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Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:30pm

Husband and wife team John and Lane Giguiere founded Matchbook Wine company of California in 2004. Since then the journey has led them to produce their flagship wine, Tinto Rey. In addition to wine the Giguiere's also produce a wonderful virgin olive oil. The combination of the two has food and wine lovers salivating. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al talks with John and Lane about their business venture and their love of the land.

Sunday, June 15, 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 Climb, interviews Paul Collyer of BA Event Promotions and John Giangregorio of the Canal District Alliance. They talk about The 2014 Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival.

The mission of Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival is to provide quality New Orleans and Louisiana jazz, blues, country, funk and zydeco music and food within an urban setting. Or, as Paul Collyer states on his BA Event Promotions website: "New Orleans & Louisiana at the street curb on a stick."

The Festival first took place in 2008, at the current site behind John & Son's II – a.k.a. John & Son's Urban Fairgrounds – on Chandler Street. Its birth was a direct result of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that takes place every year during the last week in April and first week of May in New Orleans. And that was started, as Paul Collier likes to note, “by a couple of city guys looking for something to do one weekend.”

This year, Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival moves partway across town to Worcester’s historic Canal District, where it will take place – rain or shine - on June 20, 21 and 22.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk again with CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. This time around Gary talks about his latest jazz biography MR B: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF BILLY ECKSTINE. Billy Eckstine is little remembered today, but in the 40s and 50s he was a signer as popular as Sinatra and Cosby. He was a fashion plate, a crooner, a band leader and a musician whose amazing career spanned seven decades. Tune in and find out what the bobby soxers were all screaming about.

Tonight we welcome back writer and expert on extinct birds and animals ERROL FULLER. His latest book is LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD. Though many people know Errol Fuller as the author of books about the Dodo and the Great Auk, in fact his real passion is painting. Tonight we focus on Fuller’s artworks and talk about some of his other books including the upcoming VOODOO SALON about the artistry of taxidermy. To see examples of Errol Fuller’s work go to: http://errolfuller.com/

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

Grammy award-winning singer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and poet Art Garfunkel of Simon & Garfunkel has been working with manager Mort Lewis since he was a teenager. FAQ: Lewis had managed Dave Bruebeck early on in his career. Today, Mort is still working with Art to bring his song and poetry prose to the stage. FAQ: Art Garfunkel plays "An Intimate Evening..." at Mechanics Hall, Worcester on June 20, 2014. Catch Colors of Jazz when Host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Leland Stein of Regent Theatre/Arlington for a mash up of Garfunkel tunes, jazzed up favorites, fun faqs and surprises. Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Music from special guests Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Mark Brine, as we sing in the summer season.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Davis and Deleault's music has touched audiences across the globe ranging from individual tours of the U.S. and Europe to sharing the stage with multi-Grammy winning artists including festival venues like the JVC, Montreal, Kool, Berlin, and many others.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She has done years of research that included talking with teens about how they use and view the social media. What she found out will surprise you. Boyd’s book is titled: IT’S COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bobby Jackson was sincere about the service of delivering quality content to stations and audiences, and his absence is huge. His last week he produced this Holiday show, and nothing would please him more than to have it air on stations.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:30pm

The elementary particle the neutrino may hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of the universe, like why the universe contains matter at all. But the neutrino is unlike any other matter particle (matter particle). Neutrinos are electrically neutral, have very little mass and may be its own anti-particle! And that’s just the beginning. Tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes HEINRICH PÄS, professor of Theoretical Particle Physics at the Technische Universität in Dortmund, Germany. His new book, THE PERFECT WAVE: WITH NEUTRINOS AT THE BOUNDARY OF SPACE AND TIME is a wonderful summary of all the exciting research that has shown that the neutrino may be the key to understanding the structure space and time. Pictured is the Ice Cube Neutrino detector talked about on this show. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist JUAN JOSÉ BARBOZA-GUBO. Barboza-Gubo’s stunning installation “Pink Narcissus” will be at the Fitchburg Art Museum for most of this summer. Tune in and learn about his beautiful and complex sculptures and paintings, which use a variety of materials like metal, crystal and even blood to express complex ideas of metamorphosis and the transformation of the self and body. To see examples of Barboza-Gubo’s amazing works, go to his website: http://barboza-gubo.com/artwork/3343135.html
For more information on the Fitchburg Art Museum, please go to:
http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

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