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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

Every year for about 23 years, one group has held a midnight to 5 a.m. time slot on Saturday nights. It's a quirky band, co-led by saxophonist Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner, which swings hard (and a little off-kilter) among the hardcore fans, the rowdy drunks, the musicians coming off their own gigs. And it happens in the jazz haven of Chicago, in a club called the Green Mill which doesn't look to have changed much since its days as a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Jazz Night in America follows Pat and Cameron to the gig, then stays up all night with the Sabertooth organ quartet.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:30pm

"This was more than an attack on France. ISIS has declared war on the West for two years, and now they are carrying it out. ISIS is not just a terrorist group. They have grown to the size of an army. Christians have been a target of this evil killing machine in the Middle East but they refuse to give in even if it cost's them their life. Recent stats show that the underground church in the Middle East is now growing faster than ever. And a significant number of new converts are Muslims who are leaving Islam to embrace Jesus.” So says Tom Doyle, Author of Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It’s Not Safe to Believe. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Doyle about this troubling event.

Sunday, November 29, 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 Ray Pfau, a member of Bolton Local and organizer of the Bolton Repair Café; and, Bob Johnson, a Bolton Repair Café volunteer. They talk about reducing waste while building community. This episode aired originally on March 22, 2015.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does public-relations work for Rotary District 7910, which contains the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, which in turn sponsors the Bolton Repair Café.

The Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma. Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability on the local level in many ways. She organized the very first Repair Café in 2009 in Amsterdam. It was a great success.

This prompted Martine to start the Repair Café Foundation. In 2010, this Dutch non-profit organization was officially set up. Since 2011, the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in the Netherlands and other countries wishing to start their own Repair Café.

At Repair Cafés, everything centers on making repairs. By promoting repairs, Repair Cafés want to help reduce mountains of waste. Repair Cafés are also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way, to help people save money, and to help people discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home.

In Central Massachusetts, Bolton Local runs the Bolton Repair Café, which is supported by the Repair Café Foundation. Bolton Local is a grassroots group of people whose mission is “to build a strong, self-reliant community made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.”

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm

Most young teens are fascinated with pop music or sports, but Taylor Wilson was obsessed with nuclear physics, collecting radioactive materials and building a fusion reactor. Imagine being the parents of this extraordinary and gifted boy! What is the best strategy for raising and educating a gifted child? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and editor TOM CLYNES about his wonderful new biography of Taylor: THE BOY WHO PLAYED WITH FUSION: EXTREME SCIENCE, EXTREME PARENTING AND HOW TO MAKE A SUN.

Is the entire philosophical basis of bioethics off the tracks? Does the reality of bioethics match what the public was hoping it would accomplish? Are we moving away from the ethics of medicine as first set down by Hippocrites? Tonight on Inquiry we discuss these questions when we talk with TOM KOCH, journalist, author of many books and articles and Adjunct Professor of Medical Geography at the University of British Columbia Tom talks about his book THIEVES OF VIRTUE: WHEN BIOETHICS STOLE MEDICINE.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

One of the most successful flamenco guitarists and world-fusion artists, Jesse Cook, joins Brian Vinik on Tonal Rhythms, WICN's new age/world music program!  Jesse is a major player in the world fusion scene, and has sold well over a million records worldwide. Tune in on Sunday, November 29th, at 6 PM, for this exclusive musical journey!

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Marcus and Jean Baylor are husband and wife bandleaders of The Baylor Project. The producer/composers were inspired to work together after their individual careers had taken off. Concurrently traveling on tour with saxophonist Kenny Garrett, Marcus is widely recognized as long time drummer of the 2-time GRAMMY winning jazz quartet Yellowjackets along with vocalist Jean, who is formerly of the billboard chart topping soul duo Zhané.  Presenting jazz that's described as "melodic, soulful and authentic", both have performed with Buster Williams, Dezron Douglas, Keith Loftis, Eric Reed, Christian Sands among others. The duo talk with Bonnie Johnson about their upcoming release and concert at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 7:00pm

Back by popular demand, a FOLK REVIVAL tradition for Thanksgiving Night. Host Nick Noble shares four hours of songs about songs, singing, and music. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Some fabulous Big Bad Bands have come to the farm to share Big Fat Rich arrangements of some terrific original music. What a treat. You can learn more about the bands and composers if you check out the links below.


The Spontaneous Architects
Brian Friedland Band
Corona Collaboration

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Singer and Broadway performer Jessica Molaskey talks about her work with husband John Pizzarelli and her CD tribute to Peggy Lee.

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Start your Thanksgiving week out right with great songs about food, drink, eating and even digesting! Join host Tom Shaker for a menu of great music and fun, and of course, a Jive Turkey! It all starts at 7pm….


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Theatre Cafe
Just steps away from The Hanover Theatre in downtown Worcester.

Serving breakfast, lunch, and pre-theatre dinner.

Homemade Soups and Specials

529 Main St., Worcester