND, AND REVOLUTION OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome KELLY MOMBERGER who will be talking about Worcester’s participation in the international MAKE MUSIC DAY. This year, it will be on JUNE 21ST. So grab a horn, bang a drum and tune in and find out how you can join this wonderful event.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join host Ed Gardella as he celebrates Dean Martin's 100th Birthday. Dean was a member of the "Rat Pack" and notoriously hosted The Dean Martin Show for nearly a decade. He was nicknamed the "King of Cool", and if all that wasn't enough he was also an idol of the great Frank Sinatra.

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