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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and their latest project entitled Real Enemies. Argue describes the piece “an exploration of real world beliefs, of the present day folklore that we call conspiracy theories.” Musically, Real Enemies draws from on 12-tone compositional techniques along with a collage of found text and media from dozens of sources that trace the historical roots, iconography, ideology, rhetoric, and psychology of these conspiracies.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:30pm

More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. Are they legit? Tune in Sunday evening February 26 at 10:30 when Al speaks with author and educator Tressie McMillan Cottom about her new book; LOWER ED.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. They talk about ending racism in farming and food. This episode aired originally on July 31, 2016.

Soul Fire Farm, located in Petersburg, New York, is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. The farm raises life-giving food and acts in solidarity with people marginalized by what’s known as “food apartheid.” With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, the farm works to reclaim our collective right to belong to the Earth and to have agency in the food system.

Soul Fire Farm brings diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health and environmental justice. The farm is training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.

As a farmer, food justice activist and educator, Leah Penniman, co-director of the non-profit Soul Fire Farm, is working to dismantle the oppressive structures that misguide our food system. She backs that mission with an incredible work ethic, sharp intellect and a deep passion for racial equality in land ownership and food production, She is a part-time high school science teacher, was a 2015 Fulbright Fellow and co-founded YouthGROW in Worcester.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:00pm

Around the world, our oceans and seas are experiencing a bizarre and frightening phenomena: jellyfish blooms. The appearance of many thousands of jellyfish, preventing fishing, gumming up ships and creating general panic. So, why are they appearing? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back scientist LISA-ANN GERSHWIN, director of the Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services. We will be talking about her book STUNG! ON JELLYFISH BLOOMS AND THE FUTURE OF THE OCEAN.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about the recent 2017 HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION at ANNA MARIA COLLEGE. Our in-studio guests are DAVID WACKELL, Administrative Assisstant, Lecturer and Preparator at Anna Maria; JAIMEE  TABORDA, instructor from Oxford High School; and artists in the exhibition ERIN REID, MEG BUAREGARD, OLIVIA OBREBSKI, GRACE BOUTIETTE, MORGAN AMOUR and BECCA HOPE.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Each hour a different theme, and host Nick Noble just will call on listeners to guess each theme as it unfolds!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

We were blown away by the group of Boston-area musicians that make up the stellar, or should we say "solar" collaboration we called "Corona," because, a corona is the crown around the sun...blindingly brilliant, blazing, and hot. That pretty much describes this group of brilliant players from around the World who met in Boston and who make music that will blow you away. Drummer Nahum Corona introduced us to this talented ensemble ...thanks, Nahum~

Nahum Corona/Drums
Hoo Kim/Bass
Javier Rosario/Guitar
Edmar Colon/Saxophone
Nikolas Anadolis/Piano

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KLEDIA SPIRO, Marketing Manager for the Fitchburg Art Museum and LISA CROSSMAN, Interim Curator for the Fitchburg Art Museum. They will be taking about the brand new exhibition of large paintings: A CURIOUS NATURE: PAINTINGS BY SHELLEY REED. For more information, go to: membership@fitchburgartmuseum.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Alps are “the most evocative range” in Europe. The Alps witnessed the travels of Hannibal and his elephants, the birth of Romanticism, and the creation of Heidi. The Alps are celebrated in poetry, novels and films like the Sound of Music, the Eiger Sanction and far too many Bond movies. The Alps also separate cultures, languages, customs and cuisines. Tune in tonight as Inquiry takes a Grand Tour of the Alps with writer STEPHEN O’SHEA who will be talking about his wonderful book that records his travels through THE ALPS: A HUMAN HISTORY FROM HANNIBAL TO HEIDI AND BEYOND.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Why does time seem to speed up the older we get? Do we have an internal clock that regulates the body and mind? Can we purposely make time seem to speed up or slow down? When is now? Tonight on Inquiry we tackle some of these timely questions when we talk with writer and editor ALAN BURDICK about his latest book: WHY TIME FLIES: A MOSTLY SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tony Bennett talks about his long career, early inspirations, iconic sessions with Bill Evans and his recent Grammy-winning "Duets II" CD with an all-star cast: Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, k.d. lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey. Tony and his collaborators received the Grammy for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" as well as the Grammy for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" for his duet, "Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse.

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