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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Four hours of holiday recordings. Sweet Wednesday live in the studio.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Singer-songwriter Julie Lavender, host of DreamFarm Radio discusses her newly released CD, "The Siddur Project."

In this project Julie Lavender, sets luminous poetry from the ancient Jewish prayer book to her own fresh, multi-faceted, jazz-influenced music. This intriguing project features top East Coast jazz players and also highlights Julie’s striking visual art.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Pianist Tardo Hammer discusses his work with Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks and others and his new CD, “Simple Pleasures."

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

It was ten years ago that the Godfather of Soul left this world. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his passing with a special tribute on our annual holiday music show. It all starts at 7pm……BYOM (Bring your own mistletoe)!

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Nuyorican pianist Eddie Palmieri turns 80 this month and to celebrate Jazz Night in America presents the Latin jazz legend’s Harlem River Drive project featuring an 18-piece orchestra recorded in (where else, but) Harlem! In the words of Eddie himself, “The message of Harlem River Drive is the past, present, and future. We’re talking about conditions that exist past, present, and future and why we struggle to survive. We’re talking about the unequal distribution of wealth; we’re talking about broken homes.” Eddie and the band trace the genesis and commercial failure of the 1972 cult album, and how the message is still today.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 10:30pm

In her new book EIGHT FLAVORS, food historian, Sarah Lohman sets out on a journey through history to uncover the eight flavors that have come to define the ever-changing palate of American cuisine: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha. While some of these might be familiar, others may surprise you.  But by the end of this unique culinary history, Lohman will convince you of their significance.  Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Sarah Lohman.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Lynette Silva, senior research analyst of Globoforce. They talk "working human." This episode aired originally on October 16, 2016. 

In 1999, Eric Mosley co-founded Globoforce in Dublin, Ireland with an international focus that would change the recognition industry. In 2002, Globoforce opened its U.S. headquarters in Southboro.

Based on the core principle of creating memorable experiences around the world, Eric began building one of the largest online-recognition platforms in the world. But that was just the first step. What soon followed reinvented the way employee recognition is done today.

With a clear goal to continually move the industry forward, Globoforce introduced a new way of thinking to human-resources leaders. Over the past century, recognition had consisted of tactical forms of “reward” that neither engaged employees nor moved businesses forward. Globoforce turned the industry upside-down with strategic recognition. In short, Eric and his teem disrupted old thinking by stressing the importance of “working human.”

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 9:00pm

Do you find it tough to find the groove in the music of Coltrane? Do you have a hard time finding new music you like? Inquiry welcomes back jazz pianist, music historian, critic and writer TED GIOIA. His new book HOW TO LISTEN TO JAZZ is a useful and fun guide for listening to all types of jazz music critically.  It is also a fine concise history of jazz and a biography of some of the giants of jazz. When you hear a new band or recording, what should a listener focus on? Tune in and find out.

Inquiry welcomes back swimmer and writer LYNNE COX. Lynne has held open-water swimming records all over the world without a wetsuit and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her life had been dedicated to doing seemingly impossible swims often in places with extremely cold conditions until she feel seriously ill with a serious heart disorder. What happened next would change her life forever. Her book is titled: SWIMMING IN THE SINK: AN EPISODE OF THE HEART.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

Jazz pianist/organist, composer Mike Ledonne talks with host Bonnie Johnson about "Disability Pride NYC", a non-profit organization he started to create a parade and pride day dedicated to celebrating people with disabilities. Ledonnes's twelve year old daughter Mary is disabled and her love of music inspired his idea to raise awareness and "instill a sense of pride in the community and change the public perception of people with disabilities". A third annual concert to benefit the parade is being held on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Jazz all-stars including Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Ron Carter, Benny Golson and more join Ledonne on stage at The Quaker Friends Meeting Hall in New York City.

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 11:00am

When writer and journalist EMILY WITT turned thirty and found herself single, she began to wonder about the meaning of relationships and sex. Was there something to hope for other than the long-term monogamous relationship sanctioned by society? So she began to explore other options and attitudes including internet dating,  OMing, internet porn, live webcams and polymory. Wit’s new book FUTURE SEX chronicles her journey of sexuality and identity. 


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