Guitarist and composer, John Baboian has performed around the world and now brings his swinging solo Jazz guitar sounds to the farm. The Boston-based educator and performer has a smooth and winning sound that soothes and shines.
Four hours of music from and by the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Bob Dylan! With special guest co-host Chris Kent.
Helen Gurley Brown dedicated her life to celebrating the single working “girl”. She wrote two controversial books on that subject and then headed a magazine that was “a glorious unfettered, sexy and seductive paean for aspiring young women who wanted to unleash their ambition.” Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and journalist BROOKE HAUSER whose new book is: ENTER HELEN: THE INVENTION OF HELEN GURLEY BROWN AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN SINGLE WOMAN.
At least 51% of American school children live below the government’s threshold for low income. Low income for children can often mean a life of stress, chaos and uncertainty and this can lead to poor success at school. How can we ensure that these children succeed at learning? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and journalist PAUL TOUGH about his important new book HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED: WHAT WORKS AND WHY.
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Leslie Bocskor, president of Electrum Partners. They talk about the bottom lines of medical marijuana. Thjis episode aired originally on October 9, 2016.
Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Leslie Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and immaculate three-piece suits. But don’t be fooled by his formidable frame.
According to the website of Electrum Partners, … “[T]his Transylvanian-descended Renaissance man does not intimidate. He leads by example by embracing an open-source collaborative model unrestricted by time zones and geographies. His boldness enables him to assume a leadership role, mentor, and share the spotlight with other leaders, and fuel the industry’s ascent to a global financial and social phenomenon.”
Bocskor is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, business executive, investment banker, and business advisor. After starting his career in finance and investment banking, in the 1990s, he began investing primarily in internet and new-media properties- later expanding into science, cyber-security, and internet gaming.
He also co-founded and headed a number of technology companies. In 2013 he became founding chair of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association, and he co-founded Electrum Partners in 2014, becoming a managing partner. The firm develops strategies for the expansion of the legal-cannabis market, and also operates a venture-capital fund focused on cannabis-related companies.
In a related matter, Massachusetts voters were asked during the general election on November 8 to decide on Referendum Question 4, a law proposed by initiative petition. They approved the question, with 53.6 percent voting "yes" and 46.4 percent voting "no." The proposed law would permit the possession, use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts by persons age 21 and older and would remove criminal penalties for such activities. It would provide for the regulation of commerce in marijuana, marijuana accessories, and marijuana products and for the taxation of proceeds from sales of these items.
Over the past decade or so a mysterious phenomenon has begun to wreak havoc on once-healthy bee colonies. According to experts this is having a major impact on our agricultural industry which to a large extent depends of bees for pollination. Some argue the government hasn't done enough to stem the tide. Is that true? Tune in this Sundays evensong at 10:30 when Al speaks with sociologist and educator Daniel Lee Kleinman who has studied the problem for many years now.
Greene is an award winning saxophonist and educator; he is Assistant Professor of Music and Co-Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Greene appears on 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. His recent studio recording, Beautiful Life, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other children and 6 educators, on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
POSITIVE NOISE will present its special end of the year show featuring a musical tribute to some of the great musicians who died this year:David Bowie, Sharon Jones, Prince, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, MalikTaylor/Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), Denise Matthews/Vanity (Vanity 6),Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) and Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane).There will also be a special salute to the new tv series: WESTWORLD.
Vocalist Hilary Kole discusses her new CD, "The Judy Garland Project” and the continuing influence her father, Broadway singer, Robert Kole, has on her work.
Delightful moments of perfectly lovely eclectic and jazzy piano collaborations from the farm and beyond…
“Big Apple Blues”
John Funkhouser Trio
“Waltze for Inge”
Harukia Yabuno & Ehud Ettun
“Here Come the Dreamers”
Julie Lavender, Hugh Martin & Kamau Kenyatta
“Green Dolphin Street”
John Funkhouser Trio
The annual LIVE holiday show on THE FOLK REVIVAL, featuring more than a dozen local artist/acts, broadcasting from the WICN studio.
Do you find it tough to find the groove in the music of Coltrane? Do you have a hard time finding new music you like? Inquiry welcomes back jazz pianist, music historian, critic and writer TED GIOIA. His new book HOW TO LISTEN TO JAZZ is a useful and fun guide for listening to all types of jazz music critically. It is also a fine concise history of jazz and a biography of some of the giants of jazz. When you hear a new band or recording, what should a listener focus on? Tune in and find out.
Inquiry welcomes back swimmer and writer LYNNE COX. Lynne has held open-water swimming records all over the world without a wetsuit and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Her life had been dedicated to doing seemingly impossible swims often in places with extremely cold conditions until she feel seriously ill with a serious heart disorder. What happened next would change her life forever. Her book is titled: SWIMMING IN THE SINK: AN EPISODE OF THE HEART.
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