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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with poet MICHELLE PEŇALOZA. She talks about her new collection of poetry LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK inspired by walks she took with people to the location of their heartbreak. This project was an attempt to “map heartbreak”. Tune in and listen to Michelle read two of her poems too. 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

It's tax time again! Help keep the stress level down with soul songs about money (or lack of it).  Join host Tom Shaker for a non-taxing evening of great music! It all starts at 7pm.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

How would you pair your favorite Blue Note recording artists? McCoy Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson? Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith? Dianne Reeves with Terence Blanchard? Wayne Shorter with Norah Jones? This week on Jazz Night in America, we take you front row for the Blue Note Records 75th anniversary party. This past May, Blue Note celebrated at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and many generations of artists came to celebrate.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:30pm

Did you know that cold brew infusion technology can significantly lower levels of oily compounds found in traditional coffee making? If you love coffee but find that it stains your teeth or is harsh to the taste then tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Kim Kapp, president of BodyBrew coffee making systems. Her companies newest technology promises a non staining coffee that has no harsh aftertaste or burning sensation in your stomach.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials. Kitty Wales work often involves building large sculptures of fish or animals from an amazing variety of found materials. Tune in and learn about how she created her monumental “Canis ex Machina” and other pieces.

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT. This touching and very frank memoir is a story of family love, loss and grief and how a family pet can give you real comfort in extremely difficult times. If you have a family pet that you love dearly, don’t miss this show.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015.   Tune in at noon.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Andrea Fonte Weaver, foundress & executive director of Bridges Together, Inc. The nonprofit social entrepreneurship and 501(c)(3) is dedicated to "bridging the generations". They'll talk about intergenerational aspects of jazz and its impact on cultural continuity - "the passing on of all that is held important by the people".

Music featured on the playlist during the show includes an array of artists who have been impacted by "cultural continuity". From pianists Ahmad Jamal, Randy Weston, Emily Bear & Justin Kauflin; to vocalists Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Regina Belle & Allan Harris; trumpeter Wallace Roney;  guitarist Bill Withers; bassists Christian McBride & Kyle Eastwood; saxophonist Grace Kelly; and The Bruebeck Brothers Quartet.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO PHIL OCHS – 39 years to the day after the passing of singer/songwriter/activist Phil Ochs, four hours of his songs, as recorded by him and by others

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:30pm

Ian Dury once sang “Sex and drugs and rock and roll is all my brain and body need.” But why are humans so attracted to these three things that often lead us into doing very rebellious and crazy things? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ZOE CORMIER, journalist, science writer, photographer and former head of communications for Guerilla Science. Her new book is titled SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK ‘N ROLL: THE SCIENCE OF HEDONISM AND THE HEDONISM OF SCIENCE. Tune in and find out how in the world it’s possible to have sex in an MRI machine, and why in the world a scientist would want to do that. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 2:30pm

It began with the simple act of throwing table scraps out of the backdoor of rural homes but over the decades turned into a major avocation for millions of Americans and a big business. Bird feeding is something that many of us take for granted, but it took many years of changes in how we think about birds to turn it into the the beloved and common pastime it is today. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PAUL J. BAICICH, birding and conservation writer and editor about the new book he wrote with Margaret A. Barker and Carrol L. Henderson: FEEDING WILD BIRDS IN AMERICA: CULTURE, COMMERCE AND CONSERVATION


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