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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Folk songs that made the Billboard and Cashbox charts from the 40s through the 70s. Burl Ives, the Weavers, Harry Belafonte, the Kingston Trio, the Brothers Four, Joan Baez, the Highwaymen, Peter-Paul-and-Mary, the New Christy Minstrels, the Serendipity Singers, the Seekers, the Pozo-Seco Singers, and many more will be featured!

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm

Stunning moments from the rising stars in the saxophone universe….brought to you from the farm and beyond…

Featuring:

"If You Lieb Me Now”
Edmar Colon with the Anthony Fung Quintet

“The Way You Look Tonight”
Grace Kelly Band

“The Bodega”
The Benny Sharoni Quartet

“Inspiration”
Julie Lavender & Kamau Kenyatta

“Awake”
Jerry Bergonzi

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Neverland and that ticking crocodile. We welcome back ALLISON B. KAVEY, history professor at CUNY’s John Jay College and LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, chair of the Media Society Program at Hobart and William Smith College. They edited, and contributed papers to the collection SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT: PETER PAN IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am

During the Revolutionary War, South Carolina hosted more battles, engagements and skirmishes than any other state. 20% of all Americans who died in battle in the Revolution died in South Carolina in the last two years of the war. One of the leading Patriot fighters in that state was Francis Marion. He led a rag-tag bunch of local militia using classic guerilla warfare tactics against the British and helped turn the tide against the redcoats. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer JOHN OLLER about his new history THE SWAMP FOX: HOW FRANCIS MARION SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin and it was his life-long companion. The beautiful ethereal sounds made by this strange musical instrument was thought to cure ills and, later, to cause musicians to go mad. It’s history is every bit as odd as the armonica. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with COREY MEAD, associate professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York about his wonderful history ANGELIC MUSIC: THE STORY OF BEN FRANKLIN’S GLASS ARMONICA. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film-maker, writer and editor DAVID FRANCE about the horrific AIDS epidemic that struck the United States in the 1980s. France arrived in New York in the late 1970s and was on the scene as close friends died painfully all around him while the government seemed not to care. His account of those grim years is the book we will talk about tonight: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE: THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CITIZENS AND SCIENCE TAMED AIDS. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

NEA Jazz Master winner, legendary drummer Chico Hamilton discusses starting the West Coast jazz sound in the early years of his career, his appearance in the film classic "Sweet Smell of Success" and why so many young musicians today can't swing.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

The fruitful collaboration between Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington brought us such classics as "Take The 'A' Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Isfahan." But behind the music, Billy Strayhorn led a complex and often difficult life. While composing some of the most harmonically-rich jazz of all time, Strayhorn was an openly gay black man in the homophobic 1940s. This episode of Jazz Night in America features interviews with family Strayhorn family members and Strayhorn's biographer, and rare archival tape of Strayhorn himself, peering inside his journey from working-class Pittsburgh to New York City and the world of elegance and "twelve o'clock tales." Pianist and vocalist Johnny O'Neal joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to present the music of Billy Strayhorn.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:30pm

The FBI has a lack of women in leadership roles within the Bureau. Is this just the latest in  a string of controversial issues facing the bureau? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Jan Fedarcyk, Retired Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Office and author of the new novel FIDELITY.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino interviews Amy Collinsworth, president of the Boston Rotaract Club, Sheryl Meehan, governor of Rotary District 7930, of which Boston Rotaract is a part, and Dave Gardner, governor-elect of District 7930. They talk about Women in Rotary: Three Decades After A Landmark Supreme Court Ruling. This episode aired originally on September 25, 2016.

Boston Rotaract hosted the Women in Rotary: Not (Just) Your Grandfather’s Rotary Club forum on October 5, 2016 at the Back Bay Social Club in Boston. This event focused on the experience and impact of women in Rotary who are leaders in Rotary International and in their professional and personal lives.

Founded in 1905, Rotary International is a global community of more than 1.2 million like-minded individuals in 35,000 clubs who have a passion for service. However, the Rotary International Constitution required membership to be limited to just men until 1989 - two years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that mandated gender equality in Rotary in the United States. Today, there are more than 200,000 women in Rotary, comprising nearly 20% of Rotary’s membership.

Rotaract - a Rotary Club partner - is targeted toward young professionals who extend Rotary’s value of “service above self, and who want to join in making a difference in their local and international communities. Rotary and the world it serves have transformed since 1905. Women now hold more prominent roles in the workplace, their communities, and in Rotary International – from club presidents to district governors to Rotary International vice president. The “Women in Rotary” forum will focus on the experience and impact of women in Rotary who are leaders in Rotary International and in their professional and personal lives.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve Jones-D'Agostino is president of the Auburn Rotary Club.

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