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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:00pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, STARTING AT 7PM: SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE present another joint evening of music: DANCE THIS MESS AROUND! An evening of soul and rock about dances, dancing, and great music to dance to. Tune in and twist, swim, and pony the night away and dance like no one is watching. From the stroll to the rave, we’ll get you up and on the floor. Tom Shaker hosts SOUL SERENADE from 7PM to 10PM and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila host POSITIVE NOISE from 10PM till midnight.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, STARTING AT 7PM: SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE present another joint evening of music: DANCE THIS MESS AROUND! An evening of soul and rock about dances, dancing, and great music to dance to. Tune in and twist, swim, and pony the night away and dance like no one is watching. From the stroll to the rave, we’ll get you up and on the floor. Tom Shaker hosts SOUL SERENADE from 7PM to 10PM and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila host POSITIVE NOISE from 10PM till midnight.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join Tom Lucci for Standard Time this afternoon from 3-6pm as he celebrates the incredible life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:30pm

 This week on "The Public Eye" Al speaks author and documentary filmmaker  Jason Berry about his new book; "City of a Million Dreams" that chronicles the rich, nuanced history of New Orleans. From it's people and culture to the political landscape and of course it's love of jazz. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve D’Agostino interviews Mark Henderson, founder of The 016. They talk about the business of local online news and information.

The 016 is a social network for Worcester - and is a locally owned company that's committed to the Heart of the Commonwealth. On The 016, you get to share, follow and read what's going on - and help build the online community you want. You can also make your own news, or choose from among more than 20 accounts of verified online content such as: news, crime, weird news, video, animals, dining out, obituaries, politics, and many more.

Own a business? Tired of your followers not seeing your news? The 016 has your back. You can also advertise on The 016 - and reach the audience you build.

Mark Henderson is a journalist and technologist with 30 years of media experience. In 2015, he co-founded the Worcester Sun. From 2009 to 2014, he was the online manager for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, where he was employed for a total of 25 years.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Associate Professor of Music at Bates College DALE CHAPMAN. His new book is THE JAZZ BUBBLE: NEOCLASSICAL JAZZ IN NEOLIBERAL CULTURE. Can the jazz of artists like Wynton Marsalis help us understand “the cultural dynamics” of financial capitalism? Tune in for a lively discussion about one of the most unique books about jazz published this year.

Stax Records in  Memphis, was “Soulsville USA” . It was an incredible enterprise from the 1960s and 70s that would record 800 singles, 300 albums, win an Academy Award, and create Wattstax in 1972, the “Black Woodstock”. Artists on Stax included Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MGs, Wilson Pickett and many more. Tonight Inquiry welcomes back film maker and historian of the Memphis music scene, ROBERT GORDON. We will begin our conversation about his dynamic history: RESPECT YOURSELF: STAX RECORDS AND THE SOUL EXPLOSION.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Special guest co-host Logan Matthews returns, joining Nick Noble to celebrate the history of African-American folk music and to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the songs of the Civil Rights movement.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am

Jazz writer and critic NATE CHINEN returns to Inquiry to continue our conversation about his latest book PLAYING CHANGES: JAZZ FOR A NEW CENTURY. Tonight we will talk about artists Mary Halvorson, as well as how  people learned to play jazz from The Real Book.  Nate Chinen will be giving a free and open to the public lecture at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday, February 21 at 4PM.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:30am

Why do people like some birds, but not others? Why do folks swoon at a crane or an owl, but cannot muster an ounce of interest in a sparrow? Why do birders chase rarities? These are just some of the basic questions posed by tonight’s returning guest: JEREMY MYNOTT, birder, writer, and former chief executive of Cambridge University Press. His book BIRDSCAPES: BIRDS IN OUR IMAGINATION AND EXPERIENCE asks some of the most basic questions to get at why we find birds so beautiful and interesting. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Bobby talks with the time-honored, ever creative and adaptive collective - the Yellowjackets, about the release of their 22nd recording "A Rise in the Road".

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