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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Four hours of old favorites and tracks from CDs newly arrived at the station. Robert Tincher will be joining host Nick Noble live in the studio, and Nick will also chat with Eric “Snake Gulliksen and Steven Martin about their time with Orpheus and making music today.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tune in Friday nights from 7pm to 11pm!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:00pm

Earth has had five mass extinction events over the millennia, global disasters that have wiped out much of the life on the planet. Most were not caused by an impact by an asteroid. Why do these vents happen and what can they tell us about the results of how we are altering the climate today? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning science journalist PETER BRANNEN about his new book THE ENDS OF THE WORLD: VOLCANIC APOCALYPSES, LETHAL OCEANS, AND OUR QUEST TO UNDERSTAND EARTH’S PAST MASS EXTINCTIONS.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new biography is a lively portrait of one of America’s most celebrated authors: HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve D’Agostino interviews Mary Garcia, president of the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, and Donna Bulger, executive director of Clear Path for Veterans New England. They talk about the 2018 Dogs2Vets Fest on April 29 in Devens.

Mary Garcia and Donna Bulger encourage you to bring your dog, and join the Dogs2Vest Fest for a fun-filled, wagging-good time. The goal of the April 29 event at Devens is to raise enough funds to provide up to 10 service dogs to local veterans.

Veterans, military personnel, children under 12, and dogs will get in for free.Dogs attending the Dogs2Vets Fest must be on a leash that is no longer than six feet - and, they must have all up-to-date vaccinations.

Clear Path for Veterans New England, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, and the Rotary Club of Ayer, Harvard, Devens & Shirley are working together to host this festival. For Massachusetts, this is a first-of-its-kind festival, which will celebrate the matching of veterans with service Dogs.

The Dogs2Vets program, fine-tuned at Clear Path for Veterans' center in New York state, involves the veteran in the canine-training process, working together with the trainer to achieve individual goals.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve is a member of the Nashoba Valley club, and do volunteer public-relations work for the Dogs2Vets Fest.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:30pm

Blood Moon the new book by best selling author; John Sedgwick is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men's mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and noted historian john Sedgwick.

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night In America caught up with Scofield this past spring, just before he played a concert called "Quiet And Loud Jazz" in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. One portion of the night featured a reunion of the Loud Jazz crew, with partners like bassist Gary Grainger and drummer Dennis Chambers. Another portion recreated the chamber arrangements from Quiet, with Scofield's longtime foil Joe Lovano standing in for Wayne Shorter on saxophones.

The idea was to both acknowledge and bridge the distance between the two disparate albums, which might have been more difficult were it not for Scofield's sly consistency. "It's not like other famous jazz musicians, where their style changes, you know, decade to decade," says Jim Beard, the veteran keyboardist on hand for the Loud Jazz half of the concert. "He sounds very similar to what he sounded like, you know, 30 years ago. I don't think he sounds that different. And it's just such a strong personal style that that's amazing."

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade

If you love great soul music and love hearing songs you might not have heard before, WICN’s resident Northern Soul connoisseur Steve Moysey returns to the studio with a playlist devoted to the great sounds of Motown!

It all starts at 7pm!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Angie Wells has a sultry, powerful voice that reflects her love for jazz and blues greats Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams and Muddy Waters.  After years as the Makeup Department Head for both Blackish and the recently released Mudbound, she’s adding touring as a jazz singer to her already overly full schedule.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

All songs will feature the two most popular first names in music: Mary and John. From “<Mary Don’t You Weep” to “John Henry,” “The Green Green Grass of Home” (down the road there comes Mary) to “Jolly Roving Tar” (get up Jack, John sit down) and much much more . . . Tune in and sing along!

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tune in Friday nights from 7pm to 11pm!!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 9:00pm

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is one of the oddest parts of Genesis. Yet it has “shaped conceptions of human origins and human destiny” thanks to one Saint Augustine and his writings. It was Augustine who promoted the concept of the literal truth of this story. What happened because of his writings is what we will be talking about tonight when we speak with STEPHEN GREENBLATT, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. His new book is THE RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE.

Tonight we continue our conversation with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE. Tonight we focus on Thoreau at Walden. Why did he decide to live on his own beside that pond in Concord and what did the experience teach him? Don’t miss this conversation!

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Beginning at 7PM: SOUL AND ROCK AROUND THE WORLD! Pack your suitcases; get your shots, and don’t forget your passport because SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE are presenting another joint extravaganza: rock and soul music from all over the globe. Tom Shaker, who hosts Soul Serenade (7PM-10PM) and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila, who host Positive Noise (10PM-1AM) are your seasoned tour guides.   Join them for some great music from all the continents (except Antarctica and Atlantis) and lots of surprises. Only on WICN 90.5FM.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00pm

Beginning at 7PM: SOUL AND ROCK AROUND THE WORLD! Pack your suitcases; get your shots, and don’t forget your passport because SOUL SERENADE and POSITIVE NOISE are presenting another joint extravaganza: rock and soul music from all over the globe. Tom Shaker, who hosts Soul Serenade (7PM-10PM) and Uncle Mark and the Lovely Sheila, who host Positive Noise (10PM-1AM) are your seasoned tour guides.   Join them for some great music from all the continents (except Antarctica and Atlantis) and lots of surprises. Only on WICN 90.5FM.

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