Thornton W. Burgess is probably best known for writing some of the most beloved children’s nature literature of the twentieth century. But he hosted a very popular radio program, created a grass roots nature sanctuary effort and even worked with scientists documenting the last Heath Hen in Massachusetts. Tune in and learn about this talented writer and environmental educator when we talk with writer and teacher CHRISTIE PALMER LOWRANCE and her new book NATURE’S AMBASSADOR: THE LEGACY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS.
“Hipness is not a state of mind, it is a fact of life” wrote Cannonball Adderley, a musician who embodied the 1960s and changed jazz with his joy and exuberance in performance. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with award-winning author, annotator, discographer and music historian CARY GINELL about his great new biography WALK TALL: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF JULIAN “CANNONBALL” ADDERLEY. Cannonball was more than a great sax musician; he was an enthusiastic innovator and a dedicated teacher, spreading the joy of jazz across the nation. Tune in and find out why.
Raiders of the Lost Arc star discusses growing up with jazz, her love for Fats Waller and how jazz influences her acting choices.
Host Chet Williamson chats with bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott
Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes back WICN's resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey. Steve's got another incredible set of little heard, soul-inspired dance tunes from a wild array of artists! It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!
The phrase "Living Legend" is often bandied about - but there aren't many who get that designation from the Library of Congress. The late Bobby Short was but one of his many accomplishments. A staple of Manhattan's nightlife behind the piano of the Carlyle Club for over 35 years, he used to celebrate the "Great American Song". This show from Michael Feinstein's Jazz and Popular Song series features performances from Barbara Carroll, Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Host Chet Williamson chats with flutist Jamie Baum.
Every day we bombarded by a series of facts and figures better known as the leading indicators. But just what do these so called indicators represent and should we the public trust them? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and money manager Zachary Karabell.
In an encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Joe Grafton, director of development and community engagement for the American Independent Business Alliance, and Julie Theriault, executive director of Worcester Local First. They talk about how thinking - and acting - local helps top build healthy, sustainable communities. This episode aired originally on May 26, 2013.
Joe Grafton has dedicated the last decade of his life to shifting culture and paradigms to support sustainable local economies and community-based businesses. He is the founding executive director and a current board member at Somerville Local First – a leading local-business alliance – a board member at the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts, a steering-committee member of the New England Local Economy Network, co-chair of the Pioneer Valley Slow Money Chapter, and director and treasurer for the Together Festival, Boston's version Austin's South By Southwest. He brings skills and experience in fund-raising, speaking, training, marketing, social media, operations and planning to AMIBA. He focuses on driving resources to the localization movement while engaging and supporting AMIBA leaders.
Julie Theriault has more than 15 years of experience in business management, in the areas of hiring, training, merchandising, inventory and payroll. From 2002 to 2007, she was manager of The Gap stores in Leominster and Montreal. From 1997 to 2002, she was store director of Birks & Sons in the Montreal area.
In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve Jones-D'Agostino is a past coordinator of Worcester Local First.
Have they found the Higgs Boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider? If so, it would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last 100 years. But, according to our guest tonight, we aren’t completely certain yet. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with noted physicist John W. Moffat, Professor Emeritus in Physics at the University of Toronto and also Adjunct Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo. His new book Cracking The Particle Code Of The Universe: The Hunt For The Higgs Boson is a wonderful up to date overview of the search for this so-called “god particle” and an honest report of how theoretical physics really works. As Moffat writes in his book: “Physics is a brutal business.”
Tonight on inquiry we have a lively conversation with Honee A Hess, Executive Director of the Worcester Center For Crafts about the new exhibition and celebration called ¡CARNAVAL! This exhibition of items of international folk art, photography, and video is about the pre-Lenten traditional celebrations, rituals and parades from around the world. Tune in and hear Honee talk about her life growing up with Mardi Gras in New Orleans. For the complete schedule of events at the Worcester Center For Crafts, please go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx
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