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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:30pm

Writer JAMES DEMPSEY, Instructor in the Humanities and Arts Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new project: THE WORCESTER JOURNAL an on-line literary journal that will feature some of the best unpublished young writers of the area. Also in the studio are two of the writers to be featured in The Worcester Journal: NICHOLAS PORCELLA and WARREN SINGH. Tune in for a lively discussion about the art of writing and a passion for reading great literature. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 2:30pm

Michelangelo was a new kind of artist for the Renaissance. His life redefined how people thought about artists in society. He was difficult to work with, often did not finish commissions and had a hard time delegating work to assistants. He lived through turbulent times, working with six popes and through wars, violence and plague. Yet he sculpted and painted some of the most beautiful and important works of the Renaissance. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MILES J. UNGER writer, author and former Managing Editor of Art New England about his dynamic new biography MICHELANGELO: A LIFE IN SIX MASTERPIECES. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

This week on Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired, guitarist & singer/songwriter Gene Casey will be in the spotlight. His eclectic influences range from roots to rock and swing.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

RUFUS THOMAS is in the Spotlight on this week's Soul Serenade. Walking the Dog, The Push and Pull, The Funky Chicken... we got it, plus the epic "Funkiest Man Alive". Tom Lucci sits in for Dr. Tom Shaker Monday at 7 pm; Spotlight at 9. Skip the Zumba class.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

One of the foremost improvisers in jazz today, saxophonist Joe Lovano propels his double-drummer quintet, Us Five, into a polyrhythmic conversation - and weaves inspired solos in. Us Five features Joe Lovano (saxophone), Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding (bass), James Weldon (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Otis Brown III (drums), and Francisco Mela (drums), plus special guests Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Judi Silvano (vocals).jazz

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky, principals of MotivAct Group. The talk about Tom and Jared's new book,  One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams, which was released in October 2013. This episode aired originally on December 1, 2013.

One Door Closes features first-person stories of 16 inspiring people who have triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The book profiles national celebrities such as Scherrie Payne of The Supremes, June Monteiro of The Toys, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Central Mass. people are also profiled, including: Annette Rafferty, founder of Abby's House; Ken McDonnell, marketing director at Wake Up Narcolepsy, and Scott Erb & Donna Dufault of Erb Photography. The second half of One Door Closes features 10 holistic self-assessment tools that readers can use to chart their own journey into their dreams.

In 2001, Tom Ingrassia, a motivational speaker, life coach, writer and musicologist, formed Ingrassia Artist Management, which represents a roster of more than a dozen eclectic musicians, actors and composers. In 2006, Jared Chrudimsky, who specializes in various deep-tissue massage techniques, including trigger-point therapy and myofascial release, formed Revitalize Massage Therapy. In 2010, Jared and Tom formed Mental Massage. In a 2011 Business Beat interview, Steve talked with them about Mental Massage.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet Martha Silano. She talks about her new collection of poems titled Reckless Lovely as well The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice - written with Kelli Russell Agodon. Tune in and listen to one of the most exciting and original new voices in contemporary poetry read her poem "Ode To Frida Kahlo’s Eyebrows."

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist M.K. Brown. A new collection of her work has just been published titled Stranger Than Life: 1970-2013 Cartoons And Comics. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. M. K. Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published tune in and learn why.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring two hours of songs for kids (from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Trio, Betty Lehrman, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and many others) with special guest co-host Addison Daly (back by popular demand!) followed by two hours of songs about kids, from such artists as Eric Sinclair, Rob Lytle, Dar Williams, and more).

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes attracting their fans always.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

For over forty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician. Jazz pianist, bandleader, session man, Hammond B3 innovator, and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion, Brian has done it all and then some. An incredible gentleman with one of the most varied careers in music, he has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock into an incredible catalog that has won him legions of fans all over the world.

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