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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:00am

Photographer and author TRAER SCOTT’s newest published collection of her photography is titled NOCTURNE: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and features stunning and close up photographs of some of the world’s most engaging nocturnal animals and birds. Tune in and find out about her adventures with porcupines and bushbabies

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:30am

Inquiry welcomes BOB HERBERT, opinion columnist for the New York Times from 1993-2011 and Distinguished Fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His latest book is LOSING OUR WAY: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A TROUBLED AMERICA. This journalistic tour de force examines why so many people feel that America has lost its way and that as a nation we are in decline. DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

On this edition of Jazz Matinee, veteran arts writer and freelance photographer Ken Franckling will be on the air with host Chet Williamson. Franckling's latest book Jazz in the Key of Light is a self-published collection of music photography featuring spotlight musicians.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer CHRISTOPHER MILLER who has compiled and hilarious and fascinating encyclopedia of funny objects and conventions from the comics, jokes and films of the early decades of the Twentieth Century. Included are citations on anvils, hen-pecked husbands, B.O., pie fights, Limburger Cheese  and so much more. If you have ever watched a Three Stooges short and wondered what “alum” was, tune in tonight when we discuss: AMERICAN CORNBALL: A LAFFOPEDIC GUIDE TO THE FORMERLY FUNNY. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

The great British drummer discusses his wide range of influences and his work with Scott Hamilton, John Bunch, Barry Harris and other jazz giants.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join host Chet Williamson while he speaks with saxophonist and composer Eric Schugren. Originating from Berkeley, CA, Schugren relocated to New York City in 2008 after receiving an Ethnomusicology degree from UCLA. Check out Schugren's latest collaboration with drummer Vin Scialla on an album titled Wake Up!

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Laura Nyro has influenced a generation of writers, musicians and singers with her rare combination of street smarts, spirituality and soul! Iconic songs like "Wedding Bell Blues," "Eli's Coming" & "Stoned Soul Picnic" sound as fresh today as when they were written over 50 years ago. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the birthdate of a true American music genius. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

In the late 1960s, when trumpeter Miles Davis was leading his famous second quintet, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of new works featuring Davis with orchestra. When the quintet broke up, Shorter put the scores away. Now, trumpeter Wallace Roney - a protégé of Davis - has received the scores from Shorter and prepared them for a performance at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival. Jazz Night in America presents the very first recording of “Universe” and other rare Wayne Shorter works performed by the Wallace Roney Orchestra, featuring Victor Gould (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Lenny White (drums) and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

Our guest this afternoon is acclaimed blues pianist and singer Marcia Ball, who's in town for her performance on Thursday October 23rd at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA. Marcia's 2011 release Roadside Attractions drew quite the attraction as a Grammy nominee for Best Blues Album, her fifth nomination to date.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:30pm

Since 1860, the Tenuta Santa Maria winery in Italy has belonged to the Bertani family, and for the past 150 years, they have engaged in the cultivation of vines. Gaetano Bertani established his commitment to the land in 1971.Today his son Giovanni is running the winery and turning out wonderful aromatic wines that are food friendly and delicious. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Giovanni Bertani  who is here touring the United States as ambassador for his family winery. Hear how this wine making family is proudly looking ahead and hopeful that future generations will continue the long standing tradition of Italian winemaking.

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