Today children and adolescents are spending less and less time out of doors and more and more time in front of computer screens. Because they don’t go outside, they have a very poor connection with the natural environment this causes health and even emotional problems. How can we reconnect our kids with nature? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SCOTT D. SAMPSON, dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. His new book HOW TO RAISE A WILD CHILD: THE ART SCIENCE OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH NATURE offers numerous insights on how we can mentor our children so they develop a passion for nature.
Canadian saxophonist Grant Stewart discusses his new CD “Trio” and his using the unusual instrumentation of sax, bass and drums.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the music of Percy Sledge. While mostly known for his iconic "When A Man Loves A Woman" Percy's music defined southern soul. It all starts at 7pm!
Jazz Night in America celebrates the centennial of jazz legend Billie Holiday, one of the great singers of all time, with one of the singular vocalists of today: Cassandra Wilson. Wilson's new album, 'Coming Forth By Day,' re-scores the songs associated with Lady Day in a decidedly modern context -- it's produced and recorded by musicians better known for their work with Australian rocker Nick Cave. At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Wilson displays her new arrangements and her flexible alto, nodding to one of her spiritual predecessors of the hidden meanings in songs.
A recent report by the MBTA discusses the many things that Governor Baker will have his hands full while attempting to fix the aging transit system. Can the many problems be solved economically and without hardship to users? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with attorney Rafeal Mares of the Conservation Law Foundation who for years now has worked on such issues with states around the country.
In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews the co-chairs of this year’sWalk + Run for the Homeless: Kevin O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, based in Worcester; and Father John Madden, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church in Worcester. They talk about ending family homelessness
The Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, a charitable non-profit organization that’s based in Worcester, leads a collaborative response to homelessness. It’s a response that seeks to foster long-term housing stability through prevention, quality services, education and advocacy.
For 30 years, the Alliance’s annual Walk + Run for the Homeless has been a source of hope, reassurance and community engagement for the Greater Worcester community.
This annual event has:
- Assisted more than 100,000 families in preventing homelessness by providing quality shelter and resources, to move affected people to stable, safe housing.
- Raised $1.7 million to support vital homelessness-prevention, quality-shelter and housing-stabilization programs.
- And, walked 68,000 miles with more than 17,000 people, to raise funds and build community support for ending homelessness.
The goals for this year’s Walk + Run for the Homeless – set for Sunday, May 17 at 12:00 noon at Worcester’s Elm Park - are to:
- Raise $30,000 through online donations.
- Help 350 families maintain safe and stable housing
- Assist more than 1,000 additional people who need access to safe shelter, nutritional meals, and the household goods to move beyond homelessness.
- And, bring together with more than 1,500 walkers, runners, and volunteers, to demonstrate a community commitment to ending family homelessness.
Cyberspace has become a battlefield and the next major international conflict may very well be fought over the Internet. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist SHANE HARRIS about his latest book @ WAR: THE RISE OF THE MILITARY-INTERNET COMPLEX. This frightening and revealing account traces the development of the NSA’s cadre of elite hackers and how they use “zero day” programs to attack critical enemy targets like nuclear facilities. Of course the United States government and major corporations have themselves been hacked by cyber warriors from China and Russia. Tune in and learn about this new kind of warfare and what it means for the privacy of your cell phones and home computers.
Inquiry welcomes back writer and biographer JAMES GAVIN. His new book is titled IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE. Peggy Lee grew up in a small town in North Dakota but grew up to become one of the most unique, hard working and tenacious singers. Tonight we talk about her signature songs “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?” as well as her film work in “Pete Kelly’s Blues” and her lawsuit against Disney. Peggy Lee was a one of a kind singer, tune in and find out why.
WAYFARING STRANGER: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BURL IVES – 20 years ago this week the great Burl Ives died. This show is a tribute to his memory, telling the story of his life through four hours of recordings.
The six members of Amethyst have joined their love of contemporary jazz, acoustic pop, and various Latin genres with undeniable skill and taste. The unique voice of each musician enriches improvisational arcs throughout every performance. Featuring Rivera’s originals, as well as collaborative cover arrangements, this group delivers accessible interpretations of human feeling as well as delighting the ears.
Raquel Quinones Rivera/Vocals
Jared Yee/Tenor Sax
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BRET HERHOLZ. Not only is Bret an artist, but he is also an illustrator, children’s book author, screenwriter and set designer. Tune in and find out how he developed his career in art and what a few of his latest projects are. For a look at Bret’s work, go to his website at:
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