Introducing Marcus Roberts and The Modern Jazz Generation. Roberts’ new 11-piece ensemble - featuring many of his younger protégé - perform original material by Roberts and the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Chick Corea, and Horace Silver. We speak to Roberts and the members of the ensemble about the formation of the band in Tallahassee, Florida and explore what it means to teach jazz through mentorship.
Anxiety and fear are natural responses to threats. When they become excessive in duration, frequency, or intensity, an anxiety disorder arises. These conditions are the most prevalent of psychiatric problems, affecting about forty million adults in the United States, roughly 20 % of the population. Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand fear and anxiety. Now, in his new book ANXIOUS: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety LeDoux sheds light on this menacing condition. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Joseph LeDoux about his book and his research.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple Computer. They talk about Sculley’s new book, Moonshot! Game-Changing Strategies to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses. This episode aired originally on March 29, 2015.
John Sculley is one of America's best-known business leaders - with one foot in the storied history of Apple technology, and the other foot in 21st-century innovations that change the way the world does business. His success stories include telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, high tech, Internet services, consumer marketing, and outsourcing services.
Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, mentor, and rainmaker, Sculley has become a sought-after global storyteller for the digital revolution. He is a gifted speaker, sharing his perspectives on topics such as globalization and reinvention of work, how adaptive companies succeed in an era of the commoditization of almost everything, solving healthcare through innovation, and new big-brand consumer health services.
Best known today as the former CEO of Apple Computer, Sculley began his corporate career in 1967 when, armed with a Wharton MBA, he was hired by Pepsi-Cola as a trainee. Three years later, in 1970, he became the company’s youngest vice president for marketing - applying his ideas about experience-based marketing to the “Pepsi Generation” campaign.
Sculley initiated the “Pepsi Challenge” taste tests, and oversaw development and launch of the first plastic soft-drink bottle, which together dethroned Coca-Cola. By 1977, he was Pepsi-Cola’s youngest president and CEO.
Sculley’s first book, Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple a Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future, became a breakout business bestseller. His latest book, Moonshot!, takes the reader one step further, sharing the secrets to his success, and how anyone can achieve in this changed business world.
Alan Turing was one of the most complex scientists/mathematicians/philosophers of the Twentieth Century. His writing on computers from the 1930s is still important and he helped decipher the complicated Nazi codes during World War II. “Turing machines” and “the Turing test” are still concepts discussed today. Yet his life ended in controversy and then an unforeseen suicide. Tune in when Inquiry talks with mathematician ANDREW HODGES about his classic biography ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA.
Drummers of the world, listen up! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JEREMY ESPOSITO, President and Director of Operations of WALBERG AND AUGE INC. Walberg and Auge is a historical preservation drum company that began its life in the early part of the twentieth century right here in Worcester. Tune in and find out about their quality drums, the company’s amazing history and the numerous inventions Bernard Walberg created that are part of today’s modern drum set. Their website is: http://www.walbergandauge.com/
Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015.
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Once again during the MLB All-Star Break, host Nick Noble will be joined by special guest co-host Howie Newman, to bring listeners four hours of songs relating to our National Pastime. We’ll hear from Chuck Brodsky, John McCutcheon, the late Steve Goodman, Mabel Scott, John Fogerty, Howie himself, and many more. Even Abbott & Costello might make it on to the playlist. Batter up!
A previous guest musician in Season 1 of DreamFarm Radio, Vivkek Patel, was at that time young Jazz trumpet player in Boston with a lot of promise. A physical condition, due to which he lost motor control in his right hand, changed his trajectory. In this episode of DreamFarm Radio we talk to this gifted musician and find out how he is creating a new music in different ways.
Hummingbirds capture everyone’s imagination. But hummingbirds often run afoul of the actions of people and when they do, they get taken to one of a devoted group of select people skilled at rehabbing these tiny, feathered jewels. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with TERRY MASEAR, who has been rescuing hummingbirds since 2005, in Hollywood no less. Her new book talks about the reality of caring for these high maintenance birds. Terry’s book is titled FASTEST THINGS ON WINGS: RESCUING HUMMINGBIRDS IN HOLLYWOOD
Throughout most of the 20th Century Al Hirschfeld’s drawings and paintings captured the look and life of the people of film, the theatre, television and music. His mastery of line was unmatched and instantly recognizable. He was not simply a caricaturist, but rather a “characterist”, an artist whose portraits revealed the essence of a person or a performance. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with curator and editor DAVID LEOPOLD who has been studying Hirschfeld’s work for over 25 years. We will be talking about his new landmark collection of the artist’s work THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY: ALL HIRSCHFELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AND HIS AGE.
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