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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

From child prodigy as a classical pianist to his own Dixieland band as an eight year old to the musician Yehudi Menuhin calls “one of the finest pianists I have ever had the pleasure of performing with."

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00pm

Throughout the night, Uncle Mark will be paying tribute to one of most original film makers living: David Lynch. From Eraserhead through to the recent Twin Peaks reboot, Lynch has used music to set the surreal mood in his films. So, tune in for an evening of some of the best music from The Bang! Bang! Club used in Lynch’s films. Fire Walk With Me!

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

In the Soul Spotlight, "Another Side of James Brown" is explored by special guest host Tom Lucci. Jazz, standards, country - even on the opera stage - the Hardest Working Man in Show Business did it all! And of course the choicest DYNAMITE in Soul and R&B.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

On this episode of Jazz Night in America, we'll go to Clarksdale, Miss., to get a temperature reading at ground level, where struggling musicians are finally beginning to reap the benefits of a recent wave of blues tourism.

We'll speak to some of the key players responsible for this, including Roger Stolle, founder of The Juke Joint Blues Festival; Bill Luckett, Clarksdale's mayor, and the co-owner (with actor Morgan Freeman) of the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale; and, of course some of the incredible talent keeping the blues alive, like Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, and 18-year-old blues prodigy Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:30pm

This November marks 45 years since President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. Since that time there has been no shortage of conspiracy theories. With the recent release of thousands of classified documents regarding the assassination will any of it shed new light on the argument that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Niagara University history professor Thomas Chambers, Ph.D who has examined many of these documents.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 10:00pm

In an all-new “The Business Beat,” Steve Jones-D’Agostino interviews Ruth Seward, executive director, and Derek Lirange, community forester, of the Worcester Tree Initiative. They talk about the importance of trees to a city’s economy.

“The foremost thing is to reconcile the urban with the natural.” That's the vision of the Worcester Tree Initiative, an independent program of Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Founded in 2009, the Tree Initiative’s roots lie in recovery.However, its mission goes far beyond replanting the neighborhoods that lost trees to the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

The Tree Initiative also seeks to make Worcester's urban forest better than it was before the beetle, because cities need forests, not just to be surrounded by forests, but to be forest-like themselves. They need forests because people need forests. Forests are a better investment than most because they're good for physical and emotional health, they promote social welfare, they help the economy, and they keep out water and air clean. 

Cities are where people live, but people can't live well without the forest. So the Tree Initiative continues to plant trees, seeking out the places where they are most needed.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Lisa Crossman, Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum; Lauren Szumita, the museum’s Koch Curatorial Fellow and artists Lucy Kim and Leslie Graff. They will all be discussing the new show at the Fitchburg Art Museum: PEOPLE WATCHING: THEN AND NOW.

Have you ever marveled at those ornate golden frames around old paintings? Have you ever wondered how they are repaired if damaged? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Nick Capasso, Director of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. With Nick in the studio is Susan Jackson, owner and founder of HARVARD ART, which specializes in gilding, conservation, and conservation.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Host Nick Noble plays nothing but tracks recently arrived at the station over the past few months.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer JENN PELLY. Her work has appeared in SPIN, Nylon and the Village Voice. Tonight we will be talking about her new book that focuses on the 1979 release of the album THE RAINCOATS by the band of the same name. The Raincoats are a band of post punk women that “has etched its place in time mystically”. This influential band was lauded by the likes of John Lydon and Kurt Cobain and was an inspiration to many of the Riot Grrrrl bands decades later. Tune in and find out why.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

“Fishing is as old as humanity” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry BRIAN FAGAN. He is an archaeological writer and emeritus professor at the University of California, Santa Barbera. His new book is a fascinating survey of how human cultures have caught and used fish and shellfish, from prehistory to the present day and around the world:. FISHING: HOW THE SEA FED CIVILIZATION. Tune in and learn how the pyramids of Egypt were made possible because of fishing. 

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