Playing tracks from some of the most talented women in the region: Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey, Ari Charbonneau, Sandy Haddon, Mary Casiello, just to name a few. Also, live in the studio will be special guests Laura Siersema, Sarah Huber, and Kat Kennedy. Plenty of great music from modern women of folk here in New England.
“How Sweet It Is”
Tracy Clark Quartet
“All That Love”
The Amethyst Group
Julie Lavender with The Amethyst Group
Los Soneros de las Seis
Julie Lavender with Eugene Friesen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins
Reading existed long before the written word. Writing is a craft, a learned skill. From the ancient cuneiform of Mesopotamia through the alphabets of Ancient Greece and beyond the invention of the printing press, the written word has continuously changed those that write it and read it. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with MATTHEW BATTLES, writer and program fellow at the Berkman Center of Harvard University about his amazing new history: PALIMPSET: A HISTORY OF THE WRITTEN WORD.
Just a few years after the end of our conflict with Britain, the newly formed country of America was in poor financial condition. The country owed lots of money and the only way to get the needed funds was to raise taxes on farmers and landowners. Many of those farmers were deep in debt and in danger of losing their farms, lands and possessions. Finally enough was enough and organized bands of “Regulators” blocked courts and some resorted to violent insurrection in Massachusetts. It was a revolution on the heels of another revolution and the future of the United States was at stake. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SEAN CONDON, an associate professor and chair of the History Department at Merrimack College about his new history of SHAY’S REBELLION: AUTHORITY AND DISTRESS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA.
Second part of Judy’s conversation with the Grammy winning vocalist/composer.
Choro, which means “to cry” in Portuguese, is a genre often referred to as “The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil.” Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen leads Choro Aventuroso, a culmination of both her affinity and intense study of Choro music as part of an international community of jazz players during her days studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her group will play waltzes, mazurkas and African-Brazilian rhythms such as the Lundu, all of which help characterize the essence of Choro.
With Israeli-Arab conflict continually in the news, an unbiased look into why efforts toward peace consistently fail could not be more important. In his new book, THE TWO-STATE DELUSION: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives author and veteran peace negotiator, Padraig O’Malley, makes a controversial and revolutionary argument that the most sought-after solution is, in fact, the least feasible. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Padraig O'Malley about his book and his reasoning.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Mark Chester and Olga Kwasniewski of The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. They talk about the business and cultural impact of New Americans. This episode aired originally on April 19, 2015.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Mark Chester Photography. Check out the recent Telegram & Gazette profile of Mark and Olga.
The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape is a collection of inspirational portraits produced by nationally known professional photographer Mark Chester. His powerful images create a visual archive that celebrates the diversity of Massachusetts' citizens from 168 countries around the globe.His photographs of New Americans enrich the viewer by sharing the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State's 351 towns and cities.
Joining Mark, is Olga Kwasniewski of Holden, one of the New Americans featured in The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. Her story is the stuff that best-sellers are made of. Born to a life of privilege, Olga came to the United States after working in international economic affairs for the President in her homeland of Uzbekistan. She left everything behind to start over in a foreign country, and is now the owner of Thai Island Restaurant in Holden, while enjoying success as a fashion model strutting the runways of New York City. In 2014, she was Ms. Massachusetts Globe.
NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, returns to Inquiry to discuss what is new at FAM (there is always something new happening there). Joining Nick is photographer ELEANOR BRIGGS, whose stunning photographs can be seen in the exhibition “Morning Light” now at FAM.
What would Plato think of an MRi of his brain or a visit to the Google campus? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back writer and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN to talk about her new book: PLATO AT THE GOOGLEPLEX: WHY PHILOSOPHY WON’T GO AWAY. This book is a wonderful and witty demonstration of why studying Classical Philosophy is still important today as well as an enlightening investigation into why Socrates and Plato emerged as the fathers of philosophy at that particular time in Ancient Greece.
Vocalist Alicia Olatuja talks with Bonnie Johnson about her musical journey including the solo debut album "Timeless" and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. The classically trained mezzo-soprano brings her flair for jazz, soul, gospel and world music to the stage by the seaside at Shalin Liu Performance Center on Friday, August 14, 2015, 8 pm,
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