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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

The horn player who’s been the heart and soul of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra for the past quarter-century, Joe Temperley is now 85. His illustrious career in jazz has spanned stints with Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, and other iconic names of the big band era. On this episode of Jazz Night In America, we hear Temperley’s life story, along with his own compositions and new arrangements of his favorite Ellington tunes.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:30pm

Before Barry Moser became an award-winning illustrator, he was a small-town boy who grew up in an era of racism and intolerance in the South during the 1940s and 50s. As children, Barry and his older brother, Tommy, were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism. As an adult, Barry moved to New England and began to consider himself a “recovering racist,” and he spent years of his life trying to unlearn the bigotry that permeated his childhood home and family. Tommy stayed in Chattanooga, and the brothers’ differing attitudes about race, politics, and money led them to an explosive argument than caused their fragile relationship to fall apart. Moser's new book, WE WERE BROTHERS chronicles these fraternal battles and the brothers’ eventual reconciliation before it was too late. This deeply personal memoir on brotherhood, estrangement, and reconciliation captures the essence of family relationships—their complexities, contradictions, and mixed blessings. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Barry Moser.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Trave Harmon, founder and CEO of Triton Technologies. They talk about taking the fear and loathing out of small-business technology. This episode aired originally on July 12, 2015.

Based in Worcester, Triton Technologies is a managed-IT service provider. It was founded years ago on the premise that businesses are looking for a different type of technology company.

Triton’s founding belief is that when a business makes the right technological decisions, it can be allowed to grow, prosper and develop into a profitable company without the hindrances of previous types of technology and implementations. From the person just starting in their home to a company with more than 5,000 employees, Triton tailors its approach and their needs, to deliver the best solution to their problem.

Since Triton Technologies is not aligned with any particular brand, manufacturer or developer, it can offer a broad range of solutions to fit its clients’ needs. PCs, Macs, Linux, Unix, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and more can be used either independently or together, which allows Triton to give its clients overall solutions that best suits their needs.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 9:00pm

Today children and adolescents are spending less and less time out of doors and more and more time in front of computer screens. Because they don’t go outside, they have a very poor connection with the natural environment this causes health and even emotional problems. How can we reconnect our kids with nature? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SCOTT D. SAMPSON, dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. His new book HOW TO RAISE A WILD CHILD: THE ART SCIENCE OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH NATURE offers numerous insights on how we can mentor our children so they develop a passion for nature.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BRET HERHOLZ. Not only is Bret an artist, but he is also an illustrator, children’s book author, screenwriter and set designer. Tune in and find out how he developed his career in art and what a few of his latest projects are. For a look at Bret’s work, go to his website at:

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

World renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader Greg Abate joins Latin Jazz Now host Jim Benitez for a double duty visit. Greg has a new cd coming out and will celebrate with a cd release party at Chan’s in Woonsocket, RI on Saturday, Oct. 3rd. “Kindred Spirits - Live at Chans – recorded with Phil Woods” is Greg’s latest release. Along with the Prince of Be-Bop, the album features Phil Woods last live recording. Greg will be talking about the new album and he’ll also be joining Jim for a bit of “Pitch & Jam” during WICN’s Fall Fund Drive. Tune in to hear about and from saxman Greg Abate and make a donation to help support WICN at the same time.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm

Including tracks from Mudhook, Great Bay Sailor, Tom Hall, the Johnson Girls, Jeff Warner and others. The 16th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival starts on September 26!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

A "gifted acoustic finger-style guitar player" Peter Janson brings world-class acoustic guitar music to records and the concert stage with fresh contemporary arrangements of new and traditional tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, and North America, as well as Celtic inspired compositions. A fusion of Jazz, American roots music, new age and classical sounds, his original and compelling contemporary style is filled with artistry, superb technical mastery, and heartfelt passion: weaving songs about Celtic kings, lost love and sad dogs, memory, life, and the heart. Peter comes to DreamFarm to talk about what is driving him to dig deep and find new inspiration and share some of the highlight of his journey so far.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist/vocalist Freddy Cole is a smooth, classy presence on the jazz scene, still traveling worldwide at 82, and just as opinionated and enthusiastic about the music as he was as a much younger man. He talks to Judy about it all.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:00pm

As part of WICN's FALL FUND DRIVE SPECTACULAR, the one and only UNCLE MARK, former head of WICN's alternative rock department, will return bringing POSITIVE NOISE to the airwaves for one night only: SEPTEMBER 21 FROM 10PM TO 1AM. There will be a special salute to the recording artists of STIFF RECORDS like Elvis Costello, Ian Dury (pictured) and Lene Lovich, as well as special premium items chosen just for a Positive Noise audience. There will be lots of music from all eras too. So, start your week off with a bang, tune in to POSITIVE NOISE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21 AT 10PM ON WICN.

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Frank Sinatra called him "the only true genius in show business." Ray Charles has sung it all, gospel, blues, R & B, jazz country, and of course, soul. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate WICN's artist of the month, one of the pioneers of soul music. It all starts at 7pm!


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