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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Brazilian guitarist, Caio Afiune blends the music of Brazil with more delightful South American sounds that make Jazz voicing sing new songs.


Caio Afiune/Guitar
Henry Paz/Sax
Henrique Eisenmann/Piano

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist GUSTAVE BLACHE III. His figurative work documents the lives and labor of “those whose contributions typically go un-noticed”. His new series is of people conserving art. He has a retrospective show opening at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum titled: A WORK IN PROCESS: PAINTINGS BY GUSTAVE BLACHE III. To see some examples of his work, go to:

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Break out the bi-carb! In the 1960s and 1970s, many a recipe book featured garish pictures of food in mounds of gelatin or piled high into odd shapes and always featuring sliced eggs or bananas. It was a weird time for food photography. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANNA PALLAI. She is a PR and agent and formerly Publicity Director of Faber. Her new book of photographs is a stomach challenging tribute to those “stylish” meals of yore: 70’S DINNER PARTY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DOWNRIGHT UGY OF RETRO FOOD. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Zydeco is a word for the music of Creole Louisiana as well as the event at which it is played and what people do when they get to the dance. Tonight on Inquiry we’ll talk accordions, washboards, snap beans and about some Zydeco’s  greatest musicians. My guest is writer MICHAEL TISSERAND and his book is THE KINGDOM OF ZYDECO.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with GORDON B. ARNOLD. He is a professor of liberal arts at Montserrat College of Art, where he teaches film and art history. His new book is ANIMATION AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION: A BRIEF HISTORY. Tune in tonight and listen as we talk about the beginnings of American animation and characters like Gertie, Felix, Betty Boop and Popeye.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, talks about Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, and others who influenced him, and what it takes to be a great rhythm guitarist.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:00pm

POSITIVE NOISE celebrates the upcoming INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (Wednesday March 8) with an entire evening of women rock artists. We will feature classic artists like Darlene Love and Joanie Summers; great singers of the late 60s like Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin; hard rocking punk and New Wave artists like Deb Harry and Siouxsie; and a good sampling of new releases from the likes of Sleater Kinney,  Yuki of Young Juvenile Youth and Jesca Hoop. Uncle Mark hosts.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

This week's Soul Spolight will be on Bobby Womack. You know his big hits "Lookin' for a Love" (for J. Geils) and "It's All Over Now" (Rolling Stones), but Bobby Womack's voice is its own kind of soulful. Find out who's "The Bravest Man in the Universe", and enjoy three hours of R&B gems with Tom Lucci.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America goes to La La Land to get the real story of what it takes to make it as a jazz musician in the City of Stars. We'll check out pianist Josh Nelson’s latest project inspired by the history of Los Angeles - from Hollywood to amusement parks to Tiki music. And we'll ask some LA musicians what the award-winning movie gets right … and wrong.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 10:30pm

In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration. The individuals started to band together informally, joined initially by their enthusiasm for Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign. They self-mockingly called the 19th Street row house in which they congregated the "House of Truth," playing off the lively dinner discussions with frequent guest such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. about life's verities. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and historian Brad Snyder about his new book: THE HOUSE of TRUTH.


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