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Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and photographer Bill Hayes about his unique and tender new memoir INSOMNIAC CITY: NEW YORK, OLIVER, AND ME which tells of his love affair with Oliver Sacks and New York City.

What are the odds that a large asteroid, of the type that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, could hit earth in our lifetime? Tonight on Inquiry  we speak with a person who discovers and tracks these wandering celestial bodies. Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter who works with a small team to discover and study asteroids at Caltech/IPAC. Her new book is ASTEROID HUNTERS.

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

GRAMMY winning jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell reflects on jazz legacy and the role Fred Taylor has played in her music career. Harlem On My Mind (JazzVillage) is her sixth album, released a year ago to the date in September 2016; the recording also earned Russell a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She talks with Bonnie Johnson about joining the all-star concert to benefit the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund at Berklee Performance Center at 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Listen here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Honoring one of the great traditions of folk music: the protest song—with tracks from the Almanac Singers, Pete Seeger, Utah Philips, the New Harmony Sisterhood Band, Paul Robeson, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Beth DeSombre, the Nields, Christine Lavin, and many many more! Listen and sing along!

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

In this program we continue our adventure with Max Ridley, a Boston-based bassist and composer has assembled a plethora of imaginative musicians who take his Jazz creation in and out of expected conceptions. This time we hear more of their influences and sounds, including the tap dancing! They call themselves the Basement Show Philharmonic and we welcome them back to Farm for more phil-harmony.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:30am

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome singer, song writer and producer LAURA CREAMER. She has toured or recorded with Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Hornsby, and Thomas Dolby, just to name a few.  She is currently on tour with Bob Seger. She is also an independent recording artist. Tonight we will also talk about her record West of Detroit and her single So Romantic.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new biography is a lively portrait of one of America’s most celebrated authors: HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Earth has had five mass extinction events over the millennia, global disasters that have wiped out much of the life on the planet. Most were not caused by an impact by an asteroid. Why do these events happen and what can they tell us about the results of how we are altering the climate today? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning science journalist PETER BRANNEN about his new book THE ENDS OF THE WORLD: VOLCANIC APOCALYPSES, LETHAL OCEANS, AND OUR QUEST TO UNDERSTAND EARTH’S PAST MASS EXTINCTIONS. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Judy and Billy talk about his many years with Liza Minnelli and Tony Bennett and perform together onstage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY.

A2Z

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 10:00pm

Tonight we will run through the alphabet from A to Z with band and performers last names. New music, old music and in-between music. Who is your favorite band that begins with X? Tune in and see who UNCLE MARK picks.

 

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Got a favorite by a Motown group? A Stax artist? Maybe you lean towards the more obscure soul and funk tunes?? Join host Tom Shaker this Monday as he takes your requests for an end-of-the-summer dance party!! Get in on the action early by emailing Tom at tomshaker@wicn.org this week to make sure your request gets on the air. Then get ready to end your holiday weekend doing the boogaloo, the monkey and the twist! It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!

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