Join host Al Dean and his guests, Richard Vacca, author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places and Nightlife 1937-1962, and John Andrews, the bassist whose played in Boston night clubs for 50 years.
Have you ever smiled when a rival co-worker experiences a misfortune? Do you enjoy watching “Reality TV” shows like Cops and laugh watching the lowlifes get busted? Did you get a kick out of seeing Martha Stewart get her comeuppance? Then you have experienced “schadenfreude”, a German term meaning “shameful joy”. It’s when we get a pleasurable feeling from watching other people do poorly. We don’t like to talk about it, but we all feel it at times. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with RICHARD H. SMITH, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky about his new fascinating boo: THE JOY OF PAIN: SCHADENFREUDE AND THE DARK SIDE OF HUMAN NATURE.
Alexander Wilson founded American ornithology and his eight-volume masterwork remains one of the great American scientific endeavors. Though many people know of John James Audubon, few people have even heard of Wilson. Tonight on Inquiry we will help to change that when we speak with EDWARD H. BURTT JR., The Cincinnati Conference Professor of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University. His new book, written with William E. Davis Jr, is ALEXANDER WILSON: THE SCOT WHO FOUNDED AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY. This book is a long overdue biography of Wilson as well as a beautiful appreciation of his art and an assessment of his work.
Bobby shares clips of commentary from jazz bassist virtuoso Christian McBride, as he talks about the formation of his band, Inside Straight -- and the creative impetus for their newly released sophomore CD together, "People Music".
Trumpeter Duke Heitger wasn’t born in New Orleans, but has lived there many years and talked with me on stage in Ascona about the challenges and advantages of a career in this most musical of cities when you aren’t a native.
Join host Tom Shaker as he observes Veteran's Day with soul songs honoring the troops. Artists like Bill Withers, The Players and Frieda Payne will be featured. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!
Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and marks their own 30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio. Performances include Midnight Special, Love Me Or Leave Me, and Feelin' Good. Wendell Pierce hosts.
In his new book "Countdown" best selling author Alan Weisman vividly details the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence. Can overpopulation ever be controlled? Will the earths natural resources be enough to sustain life? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al sits down with Alan Weisman to discuss the future of our beloved planet.
Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways. They talk about why JetBlue is launching service out of Worcester.
On April 3, JetBlue announced the newest addition to its growing network: Worcester. Service to the airline's 80th city took flight on November 7, with daily service to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida.
As a leading air-passenger service, with hubs in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York City and San Juan, JetBlue carries 29 million customers a year to 79 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Upcoming destinations include Savannah, Georgia; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Lima, Peru, subject to receipt of government approval; and on November 7, Worcester.
With JetBlue, all seats on its more than 600 daily flights are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. JetBlue's fleet totals 188 aircraft, comprising 129 Airbus A320s and 59 Embraer E190s.
Barger was part of JetBlue's founding team and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. His interest in airlines came from his father, who was a United Airlines pilot for 37 years. From 1982 to 1988, Dave served in several positions with New York Air. In 1992, he joined Continental Airlines and held various management positions, including vice president of Continental's hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Barger was part of the JetBlue founding team in 1998, and served as the COO for Jet Blue until 2007. During the airline's first months of operation, when a JetBlue plane was forced to divert en route so that a diabetic passenger could receive emergency care, he personally apologized to each passenger for the delay, and offered a free flight as compensation.
Following a 2007 incident in which the airline was forced to cancel nearly 1,700 flights due to winter storms, JetBlue's Board of Directors replaced David Neeleman with Barger as CEO. Neeleman, the company's largest individual investor, became a non-executive chairman as a result of the change. In 2009, Barger also became the president of JetBlue.
JetBlue is an official sponsor of the Boston Reds Sox, the Boston Bruins and the Worcester Sharks, a minor-league hockey team affiliated with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.
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