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Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.

Tune in as host Norm Rosen talks with Jorma about his involvement with, and personal changes of Jefferson Airplane as well as formation of Hot Tuna, his work with David Bromberg, and David Crosby. His crediting Reverend Gary Davis for " Hesitation Blues" and Blind Boy Fuller for "Keep on truckin' mama".

Norm and Jorma reminisce a little. They both coincidentally enough, grew up in the DC area partially, and went to college in Ohio. Jorma at Antioch, and Norm at Hiram. Antioch was very Bohemian, the t-shirts said "No football since 1923."

They also talk about Jorma's ethnic background ( Finnish and Jewish), how the movie Avalon, Jews of Baltimore portrayed could have been his own family.

Jorma Kaukonen will be performing at The Bull Run Restaurant on May 15.

http://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=554

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Don Davis, a friend and frequent guest musician at DreamFarm, has played for us numerous times times as well as performed on several of Julie’s albums. Don plays, soprano/alto/tenor and bass saxophones, various flutes clarinet, percussion and even his teeth! He has performed live and recorded with scores of well-known and accomplished musicians of all sorts. It takes great skill and versatility to contribute to so many different bands so well, while weaving his very own signature sounds and ideas tastefully into the mix. His resume is a road map for a most interesting musical journey that starts right here at the farm.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist GINA SIEPEL about her latest series of drawings of John James Audubon’s actual bird specimens. Also in the studio is KATE WELLSPRING, Curator and Collections Manager at the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College, which houses the Audubon collection that Sieple is working with. This is a unique art project that reinterprets American ornithology and history. Be sure to tune in.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 2:30pm

HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS returns to Inquiry to talk about the latest exhibition “I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR” featuring work by painter DON HARTMANN and photographer LOUIE DESPRES (pictured) , who join us to talk about their work. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Minneapolis based singer talks with Judy about her influences from Lambert Hendricks and Ross to the Beatles and to Django Reinhardt, whose music inspired her latest CD, “All The Cats."

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker and celebrate the birthdate of one of soul music's most iconic figures, James brown. With songs like "I Feel Good" "Hot Pants" "Sex Machine" and many others, you'll be screaming "Take me to the Bridge, Maceo" this Monday night at 7pm!

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America is back in New York, where Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes the Simón Bolivar Big Band from Venezuela. The student group, part of the national music education directive El Sistema, plays both the foundational American works for big band and pieces by Venezuelan jazz composers. Under the direction of Andrés Briceño, the group stops by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola overlooking Central Park on its 2015 U.S. tour.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:30pm

Gene Baur  is considered  by many to be“the conscience of the food movement” and is widely recognized as one of the most influential social justice activists of the 21st century. Especially for his work to change the way society views and treats farm animals. It’s a hot topic, especially in light of new Federal dietary recommendations that Americans eat less meat for health and environmental reasons. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Gene Baur as he discusses his work and his mission.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:00pm

Listen now to an encore of The Business Beat. Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate Of Climb, interviews Greg Judy (shown, left), co-operator of Green Pasture Farms, and Cathleen O’Keefe (shown, right), Winter Conference and bulk-order coordinator for the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. They talk about building a profitable farming business while caring for the health of the land.

This episode aired originally on December 7, 2014.

The Winter Conference of NOFA’s Mass. chapter takes place on January 10 at Worcester State University. The keynote speaker is Greg Judy, who, along with his wife Jan Judy, operate Green Pasture Farms on leased land in Rucker, Missouri. The NOFA-Mass. Winter Conference will also have several workshop presenters who are local to Worcester and the surrounding area.

Greg is a rotational grazier and carbon-sequestration advocate. He is also the author of two books: No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land; and Comeback Farms: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Management Practices. In his NOFA-Mass. Winter Conference seminar, he will share his lessons learned on building a profitable business while caring for the health of the land he works. He will also discuss all the steps involved in setting up a profitable, managed, grazing operation, from scratch. Among other things, he will cover calving, winter stockpiling, developing your grazier’s eye, drought management, and daily monitoring to ensure success in starting your own grazing operation.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

VIV ALBERTINE is an artist, filmmaker, musician and former guitarist for the legendary band The Slits. Her latest solo album is titled The Vermillion Border. Viv returns to Inquiry tonight to continue her discussion of her autobiography; CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. After she left the Slits, Viv Albertime had to redefine her life, to discover what she really wanted to become. She became a filmmaker, got married, had a daughter and had a long brutal battle with cancer and pneumonia. After all of that, she decided to make music again, but it was a long and tough slog getting back up on stage and performing in front of a live audience alone. Tune in and find out the rest of her amazing story, so far.

During the 70s and 80s, Stiff Records was the small British recording label that broke all the rules and turned the heat up on the majors. Artists that at one time or another were associated with Stiff Records included Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, The Damned, The Go-Gos, Devo, Madness, The Pogues, Tracey Ullman and many more. What was the secret of Stiff’s incredible success? Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with journalist RICHARD BALLS about his new musical history BE STIFF: THE STIFF RECORDS STORY.

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