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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Seamlessly blending the sensibilities of classical excellence and precision, Latin folk music and Jazz improvisation, The Chamber Jazz Trio brings Enchantment to DreamFarm.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

What makes us curious about so many things? What is curiosity, and what do we get out of it? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and astrophysicist MARIO LIVIO about what the latest research tells us about what Thomas Hobbs called “a lust of the mind”. Livio’s new book is WHY? WHAT MAKES US CURIOUS.  Pictured is Richard Feynman, one of Mario Livio's examples of a very curious person.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Pianist Dick Hyman has enjoyed a long career playing concerts and composing for movies and television.  In March 2017 he celebrated his 90th birthday. Judy and Dick have done a number of concerts together so he was her first choice for a series of interviews recorded onstage from Kiawah Island, SC.  This conversation took place March 3rd, 2015.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 10:00pm

A New Wave Dance Party all night. So, break out that plastic skirt, unearth that skinny black tie, do something retro with your hair and don’t forget the cool sunglasses because we will be returning to those thrilling alt 80's and  dancing to the B52s, English Beat, Pigbag, General Public and many more!

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

This week let The Soul Serenade take you to the drive-in movies without leaving your home! Celebrate a summer tradition with soul/funk music from 1970's era Blaxploitation films, vintage radio ads, coming attractions and, don't forget, a trip to the snack bar!

Join host Tom Shaker at 7pm…… popcorn optional!!!

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Almost exactly 30 years ago, guitarist John Scofield recorded an album he evocatively titled Loud Jazz. Not quite a decade later, he made one called Quiet. Both albums were statements of intent, widely embraced and justly acclaimed. And despite the obvious differences between the two, both were genuine expressions of Scofield's musical personality, which has always been more flexible than those extreme dynamic markings would seem to suggest.

Scofield, of course, is one of the most prolific and admired jazz musicians of his generation, an ace with boppish phraseology as well as bluesy inflection. He's 65 now, and by some measures you could even say he's at the height of his career.

Jazz Night In America caught up with Scofield this past spring, just before he played a concert called "Quiet And Loud Jazz" in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. One portion of the night featured a reunion of the Loud Jazz crew, with partners like bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers. Another portion recreated the chamber arrangements from Quiet, with Scofield's longtime foil Joe Lovano standing in for Wayne Shorter on saxophones.

The idea was to both acknowledge and bridge the distance between the two disparate albums, which might have been more difficult were it not for Scofield's sly consistency. "It's not like other famous jazz musicians, where their style changes, you know, decade to decade," says Jim Beard, the veteran keyboardist on hand for the Loud Jazz half of the concert. "He sounds very similar to what he sounded like, you know, 30 years ago. I don't think he sounds that different. And it's just such a strong personal style that that's amazing."

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:30pm

2,000 arrests, 100 off-duty arrests, 6,000 assists, 15 shootings, 4 kills. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend.Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD’s 170-year history. Stationed at the South Bronx’s notorious 41 Precinct, known by its nickname “Fort Apache,” Friedman served during one of the city’s most dire times: the 1970s and ‘80s, when fiscal crisis, political disillusionment, an out-of-control welfare system, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with retired officer Ralph Friedman about his career and his new book; STREET WARRIOR.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of “The Business Beat,” Steve D’Agostino interviews Army Colonel Michael Sullivan of Shootout for Soldiers. They talk about the business and mission of supporting American veterans and fostering community engagement. This episode aired originally on June 4, 2017.

Shootout for Soldiers uses lacrosse as a platform to support American veterans and foster community engagement. The chartable, non-profit educated the community about the challenges veterans face when returning home. It shares authentic first-person narratives from veterans as well as curates learning resources and materials addressing the issues.

Shootout for Soldiers engages the civilian and military communities at the event to foster empathy and understanding. It also fosters online discussion and conversation to bridge the gap between a younger millennial generation and our veterans.

And, Shootout for Soldiers amplifies the work of leading non-profits in the space through funding their programs, projects and operations. It also uses its own online platform to develop and share authentic media coverage addressing veteran issues and topics.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 9:00pm

“Scurvy was singular, like no other disease, and yet like them all. It was unique and multiple at the same time, unparalleled and common.” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JONATHAN LAMB, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University about his new book: SCURVY: THE DISEASE OF DISCOVERY.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back journalist and contributing editor for Outside Magazine, FLORENCE WILLIAMS. Her latest book is THE NATURE FIX: WHY NATURE MAKES US HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND MORE CREATIVE. In this book, Williams travels around the world to look at how scientists are trying to explore and quantify how being in forests, parks, deserts, and rivers can lower our blood pressure, reduce stress and perhaps help people deal with PTSD and ADHD.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble will share memories and music from the 2017 Newport Folk Festival, including a live in-studio appearance by the folk duo Wattle & Daub. Tune in and enjoy!


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