Programming Highlights

November 12th – November 18th, 2019

Roots of Smooth: Bill O’Connell
Wednesday, November 13th – 6:00 pm
This week on Roots of Smooth, join host Bobby Jackson as he explores the musical universe of pianist, bandleader, and educator Bill O’Connell. Although you wouldn’t assume so from his last name, the New York City native is most often associated with Latin Jazz and hard bop and has worked with many jazz icons, including Sonny Rollins and Chet Baker. Roots of Smooth – Wednesday at 6 pm on 90.5 WICN.

Folk Revival: Three Themes in Three Hours
Thursday, November 14th – 7:00 pm
Host Nick Noble welcomes local N.E. artists Dan & Faith Senie (who will take over an hour of the program to share the songs they enjoy “Driving with Friends”) and will have a conversation with the amazing Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about his latest project, “Black Cowboys.” Also, a surprise theme as part of a fun, music-filled show.

Business Beat: Juliet Feibel
Sunday, November 17th – 10 pm
ArtsWorcester Executive Director Juliet Feibel joins Erin, Ian, and David to discuss Worcester’s burgeoning arts community in this special encore episode.

Public Eye: Donald Miller
Sunday, November 17th – 10:30 pm
This week on “The Public Eye” Al speaks with noted host and author Donald Miller about his new book “VICKSBURG“. In it he recounts how a washed-up store clerk named Ulysses S. Grant became a war hero and future president. Tune in this Sunday at 10:30 PM.

The Story Behind Her Success & On the Mic: Julie Freeman & Taylor Mali
Sunday, November 17th – 11:00 pm

Meet a woman who believes that during the toughest times in our lives, there is learning, there is growth and there is always hope. I have known Julie Freeman for nearly 20 years and although I heard bits and pieces of her story, I never really knew the extent of it until we sat down for this interview in Palm Springs, California: 3000 miles away from where we first met in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A gifted singer at St. John’s Church, Julie sang like an angel, yet something told me that she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. And she did. Her book Sunflowers, Sapphires & Seraphim:  A Story of Healing & Transformation chronicles a life that has been both devastating and triumphant. From an abusive first marriage to the tragic loss of her second husband to a brain injury to single motherhood, a cancer diagnosis and a nervous breakdown for one of her daughters, Julie Freeman is a survivor in the truest sense of the word. Her transformative work as a registered dietician with a focus on eating clean and organic, combined with an understanding of the mind/body connection has fueled another exciting new chapter in her life. Julie is blazing a new trail by blending her nutrition knowledge with the idea of reducing toxin exposure so that we can lower cancer rates and live healthier lives.  For this exceptional woman, the road less traveled has led her to exactly where she knows she belongs.

Taylor Mali is a renowned poet. He is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of four books, including “What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World.” He’s also a celebrated voice over artist and teacher who will share some of his very creative poetry on the podcast. To learn more visit

Soul Serenade: Booker T
Monday, November 18th – 7:00 pm

With a new book, recording and tour underway Booker T Jones career is as busy as ever. One of soul music’s true legends, he’s seemingly done it all; leader of the Stax house band, Booker T & The MGs, a lengthy solo career and he’s produced classic albums by some great artists. This month Booker T turns 75 and we’ll celebrate his life and music. It all starts at 7pm…

Positive Noise’s Salutes High Fidelity
Monday, November 18th – 10:00 pm

“What came first, the music or the misery? “ Monday, November 18 starting at 10 PM, POSITIVE NOISE salutes the soundtrack of the 2000 film HIGH FIDELITY. With hosts Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila. Until midnight.

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