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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

We couldn't let the month of May go by without celebrating one of music's most beloved entertainers. Stevie Wonder turned 66 this month and shows no signs of slowing down. Join host Tom Shaker as we honor this soul legend. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Wayne Shorter revisits some of his most career-defining work in this rare opportunity to hear a true jazz master exploring his back catalog. Joined by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Shorter touches on a lifetime of brilliance and trail-blazing in this special episode of Jazz Night In America.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:30pm

Best selling author Nathaniel Philbricks latest book: "VALIANT AMBITION" turns a sympathetic eye toward Benedict Arnold and his complicated relationship with George Washington. Arnold was not a conniving traitor from the start, as he is often portrayed, but, rather one of Washington’s favorite, most trusted generals. So how did he become such a despised historical character? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple Computer. They talk about Sculley’s new book, Moonshot! Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses. This episode aired originally on March 29, 2015.

John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders - with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology, and the other foot in 21st-century innovations that change the way the world does business. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high tech, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, mentor, and rainmaker, Sculley has become a sought-after global storyteller for the digital revolution. He is a gifted speaker, sharing his perspectives on topics such as globalization and reinvention of work, how adaptive companies succeed in an era of the commoditization of almost everything, solving healthcare through innovation, and new big-brand consumer health services.

Best known today as the former CEO of Apple Computer, Sculley began his corporate career in 1967 when, armed with a Wharton MBA, he was hired by Pepsi-Cola as a trainee. Three years later, in 1970, he became the company’s youngest vice president for marketing - applying his ideas about experience-based marketing to the “Pepsi Generation” campaign.

Sculley initiated the “Pepsi Challenge” taste tests, and oversaw development and launch of the first plastic soft-drink bottle, which together dethroned Coca-Cola. By 1977, he was Pepsi-Cola’s youngest president and CEO.

Sculley’s first book, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future, became a breakout business bestseller. His latest book, Moonshot!, takes the reader one step further, sharing the secrets to his success, and how anyone can achieve in this changed business world.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 9:00pm

Mark Hogancamp was an artist who had fallen into some tough times. One night he was viciously attacked by a gang and left horribly battered and in a coma. During his long recovery he began to create a fictional scale model World War II Belgian town in his yard.  He peopled this town with an amazing cast of characters including himself and other people he had met. He then took stunning photographs of the lives of these people. This was therapy that became extraordinary art. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film maker CHRIS SHELLEN, who with Mark Hogancamp, has written a great guide to this land titled WELCOME TO MARWENCOL.

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio is LORI MADER, ceramics faculty member and PAM FARREN, metals instructor. They will be talking about their work and the upcoming FACULTY SHOW at the Center for Crafts. For more information about upcoming shows and classes at the Craft Center, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

Trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader Theo Croker  talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his new CD "Escape Velocity" (DDB Records/OKeh).  Also known as the AfroPhysicist, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. With a rhythmic mix of culturally charged modern jazz that's bound to "raise your vibrations", the album features Croker's mentor, GRAMMY award winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and his band DVRK FUNK (pronounced DARK FUNK) . Croker kicks off his summer tour at The Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 28, 2016. Listen Here.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

Tenor saxophonist, composer JD Allen joins host Bonnie Johnson to discuss the May 20th release of his latest CD entitled "AMERICANA: Musings on Jazz and Blues" (Savant Records). Bringing the  genuine sound of his jazz voice to the roots of blues, Allen is joined on this celebratory tenth album by long time "trio brethren" bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston.  Listen Here.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Panayota Haloulkou has a beautifully crafted style with a fetching voice and a way of interpreting melodies that is fresh, adventurous and evocative. Together with her husband, Lefteris they form a fearless and seamless duo. Her interpretations made each song a brand new journey rather than just a familiar ride down a musical road. Take the trip with us. It all starts right here at DreamFarm with Panayota Haloulkou.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:00am

The conventional wisdom is that World War I had little effect on American art. But is this really true? Tonight on Inquiry our guest is DAVID M. LUBIN, the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University. His new thought provoking book that discusses the art that defined the American experience in that war is titled GRAND ILLUSIONS: AMERICAN ART AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry, our guest is novelist and poet MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL. He is the son of Holocaust survivors. His new book is a tribute to his friend RITA MILJO. She spent her life rehabilitating and caring for orphaned and abused baboons in South Africa. She was also a childhood member of the Hitler Youth. Their extraordinary friendship and Rita’s amazing work with baboons is the subject of Michael’s book: “BECAUSE THEY NEEDED ME”: RITA MILJO AND THE ORPHANED BABOONS OF AFRICA.

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