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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tracks from the smothers Brothers, tom Lehrer, Christine Lavin, Shel Silverstein, and many many more. Also host nick noble will chat with singer-songwriter Abbie Gardner.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer and host of DreamFarm Radio, Julie Lavender, shares her new Synergy-Jazz project: “Rising: A Modern Cantata for The World to Come.” This is an unprecedented piece of art featuring the cream of the crop of studio musicians from L.A. and Boston with arrangements by twice Grammy-Nominated Jazz Orchestra composer, Kim Richmond. We are thrilled to premiere this groundbreaking work that is emerging from DreamFarm.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back LOREN SCHOENBERG, tenor saxophonist, conductor, author, educator and jazz historian. Tonight we will talk about THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM, whose mission is to preserve, promote and present jazz.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:00am

We all assume that cannibalism is bad. But it is a common phenomenon, at least in the rest of the animal kingdom. And though eat each other is taboo, it certainly appears in many of our myths, fairytales and films. Well, then there was the Donner Party…Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with BILL SCHUTT, a professor of biology at LIU Post and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. His new book is not for the faint of heart: CANNIBALISM: A PERFECTLY NATURAL HISTORY. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tune in for a "Berry" cool evening. All Chuck. Featuring Chuck Berry originals and many of the thousands of covers of his songs, with a couple other surprises thrown in. Get your dancing shoes out!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back GORDON B. ARNOLD to continue our conversation about his new book: ANIMATION AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. Tonight we talk about animation on television in the 1950s and 1960s and characters like Crusader Rabbit, Ruff and Reddy and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

Insects, spiders and other arthropods are all around us, even in our backyards. But could you even indentify more than a handful of the fascinating creatures? Most people intensely dislike insects and spiders, but they are complex often beautiful creatures that often deserve better than our fear. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ARTHUR V. EVANS, D.Sc. He is an entomologist and prolific writer. His latest book will open up a whole new world of exciting natural history right in your own backyard: THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BACKYARD GUIDE TO INSECTS AND SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Guitarist Larry Coryell, whose early work helped define jazz-rock fusion, died unexpectedly of natural causes February 19th after performing the two previous nights at the Iridium in NYC.   We revisit Judy's 2011 conversation with Larry Coryell, recorded when he was in town for a run at that same club.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jane Bunnett is a Canadian saxophonist and flautist who’s spent the majority of her professional career traveling to and playing music from Cuba. In recent years, Bunnett began collaborating exclusively with female musicians from Cuba on a project that combines jazz, classical and folkloric Cuban music. Jazz Night in America heads to Miami, Florida to hear music of Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival. This episode traces the origins of the band, the cultural exchanges between Jane, her band, the artistic communities in Miami and mainland Cuba.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

WICN's Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey joins us in the studio with another blazing hot dance playlist of little heard soul gems. Also, a tribute to the late great Chuck Berry and some songs celebrating the "fool" in all of us. Join host Tom Shaker this Monday at 7pm!

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