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Programming Highlights

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Four hours of our listeners’ favorite songs: from Burl Ives through Beth DeSombre. Tune in to celebrate and support WICN and THE FOLK REVIVAL.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:00pm

Insects, spiders and other arthropods are all around us, even in our backyards. But could you even indentify more than a handful of the fascinating creatures? Most people intensely dislike insects and spiders, but they are complex often beautiful creatures that often deserve better than our fear. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Arthur V. Evans, D.Sc. He is an entomologist and prolific writer. His latest book will open up a whole new world of exciting natural history right in your own backyard: National Geographic Backyard Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America.

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guest Syrian visual artist Aula Al Ayoubi. Her work features expressionistic paintings of women done in paints and collage. Also in the studio is Juliet Feibel, Executive Director of ArtsWorcester and Aula’s translator Ayham Al-Muarrawi.  A show of her work, Fruit Of Heaven, will open at ArtsWorcester October 6.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Eric Schultz, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. They talk about healing our ailing American health system.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health-services companies that, along with its subsidiaries, seeks to improve the well-being of its 2.7 million customers. Its flagship health plans in New England provide health coverage to 1.3 million members, while another 1.4 million individuals are served through Health Plans Inc., a subsidiary that provides integrated-care management, health coaching, and plan-administration solutions to self-funded employers nationwide. 

Harvard Pilgrim’s stated mission is to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities it serves. It aims to do that through the health plans it offers, as well as through: the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a research and teaching collaboration with Harvard Medical School; and, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, which provides tools, training and leadership to help build healthy communities.

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care reported: total revenues – which they call premium revenues – of $3.8 billion, up from $2.7 billion the year before; and a net loss of $48.5 million, down from a net loss of $54.8 million the year before.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:30pm

Windfall is the boldest profile of the world’s energy resources since Daniel Yergin’s The Quest. Harvard professor and former Washington policymaker Meghan L. O’Sullivan reveals how fears of energy scarcity have given way to the reality of energy abundance. This abundance is transforming the geo-political order and boosting American power. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author, Harvard professor and former energy adviser to George W. Bush, Megan O'Sullivan as she talks about her new book Windfall.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Two wonderful things in store for you on tonight's Soul Serenade! First, we'll celebrate the life of a man who's one of the architects of soul music, the genius of soul, Ray Charles. We'll also learn more about a great event happening right in our own backyard-- The Shawna Shea Film Festival. Join host Tom Shaker. It all starts at 7pm!












Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

To celebrate the publication of his new memoir, My Dear Departed Past, we revisit Judy’s 2007 conversation with the pianist/composer.

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Berklee's mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work—the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and curiosity essential to creativity—are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise.