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Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 10:30pm

Anxiety and fear are natural responses to threats.  When they become excessive in duration, frequency, or intensity, an anxiety disorder arises.  These conditions are the most prevalent of psychiatric problems, affecting about forty million adults in the United States, roughly 20 % of the population. Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand fear and anxiety. Now, in his new book ANXIOUS: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety LeDoux sheds light on this menacing condition. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Joseph LeDoux about his book and his research.

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 9:00pm

Alan Turing was one of the most complex scientists/mathematicians/philosophers of the Twentieth Century. His writing on computers from the 1930s is still important and he helped decipher the complicated Nazi codes during World War II. “Turing machines” and “the Turing test” are still concepts discussed today. Yet his life ended in controversy and then an unforeseen suicide. Tune in when Inquiry talks with mathematician ANDREW HODGES about his classic biography ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA.

Drummers of the world, listen up! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JEREMY ESPOSITO, President and Director of Operations of WALBERG AND AUGE INC. Walberg and Auge is a historical preservation drum company that began its life in the early part of the twentieth century right here in Worcester. Tune in and find out about their quality drums, the company’s amazing history and the numerous inventions Bernard Walberg created that are part of today’s modern drum set. Their website is:

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015. 


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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Once again during the MLB All-Star Break, host Nick Noble will be joined by special guest co-host Howie Newman, to bring listeners four hours of songs relating to our National Pastime. We’ll hear from Chuck Brodsky, John McCutcheon, the late Steve Goodman, Mabel Scott, John Fogerty, Howie himself, and many more. Even Abbott & Costello might make it on to the playlist. Batter up!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

A previous guest musician in Season 1 of DreamFarm Radio, Vivkek Patel, was at that time young Jazz trumpet player in Boston with a lot of promise. A physical condition, due to which he lost motor control in his right hand, changed his trajectory. In this episode of DreamFarm Radio we talk to this gifted musician and find out how he is creating a new music in different ways.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Hummingbirds capture everyone’s imagination. But hummingbirds often run afoul of the actions of people and when they do, they get taken to one of a devoted group of select people skilled at rehabbing these tiny, feathered jewels. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with TERRY MASEAR, who has been rescuing hummingbirds since 2005, in Hollywood no less. Her new book talks about the reality of caring for these high maintenance birds. Terry’s book is titled FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS: RESCUING HUMMINGBIRDS IN HOLLYWOOD

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:30pm

Throughout most of the 20th Century Al Hirschfeld’s drawings and paintings captured the look and life of the people of film, the theatre, television and music. His mastery of line was unmatched and instantly recognizable. He was not simply a caricaturist, but rather a “characterist”, an artist whose portraits revealed the essence of a person or a performance. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with curator and editor DAVID LEOPOLD who has been studying Hirschfeld’s work for over 25 years. We will be talking about his new landmark collection of the artist’s work THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY: ALL HIRSCHFELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AND HIS AGE. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Hilary Gardner discusses her debut CD celebrating New York, “A Great City” and her vocal trio “Duchess.”

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Described as "one of the great cult figures of 20th century American music" Swamp Dogg is a force of nature. Equal parts soul, blues and rock and roll, the Dogg is the alter ego of Jerry Williams, Jr., who's been making music for over 50 years. Find out more about this great character of American music on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Eric Reed celebrates the 110th birthday of tenor saxophone master Coleman Hawkins. Reed brings Tivon Pennicott, tenor saxophone; Warren Vache, cornet; Dezron Douglas, bass; and drummer Willie Jones III to honor his legacy. Interviews from the band come from leader Eric Reed and Tivon Pennicott. We also speak with jazz historical and tenor saxophonist Loren Schoenberg to learn more about the life and music of Coleman Hawkins.


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