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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm


Tonight on Inquiry our special guest is singer and songwriter SALLY TIMMS, long time member of the Mekons and singer on numerous independent projects.  She talks about her latest project MOXIE TUNG.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back TOM KOCH, adjunct professor of medical geography at the University of British Columbia. His book CARTOGRAPHIES OF DISEASE: MAPS, MAPPING, AND MEDICINE has been republished in a new and expanded edition. Tune in and find out why people started to create maps of the occurrences of diseases like cholera and the plague, and what these maps reveal about the agendas of the map makers.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Judy's conversation with magician, actor and side-show specialist Todd Robbins, one of the most unusual entertainers in the business. Todd discusses his musical work with Woody Allen, his passion for early jazz, and how he utilizes these interests in his magic shows.

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

With songs like "Let's Stay Together" "Tired of Being Alone" and "Love & Happiness" Al, along with his producer, Willie Mitchell, produced some of the greatest soul music of the 1970s. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the man who has been called the last great soul singer. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents 90-year-old Randy Weston's quintet at the 2016 Panama Jazz Festival, where the pianist was the guest of honor. Bandmate T.K. Blue weighs in on Weston's humility and host Christian McBride travels to Randy's home to talk about the set in Panama, meeting Thelonious Monk, and growing up in Brooklyn.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 10:30pm

In The Destruction of Hillary Clinton author Susan Bordo creates this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year and the events that led up to it. She unpacks the rights' assault on Clinton and her reputation and the way the left provoked suspicion and indifference among the youth vote, as well as the media's unprecedented influence. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and educator Susan Bordo.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 9:00pm

On Inquiry tonight, we talk with returning guest writer MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL. He is a visiting professor of law and co-director of the Immigration Clinic  at the West Virginia University College of Law. His new book is a powerful recounting of his growing up under very complicated circumstances: ALL MY MOTHERS AND FATHERS: A MEMOIR.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist, illustrator and comics writer and artist DREW FRIEDMAN. For over 35 years his work has been seen in publications like Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, the New York Times and Field and Stream. Tonight we are talking about his latest book DREW FRIEDMAN’S MORE HEROES OF THE COMICS: 100 NEW PORTRAITS OF THE LEGENDS OF COMIC BOOKS. If you have ever enjoyed a comic book: DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Tune in as Al is joined by trombonist, arranger, bandleader, educator, Dan Gabel. Dan has played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for over a year on a world-tour, played with the Tommy Dorsey and Hal McIntyre Orchestras, and is considered an expert on the big band era. He graduated with a Masters Degree in 2014 from New England Conservatory of Music, and is an active trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and teacher in the greater Boston music scene. Swing along as he spins some of your favorite big band records.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Four hours of live recordings and live musical guests. Hear some of your favorite folk artists in concert settings before live audiences. Host Nick Noble will also welcome Steven Pelland and Louise Mosrie live to the Joe Zupan Memorial On-Air Studio at WICN.

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