Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist, illustrator and cartoonist for The New Yorker (and other publications) ROZ CHAST. Her latest book is CAN’T WE TALK ABOIUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? This is an illustrated memoir of her parents declining health and eventual deaths. It is a book that is funny, touching, frightening and brutally honest about ageing and death as well as a wonderful remembrance of George and Elizabeth, her parents. Don’t miss this interview!
Pianist/vocalist Billy Stritch is that rare performer who is a great musician and great entertainer. He discusses his long associations with Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye, and how both have influenced his musical and theatrical approach.
Stevie Wonder’s colorful palette and unforgettable melodies have inspired artists of all genres and generations. The innovating, energizing SF Jazz Collective takes on the challenge of the Wonder songbook. Miguel Zenon (alto), Mark Turner (tenor), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass), and Eric Harland (drums) tackle Mon Cherie, Superstition, and Sir Duke.
In his new book, "The Rule Of Nobody" bestselling author and commentator Philip K. Howard tells us why government doesn't work and leader's don't lead. As a lone crusader for common sense he argues that no human has the authority to roll his or her sleeves up and fix it. Could this be true?
Tune in to an encore episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ed White, vice president of energy products for National Grid. They talk about whether smart meters pose financial and health risks. The interview aired originally on November 24, 2013.
On October 18, 2013, National Grid opened the doors of New England's first-of-its-kind Sustainability Hub, located in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, near Clark University. The hub offers hands-on education about energy-efficiency and emerging-energy technologies for National Grid customers and the community at large. The intent is to help them learn how to maximize their energy savings with a better understanding of smart-energy solutions.
As Worcester Mag reported at the time, "The grand opening gave National Grid a break from the wave of criticism that has been directed to the company over the implementation of its Smart Grid Pilot Program, which the state Department of Public Utilities approved last August. Almost 14,000 so-called Smart Meters have already been installed [in Massachusetts]. Some homeowners have complained about the process, which calls for them to opt-out, instead of opt-in. Some see it as an intrusion on their privacy.
"The outcry has come from in and outside of Worcester," the Worcester Mag article continued. "Among the most vocal critics have been residents on Tory Fort Lane, where a National Grid Substation has caused [alleged] headaches for some who complain of the loud and constant hum. Residents there received a break, recently, when National Grid, under intense pressure not to install a 90-foot tower there. The company is in the process of receiving approval [from Worcester’s Zoning Board of Appeals] to instead build the tower in a business zone."
National Grid has received ZBA approval for the three other towers needed for the two-year pilot program, which will involve 15,000 National Grid customers throughout Worcester.
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee is here tonight to talk about the upcoming HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY, a wonderful celebration of crafts, with food and music that will happen JULY 9. Also in the studio is SHEILA A CARROLL, photographer, whose exhibition THROUGH A YEAR OUTSIDE will open at the Crafts Center during the festivities. For more information, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She is joined by JULIET FIEBEL, Executive Director of ARTS WORCESTER. Mary and Juliet discuss the ways that both institutions have partnered, including the fascinating “Call and Response” exhibition. Juliet Fiebel also discusses what the mission of Arts Worcester is, and how is helps artists in Central Massachusetts. For more information on exhibitions at the Fitchburg Art Museum, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/
The Folk Revival celebrates Independence Day with fitting music hosted by the one and only, Nick Noble.
Regina Carter (born August 6, 1966) is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of famous jazz saxophonist James Carter.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guests KRISTA BUCKLAND-REISER, General manager of the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY and IAN WATSON, harpsichordist and choirmaster. We talk about this years fantastic Summer Music Festival, why a rock band and a chamber orchestra are (maybe) not that different, and Ian talks about why he chose the harpsichord.
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of “Jazz Inspired” we’re revisiting some of Judy’s early interviews. Judy’s 2004 conversation with the late Blossom Dearie is loaded with unexpected directions and humor. Blossom was in excellent form!