Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with writer and essayist SAYANTANI DASGUPTA. She was born in Calcutta , raised in New Delhi and now teaches at the University of Idaho. Her new book is a collection of her short autobiographical essays about being in-between two very different places and cultures FIRE GIRL: ESSAYS ON INDIA, AMERICA AND THE IN-BETWEEN. Tune in and hear her read a section of her essay Goddesses.
British composer/ pianist discusses his new CD Story Inside and the deep influence pianist Bill Evans has had on his work.
Join host Tom Shaker as we witness some of the worst musical performances ever. Special guests include Telly Savalas, Mr. T and Betty White. So bad it's good!! It all starts at 7pm.
Wayne Shorter revisits some of his most career-defining work in this rare opportunity to hear a true jazz master exploring his back catalog. Joined by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Shorter touches on a lifetime of brilliance and trail-blazing in this special episode of Jazz Night In America.
Imagine being a visual artist with a family and then getting the diagnosis that you have Parkinson’s Disease. PETER DUNLAP-SHOHL is an artist, and former cartoonist who has Parkinson’s and has written a powerful account of his coming to terms with a diagnosis that included the words: progressive, disabling and incurable. His graphic memoir is titled: MY DEGENERATION: A JOURNEY THROUGH PARKINSON’S. Peter also writes two blogs about living with Parkinson’s: “Frozen Grin” and “Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s Rag.”
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer DEBBIE CLARKE MODEROW. She moved to Alaska from Connecticut and became interesting in racing sled dogs. Eventually she decided to enter the 1100 mile brutal course known as the Iditarod. Tune in and learn what it takes for dogs and humans to run this course in the depths of winter when temps well below zero are typical and the course conditions can vary unpredictably. Her book about her experiences is titled FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A WOMAN, HER DOGS, AND THEIR JOURNEY NORTH ON THE IDITAROD.
Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself—most disastrously in invading Iraq—and how these decisions were often driven by the President’s deep religious faith. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning biographer Jean Edward Smith.
Back by popular demand, four hours of tracks from Newport Folk Festivals going back half-a-century and more, along with songs by artists who appeared at Newport back in the day.
I was deeply moved and delighted by the rich, soulful and truly thrilling music of 4 time Grammy Award-Winning cellist and composer, Eugene Friesen who was my guest on DreamFarm Radio along with pianist Tim Ray and trumpet player Greg Hopkins. As if it weren't enought to swim in the vibrations of Eugene's pulchritudinous cello playing, I was treated to their trio "Tre Corda."
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back one of our favorite artists RAÚL THE THIRD. His new book, written by Cathy Camper, continues the wild adventures of Elirio Malaria, Lupe Impala and El Chavo Flapjack Ocotpus: LOWRIDERS TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH! This is one of the most creative and wild comics out now for kids and adults.Tune in or Mictlantecuhtli will get you!
Many people fear snakes and try to kill them on sight. And of all the snake species here in America, the most feared is the rattlesnake. But tonight’s guest on Inquiry hopes to change your mind if you are one of those with intense snake angst. TED LEVIN is a writer and wildlife biologist. His new book is AMERICA’S SNAKE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TIMBER RATTLESNAKE. It is an intimate and loving look at the complex life of this rattlesnake of the northeast and explores why their populations around the area are so endangered. Tune in and find out why this species is so special and deserving of protection.
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