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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mauro DePasquale, executive director of Worcester Community Cable Access and band leader, singer and pianist for Jazzed Up. This episode aired originally on January 17, 2016.
 
WCCA is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation that administers public-access cable television for Worcester. WCCA operates WCCA TV on Channel 194 – formerly Channel 13 - on Charter Cable’s Worcester system.
 
The mission of WCCA is to:

  • Advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • Provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • Promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • Promote communication through community use of media

 
During the past four years, Jazzed Up has served as “house band” for Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and Summer Series at Wayside Inn, has made regular appearances at Oxford’s Casual Dining, and Marlboro’s Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. They performed at Governor Charlie Baker's Inaugural, on WCCA TV, and right here on 90.5 WICN.
 
Jazzed Up can also be made available as a quartet or full orchestra. The trio can fit any music need, including cocktail hours, concerts, fundraisers, dinner music, holiday parties, corporate events, lounges, film- and recording-session support, and more.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:00pm

Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that any odd event like these can happen? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Joseph Mazur, author and emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College to talk about his enjoyable new book Fluke: The Math And Myth Of Coincidence.

Teenage girls today are almost always on the cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales about her new book American Girls: Social Media And The Secret Lives Of Teenagers. What she discovered is disturbing and shocking. Don’t miss this show!

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

An eclectic mix of folk classics and newer songs by contemporary artists, as well as an interview with the Six String Soldiers—the U.S. Army Field Band.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Why is a chamber-jazz quartet led by Bert Seager, American jazz pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator. The Why also features cello, upright bass, and hand percussion and together reveal new ways to hear dance rhythms from many cultures. The music makes one wonder what Schubert would have sounded like had he lived in Peru and played odd meters, or if Ravel had lived in Ghana and had been able to improvise over chord changes.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:00am

Are you in too much debt? Facing a criminal conviction? Or are you just unhappy with your family life? Have you ever dreamt about faking your death and starting all over with a clean slate? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry did. Writer and journalist ELIZABETH GREENWOOD started her very strange trip by Googling “faking your death” and what followed is recounted in her wild and bizarre book: PLAYING DEAD: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF DEATH FRAUD. Before you attempt to fake your drowning and run away to Panama, tune in and listen.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Inquiry welcomes back swimmer and writer LYNNE COX. Lynne has held open-water swimming records all over the world without a wetsuit and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her life had been dedicated to doing seemingly impossible swims often in places with extremely cold conditions until she feel seriously ill with a serious heart disorder. What happened next would change her life forever. Her book is titled: SWIMMING IN THE SINK: AN EPISODE OF THE HEART. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back DONALD KROODSMA. He is a well-known authority on birdsong and professor emeritus if ornithology at the University of Massachusetts. A few years back, Kroodsma was wrestling with what he wanted from his academic career and he decided to bicycle across America with his 24 year old son, listening to the changing avifauna along the way. It was a great adventure. His account of this road trip is told in the new book LISTENING TO A CONTINENT SING: BIRDSONG BY BICYCLE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC. This is a unique book that you not only read, but listen to. Tune in and learn all about it. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BENJAMIN KLEIN. He teaches European and world history at California State University, East Bay. He is also the nephew of photographer Irwin Klein. Benjamin Klein has edited a beautiful new book of Irwin Klein’s photography: IRWIN KLEIN AND THE NEW SETTLERS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF COUNTERCULTURE IN NEW MEXICO. Tune in and learn about the life of Irwin Klein and about the commune culture in the southwest. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

88 years young, Marilyn performs with the energy a 40-year-old would envy and a talent that Johnny Carson honored a record 70 times on his "Tonight Show."

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00pm

Positive Noise celebrates the end of summer with a Beach Party till 1AM! Say goodbye to summer by listening to great rock about wild vacations, torrid summer romances, and everything that makes summer fun. With lots of summer classics, Frankie and Annette, surf instrumentals and more alternative songs about everything that makes this season cook. Grab the sun block, pack the cooler and bikini, and join us for a final farewell to summer.

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