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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer and DreamFarm Radio Host, Julie Lavender, shares music from her recent live, in studio concert for one of our fabulous DreamFarm Radio affiliates, WXPR of Rhinelander, WI. Julie was joined by friend and musical colleague saxophonist/ flute player, Kim Richmond for this acoustic, intimate “DreamFarm Live!” happening.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Hhost Nick Noble will play some old favorites, as well as tracks from more CDs that have recently come into the station. There will be an interview with Bill Scorzari, while Tory Silver will be live in the studio. Great times!

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with 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.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and experimental filmmaker EVA LEE about her new performance work DUAL BRAINS which investigates neural interactions via EEG head gear with real-time readouts of performer’s brains. This is an amazing work that combines neuroscience with an artistic desire to understand consciousness and the self.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Satya Mitra, co-founder, along with his wife, Sheema Mitra, of JoyGuru Humanitarian Services, a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit they founded last year. They talk about JoyGuru’s mission to provide inspirational-storytelling speaking engagements that ignite people to do good and be good for the community at large in their businesses, organizations and lives. This episode aired originally on April 16, 2017.

Satya also owns and operates the for–profit Guru Tax & Financial Services, which is based in Worcester. And, he is past president of the Rotary Club of Worcester, and is an assistant governor of Rotary District 7910. Through his efforts, District 7910's Million Dollar Journey to raise $1 million in donations or pledges for The Rotary Foundation, which began only nine months ago, has already met – and exceeded - that goal. The new goal, to meet by June 30, 2018, is $2 million. Rotary International gave its various districts two to three years to meet their million-dollar goals.

Satya admits to being a theatrical actor at heart, which is what he dreamed of being while growing up. One of his sons, Alingon Mitra, is a professional stand-up comic.  Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote five weeks in a row to win the comic-comeback contest and perform on the finale.

Watch Satya receive District 7910's 2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year Award.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:30pm

With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. In his new book; Sting Like a Bee Montville centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali’s refusal of service in the military—and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by former Boston Globe reporter, Leigh Montville.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

Tonight we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SUMMER OF LOVE. So let’s split for the coast, hang out at a pad on “the Haight” and catch “The Plane” and do some Owsley Purple. All night we will celebrate the rock music from the San Francisco area of the late 60s but also listen to the music of 1967 from the rest of the States and Britain. So put a flower in your hair and wear your love like heaven and let’s all get groovy.

Host: Uncle “tune in, turn on and drop out” Mark

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

On this special edition, host Nick Noble will welcome six local New England artists to the WICN Performance Studio for a LIVE SUMMER SHOWCASE. Enjoy the talents of old friends and new--Colette O'Connor, Rick Drost, Kala Farnham, Eric "Spike" Gulliksen, Lydia Fortune, and Michael Guttierez-May-- either from home (streaming live or on the air) or as a member of our live studio audience. There may be a surprise or two as well.

WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL support local artists and we are always striving  to keep the music alive, bringing you wonderful singers and terrific songs that are hard to find anywhere else.

Listen and support WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL on June 15!

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