“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them.
A favorite on the Northern Soul scene, Chuck Jackson has the distinction of being one of the first singers to score with a Hal David/Burt Bacharach composition "Any Day Now." He started out in doo wop with the Del-Vikings and frequently was on the charts with his brand of upbeat soul/pop vocals. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of Chuck Jackson this Monday night, starting at 7pm!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN. Knisley in a foodie household and new book is a collection of personal “taste memories”, remembrances of times in her life through the food she ate at the time. It is by turns funny, touching and always interesting. RELISH is also a unique illustrated collection of recipes. To see some of Lucy Knisley’s work, go to: http://www.lucyknisley.com/
Writer and children’s book author MELISSA STEWART returns to Inquiry to talk about her latest title in her wonderful series. This volume is titled A PLACE FOR TURTLES. Tune in tonight and learn what problems turtles are facing in our oceans, ponds and marshes and learn what young readers can do to help them.
Kurt Elling sings from his new album 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project, named for a famous address in songwriting. And class act drummer Lewis Nash leads his fine band with Jeremy Pelt and Jimmy Greene on trumpet and tenor. “Lewis will stay right in the pocket, while doing some of the most creative stuff being played,” bassist Peter Washington told DownBeat’s Ted Panken.
On this edition, the incomparable Howie Newman once again will be on hand as Nick's special guest co-host. Howie's music will be featured, along with tracks from John McCutcheon, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, John Fogerty, the Treniers, Terry Cashman, Chuck Brodsky, Rob Lytle, Steve Goodman, and plenty more (yes, even Abbot & Costello!).
Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era.
These master architects of Soul penned hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “Solid.” This week Simpson reminisces about their work and life.
What are worst, most deadly events in human history? Our guest tonight on Inquiry has written a book that describes and ranks the world’s worst wars, genocides and religious persecutions. MATTHEW WHITE is a writer, researcher and creator of the on-line Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century. His new book is titled ATROCITIES: THE 100 DEADLIEST EPISODES IN HUMAN HISTORY. Tune in and learn what horrific event ranked at number one and why chaos is always deadlier than tyranny.
This week's edition of the Soul Serenade at 7:00 p.m. has Tom Lucci in for Mr. Shaker. In the 9:00 PM Soul Spotlight is Chris Clark. A, blue-eyed, platinum-blond, six-foot tall, Oscar-nominated Motown singer? That's Chris Clark. Discover spectacular tracks like "Love's Gone Bad", "Ask Any Girl", and some great covers of Beatles and blues.
Bobby McFerrin introduces a major work for a rhythmically-charged, internationally-cast, improvising choir. McFerrin’s sprawling work evokes African chant, gospel energy, Motown soul, minimalism and jazz polyphony – and this exhilarating performance also features a role for the Rose Theater audience.
As a result of the growing hunger strikes in Guantanamo Bay, force-feeding prisoners continue. But is it ethical? Is it considered further torture? Some say ‘yes.’ Over one hundred detainees, roughly half of the prison population are now involved in the hunger strike and it has drawn worldwide attention to their indefinite detention. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Kent Eiler, counsel for The Constitution Projects Task Force on Detainee Treatment.
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