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Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Amanda Carr, the new executive director of 90.5 WICN. They talk about taking Jazz+ for New England up to the next level.

Recently, WICN named jazz performer and music administrator Amanda Carr as its new executive director. WICN, a National Public Radio affiliate station, celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2015, and has a strong focus on jazz.

Amanda has been nominated twice as Jazz Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards, and has performed with a range of artists from James Montgomery to Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, as well as many name big bands such as the Glen Miller Band and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. In addition, she is an active member on the board of directors for Boston Women in Media and Entertainment, and was formerly on the boards of Standish Humane Society and WICN. She was also the founder and former CEO of the American Big Band Preservation Society.

Amanda has taken the reins at WICN from Tom Lucci, former WICN board president. Tom had been interim general manager since Gerry Weston retired two years ago.

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about mysterious arcane tomes with ALLISON KAVEY, assistant professor of history at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Who wrote these books on alchemy and medicine that promised to reveal secrets that no one else knew? Who published these books and who bought them? Tune in tonight when we talk about Kavey’s  BOOKS OF SECRETS: NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN ENGLAND 1550-1600.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JEFF CHANG: executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. We will continue our conversation about his book: WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT: NOTES ON RACE AND RESEGREGATION. Tonight we talk about his reporting from Ferguson and the meaning of the term “Asian American.”

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

Hear the music of artists featured in the 38th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Host Bonnie Johnson will have plenty of music and stories to share. Tune in Sunday from 12-4pm

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Ed Gardella will host his annual Happy Birthday America show this Friday. Featured songs will have the name of a city or state in the title, and there will also be a fair share of patriotic music. It’s all Red, White and Blue on Standard Time this Friday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble will play songs about summer, songs for summer, 4th of July songs, summer camp songs, and more! Cara Brindisi will be live in the studio as special guest co-host. Celebrate the season and sing along – we’ll make our own fireworks!

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Harmonica master, Roni Eytan brings us Jazz synergies and tribal sounds from the Middle East. It is music that showcases the folkloric styles of North Africa, Andalusia, Israel and beyond.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

In the studio tonight , from the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM, are  LISA CROSSMAN, Curator and LAUREN SZUMITA, new Koch Curatorial Fellow. They are here to talk about the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 82st ANNUAL REGIONAL EXHIBITION OF ART AND CRAFT. Also in the studio is artist JOE LANDRY to talk about his amazing work exhibited in FAM’S HYPER REAL ESTATE exhibition. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Wild salmon are a keystone species of the Pacific Northwest. Prized for their flavor, these anadramous fish have suffered huge declines in recent decades due to the construction of dams, logging, mining, pollution and loss of habitat. Can wild salmon survive all that is being done to them? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back LANGDON COOK to talk about his new book UPSTREAM: SEARCHING FOR WILD SALMON FROM RIVER TO TABLE.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

Dominick Dunne is best known today for his colorful coverage of the sensational murder trials of people like Claus von Bulow for Vanity Fair. But he started out in Hollywood as a producer and script writer, and therein lays a long and twisted tale. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist, editor and critic ROBERT HOFLER about his new biography: MONEY, MURDER, AND DOMINCIK DUNNE: A LIFE IN SEVERAL ACTS.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist/composer Gabrielle Stravelli draws on  influences as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. She discusses her new CD of standards and originals which was produced by Taylor Swift’s Music Director an early guest on Jazz Inspired, David Cook, another connection showing Stravelli’s wide musical interests.

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