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Programming Highlights

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Canadian saxophonist Grant Stewart discusses his new CD “Trio” and his using the unusual instrumentation of sax, bass and drums.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

DreamFarm Radio takes you to a live CD release concert in the historic Amoskeag Mill in Manchester, NH where we are introduced to the music of Fugue Mill.

Fugue Mill weaves jazz through the fabric of Americana, world, and classical music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical and improvisational styles. Original group pieces are featured side by side with music by such composers as Leonard Cohen and Samuel Barber. Violin and mandolin augment the quartet of piano, guitar, bass, and drums, creating a transparent and vibrant palette of improvisation and counterpoint.

Featuring:

Mark Shilansky/ Piano
Sara Caswell/ Violin
Kathleen Flynn/ Vocals
Eric Byers/ Guitar
Lee Harris Jr./ Drums
Keala Laumetheiwa/ Bass

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

FIERY GIZZARD MUSIC AND THE LEGACY OF THE CUMBERLAND TRIO – with special live in-studio guests Jerre and Barbara Haskew

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Tune in as host Brian Vinik chats with Brooklyn-based acoustic duo called Oh Honey.

OH HONEY,  just released their new EP, “WISH YOU WERE HERE,” which marks the third of four EPs dubbed “The Postcard Series.”  The final installment will arrive in July.

They recently scored widespread international acclaim with their breakthrough single, “Be Okay.” The track – featured on the “WITH LOVE” EP – not only proved a top 25 radio hit nationwide but has been featured in a wide range of TV series, films, and other campaigns internationally, including Fox’s Glee, Red Band Society, ABC’s Selfie, DreamWorks’ The Hundred Foot Journey, Nestea’s “Taste of Freedom” campaign, and currently featured in commercials for Best Buy, Google Android and Chili’s Bar & Grill.

Their new single, SUGAR, YOU goes to radio this month as well.

Oh Honey skillfully blend thick, acoustic guitars with piano accents and a folk-tinged vibe that’s reminiscent of, say, Mumford & Sons, but their aggressively cheerful, shouty pop hooks are straight out of Icona Pop’s playbook
–MTV BUZZWORTHY

Nothing but positive jams for this strummy, soulful Brooklyn duo. Like Matt & Kim with better production values.
–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Oh Honey delivers delightfully upbeat tunes that still have a profound emotional resonance
–ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

Fall’s most buzzworthy band.
–THE HUFFINGTON POST"

More at: http://ohhoneymusic.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, former guitarist for the Slits, visual artist and filmmaker VIV ALBERTINE. Her wonderful and refreshingly honest new autobiography is titled CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. Tune in tonight for part one of our conversation.  Viv talks about her “Ping Pong Affair” with Mick Jones of the Clash, her first band “Flowers of Romance”, and the Slits first record “Cut”. Viv’s latest record is called “The Vermillion Border.” Part 1 airs this week, Part 2 airs next week.

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with ROBERT BEACHY, associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His new book is titled GAY BERLIN: BIRTHPLACE OF A MODERN IDENTITY. It is Beachy’s central argument that our modern understanding of homosexuality and gay culture started in the 19th Century city of Berlin. This is a fascinating history complicated by the extreme politics of Germany in the first decades of the 20th Century. Tune in and learn about the very first gay rights organization and how the Nazis eventually ended decades of progress in sexual rights.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Jill Dagilis (shown, center), executive director of the Worcester Community Action Council, and Charla Hixon (shown, right), director of WCAC’s Jobs and Education Center. They talk about ending family homelessness. (They are posing with Ellen Ganley, WCAC's director of development.)

WCAC was started in 50 years ago – in 1965 - as the locally designated “community action” agency for the federal Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency for 18 education and social-service programs.

The mission of WCAC, which is the federally mandated antipoverty agency for Central Massachusetts, is “helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.” More than 130 employees serve more than 72,000 individuals and families through 18 programs and services annually.

WCAC’s offices are located in downtown Worcester, Southbridge, Spencer, Millbury, and Oxford.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30pm

On May 12 The Greater Worcester Community Foundation will be sponsoring a workshop entitled Building a More Inclusive Workplace  featuring Dr. Diane Goodman. The workshop is organized by the City Manager’s Community Coalition Against Bias and Hate as part of its annual community educational forums. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Dr. Goodman about her work and what she has planned for the upcoming event.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Miriam Kutcher, founder and president of Miravan LLC. They talk about the business of marketing Moozi.

Miriam is an award-winning business-to-business marketer with more than 18 years of experience. She is also the inventor of Moozi, which she bills as “the one-button pod solution for perfect-temperature baby-formula bottles in under a minute.”

Moozi will be available in retail and online stores in late 2015. In the meantime, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign in early November that ran until mid-December.

Before Moozi, Miriam was chief marketing officer at the Launch in US Alliance. She’s also served as vice president of marketing for UBM Channel, and vice president of marketing for the Vertical Market Business Units and New Ventures at International Data Corp.

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