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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:00pm

James Abram Garfield was one of the most unique and complex presidents of the United States. Born into extreme poverty, he fought in the Civil War and later became a champion of Black suffrage. He believed education was the salvation of the nation and that science achieved the greatest good of humanity. He never sought the office of the President, but was reluctantly dragged into running on the Republican ticket stating “This honor comes to me unsought. I have never had the presidential fever, not even for a day.” Widely admired and beloved, he was brutally cut down by the psychotic assassin Guiteau only to die a slow and painful death over two months due not to the bullet, but because of infection and a doctor’s neglect. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and editor CANDICE MILLARD. Her new history DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT recounts the life of Garfield as well of those around him, in one of the most engaging and interesting history books of this year. If you love American history, don’t miss tonight’s show!

Inquiry welcomes back writer, teacher and critic MAGGIE NELSON, here to talk about two books JANE (A MURDER) and THE RED PARTS (A MEMOIR). It was only as an adult that Ms Nelson discovered that her aunt, Jane, had been brutally murdered by a serial killer. Jane had been a brilliant student at the University of Michigan in the late 1960s, but her brutalized body was found in a remote rural cemetery. In JANE, Maggie Nelson attempts to let Jane speak for herself though long excerpts from Jane’s journals combined with Maggie’s uncovering how this shocking event had affected her family. Just as she was mailing in the manuscript for JANE, Michigan police call Maggie’s family to reveal that due to new DNA evidence they are about to arrest Jane’s killer decades after the crime. While JANE is poetic, deeply tragic and lyrical, THE RED PARTS (A MEMOIR) is a powerful, shocking, scary, gripping and brutally honest account of Maggie’s Nelson’s experience in court while trying to make some sense of this violent crime.
 

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

Join Al Dean on Jazz Matinee as he brings two of his good friends, Bandleader Kenny Hadley, of the Kenny Hadley Big Band, and tenor sax man Arnie Krakowsky on to play some of their favorite tunes! Kenny and Arnie have been playing together for years and have tremendous chemistry both on stage and in the studio.

Check out Kenny and Arnie performing together in the Kenny Hadley Big Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik26wz5QFYw&feature=related

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pavone lived his dream: he quit his day job and played bass in the 1970s in the free-form Manhattan loft scene, developing stamina. A New Yorker writer described his technique as working the strings the way a sculptor chips away granite. “This is toe-tapping, misty-swirling, percolating, mind-bending, heat-emitting music, all wrapped in one.”  --All About Jazz critic Nils Jacobson

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Tonight Jazz Rhythm explores the musical landscape of Chicago pianist, composer and Bandleader Tiny Parham, who recorded over three dozen records between 1927 and 1930.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

Join Joe Zupan for this edition of Jazz New England as sax man Nick Hempton calls in. He left his native Australia for New York in 2004 and hasn't looked back, He's a mainstay on the New York scene and will be in New England this week for a performance. Join us Thursday at 2pm to meet saxophonist Nick Hempton.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Brookline native and alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:00pm

Chicago trumpeter Tito Carrillo made a major splash late last year with his debut recording, "Opening Statement."  That energy has carried over into the new year and we'll hear about that and more when Tito joins Joe on the phone Wednesday at 2 pm. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, Amadeus) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday Cyprus-born, Boston-based drummer George Lernis and his band join us on Jazz New England. They'll be performing tunes from George's  debut recording as a leader. "Shapes of Nature." Join us at 2 pm.

Check out photos from the quintet performing live in the WICN studio!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes photographer and teacher RON ROSENSTOCK. Ron’s stunningly beautiful photography celebrates the quiet majesty and natural spirituality of places as diverse as Ireland, Morocco, Italy and Bhutan. Whether studying the shadows and patterns of desert dunes or the mystery of the Taj Mahal in mist, Ron Rosenstock’s photography captures an unique and ineffable moment of time and place that is both personal and otherworldly. Ron is also an indefatigable teacher, who brings his classes on trips all over the world to learn how to see like a photographer. Tune in tonight and listen to Ron talk about his beginnings as a photographer, how the digital revolution changed the way he worked and how he looks at a landscape. A show of Ron Rosenstock’s work HYMN TO THE EARTH is currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum until March 18. To view some examples of his work and learn more about his tours, go to: http://www.ronrosenstock.com/

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