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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 3:30pm

From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison. Smith talked with Janis Joplin just days before she died. Nobody knew what happened to the tapes of those interviews until very recently when they were rediscovered. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with filmmaker and sculptor EZRA BOOKSTEIN who has edited these interviews and gotten them published in THE SMITH TAPES: ROCK STARS AND ICONS: 1969-1972.To listen to some of these interviews, go to: .

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Los Angeles based vocalist Dave Damiani, is a proud throwback to the Rat Pack days of Frank Sinatra and the music of the Great American Songbook. Dave discusses the challenges and joys of keeping a big band employed, as well as the different attitude he’s experienced from younger musicians, who Dave feels are more positive about the performance experience.

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 10:00pm

POSITIVE NOISE will be back the first Monday of every month, starting with JANUARY 4 at 10PM. Tune in and listen to Uncle Mark as he spins everything from British Invasion through Punk and New Wave to No Wave and new alternative rock. Tonight there will also be a special salute to Britain' legendary TWO-TONE RECORDS.

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the man who brought us Al Green, Ann Peeples, OV Wright and Syl Johnson, to name just a few. He was the mastermind behind Memphis soul music, not to mention a great trumpeter and bandleader. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America explores jazz prodigies from different eras. We highlight 11-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander, whose first album came out this spring.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:30pm

Jane Bryant Quinn is a leading personal finance journalist who has been advising Americans for over 30 years with her syndicated columns and bestselling books. As we embark on a new year many folks will be wondering if the stock market will rise or if their hard earned savings are safe. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Jane Bryant Quinn about her new book: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST. In it she points out how to save more for retirement and how to keep your money growing.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Raquel Woodard, coordinator of birth-parent and children services for Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. They talk about the business of adoption services.
Based in Framingham, JFSM provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Since 1982, JFSM’ Adoption Choices, a non-profit, licensed adoption program, has been providing Massachusetts families with comprehensive adoption services. Adoption Choices is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted persons by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services in a progressive program.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

Inquiry kicks off the New Year with an hour special on how our brains create the emotions we feel.

How does our brain process fear? What are emotions and how are they different from feelings? These are just a few of the questions we will talk about tonight when we have a conversation with LEAH OLSON, who is a teacher and has a PhD in neuroscience. Together with Elizabeth Johnston, she has written an outstanding review of the science of THE FEELING BRAIN: THE BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTIONS.

Tonight on Inquiry, we continue our conversation about the biology and psychology of emotions when we talk with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON. She has a doctorate in visual neuroscience from Oxford University and is currently on the psychology faculty of Sarah Lawrence. She is the co-author, with Leah Olson,  of the monumental textbook THE FEELING BRAIN: THE BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTIONS. Tonight we will talk about what the latest research says about the role of our physical body in experiencing emotions, making decisions and addictive behavior. And we talk about Phineas Gage and the crowbar case.

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 7:00pm

The 9th Annual FOLK REVIVAL tribute show, remembering those artists who passed away during the previous year, with music from Jean Ritchie, Ronnie Gilbert, B.B. King, and many more. Once again, Beth DeSombre will be Nick Noble’s special guest co-host, and there may be live appearances from Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Sweet Wednesday, and others.

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

For the celebration of his 21st birthday, jazz pianist Matt Savage has released his 10th album! He has already been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz from the time he was first labeled a "jazz prodigy" at age 8. He has performed (on stage and in jam sessions) with the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Arturo O'Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Clark Terry and Chick Corea, just to name a few. Matt who on his way to New York City to continue his studies continues to amaze and it was so fun to have him back at the farm talking about his new project.


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