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Programming Highlights

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

In an encore of "The Business Beat," Steve D’Agostino interviews Gabe Brown, who, along with his wife, Shelly Brown, owns and operates Brown’s Ranch, located east of Bismarck, North Dakota. They talk about the business of healthy, sustainable soil regeneration. This episode aired originally on December 10, 2017.

Gabe (shown on the right) was the keynote speaker at the Northeast Organic Farmers Association – Massachusetts Chapter’s 2018 Winter Conference, on January 13 at Worcester State University. Gabe, a renowned farmer and rancher, has shifted toward continual plant cover, zero-tillage, inter-cropping, multi-species grazing, and high-diversity cover-crop cocktails. These changes have increased both soil health and farm profitability.

Gabe and Shelly purchased the ranch from Shelly’s parents in 1991, and have grown the operation to 5,000 acres of owned and leased land. Their son, Paul Brown (shown on the left), returned to the ranch after graduation from North Dakota State University, and became a partner in the operation. Their daughter, Kelly Brown, lives and works in Fargo, North Dakota, and returns home to help whenever possible.

The slogan of Brown’s Ranch is “Regenerating Landscapes for a Sustainable Future.”  As the Browns state, “We believe that faith, family and working with the natural resources that God has provided allows us a meaningful life.  We enjoy using these resources to regenerate landscapes for a sustainable future.”

The Browns also express a belief in and practice of “holistic management,” a part of which is farming and ranching in nature’s image. According to the Browns, “We strive to solve problems in a natural and sustainable way.  Improving soil health is a priority, and no-till farming has been practiced since 1993.”

Gabe, Shelly and Paul also own and operate Nourished by Nature, located on the farm site, and controlled by Paul. They express belief  that “the quality of the food we raise depends on the quality of the soil on which it is grown or raised.”

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:30pm

This week on "The Public Eye" Al is joined by Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author Jon Meacham. In his new book " The Soul of America" Meacham takes us through tumultuous periods in American history when Presidents and ordinary citizens came together to defeat both hate and fear. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the Bronx. In The Bronx Pyramid, his debut album released last year by JALC's Blue Engine Records, Henriquez acknowledges the neighborhood where he was born and raised. In songs like "Joshua's Dream" and "Brook Ave," the young Nuyorican composer brings together Afro-Latin traditions and his jazz pedigree to pay tribute to the family and community that raised him.

Jazz Night In America takes in a performance led by Carlos Henriquez at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, inside Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

This Week on The Soul Serenade

Soul Dance Party!!

Move the table and chairs and get ready to dance the night away!
Join host Tom Shaker as we "help pay the bills" during our Summer In The City Fund Drive with a soul dance party!! Dance to Aretha, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, the list goes on and on....
It all starts at 7pm!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Animator David Silverman is best known for his work on The Simpsons but he is also a passionate musician, playing his tuba anytime he gets a chance, including a bit of jamming with Judy after they recorded their conversation!

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve D’Agostino interviews Joe Bush (shown, left), executive director, and Larry Genovesi (shown, right), chair, of Worcester CleanTech Incubator. They talk about helping “green” businesses transition from start-up to scale-up. This episode aired originally on January 14, 2018.

As a membership-based non-profit, Worcester CleanTech Incubator bills itself as “a place to design, build, and deploy products to market.” The Incubator’s stated focus is “to support the transition from start-up to scale-up.”

The Incubator is owned and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, which is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit. Located in the Printers Building in downtown Worcester, the Incubator provides more than 10,000 square feet, consisting of private offices, co-working space, conference rooms, event space, and prototyping labs.

The Incubator also provides tools to develop, test and iterate product designs - with the facilities to assemble inventories for initial market penetration. And, the Incubator helps to build relationships with contract-manufacturing partners, to enable scalability.

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