Jazz Night in America presents The Simon Bolivar Big Band. For the past 40 years, El Sistema has brought free classical music, instruments and lessons to a quarter million underprivileged kids in Venezuela. The cream of the crop perform for sellout crowds at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Five years ago they started a new ensemble - The Simon Bolivar Big Band. We’ll hear them play Dizzy Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and learn why jazz is a lot more than just music.
Can the earth continue to feed it's inhabitants without depleting all our natural resources? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with National Geographic's Joel Bourne. In his new book, "The End of Plenty" Bourne introduces us to the farmers whose innovations and dedication may very well save us from famine. Bourne takes readers from his family farm to international agricultural hot spots searching for a new land ethic that can sustainably feed us all.
In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews, Rafael Mares, is a senior attorney working on transportation and environmental justice issues for the Conservation Law Foundation, which is based in Boston. They talk about getting the Bay State’s public-transit system back on track.
Since 1966 – almost half a century – CLF has used the law, science, policymaking, and the business market to find pragmatic, innovative solutions to New England’s toughest environmental problems.
Whether that means cleaning up Boston Harbor, protecting ocean fisheries to ensure continued supply, stopping unnecessary highway construction in scenic areas, or expanding access to public transportation, CLF is driven to make all of New England a better place to live, work, and play.
What’s more, CLF has the toughness to hold polluters accountable, and the tenacity to see complex challenges through to their conclusion.
CLF is also nimble enough to adjust course as conditions change to achieve the best outcomes.
Rafael Mares joined CLF in 2009. For 10 years beforehand, he served as a clinical instructor and lecturer on law at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where he founded the Healthy Homes and Environmental Justice Project.
Before and during law school, Rafael worked on environmental justice issues in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Boston.
For over 900 years, cotton was the world’s most important manufacturing industry. It was a “global web of agriculture, commerce and industrial production” that ranged from the Americas and Britain to Egypt, Anatolia, India and Brazil. But this was commerce dependent on brutal slavery, staggering social inequality and frightening factory conditions. How did such a system evolve? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with SVEN BECKERT, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University about his new eye-opening social and economic history: EMPIRE OF COTTON: A GLOBAL HISTORY
Tonight on Inquiry, KATHLEEN A. BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at LaSalle University, returns to Inquiry to talk about her previous book HOOKING UP: SEX, DATING, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON CAMPUS. Ms Bogle’s research offers fascinating insight into what really happens in the culture of hooking up on campus, how far do students go during a hook up, and gender differences that exist in expectations from a hook up. Do people still date? What happens when students graduate? What about virginity? Tune in for a serious and revealing discussion on sex and relationships on today’s campuses.
Playing tracks from some of the most talented women in the region: Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey, Ari Charbonneau, Sandy Haddon, Mary Casiello, just to name a few. Also, live in the studio will be special guests Laura Siersema, Sarah Huber, and Kat Kennedy. Plenty of great music from modern women of folk here in New England.
“How Sweet It Is”
Tracy Clark Quartet
“All That Love”
The Amethyst Group
Julie Lavender with The Amethyst Group
Los Soneros de las Seis
Julie Lavender with Eugene Friesen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins
Reading existed long before the written word. Writing is a craft, a learned skill. From the ancient cuneiform of Mesopotamia through the alphabets of Ancient Greece and beyond the invention of the printing press, the written word has continuously changed those that write it and read it. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with MATTHEW BATTLES, writer and program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University about his amazing new history: PALIMPSET: A HISTORY OF THE WRITTEN WORD.
Just a few years after the end of our conflict with Britain, the newly formed country of America was in poor financial condition. The country owed lots of money and the only way to get the needed funds was to raise taxes on farmers and landowners. Many of those farmers were deep in debt and in danger of losing their farms, lands and possessions. Finally enough was enough and organized bands of “Regulators” blocked courts and some resorted to violent insurrection in Massachusetts. It was a revolution on the heels of another revolution and the future of the United States was at stake. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SEAN CONDON, an associate professor and chair of the History Department at Merrimack College about his new history of SHAY’S REBELLION: AUTHORITY AND DISTRESS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA.
Second part of Judy’s conversation with the Grammy winning vocalist/composer.
Choro, which means “to cry” in Portuguese, is a genre often referred to as “The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil.” Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen leads Choro Aventuroso, a culmination of both her affinity and intense study of Choro music as part of an international community of jazz players during her days studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her group will play waltzes, mazurkas and African-Brazilian rhythms such as the Lundu, all of which help characterize the essence of Choro.
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