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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special guest co-host Charlotte Wood will once again join host Nick Noble in the studio as they share the songs of Woody Guthrie. Four hours of classic songs in the folk tradition!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Joining us from Oslo Norway, arranger and composer, Sverre Indris Joner shows off his amazing musicianship. This show will surprise you as Sverre bring together Norwegian and Cuban musicians to transform Norwegian oldies into incredible Latin-Jazz synergies.

You won’t believe how cool they are.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:00am

“If dating is poetry, then marriage is a novel” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry. Why do we get married and why do we stay married? “The main problem with marriage is that it’s not better than the rest of your life” writes tonight’s guest, writer and journalist ADA CALHOUN. Calhoun was well into her second decade of marriage, when she started to wonder what we are getting out of marriage. Her new book is a frank and honest meditation on the institution: WEDDING TOASTS I’LL NEVER MAKE. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am

In the late 1950s and through the 1960s and afterwards, the circuit of the Playboy Clubs and Resorts were among the most coveted places for the great stand up comedians of the day to play. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and entertainment historian, PATTY FARMER about what life was like for comedians playing that circuit. These includes luminaries like Lenny Bruce, Larry Storch, Joan Rivers, Professor Irwin Corey, Dick Gregory and Phyllis Dillar. Farmer’s entertaining book is PLAYBOY LAUGHS: THE COMEDY, COMEDIANS, AND CARTOONS OF PLAYBOY.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

Tonight we are joined by several folks from the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS: TOM O’MALLEY, ceramic artist, Ceramics Department Head, and Head of the Photography Program and GALE SCOTT, glassblower,  Glass Department Head, and Head of the Metals Program. Also in the studio is artist and Curator of the exhibition SPARK, MICHELLE MAY. They will be talking about the new crop of “artists in residence” as well as  Spark .

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Birds are all around us. Cultures around the world have eaten them and used their feathers as decorations, but can birds teach us something important about ourselves?  Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer JIM ROBBINS about his new book THE WONDER OF BIRDS: WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES, THE WORLD, AND A BETTER FUTURE. Tune in and learn about what birds can tell us about the health of our planet and what birds can show us about family and endurance. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

This week on Jazz Inspired, British composer/pianist Simon Lasky discusses his new CD, Story Inside. He also talks about the deep influence pianist Bill Evans has had on his work.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of soul music's most prolific singer/songwriters. Songs like "You Don't Miss Your Water," "Born Under A Bad Sign" and "Private Number" are soul classics. Bell's deep southern vocals and intense, passionate lyrics make these recordings timeless. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Oliver Jones may be the most famous living jazz pianist you've never heard of. But in Canada, Jones is a hero. This week on Jazz Night In America, we'll introduce you to the 81-year-old ambassador for jazz — a former protege of another great Canadian pianist, Oscar Peterson. Here, Jones sits down with Peterson's daughter to discuss what jazz means to Canada and what Canada means to him.

Jones celebrated his retirement this year with a special sold-out trio performance at the Montreal Jazz festival. Jazz Night was there to bid him farewell.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:30pm

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic response from the Department of Justice. Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed "Too Big to Fail" to almost every large corporation in America--to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. The Chickenshit Club --an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs--explains why. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Jesse Eisinger about his bestselling book; The Chickenshit Club.

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