Jazz Night in America is back in New York, where Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes the Simón Bolivar Big Band from Venezuela. The student group, part of the national music education directive El Sistema, plays both the foundational American works for big band and pieces by Venezuelan jazz composers. Under the direction of Andrés Briceño, the group stops by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola overlooking Central Park on its 2015 U.S. tour.
Gene Baur is considered by many to be“the conscience of the food movement” and is widely recognized as one of the most influential social justice activists of the 21st century. Especially for his work to change the way society views and treats farm animals. It’s a hot topic, especially in light of new Federal dietary recommendations that Americans eat less meat for health and environmental reasons. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Gene Baur as he discusses his work and his mission.
Listen now to an encore of The Business Beat. Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate Of Climb, interviews Greg Judy (shown, left), co-operator of Green Pasture Farms, and Cathleen O’Keefe (shown, right), Winter Conference and bulk-order coordinator for the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. They talk about building a profitable farming business while caring for the health of the land.
This episode aired originally on December 7, 2014.
The Winter Conference of NOFA’s Mass. chapter takes place on January 10 at Worcester State University. The keynote speaker is Greg Judy, who, along with his wife Jan Judy, operate Green Pasture Farms on leased land in Rucker, Missouri. The NOFA-Mass. Winter Conference will also have several workshop presenters who are local to Worcester and the surrounding area.
Greg is a rotational grazier and carbon-sequestration advocate. He is also the author of two books: No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land; and Comeback Farms: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Management Practices. In his NOFA-Mass. Winter Conference seminar, he will share his lessons learned on building a profitable business while caring for the health of the land he works. He will also discuss all the steps involved in setting up a profitable, managed, grazing operation, from scratch. Among other things, he will cover calving, winter stockpiling, developing your grazier’s eye, drought management, and daily monitoring to ensure success in starting your own grazing operation.
VIV ALBERTINE is an artist, filmmaker, musician and former guitarist for the legendary band The Slits. Her latest solo album is titled The Vermillion Border. Viv returns to Inquiry tonight to continue her discussion of her autobiography; CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. After she left the Slits, Viv Albertime had to redefine her life, to discover what she really wanted to become. She became a filmmaker, got married, had a daughter and had a long brutal battle with cancer and pneumonia. After all of that, she decided to make music again, but it was a long and tough slog getting back up on stage and performing in front of a live audience alone. Tune in and find out the rest of her amazing story, so far.
During the 70s and 80s, Stiff Records was the small British recording label that broke all the rules and turned the heat up on the majors. Artists that at one time or another were associated with Stiff Records included Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, The Damned, The Go-Gos, Devo, Madness, The Pogues, Tracey Ullman and many more. What was the secret of Stiff’s incredible success? Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with journalist RICHARD BALLS about his new musical history BE STIFF: THE STIFF RECORDS STORY.
One of the most successful flamenco guitarists and world-fusion artists, Jesse Cook, joins Brian Vinik by phone tonight. Cook is a major player in the world fusion scene. Tune in tonight!
Guitarist/Educator Larry Coryell rocks jazz with his latest album "Heavy Feel" on Wide Hive Records. He talks with host Bonnie Johnson in advance of his concert at Scullers Jazz Club where he'll perform with Strings Attached on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
The day before May Day—songs of the labor movement, etc. “Proletariat Arise, Sing Off Your Chains!”
Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and strings made out of electrical cords. As with his home-made guitar, Albino wanted to combine styles and incorporate diverse elements in his music. Today, Albino’s music succeeds in combining many disparate parts into an organic whole. It incorporates his musical experiences from Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places around the world, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique "Moz-Jazz" sound.
We have an ever-increasing need for some of the rarest metals on the planet. These include elements like niobium, tantalum, rhodium and platinum. You may never have heard of them, but these names from the bottom of the Periodic Table are used in smartphones, cars, medicine and dentistry. But there are very finite deposits of these metals and mining them is complex and often not environmentally friendly. It’s a growing recipe for disaster. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with KEITH VERONESE, science writer and journalist, about his fascinating new book: RARE: THE HIGH STAKES RACE TO SATISFY OUR NEED FOR THE SCARCEST METALS ON EARTH.
Ethel Payne was considered the First Lady of the Black press from the fifties and for decades after “but she was generally out of sight of white America.”. This driven and intrepid journalist was there to cover the modern history of the struggle for civil rights and was a Wasington correspondent, did field reporting from the Vietnam War, reported from many countries in Africa and around the world. She was a tenacious reporter who witnessed race relations in an international arena. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and biographer JAMES MCGRATH MORRIS about his wonderful new biography: EYE ON THE STRUGGLE: ETHEL PAYNE, THE FIRST LADY OF THE BLACK PRESS.
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