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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with STACY LORD, Chairman of the Board, and LAURA MAROTTA, Executive Director of the ambitious CREATIVE HUB  WORCESTER project. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back artist, performer and film maker DAME DARCY. Tonight we talk about the new compilation of her “Neo-Victorian” masterpiece comics MEATCAKE BIBLE. If you are a fan of mermaids, possessed dolls, and sailors lured to their doom, be sure to tune in!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist Tony Monte died in November 2016. Tony was a personal friend and collaborator of Judy's and one of the first people she met when she started her career in NYC.  Tony was a tireless cheerleader to those he loved in the music business. Tony composed for TV and radio, working with talents as diverse as Peggy Lee and Carly Simon.  This is Judy's 2005 conversation with Tony Monte recorded in NYC.

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 10:00pm

During the 1960s rock music broke around the world. From Boston toDaNang, from Mexico City to Stockholm, singers were getting down and rockingout. These international sounds often combined the rambunctious and rebellious rockstyle with traditional concepts and instruments .  Tonight we will sample ‘60s and early 70s rock and pop music from America,Britain, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Japan, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden,Mexico, and many other places where kids strapped on electric guitars, pickedup a sax or drum sticks, and sang their hearts out.

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Let's start the New Year off right celebrating the music of a soul legend, Arthur Conley. He worked with all the giants of soul; Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Solomon Burke…the list goes on and on. Join host Tom Shaker for a "sweet soul" time! It all starts at 7pm…

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Christian McBride looks back on many of the legends we’ve lost this year, and we celebrate with rarely heard performances from Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemans, and others.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:30pm

In his new book "War Against War" best selling author and historian Michael Kazin tells the story of Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back down. In the riveting "War Against War", Michael Kazin brings us into the ranks of the largest, most diverse, and most sophisticated peace coalition up to that point in US history. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Michael Kazin.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino talks with Kelly Porter, chief people officer of Harmless Harvest, about whether the food industry is ready to go beyond Fair Trade. This episode aired originally on October 30, 2016.

As consumers, we are familiar with the “Fair Trade” label on food such as coffee, tea and chocolate—which means farmers received a fair price for the goods they harvested. More recently, food companies have begun to focus on “Fair For Life” certification—which goes beyond fair prices to include fairness in treatment and long-term investment in farming communities.

Only 500 organizations worldwide have received the Fair For Life certification—one of them being San Francisco's Harmless Harvest, a company specializing in organic, great-tasting and sustainably farmed coconut water. 

Fair For Life certification is a badge of honor that represents the highest ethical standards in product safety, environmental sustainability and fair wages and working conditions for employees throughout the product's supply chain. 

Harmless Harvest gets its coconuts from rural communities in Thailand—and has made a powerful impact on these farming communities. Key annual Fair For Life statistics for Harmless Harvest include:

  • 12 mobile health check-up clinics conducted in rural Thai communities in 2015 (an average of one per month)
  • 906 Thai locals examined by Harmless Harvest's mobile healthcare check-up unit
  • 200 farmers and factory workers sustainably employed by Harmless Harvest in Thailand
  • 386 school uniforms (required to attend classes) provided to 193 local Thai schoolchildren
  • Nearly $40,000 reinvested by Harmless Harvest in communities throughout rural Thailand

In the U.S., Thailand and beyond, Harmless Harvest reports that it “shows the power of an ecosystem-based business to return both profit and positive benefit for people and the planet (all while delivering a delicious and hydrating product).”

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:00pm

THOMAS THWAITES is a designer in London, where he ponders technology, science and futures research. One day he realized he was tired of all the worry and stress of human life and decided to try to become a goat. What happened next is told in his new book GOATMAN: HOW I TOOK A HOLIDAY FROM BEING HUMAN. The story is even weirder than you think. Tune in and see.

Walking through a city, we rarely look up. Tonight on Inquiry, my guest is writer JACK COOKE who goes one better. He goes up. Jack Cooke has a passion for climbing trees in and around London. Trees in parks, cemeteries, along rivers and even in those secret gardens London is famous for. Why should an adult take to the oak and cedar? Tune in and find out. Cooke’s unique book is titled: THE TREE CLIMBER’S GUIDE: ADVENTURES IN THE URBAN CANOPY.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Every year in January, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York City to bring its members of the arts community together.  APAP|NYC hosts more than 3,600 artists and performing industry leaders from the worlds of dance, theater, music, opera and family programing. Scott Stoner, Director of Programs and Resources talks with Bonnie Johnson about the non-profit's 60th anniversary and ongoing services including: APAP's Building Bridges, the Cultural Exchange Laboratory (CXL) as well as the convention's platform for showcasing jazz and its growing network.


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