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Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 9:00pm

Tonight Inquiry is excited to talk with passionate birder, world traveler, conservationalist and founder of VENT (Victor Emanuel Nature Tours) VICTOR EMANUEL. His new memoir recounts his long career looking for birds around the world and sharing that passion with thousands of others. The book is titled: ONE MORE WARBLER: A LIFE WITH BIRDS. Tune in and find out about his sighting of the last Eskimo Curlews!

Jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke “is a spectre” says tonight’s guest:  writer and journalist BRENDAN WOLFE. Many of the stories about Bix are told and retold and have become legends. But are they true? “There is Bix and there is what Bix means”. Tune in tonight on Inquiry when Wolfe talks about his journey to uncover the real Bix as told in his compelling book: FINDING BIX: THE LIFE AND AFTERLIFE OF A JAZZ LEGEND.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

An evening of summer camp favorites as we head into the summer season. Sing along to these old favorites and support WICN and THE FOILK REVIVAL! Special guests Amanda Maffei and Barbara Kessler will be joining host Nick Noble live in the studio as well.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Tonight we talk with writer JIM HOLT. He writes about math, science, and philosophy for publications like the New York Times and the New Yorker. His new book is a collection of essays about the ideas and lives of some of the great minds of math, science, and philosophy: WHEN EINSTEIN WALKED WITH GÖDEL: EXCURSIONS TO THE EDGE OF THOUGHT. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Inquiry welcomes back musician, songwriter, and writer VIV ALBERTINE to talk about her new memoir of her family TO THROW AWAY UNOPENED. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Joining him is artist HOWARD JOHNSON. An exhibition of Johnson’s arcane and  complex work , titled PHANTASTROPHIES, is on view at the Fitchburg Art Museum through September 30, 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Tom Lucci brings you a  "Hump Day Blues Hour" from 10 to 11 AM. B.B. and T-Bone to Miles and Trane, old to new, cool to hot, "all shades, all hues, ALL BLUES".

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Mike Karn started his career as a saxophonist, touring with Harry Connick, Jr., Ray Charles and others, but is now one of the busiest bass players in jazz.  He discusses this shift in focus with Judy and his new gig as the bassist in John Pizzarelli's band.

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade

Jr. Walker & The All Stars

We all know "Shotgun" but Jr Walker and the All Stars had a truckload of great music they cut for Motown records!
We'll listen to one of soul's great sax players on this edition of The Soul Serenade.
Join host Tom Shaker at 7pm!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Tom Lucci celebrates Cole Porter's birth date with three full hours of his fabulous music. A sampling of tunes: "NIght and Day", "I Love Paris", "Just One of Those Things", "Love for Sale." The artists: Ella, Frank, Sonny, Satch, and so many more... Tune in and enjoy! And here's a little-known source of local pride: Cole Porter was the valedictorian of Worcester Academy's Class of 1909.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:30pm

New England based author Susan Ducharme Hoben's husband Bruce was facing terminal cancer, they had a lot of decisions to make. And instead of spending his final days strapped to a hospital bed, they decision to savor every fleeting moment by spending the time he had left doing things he loved, surrounded by his family and friends. She chronicles this journey in her new memoir entitled DYING WELL. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Susan Ducharme Hoben about her book and the emotions that were poured forth.


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