Education activist and Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, Mark Naison, discusses the history and cultural significance of jazz.
A special evening of PERFORMANCE /ART: including poets like Charles Amirkanian and John Giorno; performance artists like Diamanda Galas, Laurie Anderson and the Residents, and even some who have been both rockers and artists, like Eno, Devo, Bjork and Jenny Hval. AND IF ALL THAT WASN’T ENOUGH: we will be featuring lots of new music too! So stay up late and tune in for a unique evening of untypical sounds with host Uncle Mark.
Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the birthdate of one of the architects of soul music. From his early days forming Chicago soul and his work with The Impressions, to his solo work, his classic "Superfly" soundtrack and his socially conscious messages, Mayfield is a soul legend! It all starts at 7pm.
In an era where the jazz standard songbook is ever expanding into the 21st century, The Ladybugs look back at the Disney catalogue. The Ladybugs are a young, band rooted in the vocal harmony jazz tradition but draw on elements of hot swing, American folk music and blues. Jazz Night in America dives into how the group developed on the New York ‘hot' jazz scene and what new things can be done with the Disney songbook.
When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change the Supreme Court. With four appointments to the court, including Warren E. Burger as the chief justice, he did just that. In 1969, the Burger Court succeeded the famously liberal Warren Court, which had significantly expanded civil liberties and was despised by conservatives across the country. The Burger Court is often described as a “transitional” court between the liberal Warren Court and the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts, a court where little of importance happened. But in his new book, "The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right" noted law professor and author Michael Graetz details how the Burger court had indeed made land-mark decisions many of which exist to this very day.Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Michael Graetz.
Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge about his fascinating new book: BATTLING THE GODS: ATHEISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. During the middle years of the 20th Century, graphic artists working for technical corporations and journals had to creatively depict some of the important new components for advertisements and promotional material. These artists employed the visual language of Modernism to make cathode ray tubes, printed circuits, punch cards, sonar, radar and semiconductors look interesting and colorful. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with cultural historian and archivist MEGAN PRELINGER about her new book INSIDE THE MACHINE: ART AND INVENTION IN THE ELECTONIC AGE.
Inquiry welcomes award-winning cartoonist, painter and educator CAROL TYLER to discuss her complex and moving new book SOLDIER’S HEART: THE CAMPAIGN TO UNDERSTAND MY WWII VETERAN FATHER. A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR.
Four hours of maritime music from artists who have been integral to the Portsmouth NH music sessions and the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival over the past several years. You'll hear tracks from Tom Hall, Emery Hutchins, Great Bay Sailor, Mudhook, Sue Young, Linn Schulz, Jeff Warner, Charlie Ipcar, and many more! Listen for the Johnson Girls, Gordon Bok, John Roberts, and others who have been featured performers at the annual PMFF. The music will allow you to "view the still waters and take the salt air" from the comfort of your home or car, listening to THE FOLK REVIVAL with host Nick Noble.
A listen-back to the rich and varied string vibrations that have permeated the atmosphere at DreamFarm.
Peter Jansen/Bertram Lehmann
Trio Por Do Sol
Eugene Frisen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio tonight are artists in residence DÉSIRÉE PETTY. Together they talk about the artists in residence program and the upcoming “OF FIRE” exhibition. For more information on the Center, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/
Helen Gurley Brown dedicated her life to celebrating the single working “girl”. She wrote two controversial books on that subject and then headed a magazine that was “a glorious unfettered, sexy and seductive paean for aspiring young women who wanted to unleash their ambition.” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and journalist BROOKE HAUSER whose new book is: ENTER HELEN: THE INVENTION OF HELEN GURLEY BROWN AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN SINGLE WOMAN.
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