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Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

Bossa nova vocalist and Brazilian Ensemble band leader Anita Coelho talks with Bonnie Johnson about making and presenting world music and jazz. Coelho is founder of Medici Musica Productions.


Photo Credit: Chuck Ferullo, courtesy of the artist

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Celebrating 4th of July week and Independence day with songs about summer, summer around-the-campfire songs, and songs for Independence Day. A great opportunity to sing along at home or in the car.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Cellist Catherine Bent and vocalist/guitarist Elis Roseira met in the deep of a New England winter and discovered they were both under the spell of Brazilian music. Their music is truly a taste of the sun. It’s a blend, European Dance Music African rhythms and Brazilian Jazz sounds.


Catherine Bent/Cello
Elis Roseira/Guitar and Voice

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Lighthouses have been welcome beacons for mariners along America’s shores since the early 1700s.The story of their evolution, construction, management and their importance in time of war are just some of what we will talk about tonight when Inquiry welcomes writer and historian ERIC JAY DOLIN who will talk about his fascinating book BRILLIANT BEACONS: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE. Tune in and hear what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper along America’s storm haunted shores. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

After World War I, young reporter Ernest Hemingway moved to Paris with his new wife determined to become a famous writer of fiction. This was at a time when people like Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald dominated the scene. How Hemingway discovered his style and found the inspiration for his first truly great literary work is the tale recounted in EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND HEMINGWAY’S MASTERPIECE THE SUN ALSO RISES written by tonight’s guest, award-winning journalist, reporter and cultural historian  LESLEY M. M. BLUME. Tune in, it’s a colorful story with fist fights, infidelity, hard drinking and of course, bull fights among the Lost Generation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

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

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 10:00pm

Featuring music about science, the future, atomic bombs, robots, outer space,aliens, math, machines, and time travel. With a special salute to THE PHENOMENAUTS! Be smart: tune in! With your host: UNCLE MARK.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Get ready to do the Boogaloo, The Cool Jerk, the Mashed Potato and don't forget the Hustle, to name just a few! Join host Tom Shaker as we close out the holiday weekend with a spectacular soul dance party! It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter and music director Kenny Rampton honors his former bandleader, Ray Charles, by presenting a band full of his alumni, faithful recreations of actual Ray Charles sets and charts that are transcribed from Ray’s original tour music.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:30pm

The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the attorney general with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable—from the NSA’s spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture. Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with law professor, author and Council on Foreign Relations member Karen Greenberg about her new book, ROGUE JUSTICE.


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