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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Looking back on the events of September 11, 2001 and other watershed moments in history, sharing memories of much-loved art and artists, celebrating the sounds and sights of today, and looking ahead to the musical expression of tomorrow (both folk and jazz) through four hours of song. Including an interview with artist Trey Speegle and a visit from the immensely talented Dale LePage.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

Featured on this edition of DreamFarm Radio, Julie Lavender has Spontaneous Architects in the studio for an interview and a chance for us to hear some of their eclectic additions to the nu-jazz movement. The quintet is led by John Vaillancourt, along with Jerry Sabatini, Mike Effenberger, Bob Simonelli and Gary Fieldman.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30am

Students in Finland and Poland consistently score better at math and problem solving than American students. Why? What are their school systems doing that we aren’t? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with literary journalist AMANDA RIPLEY about her very important new book THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD, AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY. Tune in and find out why Korean students are better prepared than American students for the global economic world of the twentieth century.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30am

Are we significant in the universe? Is life on this planet a unique accident of chemistry or are there several or maybe even many planets that host life? Those are just a few of the very big questions that tonight’s guest on Inquiry will attempt to answer. CALEB SCHARF is Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University and his new amazing book on how planets and life evolve is titled THE COPERNICUS COMPLEX: OUR COSMIC SIGNIFICANCE IN A UNIVERSE OF PLANETS AND PROBABILITIES. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join host Chet Williamson while he speaks with vocalist Polly Gibbons who will be calling in from London.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm

Why do we cry during movies when we know they aren’t real? Why do some people believe the most outrageous conspiracy theories? Why do we find gossip or sports so compelling? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JIM DAVIES, Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science of Carelton University and the Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory. He will discuss his new book which answers these questions and many others: RIVETED: THE SCIENCE OF WHY JOKES MAKE US LAUGH, MOVIES MAKE US CRY, AND RELIGION MAKES US FEEL ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:00pm

Tonight I am joined in the studio by MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. Mary talks about the new exhibition ONE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENOUGH: LATINO ARTISTS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. This show features work by 24 contemporary artists of New England. One of those artists also joins us in the studio tonight: RAUL GONZALEZ III, who talks about his monumental and complex work in the show and his early life as an artist. An example of his work is seen here. For other pictures of his work, please go to: http://www.artbyraul.com/about.html
For more information about all the events associated with this show, please go to: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:00pm

Arranger/accordionist Gil Goldstein talks about his work with everyone from Sting to James Taylor and the continuing influence arranger Gil Evans has on his work. Goldstein has won three Grammy Awards and is currently a professor at NYU, teaching jazz and composition.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Known for his contributions to the J. Geils Band as one of their founding members, harmonica player Magic Dick will be speaking with host Chet Williamson today on Jazz Matinee.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he plays songs from soul "family" bands. From The Isley Brothers to Tavares, and, of course, The Jackson Five, these bands all have that great "down home" sound that only family can. It's as easy as "ABC" and it all starts Monday at 7pm. Make sure YOUR family listens!

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