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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate Of Club, interviews Rose Pavlov, president and CEO of Ivy Child International. They talk about the business of teaching children mindfulness, self-regulation and leadership.

Ivy Child is a charitable non-profit organization based in Worcester that provides cross-cultural positive psychological services for children, families and communities worldwide. Ivy Child does this by “teaching children mindfulness, self-regulation and leadership to build resilience, emotional intelligence and healthy habits for life.”

Rose Pavolv’s academic path has taken her to Boston University, University of Oxford, and Harvard University. Her professional and volunteer experiences have led her to a partnership with UNICEF and World Vision.

In 2010, Rose was recognized by Worcester Business Journal as one of the 40 Under Forty emerging leaders in Central Massachusetts. In 2012 in Boston, she addressed the Empower Peace Women 2 Women Global Leadership Conference. That conference provided more than 600 emerging, international, young women leaders (ages 15 to 19) from 41 countries with leadership training and social-entrepreneurship skills, while strengthening their cultural competencies through training, lectures and discussions by experts and women leaders such as Rose.

Rose realized at a very young age that her passion was working with young children. Her commitment to community and international humanitarian service evolved as a teenager, when she worked with Mother Theresa and the Sisters of Charity.

While serving slum dwellers in southern India, Rose taught art and music to children in villages. Over the past two years, she has worked with the victims of the natural disaster in Haiti, provided teacher/school training in the Dominican Republic, and lectured in the United States.

Rose is also a board member of the Center for Women and Enterprise. However, she says, her most cherished role is being the mother of two.

On November 15, at Worcester Technical High School, Ivy Child International hosts A Journey to Kerala, an exclusive culinary benefit featuring a 21-course vegetarian Sadya – or feast -  and traditional entertainment.  All proceeds support mindfulness-based learning programs in the Worcester Public Schools.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes Linda Przybyszewski, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. For much of the Twentieth Century a group of woman called “The Dress Doctors” , followed the lead of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through classes and books, taught women dressmaking, clothes budgeting and the fundamentals of style: harmony, rhythm, balance, proportion, and emphasis. They encouraged women to dress for success in the workplace and aimed to turn women into creators not shoppers. Tune in and learn about this little known, but fascinating history of fashion in America and why women’s hats need to make a comeback.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author and illustrator Annette Cate LeBlanc about her entertaining and informative new book for young readers: Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard. Tune in and find out how Annette got interested in birds and how she crams so much onto every page. This is one of the best books in a long time that teaches young people how to observe and draw the natural world around them!

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

Celebrate Veterans Day when host Bonnie Johnson speaks with Paul Katzeff, author of the newly released biography, "MARVIN GILMORE: Crusader for Freedom".  In a book that explores the lifetime service of the Cambridge, MA native, Katzeff provides a “colorful” in-depth look at Mr. Gilmore's life;  from becoming a musician as child to enlisting in the U.S. Army as a high school senior then being honored as a World War II hero-soldier and making a difference as an entrepreneur, civil rights activist, community builder and defender.  Today, at age 90, Gilmore is on several commissions and boards including the Longy School of Music of Bard College and New England Conservatory of Music Conservatory.  The visionary, mentor and philanthropist, Gilmore joins the conversation to talk about the role that music has played throughout his life and career. Tune in at 12pm-est.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Maybe a year ago, host Nick Noble was challenged to see just how many songs he could play in four hours. Without cheating (all station IDs, underwriting spots, calendar events, and listener shout-outs were covered) the total was 97 songs. Well, now the new challenge is to play as few songs as possible in four hours without cheating (at least 50 minutes of music has to be played every hour). So we’ll hear Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Mary McCaslin, Jamie Brockett, and a handful of others. Can we shoot for 30 songs or less? 25? 20? Tune in and find out!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Veteran drummer, percussionist, educator and ethnomusicologist, Bertram Lehmann brings percussion instruments from across the globe to DreamFarm. In this intriguing episode, he demonstrates how percussion is employed around the world, not only rhythmically, but tonally and melodically as well. He adds his own percussive expertise to live music performed at the farm and shares some of his recorded collaborations demonstrating his work with a variety of regional musicians of all sorts. This truly is a world percussion exploration.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

The latest edition to the Pat Metheny Unity Group is multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, joining just in time to take part in the group's latest release Kin. His contributions varied from piano and voice to assorted woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments. You can catch Carmassi along with the Pat Metheny Unity Group at Hanover Theatre on Sunday, November 16th at 7pm.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes back CAROLYN L. KANE who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We continue our conversation about her new book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE. Tonight Kane talks about the wild history of Bell Telephone Laboratories and the artists/scientists that worked there who pioneered some bizarre new technology for producing colors that affected the viewer. We also talk about the invention of Day-Glo and synthetic color. It all began with a problem with dogs peeing on a fence. If you are interested in art and technology, don’t miss this show!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:00am

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. She is joined in the studio by JANET AMORELLO, Vice President of Marketing at UNIBANK to talk about the upcoming HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS, the annual three-day celebration of crafts and arts. For more information on times and dates, go to: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

Composer and arranger Darrell Katz will be talking with host Chet Williamson today. At Berklee College of Music, Katz is a professor in the harmony department with a phenomenal understanding of advanced modal harmony. Katz is also the founder and director of the Jazz Composers Alliance.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie. Along the way, West includes a wonderful history of the post office including the Pony Express and early airmail. If you have ever marveled at the history found on these small, perforated pieces of gummed paper, tune in!

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