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Programming Highlights

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pianist Steve Hunt, throughout his career, has stayed true to an uncompromising vision of composing and performing Jazz music from his heart. Steve has continued to push himself technically, focusing on a musical styl which is both challenging and meaningful. Steve's desire towards challenging himself is nowhere more evident than with his long time association with Allan Holdsworth, whose progressive and innovative style has helped Steve to further his own musical development. Steve continues to compose and study and grow. His technique is masterful and his music is tasteful and melodious. Truly.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Remember the songs you sung at summer camp, or around the campfire with family and friends? In anticipation of 4th of July weekend, THE FOLK REVIVAL will feature four hours of those songs-- from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Burl Ives, The Folk Tradition, the Waysiders, the Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, and many more!

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back DAVID J. MORRIS, author, former Marine infantry officer and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We continue our conversation about his book THE EVIL HOURS: A BIOGRAPHY OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. Tonight David Morris discusses the history of PTSD, and what is known about trauma and PTSD from the Civil War and World War I and II.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is typically misunderstood by people who don’t suffer from the disorder. It is often a crippling and severe illness that radically affects people’s lives. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and editor DAVID ADAM who suffers with OCD. His fascinating new book is titled THE MAN WHO COULDN’T STOP: OCD AND THE TRUE STORY OF A LIFE LOST IN THOUGHT. Tonight we talk about what triggers OCD, what has been found about neurological and genetic aspects of OCD and what the experience of having OCD is like.

Sunday, July 5, 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 Ray Pfau, a member of Bolton Local and organizer of the Bolton Repair Café; and, Bob Johnson, a Bolton Repair Café volunteer. They talk about reducing waste while building community. This episode aired originally on March 22, 2015.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Rotary District 7910, which contains the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, which in turn sponsors the Bolton Repair Café.

The Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma. Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability on the local level in many ways. She organized the very first Repair Café in 2009 in Amsterdam. It was a great success.

This prompted Martine to start the Repair Café Foundation. In 2010, this Dutch non-profit organization was officially set up. Since 2011, the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Café.

At Repair Cafés, everything centers on making repairs. By promoting repairs, Repair Cafés want to help reduce mountains of waste. Repair Cafés are also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, to help people save money, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

In Central Massachusetts, Bolton Local runs the Bolton Repair Café, which is supported by the Repair Café Foundation. Bolton Local is a grassroots group of people whose mission is “to build a strong, self-reliant community made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.”

The next Bolton Repair Café is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Parish of Bolton Church, located at 673 Main St. in Bolton.

Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 10:30pm

Recently the FDA issued a final decision that gives the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, which are still used in a wide variety of products from microwave popcorn to cake frosting.

Most snacks, frozen foods and baked goods have already moved away from using partially hydrogenated oils.  Palm oil, fully hydrogenated oils and other modified oils have slowly taken hold in many processed foods that used to contain trans fat, but many companies still make products with partially hydrogenated oils, including General Mills, Nestlé and ConAgra.

How will this move effect consumers?  For those who keep kosher, margarines and other types of trans fats are staples, used in place of butter, especially in baked goods.  What does this ban mean for the kosher product industry?

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Beth Warren a New York based registered dietitian and nutritionist for the inside scoop.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

For four hours, we’ll listen to tracks from the classic folk groups of the 50s and 60s (Kingston Trio, Weavers, Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Highwaymen, Limeliters, New Christy Minstrels, etc.) alternating with recordings from contemporary folk ensembles (Angel Band, Nickel Creek, Schooner Fare, Jolly Beggars, Grade A Fancy, Red Molly, Mudhook, Great Bay Sailor, etc.). We’ll also hear from today’s versions of old-time groups like the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, and more. Kick back and enjoy!

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Once again during the MLB All-Star Break, host Nick Noble will be joined by special guest co-host Howie Newman, to bring listeners four hours of songs relating to our National Pastime. We’ll hear from Chuck Brodsky, John McCutcheon, the late Steve Goodman, Mabel Scott, John Fogerty, Howie himself, and many more. Even Abbott & Costello might make it on to the playlist. Batter up!

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015. 

 

Photo by Chris Charles Creative Silence

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

On the eve of this year’s Newport Folk Festival, four hours of music from Newport Folk Festivals past. Pete Seeger, Bob Gibson, and Joan Baez are just some of the artists we’ll hear. Dylan will even go electric one more time! 
[this is a pre-recorded Evergreen show]

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

Playing tracks from some of the most talented women in the region: Raianne Richards, Amy Alvey, Ari Charbonneau, Sandy Haddon, Mary Casiello, just to name a few. Also, live in the studio will be special guests Laura Siersema, Sarah Huber, and Kat Kennedy. Plenty of great music from modern women of folk here in New England.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

A combination of old favorites and tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station (over the past several weeks). The Halifax Three, Cadence Carroll, Dar Williams, Ian & Sylvia, Michael Gutierrez-May, Blackstone Cuil, and the Massachusetts Walking Tour singers will just be some of the many artists featured.

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