Aretha Franklin turns 71 on Monday. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates one of the most beloved voices in all of music, Aretha Franklin. She's sold over 75 million records worldwide, earned 16 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It all starts at 7pm!
Vocalist Ethel Waters embodied the blues and brought that soul to every boundary she crossed – black and white, jazz and Broadway, secular and gospel. Now, songmeister Michael Feinstein leads a trio of vocalists – Adriane Lenox, Catherine Russell, and Tracie Thomas – to honor Waters’ classics including Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather and His Eye Is on the Sparrow.
In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Bob Tavares (shown, left), COO and district manager, and Steve Parker (shown, right), director of community affairs for Central Massachusetts, of EasCare Ambulance. They talk about providing ambulance and medical-transportation services in the age of Obamacare and Romneycare.
Founded in 1998 and based in Boston, EasCare is now one of New England's largest ambulance and medical-transportation companies. EasCare is a locally owned and locally operated company, with more than 550 full- and part-time employees working on 150 vehicles at eight dispatch locations, including one in Worcester.
EasCare provides service to most major areas of Massachusetts. In recent months, EasCare became the primary ambulance provider for Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester.
Why should you stay clear of lemon wedges in your drinks (and limes, cherries and olives for that matter)? Did you know that drinking from a straw will give you marionette lines? Not only should you not read on the toilet, you shouldn’t sit at all. Don’t get us started on the dangers of Santa Claus and romance novels. These are just a few of the sobering warnings to be found in the ENCYCLOPEDIA PARANOIACA: THE INDESPENSABLE GUIDE TO EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD BE AFRAID OF OR WORRIED ABOUT. This compendium of everything that is out to get you, was compiled by our guest tonight: Emmy and Grammy Award-winning author, composer and producer CHRISTOPHER CERF. Together with Henry Beard and the staff of the all too aptly named Cassandra Institute, they have produced a grand accounting of all the things to avoid at all costs, completely cross referenced and indexed for your paranoid convenience.
Have you wondered why there seems to have been such a dramatic rise in disorders like asthma, food allergies, and Multiple Sclerosis in the last decades? Some researchers believe it is because our autoimmune system has run out of control. Some of the reasons for this are startling and counter-intuitive. Is there a connection between our living in more sterile environments and the rise of these disorders? Tune in tonight for a truly thought provoking talk with science journalist MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF. His new book is titled AN EPIDEMIC OF ABSENCE: A NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING ALLERGIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
Lloyd’s album Forest Flower from the Monterey Jazz Festival cast him as the essential California musician. “[It] captures the spirit of the 60s without sounding the least bit dated,” writes allaboutjazz.com. At a recent Newport Festival, Lloyd’s open-air, world-friendly saxophone joins Zakir Hussain, tablas, and drummer Eric Harland as “Sangam” (in Sanskrit, confluence).
A live show of Irish songs in honor of St.Patrick's Day just past, broadcast from the WICN performance hall. Special guests will include local Worcester-area artists Don Prange & Glenn Gibbs, Kryngle Daly, Monica Hamilton, and Kim Jennings, along with Susan Goyette Young and Oran Mor (Dave Hallowell and Peter Hale), both from New Hampshire.
Our guest tonight on Inquiry is JOHN A. LONG, Strategic Professor in Paleontology at Flinders University in Adelaide. Professor Long has made one of the most amazing and unexpected discoveries in paleontology: evidence of internal fertilization in prehistoric fish that lived 380 million years ago. This means these ancient creatures were not externally fertilizing eggs like many fish today do, but instead were having sex. If you have ever wondered about sex long, long ago, and even how dinosaurs “did it”, tune in and listen to Professor long discuss his new book THE DAWN OF THE DEED: THE PREHISTORIC ORIGINS OF SEX.
Guitarist, singer, and composer Matt Munisteri has uncovered much of the forgotten jazz and swing from the early 20th century. His latest album, Still Runnin’ ‘Round In the Wilderness, explores the “lost” compositions of the American singer/songwriter Willard Robison. Archivists Munisteri and Feinstein share tunes that, while forsaken by the past, are sure to be easy to remember.
It may seem hard to believe but well over a hundred tears ago, fishermen from New England began to express concerns about the sustainability of the fish stocks as new ships and fishing technologies began to be introduced. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with W. JEFFREY BOLSTER, Associate Professor in the Department of History about his latest history THE MORTAL SEA: FISHING THE ATLANTIC IN THE AGE OF SAIL. Tune in and learn more about that exciting time of “iron men and wooden ships” and what it took to make a living from the sea in the nineteenth century..
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