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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we put a twist on soul artists playing rock and roll songs. Tonight, rock artists will put their spin on classic soul tunes. We'll play genre-bending rock and soul from The Who, Talking Heads, J. Geils Band and lots more. It all starts at 7pm!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

British trumpeter talks about playing for Louis Armstrong when he was seven and playing in his family’s band, and touring America a few years later as a child star and appearing on What’s My Line and The Ed Sullivan Show.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Do you love the sound of voices blended in harmony? Do you want to hear songs that are upbeat and happy? Would you like to get a musical start on Halloween? All three themes will be visited during this special edition of THE FOLK REVIVAL.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we continue our conversation with writer and translator Damion Searls about his dynamic social and clinical history THE INKBLOTS: HERMANN RORSCHACH, HIS ICONIC TEST, AND THE POWER OF SEEING. After the premature death of Rorschach, his famous inkblot diagnostic test traveled to America where it really came to fame and controversy. Tune in and learn about how the inkblots were used with Nazi prisoners at Nuremburg and how the inkblots became popular culture icons.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Tom Koch, adjunct professor of medical geography at the University of British Columbia. His book CARTOGRAPHIES OF DISEASE: MAPS, MAPPING, AND MEDICINE has been republished in a new and expanded edition. Tune in and find out why people started to create maps of the occurrences of diseases like cholera and the plague, and what these maps reveal about the agendas of the map makers.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Worcester business leader Allen Fletcher. They talk about Puerto Rico in the wake of a devastating hurricane

On a normal visit, Allen Fletcher recently told the Telegram & Gazette, he is overwhelmed by how green Puerto Rico is. Then, Hurricane Maria struck.

“It was like some huge shredding machine had been let loose on the island,” Allen Fletcher, a Worcester business leader who owns a second home in Naguabo Playa, Puerto Rico,  told the T&G. “Everything you saw was brown. It was just like death, like a World War One battle scene after people had been shooting each other for four years ... Wherever there was human habitation there was debris.”

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20 as a Category 4 hurricane with 155-miles-per-hour winds, causing widespread devastation and wiping out basic utilities such as power and communications. Almost a month later, on October 13, Puerto Rico remains, in many ways, crippled.

As of October 12, the date of this interview, the vast majority of the island remained without power, the death toll from the storm had risen to 45, and at least 113 people remained unaccounted for, according to authorities in Puerto Rico. As of October 11, 89% of the island was without electricity and almost 47% had no phone service, and 43% of the island's 313 bank branches remained closed, according to a website set up by the Puerto Rican government.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Expect the unexpected on this week’s show. Join host Tom Shaker as he conjures up soulful scares and funky frights! Tricks and treats galore on this special edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00pm

Throughout the night, Uncle Mark will be paying tribute to one of most original film makers living: David Lynch. From Eraserhead through to the recent Twin Peaks reboot, Lynch has used music to set the surreal mood in his films. So, tune in for an evening of some of the best music from The Bang! Bang! Club used in Lynch’s films. Fire Walk With Me!

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