For a long time it has been assumed that birds are, well….”bird brained”. Birds have small brains and it has been thought that they are therefore not anywhere near as intelligent as mammals. But in the last several decades, researchers have begun to discover that birds like the New Caledonian Crow (shown), the California Scrub Jay and even the lowly House Sparrow can be creative, solve complex problems and are quite smart. Learn why tonight on Inquiry we talk with science and natural history writer JENNIFER ACKERMAN about her brilliant new book THE GENIUS OF BIRDS.
Minneapolis based singer Connie Evingson 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."
Join UNCLE MARK and surprise guest co-host BRAIN BARLOW (freshly returned from Britain) as they continue their celebration of the rock of Britain from British Invasion to psychedelia: Donovan, Dave Clark 5, the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks and lots more. Also: a special set of artists who have covered British Rock featuring artists like the Dickies and the Ramones. So, Wear your love like heaven, put on some Yardley’s Slickers and tune in, Luv!
Northern Soul Connoisseur and author Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios this week. Join host Tom Shaker as Steve brings in some incredible dance tunes and talks about his new book, "I Said a Bad Word: Blunders of a Brit in Boston." It all starts at 7pm!
Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the Bronx. In The Bronx Pyramid, his debut album released last year by JALC's Blue Engine Records, Henriquez acknowledges the neighborhood where he was born and raised. In songs like "Joshua's Dream" and "Brook Ave," the young Nuyorican composer brings together Afro-Latin traditions and his jazz pedigree to pay tribute to the family and community that raised him.
Jazz Night In America takes in a performance led by Carlos Henriquez at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, inside Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the next step in its strategic initiative to support young children and their families by awarding more than $341K in grants to early childhood programs. Convinced by the overwhelming evidence from research that says that the first years of a child’s life are the most crucial for his or her success in school and life, GWCF is focusing a significant share of its resources on helping young children succeed, especially low income children, whose needs are greatest and who have been demonstrated to gain the most from these kinds of interventions. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Ann Lisi, President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ja-Naé Duane, co-author with husband Steven Fisher of The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup, Amy Whitney, director of Clark University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. This episode aired originally on March 6, 2016.
The Startup Equation notes that by 2020, projections show that one in six people worldwide will be entrepreneurs. That's more than one billion people!
The book’s stated goal is “to make this process easier for at least one million of them. It doesn't matter if you dream of building a virtual platform or a brick-and-mortar shop. The Startup Equation offers case studies, infographics, and best practices designed for every entrepreneur.”
Ja-Naé Duane is founder of the Revolution Institute, an international and award- winning speaker, author of both How to Start Your Business with $100 and How to Create a Revolution, and one of Clark University’s entrepreneurs-in-residence. Steven Fisher is global head of user and product experience for SeaChange International.
Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool? These are just a few of the fascinating ideas of our guest tonight ALVA NOË, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His new book is STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE. Tune in for a lively and thought provoking discussion about art, philosophy and what art means in our society.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary cartoonist, writer and artist BILL GRIFFITH, famous for his work on comics like “Young Lust”, “Tales of Toad” and his long running strip “Zippy the pinhead”. His new book is titled INVISIBLE INK: MY MOTHER’S SECRET LOVE AFFAIR WITH A FAMOUS CARTOONIST. It is in turns a mystery, an autobiography and an intimate history of a marriage: his parents.
Catch Colors of Jazz Live! as we wrap up International Jazz Day 2016! Host Bonnie Johnson presents a showcase of New England-based musicians performing live in the studio.
Tune in at 12 pm ET.
Grammy-nominated pianist, conductor, composer John Beasley talks with host Bonnie Johnson. The one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, serves as music director for the International Jazz Day Global Concert that happens on April 30th.
"...Beasley’s music career spans three decades. [His credits read] like a “who’s who” list in the music and entertainment world performing, recording, and touring with major jazz, pop, and world artists; composing for hit-TV series [including American Idol]; arranging for orchestras; working on award-winning films; and at the helm of reality singing shows as Music Director. He is a Governor at the GRAMMY Recording Academy and a Guest Lecturer at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music.
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