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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Music from the Weavers, the Tarriers, the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Brothers Four, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, The Womenfolk, the Cumberland Three, Peter-Paul-and-Mary, the New Christy Minstrels, the Cumberland Trio, the Brandywine Singers, the Serendipity Singers, the Rooftop Singers, the Seekers, We Five, Schooner Fare, Angel Band, the Maple Street Project, Mudhook, Great Bay Sailor, the Johnson Girls, Nickel Creek, and more! An interview with Spuyten Duyvil will highlight the four hour show.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Ian Ethan, best known for his innovative approach to the 18-string acoustic double-neck guitar, has been performing in small listening venues around the country for the past six years and has now gained national recognition both for his unique instrumental compositions and for the highly original playing methods which are required to perform them. Julie welcomes, Ian Ethan Case back to the farm to hear about his latest work and join him on one of his newest compositions.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:00am

Feeling blue? Tune in tonight as Inquiry welcomes back JAMES A. WELU, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum and NANCY BURNS, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Worcester Art Museum. They will be talking about the current show at the Worcester Art Museum CYANOTYPES: PHOTOGRAPHY’S BLUE PERIOD as well as the catalogue FREDERICK COULSEN: BLUEPRINTS OF A GOLDEN AGE.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:00am

Inquiry welcomes JANE MAYER, staff writer  for the New Yorker and award-winning journalist. She will be talking about her latest stunning and frightening book: DARK MONEY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT. Tune in and learn about the Citizen" United case and how American elections are being bought by a select few interested only in maximizing their profits.  Don’t miss this show.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:00pm

E. PAUL ZEHR, writer and professor at the University of Victoria returns to Inquiry to talk about his amazing and fun new book for young readers: PROJECT SUPERHERO. Part fiction, part real training guide and part examination of what it means to be a real hero, this book is like no other. Tune in and find out why.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Red Knot is a small shorebird that  migrates from it’s breeding grounds in the Arctic south to Tierra del Fuego. In between, it stops to eats at a few select coastal spots that have large numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs. Knot numbers are declining worldwide. The interrelationship of the knot and the horseshoe crab is one of the great stories of ecology and what is going on in the environment. Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is writer and natural historian DEBORAH CRAMER. Her new book is one of the finest accounts of coastal ecology and the human impact on the environment: THE NARROW EDGE: A TINY BIRD, AN ANCIENT CRAB AND AN EPIC JOURNEY.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

British saxophonist/composer Alan Barnes uses poetry and literature to inspire jazz compositions. Alan talks about his work with everyone from Van Morrison and Jamie Cullum to Bjork and Sting.

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Tonight we welcome local author, radio personality and Motown historian Tom Ingrassia to the show to talk about his new book "Reflections of a Love Supreme." Tom will talk about the book as well as spin some great Motown tunes! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Our host Christian McBride happens to be a rather talented bassist and composer, but he told us not to feature him unless it was something special. It so happens that he’s written a special work: a bluesy and soulful oratorio for jazz big band, gospel choir and soloists, and four speakers representing great figures of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s called The Movement Revisited, and is inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Night In America follows McBride around his own hometown of Philadelphia, speaking with the people who raised him at home and in the music, and featuring a performance of The Movement Revisited from the Kimmel Center in downtown Philly.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:30pm

While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book, "The Confidence Game". Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al discusses ways to avoid these so called hustlers with Maria Konnikova.


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