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Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 9:00pm

Artist, writer and musician LEAH HAYES has created a graphic novel type guide to what it is like to go through an abortion. It is a calm, sensitive and common sense description about what will happen to you every step along the way. This is a women’s health book like no other. Tune in tonight as we discuss NOT FUNNY HA-HA: A HANDBOOK FOR SOMETHING HARD.

It was the end of the 20th century and CDs had become a third-rate technology that no college student cared about. They were too busy on illegal file sharing sites downloading their music their way. Journalist and writer STEPHEN WITT ‘s new book is titled HOW MUSIC GOT FREE: THE END OF AN INDUSTRY, THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AND THE PATIENT ZERO OF PIRACY. This book is a detailed history of the invention of the MP3, an account of music industry’s complete lack of understanding of what this technology meant for CD sales and the wild story of a man who became a music piracy addict. This is an outstanding history of technology and music and the people who pirated thousands of MP3s.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

An exploration of the spiritual, religious, and gospel traditions in folk music.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

When we heard the talents of this exciting young group of players, we knew you’d want to hear this brass section and their rhythm section. The Anthony Fung Quintet consists of five remarkably talented musicians who have distinguished themselves as accomplished musicians in the Boston area. You’ll be impressed with what you hear and how they play both new and old tunes. Young Jazz Boston comes to Historic DreamFarm… 

Featuring:

Anthony Fung/Drums
Kyumin Shim/ Piano
Jonathan Chapmna/Bass
Edmar Colon/Sac
Mao Sone/Trumpet 

 

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( www.museumofrussianicons.org ). We will talk about all the new programs at the museum including TOYS, TRINKETS, AND TREASURES: THE STORY OF THE NESTING DOLL. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 3:30pm

The proposed Superconducting Super Collider was going to make the United States the premier research destination in high energy physics when it was proposed in the 1980s. It was the largest basic-science project ever attempted in this country and construction was started in Texas. But funding for the project was cut off by Congress in 1993, thus terminating the project and ending this country’s leadership in the field. What went wrong? Tonight we talk with historian and writer MICHAEL RIORDAN about his history (co-authored with Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb) TUNNEL VISIONS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Singer Rhea Simon joins Pamela Hines for an intimate live in-studio performance from the WICN Performance Hall. Featuring Steve Hershman on piano and Todd Baker on bass. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli, talks about Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, and others who influenced him, and what it takes to be a great rhythm guitarist.

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we remember a "lost soul" of the southern R&B music scene.  Marvin Sease started out singing gospel but found his success singing explicit songs about love & food. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:00pm

Eric Lewis’ career has circulated both in and out of jazz circles. Performing under his given name, he was an up-and-coming pianist who performed in the bands of Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. As his career progressed – or didn’t – he found that a lot of contemporary rock music also spoke to what he wanted to do. So performing under the name ELEW, he devised a new theatrical, high-energy style of playing solo piano called rockjazz, and it took him to TED Conferences, national tours, America’s Got Talent and the White House. Now he’s set to translate his vision to the jazz trio format, planning a recording with some major players. Jazz Night In America follows ELEW to the studio, and to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, where his burning band includes Reginald Veal on bass and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:30pm

Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by best selling author and investigative journalist Jane Mayer. Her new book "Dark Money"  provides some very insightful thoughts as to current issues facing America today.

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