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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Our annual program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the African-American experience, and the great tradition of African-American music. With special guest co-host Logan Matthews back by popular demand.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Esthema is a Boston-based ensemble composed of virtuoso musicians that defy musical boundaries. A progressive music ensemble hailing from Boston, MA Esthema has been created their unique sound fusing progressive rock and jazz-fusion with the sounds of the traditional music of the Balkan region and the Near & Middle East. The musicians that shape the sound of Esthema bring together both western and eastern influences, instruments, and concepts creating a musical tapestry that transcends musical genres and cultures.


Andy Milas/Guitar
Onur Dilisen/Violin
Mac Ritchie/Oud and Bouzouki
Tom Martin/Bass
George Lernis/Drums

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am

“Krazy Kat” by George Herriman was one of the most unique, visually creative, and surreal comic strips to ever adorn a commercial newspaper. Yet for decades it was not known that Herriman was an African American who “passed” for white and he never told anyone he was close with in the newspaper business. Tonight on Inquiry we talk about the wild life of George Herriman and the origins of the beloved Krazy Kat, Ignatz and Ofissa Pup and the whole crazy crew when we speak with writer MICHAEL TISSERAND. His new biography is titled: KRAZY: GEORGE HERRIMEN, A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with novelist and writer SIRI HUSTVEDT. She has a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and is a lecturer in Psychiatry at the Weill Medical School of Cornell University. Her new book is A WOMAN LOOKING AT MEN LOOKING A WOMEN: ESSAYS ON ART, SEX, AND THE MIND. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back photographer AMELIA DAVIS. She spent over 13 years as legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s assistant and is now the sole owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC. Tonight we will go back to the hey day of hippies, acid and rock when we talk about the stunning book THE HAIGHT: LOVE, ROCK AND REVOLUTION: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JIM MARSHALL which features amazing photography of Bill Graham, The Dead, The Airplane, Hendix, Janis, the Summer of Love and so much more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and comic artist BEN KATCHOR about the new collection of his work CHEAP NOVELTIES: THE PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY. Tune in and learn about the odd urban adventures of Julius Knipl, real estate photographer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Canadian vocalist Amy Cervini discusses her combining jazz and country music on her CD “Jazz Country” and the fun she has with her female vocal trio Duchess and the different dynamic of singing with women vs. men.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Civil Rights Movement had a soundtrack all its own, with gospel, soul and funk at the forefront. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate MLK Day with The Staple Singers, Aretha, JB, Sam Cooke and others. It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America hits Central America, specifically Panama! Pianist Danilo Perez, founder of the Panama Jazz Festival, is our guide as we learn the power of using jazz as a vehicle for social change.We hear music from Perez and John Patitucci and profile violinist Joshue Ashby, a young rising star fusing jazz with Latin American and African traditions.

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

After World War I, young reporter Ernest Hemingway moved to Paris with his new wife determined to become a famous writer of fiction. This was at a time when people like Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald dominated the scene. How Hemingway discovered his style and found the inspiration for his first truly great literary work is the tale recounted in EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND HEMINGWAY’S MASTERPIECE THE SUN ALSO RISES written by tonight’s guest, award-winning journalist, reporter and cultural historian LESLEY M. M. BLUME. Tune in, it’s a colorful story with fist fights, infidelity, hard drinking and of course, bull fights among the Lost Generation.

Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with writer and essayist SAYANTANI DASGUPTA. She was born in Calcutta , raised in New Delhi and now teaches at the University of Idaho. Her new book is a collection of her short autobiographical essays about being in-between two very different places and cultures FIRE GIRL: ESSAYS ON INDIA, AMERICA AND THE IN-BETWEEN.


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