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Programming Highlights

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

A diverse lineup of tracks from distinctive folk voices (Dylan, Baez, Ochs, Buffy St Marie, and more) as well as in-studio interviews with and performances by Beth DeSombre, Robert Tincher and Andrew McKnight.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

Why does it seem that more people with unconventional lifestyles live in Florida? Is it the climate that attracts fringe groups? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with intrepid journalist and free-lance writer LYNN WADDELL who has spent time with a number of these people and groups with very alternative lifestyles. Tune in and learn about Joe Redner who owns the lap dance capital of the world and has been voted “best troublemaker” in Tampa. We also discuss the numerous UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze and the numerous carny folk of Showtown. Waddell’s book is titled FRINGE FLORIDA: TRAVELS AMONG MUD BOGGERS, FURRIES, UFOLOGISTS, NUDISTS AND OTHER LOVERS OF UNCONVENTIONAL LIFESTYLES.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about some of the most unique creatures in the oceans when we speak with STEPHEN R. PALUMBI, Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. His new book, written with his son writer and journalist Anthony R. Palumbi is titled THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book is a run down of some of the life found in the deepest, most shallow, coldest and warmest parts of the world’s oceans. This is natural history at it’s best. Tune in and learn about worms that turn snails into zombies, fish that skip over the land and a coral that has been growing since before the pyramids were built.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Alan Sager, professor of health policy at and management at Boston University and director of BU’s Health Reform Program. This episode aired originally on September 22, 2013.

A familiar and legally challenged for-profit hospital chain has returned to Central Massachusetts. The 49-hospital Tenet Healthcare has agreed to repurchase Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and MetroWest Medical Center, with campuses in Framingham and Natick, plus the 26 other hospitals owned by another for-profit, Vanguard Health Systems, in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.

 A decade-long legal cloud continues to cast a dark shadow over Tenet. One longtime expert on the local and national health-care market is Alan Sager of Boston University School of Public Health. Allowing Tenet to run hospitals on a for-profit basis, he maintains, is like letting the proverbial fox guard the chicken coop.

This would be the case, Sager says, if all of the requirements of a truly free and functioning marketplace existed in the health-care sector. But, he adds, America’s health-care system meets none of those requirements.

In the end, according to Sager, for-profits chains such as Tenet and their shareholders will continue to use “legal financial machinations” in order to prosper, with this market dysfunction driven by an “oversupply of money looking for high-return, safe investments.” In the meantime, many–if not most–consumers will remain quite confounded by America’s health-care system, and continue paying a steep price.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:30pm

In the new book, GENDER INTELLIGENCE, the forces that create the current condition of gender inequality are revealed for the first time. This has led to a shift in thinking about the issue. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Barbara Annis and exposes why forcing quotas and downplaying the differences between men and women continue to fail us and are not the answers.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Joe Henderson’s distinctive lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop, blues, bossa nova and his big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators celebrate the man’s  lifetime of invention. We feature pianist Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and  Chris Potter to mark the late Joe Henderson’s birthday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Writer James Gavin discusses his biographies on Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee and the combination of great talent and great heart that inspired him to write about these three greats.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

Honoring a great folk music tradition of protest and topical songs about labor and unions.

Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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