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Programming Highlights

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Judy performs with and interviews Grammy winning guitarist onstage at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN and discusses John’s career highlights from touring with Elton John to playing with Bonnie Raitt to his duo gigs early in his career with Judy!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 3:00pm

Host Al Dean will be joined by Mark White and Arnie Krakowski to discuss their upcoming album celebrating the life and music of David Pell. Pell died two weeks ago at the age of 91, he was a prolific saxophonist and band leader. The album is due out in the fall and features several Boston musicians including Kenny Hadley, Jon Garniss, Rick Hammett, Ken Reir, Mark Poniatowski, and Scott deOgburn.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Vocalist, composer, and DreamFarm Radio Host, Julie Lavender welcomes Norwegian born musician and composer Yngvil Vatn Guttu. Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talened stage performer and bandleader, she composes and produces music that is Jazz, Blues, Contemporary and Experimental and, very cool.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

host Nick Noble will play old favorites, tracks from CDs newly arrived at the station, songs for Memorial Day week, and more! The show will also feature an interview with Leda Schubert, author of the brand new children’s book Listen! How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, along with a selection of Pete Seeger recordings. Four hours of great music: tune in and enjoy!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:00pm

The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin and it was his life-long companion. The beautiful ethereal sounds made by this strange musical instrument was thought to cure ills and, later, to cause musicians to go mad. It’s history is every bit as odd as the armonica. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with COREY MEAD, associate professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York about his wonderful history ANGELIC MUSIC: THE STORY OF BEN FRANKLIN’S GLASS ARMONICA.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Neverland and that ticking crocodile. We welcome back ALLISON B. KAVEY, history professor at CUNY’s John Jay College and LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, chair of the Media Society Program at Hobart and William Smith College. They edited, and contributed papers to the collection SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT: PETER PAN IN THE POPULAR IMAGINATION.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve D’Agostino interviews Michael Sullivan of Shootout for Soldiers. They talk about the business and mission of supporting American veterans and fostering community engagement

Shootout for Soldiers uses lacrosse as a platform to support American veterans and foster community engagement. The chartable, non-profit educated the community about the challenges veterans face when returning home. It shares authentic first-person narratives from veterans as well as curates learning resources and materials addressing the issues.

Shootout for Soldiers engages the civilian and military communities at the event to foster empathy and understanding. It also fosters online discussion and conversation to bridge the gap between a younger millennial generation and our veterans.

And, Shootout for Soldiers amplifies the work of leading non-profits in the space through funding their programs, projects and operations. It also uses its own online platform to develop and share authentic media coverage addressing veteran issues and topics.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America presents the music of trombonist J. J. Johnson curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. Gardner invites his section partner Elliot Mason to tackle material from the "Jay and Kai” project, which featured trombonist Kai Winding. We hear from both Gardner and Mason about what made this project so special. Also, Jazz Night in America pulls back the curtain on  Johnson, the composer, courtesy of archival interview tape provided by biographer Joshua Berrett and we learn about Johnson, the man, from Carolyn Johnson who was Johnson’s wife from 1992 until his death in 2001.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Mike Karn started his career as a saxophonist, touring with Harry Connick, Jr., Ray Charles and others, but is now one of the busiest bass players in jazz.  He discusses this shift in focus with Judy and his new gig as the bassist in John Pizzarelli's band.

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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