What can a Magritte painting tell us about scientific theories? Why is the Little Prince like the essentials of quantum physics? These unusual questions will be answered tonight by GIOVANNI VIGNALE, the Curator’s Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri. His new book, THE BEAUTIFUL INVISIBLE: CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS uses metaphors and analogies from literature and art to discuss some of the most abstract ideas of physics. Tune in and find out why theoretical physics is the modern form of theology.
Science Fairs are no longer about exploding Plaster of Paris volcanoes or mouse traps and ping-pong balls to demonstrate nuclear fission. Today’s high schoolers are now solving problems that have puzzled scientists for years and the stakes involves prize money of many thousands of dollars and an assured future career in science. For many of these current science fair participants, winning means being able to go to the college of their choice. Writer JUDY DUTTON followed twelve contestants in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and tells their amazing stories in her new book SCIENCE FAIR SEASON: TWELVE KIDS, A ROBOT NAMED SCORCH AND WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN. Tune in and learn about what these new Einsteins and Gates are up to.
Join host Tom Shaker as he marks the 5th anniversary of The Soul Serenade on WICN’s airwaves. Great music, interviews, giveaways and lots of fun!! It all starts at 7pm.
A smooth pairing as renowned pianists Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis take the stage for two rousing sets. On the verge of his tenth decade, Brubeck shows he still is the master of the 88s on "Take Five," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Over the Rainbow." Lewis' gospel and funk tinged sound will lift you out of your seat with "The In Crowd," "Wade in the Water" and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
People across the country are discovering the immense pleasure and benefits of buying local and embracing a thoughtful healthy lifestyle. Join Al this Sunday evening when he speaks with author Christine Chitnis about her new book, "Markets Of New England". This marvelous book introduces readers to fifty of New Englands best farmers markets, art events and festivals. Best of all they are located right here in New England. So tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a slice of the good life.
The Blackstone Valley Regional Economic Development Council is a private, non-profit organization that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region by aiding in expansion, relocation and networking.
The Council’s mission is to deliver services and business resources that will enable companies to thrive within in the Blackstone Valley, and its closely aligned neighbors in south central Massachusetts, while improving the region's economy and lifestyle through the creation of quality jobs and enhanced public and private investment.
The Council aims accomplish this through its own work and the collective efforts of its eight affiliated partner organizations: the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce.
Our guest tonight is Joseph Deliso, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce. Join us as host Steve D'Agostino talks to him about creating healthy, sustainable jobs and wealth for the Blackstone Valley.
Imagine a secret society and spy ring that was organized by George Washington but that is still in existence today, working very much behind the scenes in Washington. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with BRAD MELTZER, best-selling author and Eisner Award winner about his thrilling new novel THE INNER CIRCLE which revolves around the machinations of the legendary clandestine Culper Ring. Brad also talks about his new series on the History Channel BRAD MELTZERs DECODED, which focuses on untangling the truth on some of America’s greatest real historical mysteries. Was explorer Meriwether Lewis death really a suicide or did dark forces come together to murder him? Did John Wilkes Booth escape pursuit and survive to live on for many years? Who hid the White House cornerstone? These are real life mysteries unknown to most of us but every bit as thrilling as Brad’s novels.
Sea Turtles are among the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened species. Coming to land at night on the beaches of select areas of the world, they lay hundreds of eggs in their nests. The threats to these nests and their tiny hatchlings are numerous. There are often human and animal predators. And once they hatch they are food for gulls, frigatebirds, fish and numerous other marine species. Only a tiny fraction of the young turtles make to a mile offshore. To learn more about how sea turtles live, tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes AARON HONIG, science educator and researcher, who has just returned form working in Costa Rica to tag and save these amazing creatures.
Inspired by this duet set at Newport, the saxophonist, pianist, band mates, and great friends have recorded a duet album (CD release anticipated June 7). Tune in on Friday, June 17th at 6pm!
This week's show will feature a live phone interview with Burl Ives' son Alex Ives. Then from 10-11PM special selections for the uncle of a number of listeners.
Humphrey Lyttelton (May 23 1921- April 25 2008) , was a jazz musician, writer and broadcaster. He played the trumpet in a variety of groups showcasing a wide variety of different Jazz styles from New Orleans Jazz "revivalism" and other pre-war styles, 1930's swing, to 1950's Afro-Cuban Jazz Fusion. Join host Dave Radlauer as we explore and celebrate Humphery Lyttelton's contribution to Jazz.
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The Hanover Theatre
Fostering a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow, making a difference in the community and revitalizing downtown Worcester.
The Hanover Theatre
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Worcester, MA 01608-2014