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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of  Climb, interviews Ann Lisi of the the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, They talk about the revival of Leadership Worcester. This episode aired originally on March 1, 2015.

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and dozens of community leaders have come together to re-energize the popular Leadership Worcester program. The new program, which will begin in September 2015, will identify motivated individuals who aspire to take an active leadership role in Worcester and the surrounding towns and are interested in learning and honing new leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community. The Leadership Worcester Class of 2015 will represent all sectors of the community—business, non-profit, education, and government.

The nine-month program will begin with a two-day overnight retreat that bonds the group, determines individual leadership strengths and challenges, and provides a general context about Greater Worcester, its strengths, and opportunities. The sessions will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from October to May, plus two evening networking events. Each session will explore a regional topic and will help participants acquire an understanding of how critical issues affect Central Massachusetts.

Completed applications were due on April 1. Participants were to be notified of their acceptance by May.

A nomination from an employer was recommended when an applicant was employed, and at least one letter of recommendation was required when an applicant was applying as a volunteer/resident or is self-employed. A limited amount of scholarship assistance was made possible through the generosity of Worcester foundations, including Fuller Foundation, Stoddard Charitable Trust, Hoche-Scofield, George I. Alden, and the Fletcher Foundation.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHAD ORZEL , a professor at Union College ,Schenectady, New York. His new book is EUREKA! DISCOVERING YOUR INNER SCIENTIST. Professor Orzel believes everyone is a scientist and in fact the ability to do science is what makes us human. We use the process of science in our everyday life, it’s that we just don’t realize it. Tune in tonight and find out what collecting stamps, the Iron Chef, yard sales and “Where’s Waldo” have to do with the process of science.

If you are thinking about writing a book, have already written a book, or know someone who is working on a book,  you will want to tune in to tonight’s Inquiry. Tonight we speak with LISSA WARREN, Senior Director of Publicity at Da Capo Press. She has written the definitive guide to publicizing your book : THE SAVVY AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO BOOK PUBLICITY. Tune in tonight and learn about the complicated relationship between an author and a publicist, who gets to go on book tours, and what to do if you get a bad review.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

A variety of folk and folk-style tracks, along with music from special live guests Ari Charbonneau, Blackstone Cull, Grant Kelly and more, looking ahead to the Take Back Your Health Benefit Concert on June 6.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1608282872736734

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

A listen-back to the rich and varied string vibrations that have permeated the atmosphere at DreamFarm.

Featuring:

“Waterfall”
Peter Jansen/Bertram Lehmann

“Bon Filho”
“Choro Negro”
Trio Por Do Sol

“Modim”
Julie Lavender

“Shadow Play”
Eugene Frisen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins

“Johnny’s Swing”
Ameranouche

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Education activist and Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, Mark Naison, discusses the history and cultural significance of jazz.

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Our Point of View is a leaderless supergroup of Blue Note artists assembled for the labels 75th anniversary. The group consists of: Lionel Loueke, guitar and vocals; Marcus Strickland, tenor sax; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Robert Glasper, piano; Derrick Hodge, bass; and Kendrick Scott, drums. We’ll hear stories from each artist and Blue Note president Don Was about how Blue Note impacted their lives. This concert is the fourth performance of Our Point of View, and was captured in New York at Le Poisson Rouge.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:30pm

In recent decades, America has been waging a veritable war on fat in which not just public health authorities, but every sector of society is engaged in constant “fat talk” aimed at educating, badgering, and ridiculing heavy people into shedding pounds. We hear a great deal about the dangers of fatness to the nation, but little about the dangers of today’s epidemic of fat talk to individuals and society at large. The human trauma caused by the war on fat is disturbing—and it is virtually unknown. This week Al speaks with Harvard professor and author Susan Greenhalgh,  in her new book,  Fat-Talk Nation, she tells the story of today’s fight against excess pounds by giving young people, the campaign’s main target, an opportunity to speak about experiences that have long lain hidden in silence and shame. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Democratic State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton, and Jim O’Reilly, director of public policy for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. They talk about the Kinder Morgan natural-gas-pipeline project known as Northeast Energy Direct. This episode aired originally on February 15, 2015.

As reported in a December 5th Boston Globe article titled In face of opposition, company to reroute gas pipeline, “Stung by intense local opposition to a proposed natural-gas pipeline winding through western and central Massachusetts, a Houston energy company said … that it will pursue an alternative route that bypasses many Massachusetts communities by veering north and shooting across southern New Hampshire.

“Kinder Morgan … said much of the alternative path would follow existing rights-of-way along utility lines in the two states, meaning it would cross fewer residential properties and undeveloped lands. Kinder Morgan plans to file the new route … with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has final say on gas pipelines in New England.

“Kinder Morgan officials said that 14 Massachusetts towns along the northern tier of the state, from Dracut to Northfield, will no longer be in the pipeline’s path. But the pipeline would cross four new Massachusetts towns - Cheshire, Hancock, Lanesborough, and Shelburne - and a southern stretch of New Hampshire.”

As the Globe article continued, “To meet the region’s growing demand for natural gas, Kinder Morgan previously sought to build a 127-mile pipeline stretching from Richmond near the New York border, across Massachusetts’ northern spine to a transmission hub in Dracut, about 30 miles from Boston. Kinder Morgan’s original multibillion-dollar plan aimed to tap abundant, inexpensive natural gas from Eastern shale fields, to help ease a shortage here blamed on inadequate pipeline capacity.

“That shortage has led to skyrocketing electric rates this winter in Massachusetts since most power plants use natural gas to generate electricity. The company hopes to have the pipeline operating by late 2018.”

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry, writer and attorney MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING has written one of the most unexpected histories of World War II: WHEN BOOKS WENT TO WAR: THE STORIES THAT HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II. This is the history of the Armed Services Editions: specially printed books specifically designed for our fighting men to carry into combat. Tune in and learn about this amazing history of our GIs love of reading while in the European and Pacific theatres of war, what they read and how it changed their lives.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with entomologist, author, lecturer and photographer ARTHUR V. EVANS about his monumental field guide BEETLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Beetles are ubiquitous, and account for fully one fifth of all plant and animal life. They come in a mind-blowing variety of shapes, sizes and colors. And they have some unusual behavior too. Tune in and learn about beetles that decorate with dung, use chemical weapons and joust with rivals. All species found here in New England.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

"For 22 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been the only national organization dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis – musicians who have made our world richer through their music".  Providing affordable housing, health care and employment opportunities; "As the cases grow,  so does the need".

JFA President Jarrett Lilien talks with host Bonnie Johnson about the foundation's ongoing work, "saving jazz and blues one artist at a time" and the rebirth of New Orleans  ten years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Lilien is credited with spearheading the campaign that “directly assisted in rebuilding New Orleans by re-housing and creating work for over 1,000 of the city's most beloved musicians, while helping hundreds of their children as well..."  He's pictured above with celebrity jazz supporter and master of ceremonies Danny Glover and Executive Director Wendy Oxenhorn after being honored at the 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party benefiting the foundation.      Courtesy Photo (WENN/Derrick Salters)

Watch JFA's 2014 promotional video

 

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