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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:00pm

In an encore of “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Eric Schultz, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. They talk about healing our ailing American health system. This episode aired originally on September 17, 2017.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit health-services companies that, along with its subsidiaries, seeks to improve the well-being of its 2.7 million customers. Its flagship health plans in New England provide health coverage to 1.3 million members, while another 1.4 million individuals are served through Health Plans Inc., a subsidiary that provides integrated-care management, health coaching, and plan-administration solutions to self-funded employers nationwide. 

Harvard Pilgrim’s stated mission is to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities it serves. It aims to do that through the health plans it offers, as well as through: the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a research and teaching collaboration with Harvard Medical School; and, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, which provides tools, training and leadership to help build healthy communities.

For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care reported: total revenues – which they call premium revenues – of $3.8 billion, up from $2.7 billion the year before; and a net loss of $48.5 million, down from a net loss of $54.8 million the year before.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 9:00pm

Tonight we talk with artist and writer JULIA JACQUETTE about her graphic memoir PLAYGROUND OF THE MIND. This is a beautiful, large format work that describes how some very special playgrounds of her youth, and her mother and father, helped shape the artist she is today.

Birds are all around us. Cultures around the world have eaten them and used their feathers as decorations, but can birds teach us something important?  Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer JIM ROBBINS about his new book THE WONDER OF BIRDS: WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES, THE WORLD, AND A BETTER FUTURE. Tune in and learn about what birds can tell us about the health of our planet and what birds can show us about family and endurance.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Composer/Pianist George Burton talks with host Bonnie Johnson about making music, his East Coast Winter Tour and Inner Circle recording The Truth Of What I Am > The Narcissist. Burton’s Quintet hits the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on Saturday, February 24 at Scullers, Allston, MA.

George Burton (piano); Tim Warfield (reeds); Jason Palmer (trumpet); Pablo Menares (bass); Wayne Smith, Jr. (drums)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

The title, I would think, is self-explanatory. XX00

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was one of the first Industrial Age science fiction novels. But what was the inspiration for the Monster in that book? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist and writer LITA JUDGE about her new book that explores Mary’s Shelley’s dark and painful life in illustrations and verse. Judge’s new book is titled MARY’S MONSTER: LOVE, MADNESS, AND HOW MARY SHELLEY CREATED FRANKENSTEIN. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

A show dedicated to Valentines Day.  Where every song name features the word "Love" in it, except for 1.  Tune in to find out which song it is.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, our in-studio guests are DAVID WACKELL, Exhibition Preparator at Anna Maria College, and ESTHER SOLONDZ, artist. An exhibition of Esther Solondz’ installation and process based work titled SO LIGHTLY HERE, will be at Anna Maria College from FEBUARY 21-APRIL 11, 2008.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade

Mardi Gras!

Jambalaya, gumbo, beignets, sazeracs…..and fantastic music! Join host Tom Shaker as we take a trip down to New Orleans and celebrate Mardi gras. It all starts at 7pm

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Some experiences stick with you. They cry out for reflection, for the transfigurative potential of an artistic response. That was the case for Mike Reed, the intrepid Chicago drummer and bandleader, after his harrowing encounter with white supremacists in 2009.

Reed was on tour in Eastern Europe with his flagship band, People, Places & Things. While passing through the Czech Republic by train, they were menaced by a gaggle of neo-Nazi skinheads, narrowly escaping harm through the intervention of riot police. Later, mulling over these events, Reed decided to create a suite called Flesh & Bone. After its concert premiere at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, it was released as an album last year, and captured by Jazz Night in America at Reed's venue, Constellation, in Chicago.

Jazz Night in America asked Reed to recount that instigating flare of racial tension, which hasn't lost any of its relevance in the years since. "It's not that I want to sensationalize this thing that happened," he says. "I believe the greatest things that we can make [are] derived from our own experiences, or our ability to look at experiences."

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by Linda Nathan founder of the Boston Arts Academy and author of the new book; WHEN GRIT ISNT ENOUGH. In it she details how poverty and inequality thwart the college experience for many. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 to hear the entire broadcast.


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