Ethel Payne was considered the First Lady of the Black press from the fifties and for decades after “but she was generally out of sight of white America.”. This driven and intrepid journalist was there to cover the modern history of the struggle for civil rights and was a Wasington correspondent, did field reporting from the Vietnam War, reported from many countries in Africa and around the world. She was a tenacious reporter who witnessed race relations in an international arena. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and biographer JAMES MCGRATH MORRIS about his wonderful new biography: EYE ON THE STRUGGLE: ETHEL PAYNE, THE FIRST LADY OF THE BLACK PRESS.
In celebration of the last season of “Mad Men," we revisit Judy’s conversation with Bryan Batt who played the character of Sal Ramano, the closeted gay art director for the Sterling Cooper Agency on that great series.
She's the gold standard for southern soul singers. Songs like "I Can't Stand The Rain," "99 Lbs," and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" still sound as fresh today as they did in the 1970s. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Ann Peebles 68th birthday on Monday. It all starts at 7pm!
The Hammond electronic organ was developed with churches in mind, as a lower-cost alternative to pipe organs. But in Philadelphia, a keyboard player named Jimmy Smith was inspired by early jazz experiments on the instrument, and found a devastating way to adapt the new bebop style to the Hammond B-3.
It seeded a new tradition of organ players in Philadelphia — major figures like"Groove" Holmes, Jimmy McGriff, Papa John and Joey DeFrancesco, andTrudy Pitts — and started a new sound in jazz at large.
NPR's Jazz Night In America visits Philadelphia for a history lesson and dance party: a tribute to organ masters Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland with six local organists, multiple bands, and guest vocalists.
On May 12 The Greater Worcester Community Foundation will be sponsoring a workshop entitled Building a More Inclusive Workplace featuring Dr. Diane Goodman. The workshop is organized by the City Manager’s Community Coalition Against Bias and Hate as part of its annual community educational forums. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Dr. Goodman about her work and what she has planned for the upcoming event.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Miriam Kutcher, founder and president of Miravan LLC. They talk about the business of marketing Moozi.
Miriam is an award-winning business-to-business marketer with more than 18 years of experience. She is also the inventor of Moozi, which she bills as “the one-button pod solution for perfect-temperature baby-formula bottles in under a minute.”
Moozi will be available in retail and online stores in late 2015. In the meantime, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign in early November that ran until mid-December.
Before Moozi, Miriam was chief marketing officer at the Launch in US Alliance. She’s also served as vice president of marketing for UBM Channel, and vice president of marketing for the Vertical Market Business Units and New Ventures at International Data Corp.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, former guitarist for the Slits, visual artist and filmmaker VIV ALBERTINE. Her wonderful and refreshingly honest new autobiography is titled CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. Tune in tonight for part one of our conversation. Viv talks about her “Ping Pong Affair” with Mick Jones of the Clash, her first band “Flowers of Romance”, and the Slits first record “Cut”. Viv’s latest record is called “The Vermillion Border.” Part 1 airs this week, Part 2 airs next week.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with ROBERT BEACHY, associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His new book is titled GAY BERLIN: BIRTHPLACE OF A MODERN IDENTITY. It is Beachy’s central argument that our modern understanding of homosexuality and gay culture started in the 19th Century city of Berlin. This is a fascinating history complicated by the extreme politics of Germany in the first decades of the 20th Century. Tune in and learn about the very first gay rights organization and how the Nazis eventually ended decades of progress in sexual rights.
Tune in as host Brian Vinik chats with Brooklyn-based acoustic duo called Oh Honey.
OH HONEY, just released their new EP, “WISH YOU WERE HERE,” which marks the third of four EPs dubbed “The Postcard Series.” The final installment will arrive in July.
They recently scored widespread international acclaim with their breakthrough single, “Be Okay.” The track – featured on the “WITH LOVE” EP – not only proved a top 25 radio hit nationwide but has been featured in a wide range of TV series, films, and other campaigns internationally, including Fox’s Glee, Red Band Society, ABC’s Selfie, DreamWorks’ The Hundred Foot Journey, Nestea’s “Taste of Freedom” campaign, and currently featured in commercials for Best Buy, Google Android and Chili’s Bar & Grill.
Their new single, SUGAR, YOU goes to radio this month as well.
“Oh Honey skillfully blend thick, acoustic guitars with piano accents and a folk-tinged vibe that’s reminiscent of, say, Mumford & Sons, but their aggressively cheerful, shouty pop hooks are straight out of Icona Pop’s playbook”
“Nothing but positive jams for this strummy, soulful Brooklyn duo. Like Matt & Kim with better production values.”
“Oh Honey delivers delightfully upbeat tunes that still have a profound emotional resonance”
“Fall’s most buzzworthy band.”
–THE HUFFINGTON POST"
More at: http://ohhoneymusic.com
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month when Harvard University's ARTS FIRST producer Jack Megan joins host Bonnie Johnson to talk about jazz, jazz education and the upcoming festival happening Thursday, April 30-Sunday, May 3, 2015. As Director of the Office for the Arts (OFA) at Harvard, Megan is leading the tradition of art-making, supporting programs in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. "Forget how to make art?", he maintains, "Not at Harvard. We hope we will see you in the theaters, concert halls and galleries this spring".
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