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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:00pm

Returning to Inquiry tonight is writer and critic GREIL MARCUS to talk about his two new books: REAL LIFE ROCK: THE COMPLETE TOP TEN COLUMNS 1986-2014 and THREE SONGS, THREE SINGERS, THREE NATIONS. Real Life Rock are the collected “top ten” columns that Marcus has written for various publications over decades about music, film, art and much more. Three Songs…are a series of three lectures Marcus gave at Harvard that explores different aspects of folk music in America.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with naturalist and researcher SCOTT WEIDENSAUL about his new beautiful guide, the PETERSON REFERENCE GUIDE TO OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN. Tune in and find out what is the most likely owl to see in your backyard and also learn about the extinct giant owls of the Caribbean and much more.
 

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Live May-Day celebration, broadcast from the WICN Performance Studio, featuring Gary Blanchard, Flame & Peach and the Liberated Waffles, Jennifer Evans, Aaron Tornberg, James Keyes, Penn Johnson, Nick & Sharon Pangaro, Wolfpen, and a few more surprises.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Don Davis, a friend and frequent guest musician at DreamFarm, has played for us numerous times times as well as performed on several of Julie’s albums. Don plays, soprano/alto/tenor and bass saxophones, various flutes clarinet, percussion and even his teeth! He has performed live and recorded with scores of well-known and accomplished musicians of all sorts. It takes great skill and versatility to contribute to so many different bands so well, while weaving his very own signature sounds and ideas tastefully into the mix. His resume is a road map for a most interesting musical journey that starts right here at the farm.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:30am

“Why are some people so amazingly good at what they do?” Have you ever tried to learn golf or the piano and given up after months of practice because you never seemed to improve? Do you think that people who excel at singing or chess are gifted? That they are born that way? Tune in tonight, when Inquiry welcomes ANDERS ERICSSON, Ph.D., a Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University. His new book, written with Robert Pool, debunks the “gifted” concept and reveals what all masters have done to become the star performers in their fields. His book is titled: PEAK: SECRETS FROM THE NEW SCIENCE OF EXPERTISE. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:00am

For a long time it has been assumed that birds are, well….”bird brained”. Birds have small brains and it has been thought  that they are therefore not anywhere near as intelligent as mammals. But in the last several decades, researchers have begun to discover that birds like the New Caledonian Crow (shown), the California Scrub Jay and even the lowly House Sparrow can be creative, solve complex problems and are quite smart. Learn why tonight on Inquiry we talk with science and natural history writer JENNIFER ACKERMAN about her brilliant new book THE GENIUS OF BIRDS. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

Minneapolis based singer Connie Evingson talks with Judy about her influences from Lambert Hendricks and Ross to the Beatles and to Django Reinhardt, whose music inspired her latest CD, “All The Cats."

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:00pm

Join UNCLE MARK and surprise guest co-host BRAIN BARLOW (freshly returned from Britain) as they continue their celebration of the rock of Britain from British Invasion to psychedelia: Donovan, Dave Clark 5, the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks and lots more. Also: a special set of artists who have covered British Rock featuring artists like the Dickies and the Ramones. So, Wear your love like heaven, put on some Yardley’s Slickers and tune in, Luv!

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Northern Soul Connoisseur and author Steve Moysey returns to the WICN studios this week. Join host Tom Shaker as Steve brings in some incredible dance tunes and talks about his new book, "I Said a Bad Word: Blunders of a Brit in Boston."  It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the Bronx. In The Bronx Pyramid, his debut album released last year by JALC's Blue Engine Records, Henriquez acknowledges the neighborhood where he was born and raised. In songs like "Joshua's Dream" and "Brook Ave," the young Nuyorican composer brings together Afro-Latin traditions and his jazz pedigree to pay tribute to the family and community that raised him.

Jazz Night In America takes in a performance led by Carlos Henriquez at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, inside Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:30pm

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the next step in its strategic initiative to support young children and their families by awarding more than $341K in grants to early childhood programs. Convinced by the overwhelming evidence from research that says that the first years of a child’s life are the most crucial for his or her success in school and life, GWCF is focusing a significant share of its resources on helping young children succeed, especially low income children, whose needs are greatest and who have been demonstrated to gain the most from these kinds of interventions. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Ann Lisi, President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

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