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Sunday, November 2, 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 Paul Collyer of BA Event Promotions and John Giangregorio of the Canal District Alliance. They talk about The 2014 Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival. This episode aired originally on June 15, 2014.

The mission of Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival is to provide quality New Orleans and Louisiana jazz, blues, country, funk and zydeco music and food within an urban setting. Or, as Paul Collyer states on his BA Event Promotions website: "New Orleans & Louisiana at the street curb on a stick."

The Festival first took place in 2008, at the current site behind John & Son's II – a.k.a. John & Son's Urban Fairgrounds – on Chandler Street. Its birth was a direct result of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that takes place every year during the last week in April and first week of May in New Orleans. And that was started, as Paul Collier likes to note, “by a couple of city guys looking for something to do one weekend.”

This year, Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival moved partway across town to Worcester’s historic Canal District, where it took place on June 20, 21 and 22.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 9:00pm

Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not?  Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein. Furthermore, raising insects for consumption is much more environmentally friendly than raising any other meat. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Marcel Dicke, Professor of Entomology at Wageningen University and a Rhodes Professor at Cornell University. He has co-written a book the beautifully promotes entomophagy: the eating of insects titled The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet. Tune in for some tips on the best ways to cook a locust.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist Jessica Gath. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience. Tune in and learn about the smallest cake in the world, the legendary French-Off and The World-Famous Secretary.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Listen to the works of Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Shel Silverstein, Linda McCarthy; also Edgar Allen Poe, Alfred Noyes, and Rudyard Kipling (as interpreted by Phil Ochs and others)….and much, much more, including a few surprises! For hours of great music with host Nick Noble, and an on-air interview with Canadian poet and songwriter Bruce Cockburn.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

This week on DreamFarm Radio, singer/songwriter Joy Mover will be in the studio. This Boston native has the ability to transcend eras, styles and key elements. Having lived in Miami for periods of her life, an interesting blend of Salsa incorporates a Latin flair into her music. Off of her self-titled debut album Joy Mover, eclectic tunes such as "Have You Ever Loved?" showcase her Miami influences.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Join host Chet Williamson as he welcomes to the studio, pianist Yoko Miwa. A regular performer in the Boston area, you can catch the Yoko Miwa Trio at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, November 13th at 8pm.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:30am

ROBERTO TROTTA, astrophysicist at Imperial College, London has written of the most unique and lyrical books about cosmology: THE EDGE OF THE SKY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALL-THERE-IS. Trotta discusses some of the most complex ideas in astrophysics, like exo-planets, supersymmetry and multiverses using only the ten hundred most common words in the English language. An amazing project and he reads a sample of the book on this show. Don’t miss this very aesthetic examination of science and language. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:00am

Novelist CHUCK PALAHNIUK returns to Inquiry to talk about his new novel BEAUTIFUL YOU, which is about sex addiction and sinister corporate forces, among other things. “Young people want mirrors, older people want art.” Tune in for a fun and candid discussion with this challenging writer who thoroughly enjoys himself on his book tours

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:30pm

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes poet SUSAN RICH whose latest collection is titled CLOUD PHARMACY. Susan has worked and traveled in countries like Niger, Gaza, South Africa and Bosnia-Herzegovina and these experiences  inform her poetry. Tonight she reads “Tunnel” from Cloud Pharmacy, a poem about the Boston area.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm

In the studio this afternoon is pianist Dick Odgren. A local Massachusetts native, Odgren is known for his history with the late trumpeter Emil Haddad and has been recognized for his excellence as a jazz educator.

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