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Programming Highlights

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Radio personality and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Osgood compares jazz performances and his own writing for radio and TV.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

Diversions offers us new insights into to traditional jazz realms of yesterday while combining modern production value perspectives on today. A six-piece modern jazz ensemble with a rich and sumptuous sound.

Featuring:

Earl Grant Lawrence - Flute, Saxophone
Caroline N’Diaye-Tenor Saxophone
Martin Case-Soprano Sax, W. African Percussion
Adonis Martin - Piano
Wain Jonze-Guitar
Zachary Rochester-Cello
David Walker-Bass
Joe Hartigan-Drums

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Playing tracks from the latest CD releases by the following artists: the Belle Hollows, Mark Brine, Carrigan & Blair, Colette O’Connor, Crowes Pasture, Beth DeSombre, Charlie Ipcar, James Keyes, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Jon McAuliffe, Rick McCarthy, Howie Newman, Dan & Faith, Six String Soldiers, Two Old Friends, Chris Vaughan, and Bob Weir. A surprise or two as well.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we continue our conversation with award-winning writer and journalist CARL SAFINA about his important new book BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL. Safina is the Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. Tonight we talk about why humans have been so hesitant to accept the idea that animals other than us could have minds. In addition, we will talk about the very social and complex minds of Killer Whales.

On Inquiry tonight our in studio guests include HONEE HESS, Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts and THOMAS DOUGHTON, Senior Lecturer, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Holy Cross. They both will be talking about the upcoming Crafts Center exhibition: BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS: POPULAR ARTS OF THE NORTHEAST OF BRAZIL. For more information on this exhibition, go to: www.worcestercraftcenter.org.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Grace Ross, is one of the founders and the coordinator of the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending. They talk about putting an end to predatory and illegal discrimination in lending practices. This episode aired originally on September 25, 2016.

The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending is a seven-year-old coalition of nearly 70 member organizations, as well as a number of endorsing organizations. Among the member organizations are housing-counseling agencies, legal-services groups, social- service agencies, and community-based social-action groups. All have come together to work on reversing the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. The Alliance focuses its work on:

  • Legislative initiatives, including judicial foreclosure, mandatory mediation, just-cause eviction post-foreclosure, and other pre- and post-foreclosure protections for tenants and homeowners;
  • Organizing to prevent eviction of tenants and resident homeowners who are paying their rents in foreclosed properties;
  • Providing education to homeowners and tenants regarding their rights, as well as educating the general public regarding the predatory and discriminatory practices of lenders and financial institutions;
  • Ensuring that foreclosed properties can be acquired as affordable housing by non-profits and other entities.

The Alliance shares information among, and coordinates the activities of, its member organizations and, where possible, speaks with a united voice on behalf of people impacted by the foreclosure crisis and against predatory lending practices.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:30pm

At the end of his second term, George Washington surprised Americans by publishing his Farewell message in a newspaper. The President called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice,” advocated moderation, defended religious pluralism, proposed a foreign policy of independence (not isolation), and proposed that education is essential to democracy. He established the precedent for the peaceful transfer of power. What can be learned from our first president and his ideals? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by best selling author and CNN analyst John Avlon as he talks about his new book: Washington's Farewell.

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Dave Brubeck’s music is reimagined by members of the JALC Orchestra. Jazz Night explores various Brubeck compositions, as we sit down and discuss with the arrangers the decisions they made when approaching the material.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

After years away from performing because of vocal cord issues, Steven is back with his new big band CD, “The Way You Look Tonight” a throwback to the Sinatra days of swinging arrangements of the standards.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artists who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 26 countries. Called a “great’ pianist by Dave Brubeck, Julie thinks he’s pretty great, too. You’ll enjoy this program in which Laszlo brings his soulful solo piano skills to the farm.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Music from the WomenFolk, The Cumberland Trio, The Halifax Three, The Brandywine Singers, The Cumberland Three, The Harmony Sisters, the Au Go Go Singers, Journeymen, and more: no big hits, but lots of great music, and maybe a few insights into songs and songwriting! With special guest co-host Colette O’Connor.

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