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Programming Highlights

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

Tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni is a U.S. bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay on the international jazz scene. A straight ahead player who fuses together the classic bop influences of Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Steve Grossman (among many others), Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide.  He demonstrates fervent skill on his horn that instantly lifts him above the pack, but that’s only one element of his winning formula. Sharoni is also a player committed to unfettered expression; reaching an audience through taste, beauty and infectious swing. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight Inquiry talks with artist Madhini Nirmal. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India. She has also done a moving body of work that deals with her stutter and uses painting as an alternative means of expression. Other works of hers are inspired by her interests in the sublime, silence, ecology, veganism and yoga. Don’t miss this conversation with this unique artist!

Inquiry welcomes artist Lynnette Vazquez Polanco. She was the First Prize Winner at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80 th Annual Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft last year and this year an exhibition of her work “Reflections of the Soul” is currently on view. Also in studio is Lisa Crossman, Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and Kledia Spiro, Marketing Manager at FAM. Both of them will talk about upcoming shows and programming At FAM.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Debra Petke (shown, left), executive director, and Robin DeBlosi (shown, right), marketing and membership manager of Danforth Art. The business of providing entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. This episode aired originally on January 31, 2016.
 
Established as a grass-roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art, now called Danforth Art, has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Danforth Art provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts.
 
Danforth Art educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in its School, and a variety of community-outreach programs.Focusing on American art from the 18th century to the present day, Danforth Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism.
 
Danforth Art’s compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of more than 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. The museum’s mission strongly supports education, and the 400 yearly studio-art courses offered in the School, family workshops and artist lectures provide Danforth Art members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with Honee Hess the Ex. Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. This fall they will be rolling out a new program entitled" Youth, Craft and Creativity" which is intended to nurture and develop artistic skills among young people ages 6-17. This innovative concept will focus on 3D thinking, creative reasoning and conceptualizing as it relates to art. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for all the details.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Norwegian born musician and composer 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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 9:00pm

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with Andreas Malm, who teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. His new book is Fossil Capital : The Rise Of Steam Power And The Roots Of Global Warming

The earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene, a time when human activities are forever changing the ecology of the planet. How did we get to this point and how can we begin to change the collapse of the ecosystems that support us and all the other life on our world? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Christophe Bonneuil, historian at the Centre national de la recherché scientifique. His new book, which he wrote with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz is titled The Shock Of The Anthropocene.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10:00pm

Positive Noise celebrates the end of summer with a Beach Party till 1AM! Say goodbye to summer by listening to great rock about wild vacations, torrid summer romances, and everything that makes summer fun. With lots of summer classics, Frankie and Annette, surf instrumentals and more alternative songs about everything that makes this season cook. Grab the sun block, pack the cooler and bikini, and join us for a final farewell to summer.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 9:00pm

Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that any odd event like these can happen? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Joseph Mazur, author and emeritus professor of mathematics at Marlboro College to talk about his enjoyable new book Fluke: The Math And Myth Of Coincidence.

Teenage girls today are almost always on the cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales about her new book American Girls: Social Media And The Secret Lives Of Teenagers. What she discovered is disturbing and shocking. Don’t miss this show!

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