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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back photographer and artist TARA SELLIOS. Her large exquisite photographs of dead fish, animals and flowers echo themes found in Dutch, Flemish and Baroque canvases concerned with “memento mori”. Her new body of work, using numerous moths and beetles, is amazing. The photograph shown is a detail of one of her photographs documenting her process of creating her work. To see examples of Tara's work, go to:



Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 2:30pm

Tonight Inquiry talks with artist MADHINI NIRMAL. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India. She has also done a moving body of work that deals with her stutter and uses painting as an alternative means of expression. Other works of hers are inspired by her interests in the sublime, silence, ecology, veganism and yoga. Don’t miss this conversation with this unique artist! To see examples of Madhini's work, go to her website:


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Pianist Ehud Asherie was born in Isreal, spent his early years in Italy and now lives in the States. He brings an international perspective as well as wide musical knowledge to his jazz playing. Judy and Ehud discuss his broad range of influences including Orson Welles whom he considers a major source of inspiration.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the music of one of soul music's early pioneers, Solomon Burke. In the same league as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Ray Charles (to name just a few) Burke never had a Top 20 hit, but he was a key figure in soul music. His unique mix of country, gospel and rock music helped define a new genre of music! It all starts at 7 PM!

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Every spring, a New York City community organization puts on a month's worth of jazz events centered around the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival turns the spotlight on a historically African-American region, and often some lesser-heard talents. Though Akua Dixon has played in just about every situation open to a cellist, less frequently does she lead a band bearing her own name. Her music often features her compositions and arrangements for a string ensemble, and occasionally adds her own voice to the mix as well.Jazz Night In America visits the coffee shop and jazz club Sistas' Place — one of the key venues for the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival — to take in a set led by Akua Dixon. In addition to the band featured on her latest album, Dixon is also joined by her two children: vocalist Andromeda Turre and drummer Orion Turre.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:30pm

Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with pop culture expert and author Glen Weldon about his new book, THE CAPED CRUSDAE and the rise of nerd culture.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Aaron Nicodemus, business editor of the Telegram & Gazette. They talk about the top local and regional business stories of 2015. This episode aired originally on January 10, 2016.
In the final Sunday Telegram of each year, the “Business Matters” section takes an in-depth look at the top local and regional business stories of the past 12 months. This year, in Top Business Stories of 2015, the key focuses are on mergers, downtown construction, and changes atop Hanover Insurance.
As T&G Business Reporter Lisa Ecklebecker writes, “The biggest business stories in Central Massachusetts during 2015 ranged from a frenzy of deal making, to health care cost woes, to turnover in the corner office, to signs of economic development. In other words, if something big happened globally or nationally in business, it probably happened here, too.”

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Around the world since ancient times, people have been fascinated by dolphins. They amuse and intrigue us. We admire their intelligence and many people feel a deep kinship with dolphins. But dolphins have also been the victims of horrific carnage and are victims of the polluting and overfishing of our oceans. Even dolphins that are kept in various ocean parks around the world are terribly abused. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author, editor and journalist SUSAN CASEY about her travels around the world investigating the way people have thought about dolphins: VOICES IN THE OCEAN: A JOURNEY INTO THE WILD AND HAUNTING WORLD OF DOLPHINS. 

Journalist and writer RINKER BUCK decided one day that he would retrace the long and rugged route the pioneers took along the Oregon Trail to the Pacific. He decided to do it the traditional way: with a team of three mules pulling a  Schuttler wagon. His brother joined him on this journey. What followed was one of the great adventures and a thrilling road trips “seeing America slowly” an art he learned from his father. His account of this amazing voyage is THE OREGON TRAIL: A NEW AMERICAN JOURNEY.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MUSIC with special guest host Ed O'Gardella. Lots of Irish songs from a variety of great artists, including Tommy Makem, Mary O'Dowd, the Irish Rovers, the Jolly Beggars, and many more!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Great on Paper is an improvised, four-person party of abstract sound fashioners. They go into new musical situations without an exit strategy!


Isacc Wilson/Piano
Simon Willson/Bass
Kevin Sun/Sax
Robin Baytas/Drums


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