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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Sublime indeed.

4 time Grammy Award Winning cellist, Eugene Friesen was my guest for this episode of DreamFarm Radio along with pianist Tim Ray and trumpet player Greg Hopkins.

As if it weren't enought to swim in the vibrations of Eugene's pulchritudinous cello playing, I was treated to their jazz chamber music trio, Tre Corda. "Tre Corda" refers to classical piano notation, and is an instruction to the pianist to the release of the soft pedal which allow all three piano strings vibrate freely. This trio's members are free to explore their own creative paths and fully resonate as individual musicians in free and yet collaborative expression. That's "Tre Corda!"

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:00am

Can an invertebrate have a mind? Can a relative of a clam be considered intelligent or even playful? The answers will surprise you and likely change the way you view invertebrates. Tonight naturalist, documentary scriptwriter and author SY MONTGOMERY returns to Inquiry to talk about her wonderful new book THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS: A SURPRISING EXPLORTION INTO THE WONDER OF CONSCIOUSNESS. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:30am

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk again with researcher, educator, photographer and writer PETER TRULL about his fascinating new book THE GRAY CURTAIN: THE IMPACT OF SEALS, SHARKS AND COMMERCIAL FISHING ON THE NORTHEAST COAST. Tune in and find out how these three things, Gray Seals, Great White Sharks and commercial fishing interact and have changed the ecology of the northeast coast forever. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, returns to Inquiry to discuss what is new at FAM (there is always something new happening there). Joining Nick is photographer ELEANOR BRIGGS, whose stunning photographs can be seen in the exhibition “Morning Light” now at FAM.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 2:30pm

How does our brain process fear? What are emotions and how are they different from feelings? These are just a few of the questions we will talk about tonight when we have a conversation with LEAH OLSON , who is a teacher and has a PhD in neuroscience. Together with Elizabeth Johnston, she has written an outstanding review of the science of THE FEELING BRAIN: THE BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTIONS. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Bassist (played with Sinatra and Madonna) and Broadway musical coordinator, John Miller, discusses his first feature CD under his own name featuring his favorite Broadway tunes.

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Born on the 4th of July, Bill Withers was born in the small town of Slab Fork, West Virginia. His songs "Lean on Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine" are two of the most well known pop songs ever recorded. But that just scratches the surface. Bill has recorded some of the most heartfelt soul music ever. And, this year he was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate his 77th birthday. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

David Murray is known as one of New York's most monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific artists — a tenor saxophonist who has played and written for just about every imaginable context.  Hear highlights from three (3!) different David Murray concerts.  Featuring Geri Allen and spoken word from Saul Williams.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:30pm

Recently the FDA issued a final decision that gives the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, which are still used in a wide variety of products from microwave popcorn to cake frosting.

Most snacks, frozen foods and baked goods have already moved away from using partially hydrogenated oils.  Palm oil, fully hydrogenated oils and other modified oils have slowly taken hold in many processed foods that used to contain trans fat, but many companies still make products with partially hydrogenated oils, including General Mills, Nestlé and ConAgra.

How will this move effect consumers?  For those who keep kosher, margarines and other types of trans fats are staples, used in place of butter, especially in baked goods.  What does this ban mean for the kosher product industry?

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Beth Warren a New York based registered dietitian and nutritionist for the inside scoop.

Sunday, July 5, 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 Ray Pfau, a member of Bolton Local and organizer of the Bolton Repair Café; and, Bob Johnson, a Bolton Repair Café volunteer. They talk about reducing waste while building community. This episode aired originally on March 22, 2015.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Rotary District 7910, which contains the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, which in turn sponsors the Bolton Repair Café.

The Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma. Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability on the local level in many ways. She organized the very first Repair Café in 2009 in Amsterdam. It was a great success.

This prompted Martine to start the Repair Café Foundation. In 2010, this Dutch non-profit organization was officially set up. Since 2011, the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Café.

At Repair Cafés, everything centers on making repairs. By promoting repairs, Repair Cafés want to help reduce mountains of waste. Repair Cafés are also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, to help people save money, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

In Central Massachusetts, Bolton Local runs the Bolton Repair Café, which is supported by the Repair Café Foundation. Bolton Local is a grassroots group of people whose mission is “to build a strong, self-reliant community made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.”

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