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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:00pm

88 years young, Marilyn performs with the energy a 40-year-old would envy and a talent that Johnny Carson honored a record 70 times on his "Tonight Show."

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00pm

Positive Noise celebrates the end of summer with a Beach Party till 1AM! Say goodbye to summer by listening to great rock about wild vacations, torrid summer romances, and everything that makes summer fun. With lots of summer classics, Frankie and Annette, surf instrumentals and more alternative songs about everything that makes this season cook. Grab the sun block, pack the cooler and bikini, and join us for a final farewell to summer.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Labor Day the Soul Serenade way. There'll be lots of great soul songs about work (both physical and emotional) from the Isley Brothers, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder and others. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

It's been said that Miles Davis is to jazz is like Hemingway is to the American novel, like Picasso is to art. He was more than just a trumpet player — he was an icon of style and artistry. Jazz Night in America explores three interpretations of Miles Davis: on the silver screen, the page and the bandstand. We speak with actor Don Cheadle, who directed, produced, wrote and starred in the film Miles Ahead.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 10:30pm

In many developed countries—Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada, and the United States among them—fertility rates are below replacement rate. It’s far from cause for alarm despite claims by “birth dearthers” that we face social and economic catastrophe due to lower birth rates. With global population still growing at a rate of 1.1 percent, the world continues to add some 83 million people a year. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with John Seager author and CEO of "Population Connection". His opinions on world population growth may surprise you.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Raquel Woodard, coordinator of birth-parent and children services for Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. They talk about the business of adoption services. This episode aired originally on January 3, 2016.
Based in Framingham, JFSM provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need. Since 1982, JFSM’ Adoption Choices, a non-profit, licensed adoption program, has been providing Massachusetts families with comprehensive adoption services. Adoption Choices is designed to meet the needs of the adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted persons by providing a wide range of educational and counseling services in a progressive program.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00pm

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with Andreas Malm, who teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His new book is Fossil Capital : The Rise Of Steam Power And The Roots Of Global Warming

The earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a time when human activities are forever changing the ecology of the planet. How did we get to this point and how can we begin to change the collapse of the ecosystems that support us and all the other life on our world? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Christophe Bonneuil, historian at the Centre national de la recherché scientifique. His new book, which he wrote with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz is titled The Shock Of The Anthropocene.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 2:00pm

Host Bonnie Johnson speaks with saxophonist, composer, arranger Kenny Garrett about his new album Do Your Dance! (Mack Avenue Records). Described as a "travelogue of rhythm", Garrett and "his band are known to entice audiences to want to get up and groove." They play at Regattabar in Cambridge, MA on September 9-10, 2016.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 1:00pm

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Colors of Jazz and San Francisco based musician Marcus Shelby.  Shelby is Artistic Director of the Marcus Shelby Orchestra; living life as bandleader, composer, arranger, bassist, educator and activist. He'll talk with Bonnie Johnson about joining forces to bring a musical voice to "Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education" with Tony-nominated performer/playwright/professor Anna Deavere Smith's Pipeline Project. Her "second act" is on stage at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University through September 17, 2016. Shelby's "work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African American lives, on social movements in the United States of America, and on early childhood music education." Today's show featured relevant music from Shelby's composition Port Chicago and more Listen here for this special talk. 


(Photo Courtesy: Evgenia Eliseeva/A.R.T.)

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Four hours of classic labor songs from Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Joan Baez, Paul Robeson, the Almanac Singers, Woody Guthrie, the New Harmony Sisterhood Band, Tom Glazer, and many more!


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