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Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 9:00pm

Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge about his fascinating new book: BATTLING THE GODS: ATHEISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. During the middle years of the 20th Century, graphic artists working for technical corporations and journals had to creatively depict some of the important new components for advertisements and promotional material. These artists employed the visual language of Modernism to make cathode ray tubes, printed circuits, punch cards, sonar, radar and semiconductors look interesting and colorful. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with cultural historian and archivist MEGAN PRELINGER about her new book INSIDE THE MACHINE: ART AND  INVENTION  IN THE ELECTONIC AGE

Inquiry welcomes award-winning cartoonist, painter and educator CAROL TYLER to discuss her complex and moving new book SOLDIER’S HEART: THE CAMPAIGN TO UNDERSTAND MY WWII VETERAN FATHER. A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Four hours of maritime music from artists who have been integral to the Portsmouth NH music sessions and the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival over the past several years. You'll hear tracks from Tom Hall, Emery Hutchins, Great Bay Sailor, Mudhook, Sue Young, Linn Schulz, Jeff Warner, Charlie Ipcar, and many more! Listen for the Johnson Girls, Gordon Bok, John Roberts, and others who have been featured performers at the annual PMFF. The music will allow you to "view the still waters and take the salt air" from the comfort of your home or car, listening to THE FOLK REVIVAL with host Nick Noble.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

A listen-back to the rich and varied string vibrations that have permeated the atmosphere at DreamFarm.

Featuring:

“Waterfall”
Peter Jansen/Bertram Lehmann

“Bon Filho”
“Choro Negro”
Trio Por Do Sol

“Modim”
Julie Lavender

“Shadow Play”
Eugene Frisen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins

“Johnny’s Swing”
Ameranouche

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio tonight are artists in residence DÉSIRÉE PETTY. Together they talk about the artists in residence program and the upcoming “OF FIRE” exhibition.  For more information on the Center, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:00am

Helen Gurley Brown dedicated her life to celebrating the single working “girl”. She wrote two controversial books on that subject and then headed a magazine that was “a glorious unfettered, sexy and seductive paean for aspiring young women who wanted to unleash their ambition.” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and journalist BROOKE HAUSER whose new book is: ENTER HELEN: THE INVENTION OF HELEN GURLEY BROWN AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN SINGLE WOMAN.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist John Sheridan discusses his years playing with Jim Cullum's Band on the radio show "Live From the Landing" and his thoughts on being a great ensemble player.

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Memorial Day with a whole
Show devoted to the sounds of Motown! All your favorites will be there, Stevie, Smokey, Marvin, Diana and many more, plus a few surprises. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Leroy Jones was playing in New Orleans back when Bourbon Street was lined with jazz clubs. The city has changed since then — Bourbon Street is a prime example — and Jones has evolved with it. From second lines with the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band and the Hurricane Brass Band, club gigs with modern combos and tours with Harry Connick Jr., he's been a part of many jazz scenes.

Jazz Night In America takes in a set with Jones' sextet at the Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall in Mandeville, La., across the lake from New Orleans. We hear the story of the venue, a small wooden room which has hosted jazz performances for more than a century, and the stories of Jones, a well-loved presence in his hometown.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:30pm

After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. In his new book,The Nazi Hunters author Andrew Nagorski focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten—and who were determined to track them down to the furthest corners of the globe. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author Andrew Nagorski.

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR+Best Rate of Climb interviews Joe Bush, executive director of Worcester CleanTech Incubator. They talk about fostering the growth of new “green” enterprises. This episode aired originally on April 24, 2016.

Joe is a scientist, manager, and entrepreneur who is passionate about leveraging technology to improve our standard of living, while bringing our ecological impact in-line with regional and global carrying capacities.

Worcester CleanTech Incubator’s mission is to foster the growth of new enterprises to address the most pressing issues of our time. The Incubator states its belief that “entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of innovation and the key to society’s transition towards sustainability.” The Incubator provides both the physical and network resources companies need to propel their ideas to market.

Founded and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, the Incubator is a community in the heart of Central Massachusetts dedicated to building change.  The Incubator facility, located in the Printers Building – here  at 44 Portland Street in downtown Worcester - provides more than 10,000 square feet of space that offers private offices, co-working space, conference rooms, event space, and prototyping labs.  

Joe Bush expresses his eagerness to help fellow entrepreneurs as well as established businesses grow the regional green economy.

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