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Andrew Nagorski

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:30pm

After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. In his new book,The Nazi Hunters author Andrew Nagorski focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten—and who were determined to track them down to the furthest corners of the globe.

Nathaniel Philbrick

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 10:30pm

Best selling author Nathaniel Philbricks latest book: "VALIANT AMBITION" turns a sympathetic eye toward Benedict Arnold and his complicated relationship with George Washington. Arnold was not a conniving traitor from the start, as he is often portrayed, but, rather one of Washington’s favorite, most trusted generals. So how did he become such a despised historical character? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick.

Chris Shellen & Honee Hess

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 9:00pm

Mark Hogancamp was an artist who had fallen into some tough times. One night he was viciously attacked by a gang and left horribly battered and in a coma. During his long recovery he began to create a fictional scale model World War II Belgian town in his yard.  He peopled this town with an amazing cast of characters including himself and other people he had met. He then took stunning photographs of the lives of these people. This was therapy that became extraordinary art.

Rose and Chelsea Lebeau & David Lang

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist ROSE LEBEAU, whose work ranges from surprising assemblages and collages, to altered photographs and hand made books. Joining Rose in the studio is her daughter, CHELSEA LEBEAU HUETER, a painter whose canvases celebrate light and surface (see detail of one of her works to the left). Together they will be presenting their work at an open house: May 21 to May 28, at 218 West Street, Auburn Massachusetts. For more information, go to: .

Meira Levinson

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:30pm

Charter schools, discipline policies, assignment lotteries: they’re front page stories across the country. But how do we constructively tackle such complex, fraught issues? And how do we perceive them, not as administrative problems needing snappy decisions, but ethical challenges capable of determining the shape of our children’s future? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Meira Levinson, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of the new book "Dilemmas of Educational Ethics".

Griel Marcus & Scott Weidensaul

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:00pm

Returning to Inquiry tonight is writer and critic GREIL MARCUS to talk about his two new books: REAL LIFE ROCK: THE COMPLETE TOP TEN COLUMNS 1986-2014 and THREE SONGS, THREE SINGERS, THREE NATIONS. Real Life Rock are the collected “top ten” columns that Marcus has written for various publications over decades about music, film, art and much more. Three Songs…are a series of three lectures Marcus gave at Harvard that explores different aspects of folk music in America.

Sidney Blumenthal

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 10:30pm

Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with best selling author and former senior political advisor to Bill Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal. In his just released book "A Self Made Man" Blumenthal uncovers new and compelling information about the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Just when you think you've heard all there is about our 16th president Blumenthal through his intense research has re-introduced another aspect to the great mans life.

Alva Noe & Bill Griffith

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00pm

Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool? These are just a few of the fascinating ideas of our guest tonight ALVA NOË, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.    His new book is STRANGE TOOLS: ART AND HUMAN NATURE. Tune in for a lively and thought provoking discussion about art, philosophy and what art means in our society.

Ann Lisi

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:30pm

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced the next step in its strategic initiative to support young children and their families by awarding more than $341K in grants to early childhood programs.

Wheeler Winston Dixon & Andrea Wulf

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 9:00pm

Black and white cinematography is virtually a lost art form. At their best, black and white films were a “transformative art” and “a meditation on reality”. Black and white films have a unique beauty, and aesthetic all their own. You cannot imagine films like Citizen Kane or Psycho in anything but black and white. Tune in tonight when we welcome back WHEELER WINSTON DIXON, the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, the coordinator of the film studies program and a professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


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