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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

The late Roy Scheider was inspired to be an actor by the collaborative creativity he saw with the jazz groups he heard as a young man. Roy discusses how jazz continued to inspire him throughout his stage and screen career.

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the musical legacy of one of soul music's most talented producers, songwriters and performers. While mostly known for his "Hi Records" sound, Mitchell's Royal Studios in Memphis recorded everyone from Al Green to Tom Jones. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

Regina Carter and Rodney Whitaker take special delight performing in their hometown of Detroit, MI. Jazz Night in America features their sets and explores the Motor City jazz-scene through their eyes and ears

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:30pm

Did you know the you can file a “whistleblower” case under the "False Claims Act" which allows an insider to file a sealed lawsuit on behalf of the People of the United States against any company or organization that defrauds the government or public at large? If you've never heard of this before then be sure to tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by one of the few attorneys in America to win such a case, Brian Mahany. It was Mahnay and his firm who took on the Country Wide Financial organization and his whistleblower client reaped millions in reward.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tim Fallon (shown, right) and Peter Racicot (left) of Fallon Ambulance Service. They talk about what drives and motivates this third-generation family business. This episode aired originally on July 20, 2014.

Fallon Ambulance was founded in 1923 by James Fallon Sr. His son, James “Ray” Fallon, Jr., served as president and owner from 1974 until his death in 2000. During Ray Fallon Jr.’s tenure, a number of his children and stepchildren stepped into leadership roles in the company as part of the third generation. One of his stepsons is Peter Racicot, who today serves as senior vice president. Peter is an avid participant in the annual Pan Mass Challenge, the 192-mile bicycle trek from Sturbridge to Provincetown. He began the race in support of Ray and to raise money for cancer research. Peter began as an emergency medical technician.

The transition to the third generation now includes Timothy Fallon, Ray’s son and the grandson of the founder, James Fallon Sr. Tim serves as president and CEO. His sister, Kathleen Mackie, and his step-brothers Peter and Normand Racicot, who is vice president, have key leadership roles in the organization. Peter began as an emergency medical technician. Under their watch, Fallon Ambulance left its longtime home in Milton and built a new facility in Quincy. And there is the presence of a fourth generation at the company, represented by seven great grandchildren of the founder.

Fallon Ambulance is one of the largest privately owned and operated ambulance services in the Northeast. It employs more than 600 people, operates more than 150 vehicles and responds to more than 160,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year.  Fallon Ambulance additionally provides medical transportation for a number of area medical facilities, including nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs throughout Greater Boston, the South Shore and MetroWest region.

Last April, Fallon Ambulance expanded west to a new location in Ashland after it was selected as the emergency-medical services-provider for MetroWest Medical Center. The company will move into a 7,500-square-foot location in Ledgemere Park in Ashland, where it will garage six to eight vehicles. The firm had reached a deal in December 2013 to lease the site. Fallon Ambulance has hired 30 employees to assist with the expansion and named three additional supervisors for the region, which also includes a location in Waltham. The company expects about 6,000 annual transports from the expansion.

Click here for Steve’s feature article on Fallon Ambulance in the Summer 2014 issue of Massachusetts Family Business.

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

Artist Matt Freedman returns to Inquiry tonight. Matt is the author and illustrator of Relatively Indolent But Relentless: his revealing journal of his painful months  being treated for cancer. But tonight we talk about Matt’s other artwork. Matt Freedman is a sculptor, performance artist, and writer among other things. His work is complex and fascinating. Tune in tonight and learn about his Srendi Vashtar performance, the wild “More Than Super” piece that was performed during a broadcast of the 2010 Super Bowl and all about the almost forgotten art movement called “Clumpism”. For look at some of Matt Freedman’s work, go to his website: http://mattfreedman.org/

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Martin Windrow, author and military editor of Osprey Publishing. His latest book is quite unique and unexpected. The Owl Who Liked Sitting On Caesar: Living With A Tawny Owl is a fascinating account of Martin’s 14 year close bond with a captive Tawny Owl. This owl lived in his house and became an intimate part of his life. But this is not your typical nature lover’s tale, not by a long shot. Tune in and find out why.

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

A special show, full of your favorite songs and a few surprises, with special guest co-host Gibson Bankey!

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Maxim Lubarsky is a pianist with a rare spectrum of talent and virtuosity. Equally comfortable performing jazz, classical, and music of Latin America, he is a truly remarkable arranger, composer and performer. He is joined at DreamFarm by master percussionist and drummer, Bertram Lehmann and vocal phenom, Annette Philip. Together they form a truly unparalleled trio each exploring the percussive and melodic landscapes of their instruments taking us to unexpected new places.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for this week's edition, featuring some of the best album releases in Americana music, and we'll bid farewell to musicians who passed away this year.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson will have a special look back at his top 25 jazz releases of 2014. Tune in New Years day at 4pm.

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