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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Featuring classic tracks from the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Harry Belafonte, the Tarriers, Joan Baez, the Brothers Four, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Highwaymen, Peter-Paul- &-Mary, Odetta, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, the New Christy Minstrels, and MANY more!

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

The Yabuno Ettun Project is a highly creative collaboration between Japanese pianist Haruka Yabuno and Israeli bassist Ehud Ettun. Each one an imaginative composer, Ehud and Haruka have created, during the past few years, a unique interaction on stage. Their performances have also been described by listeners as "captivating" and "fascinating."

"The beauty is that we came together through music way before we could find a common verbal language," explains Haruka. "Once music took over, once we knew that improvising could take us anywhere, the journey itself was our destination.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

Inquiry welcomes artist LYNNETTE VÁZQUEZ POLANCO. She was the First Prize Winner at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80th Annual Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft last year and this year an exhibition of her work “Reflections of the Soul” is currently on view. Also in studio is LISA CROSSMAN, Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and KLEDIA SPIRO, Marketing Manager at FAM. Both of them will talk about upcoming shows and programming At FAM. NB: Lynnette’s translator is: Omayra Bahtista.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist M.K. BROWN. A new collection of her work has just been published titled STRANGER THAN LIFE: 1970-2013 CARTOONS AND COMICS. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. M. K. Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published tune in and learn why.. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

Legendary Washington D.C. based pianist John Eaton discusses his influences from Art Tatum to Bill Evans and his one, memorable performance at the Supreme Court!

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

On Monday August 8 From 7pm To 10pm, tune in to Soul Serenade for a celebration of George Clinton. Clinton turned 75 a few weeks back and to celebrate this one of a kind music pioneer, Uncle Mark (filling in for a vacationing Tom Shaker) will be playing music of Parliament and Funkadelic sprinkled throughout the evening. We'll even play some funk by Bootsy Collins too. All that and the usual great soul music. So load up your Bop Gun, channel your inner Star Child and get prepared to tear the roof off the sucka!

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

Jazz has its capital cities: major hubs like New York, Chicago and New Orleans. But the music manages plenty well in many other places, too. What goes into those smaller ecosystems to enable jazz to thrive? How do talented musicians make it happen? In search of some answers, we sought out the DIY concert producers of CapitalBop in Washington, D.C., as they presented artists from the Baltimore-Washington area. And we met with the musicians themselves — in one case, touring the place he calls home.

Jazz Night In America presents highlights from CapitalBop's converted-warehouse "loft" stage at the 2015 DC Jazz Festival, featuring bands led by vibraphonist Warren Wolf and bassist Kris Funn.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 10:30pm

Author Elizabeth Greenwood grew up right here in Worcester, Massachusetts. Today she teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University. In her new book Playing Dead she chronicles the extreme measures some people take to fake their deaths. Be it money woes or otherwise these people go to extreme measures start a new life while leaving behind the old. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author, Elizabeth Greenwood.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Dante Comparetto and Martha Assefa, co-owners of Pure Juz. They talk about Why we should support locally owned businesses.

Located in Worcester, Pure Juz is a locally owned and socially responsible juice bar committed to providing the community with the freshest fruit and vegetable juice blends possible. Juices are made fresh from locally sourced produce where possible.

Pure Juz is unique in that it adheres to socially responsible business practices by purchasing produce from many local farms and utilizing services from other local businesses to recycle money in the local community in order to support economic development. Energy is produced from renewable energy and a minimal amount of waste is produced from the business. The juice byproduct is given to local farms for composting and feedstock.

Pure Juz says it “strongly believes that the strength of Worcester depends on collaborative relationships between the business and non-profit communities.” It has created a partnership with the Worcester Parks Department to maintain the "Iron Bridge" at neighboring Elm Park. It also earmarks 3 percent of proceeds from every order of juice goes to support Elm Park Community School, a high-poverty school.

One of the owners, Dante Comparetto, also works as director of youth development with StandUp for Kids, a non-profit that supports homeless and at-risk youth, and intends to prioritize homeless and at-risk youth for hiring decisions. He and his partner, Martha Assefa, say they “truly believe that if every business adheres to socially responsible business practices, then we would have a stronger city.” They express hope that their business will “lead by example.”

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back one of our favorite artists RAÚL THE THIRD. His new book, written by Cathy Camper, continues the wild adventures of Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala and El Chavo Flapjack Ocotpus: LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH! This is one of the most creative and wild comics out now for kids and adults.Tune in or Mictlantecuhtli will get you!

Lighthouses have been welcome beacons for mariners along America’s shores since the early 1700s.The story of their evolution, construction, management and their importance in time of war are just some of what we will talk about tonight when Inquiry welcomes writer and historian ERIC JAY DOLIN who will talk about his fascinating book BRILLIANT BEACONS: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE. Tune in and hear what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper along America’s storm haunted shores.

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