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Friday, August 30, 2013 - 6:00pm

Personnel changes have been few over 20 years in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The players are consistent, Marsalis says, but the music should evolve and be challenging, center on the melody and convey emotions. Branford’s tenor and soprano lead. Pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis compose three of the four tunes. Justin Faulkner plays drums.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Live from the WICN Performance Hall, this show will feature a lineup of wonderful local New England artists, including Dan & Faith, James Keyes, Sandy Haddon, Doug Kwartler, Jan Luby, Ryan Foss, and others!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s self-released debut album landed him in the top ten on iTunes’ album chart. This wry lyricist draws inspiration from the masters, including Lennon & McCartney, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, and Cole Porter. This week he shares the secret to his powerful brand of pop.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:30pm

Inquiry welcomes VERLYN KLINKENBORG, writer, teacher, editor and farmer. His new book MORE SCENES FROM THE RURAL LIFE collect years of his columns and pieces for the New York Times and other publications about working and living on a small farm in upstate New York. Tune in for some wonderful conversation about rural life and time, farm animals and the crisis facing small farms in America

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:30pm

Inquiry welcomes back WILLIAM WALLACE, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Tonight Bill talks about the upcoming HARVEY BALL awards gala and the exciting WORCESTER IN THE 1960S exhibition. For more information about the Harvey Ball and the exhibition, go to:
http://www.worcesterhistory.org/

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 7:00pm


Summer means hot nights, food & drive in movies. Join host Tom Shaker for a night of classic soul and movie music from the 60s and 70s. Bring your own popcorn! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 6:00pm

The bandstand wasn’t big enough for Stan Kenton’s musical ideas. His big brassy sound brought dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and great West Coast innovators including Bill Holman, Anita O’Day, and jazz master Lee Konitz. Konitz joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 9:30pm

America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple. Her new book, Ecstatic Nation takes a look back at how this country handled such issues.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back artist CARRIE CRANE. Her latest series of work is the result of her artistic responses to a researcher’s work in the Clark University Physics Department. Andreea Panaitescu was examining “the order and disorder of packing spheres in a confined cube. Carrie Crane’s fascinating and beautiful work inspired by this research can be seen in the group show that Carrie curated: BLINDED BY SCIENCE, currently on view at the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RICHARD A. BRADLEY, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. His new guide COMMON SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA has already proven to be the source of information about the identification and behavior of spiders. Tonight on PART 2 of our conversation, we talk about spider behavior and spider senses, the amazing Jumping Spiders, the mystery of the orb weaver webs and the amazing defense of Cellar Spiders, Tune in and you will never look at spiders the same again.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 3:00pm

What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is CRAIG CHILDS, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is APOCALYPTIC PLANET: FIELD GUIDE TO THE EVERENDING EARTH. 

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