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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents the music of trombonist J. J. Johnson curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. Gardner invites his section partner Elliot Mason to tackle material from the "Jay and Kai” project, which featured trombonist Kai Winding. We hear from both Gardner and Mason about what made this project so special. Also, Jazz Night in America pulls back the curtain on  Johnson, the composer, courtesy of archival interview tape provided by biographer Joshua Berrett and we learn about Johnson, the man, from Carolyn Johnson who was Johnson’s wife from 1992 until his death in 2001.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:30pm

This week host  Al Vuona is joined by best selling author and journalist Curtis Wilkie, as he talks about his new book: The Road to Camelot which traces the steps of JFK's political campaign for the presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM for a piece of political history and reminisce.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve D’Agostino interviews Army Colonel Michael Sullivan of Shootout for Soldiers. They talk about the business and mission of supporting American veterans and fostering community engagement

Shootout for Soldiers uses lacrosse as a platform to support American veterans and foster community engagement. The chartable, non-profit educated the community about the challenges veterans face when returning home. It shares authentic first-person narratives from veterans as well as curates learning resources and materials addressing the issues.

Shootout for Soldiers engages the civilian and military communities at the event to foster empathy and understanding. It also fosters online discussion and conversation to bridge the gap between a younger millennial generation and our veterans.

And, Shootout for Soldiers amplifies the work of leading non-profits in the space through funding their programs, projects and operations. It also uses its own online platform to develop and share authentic media coverage addressing veteran issues and topics.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin and it was his life-long companion. The beautiful ethereal sounds made by this strange musical instrument was thought to cure ills and, later, to cause musicians to go mad. It’s history is every bit as odd as the armonica. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with COREY MEAD, associate professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York about his wonderful history ANGELIC MUSIC: THE STORY OF BEN FRANKLIN’S GLASS ARMONICA.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Neverland and that ticking crocodile. We welcome back ALLISON B. KAVEY, history professor at CUNY’s John Jay College and LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, chair of the Media Society Program at Hobart and William Smith College. They edited, and contributed papers to the collection SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT: PETER PAN IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

Jazztopad Festival of Wroclaw, Poland has organized satellite editions of its global jazz event all over the world, including Japan, Turkey and South Korea among others. For over 10 years, the festival has been commissioning music from some of the most important American jazz artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, William Parker, Vijay Iyer and Terence Blanchard. On June 21 to 29, 2017, in what has become an annual event, Jazztopad presents its third American Edition to the US and Canada. Artistic Director Piotr Turkiewicz talks with Bonnie Johnson about this collaborative showcase that will bring leading Polish jazz and contemporary music ensemble artists into living rooms of private homes and multiple stages in NYC, DC and Vancouver. 



Photo is courtesy of Jazztopad 2017 performers Wójciński/Szmańda Quartet


Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

host Nick Noble will play old favorites, tracks from CDs newly arrived at the station, songs for Memorial Day week, and more! The show will also feature an interview with Leda Schubert, author of the brand new children’s book Listen! How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, along with a selection of Pete Seeger recordings. Four hours of great music: tune in and enjoy!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer, and DreamFarm Radio Host, Julie Lavender welcomes Norwegian born musician and composer Yngvil Vatn Guttu. Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talened stage performer and bandleader, she composes and produces music that is Jazz, Blues, Contemporary and Experimental and, very cool.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:00pm

Host Al Dean will be joined by Mark White and Arnie Krakowski to discuss their upcoming album celebrating the life and music of David Pell. Pell died two weeks ago at the age of 91, he was a prolific saxophonist and band leader. The album is due out in the fall and features several Boston musicians including Kenny Hadley, Jon Garniss, Rick Hammett, Ken Reir, Mark Poniatowski, and Scott deOgburn.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Judy performs with and interviews Grammy winning guitarist onstage at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN and discusses John’s career highlights from touring with Elton John to playing with Bonnie Raitt to his duo gigs early in his career with Judy!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Ukrainian-born photographer SASHA MASLOV has been traveling around the world taking portraits of veterans of World War II and recording their memories of the war. Some of these vets are from countries that you may not immediately associate with the war, like India or Sri Lanka. Each vet is photographed in their home and some of these photographs and the vets stories have been published in the thought-provoking new book VETERANS: FACES OF WORLD WAR II. 


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