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Andrew Bacevich

Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:30pm
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In his new book; "Americas War for the Greater Middle East" historian and best selling author Andrew Bacevich argues that  four decades of failed U.S. policy using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East has resulted in failure and upheaval. Could there possibly be another way to bring lasting peace? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Andrew Bacevich and hear what his thoughts are.

Dale Russakoff & Alexis Rhone Fancher

Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome journalist and writer DALE RUSSAKOFF. Her new book is titled THE PRIZE: WHO’S IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SCHOOLS. It’s a stunning piece of investigative journalism that centers on Newark, New Jersey’s failing schools.  These schools had been failing for decades. Then popular mayor Cory Booker teamed up with governor Chris Christie to spend millions promised them by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to “reform” Newark’s schools. But things did not go as the reformers planned. Tune in and find out why.

Rock In Film

Date: 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:00pm
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In 1955, the film Blackboard Jungle opened with the classic “Rock Around the Clock” and teens in the audience went wild. Since then, rock songs have been an important part of many films soundtracks. Tonight on POSITIVE NOISE, we feature all music found in films: some well know, some more obscure. Tune in and hear rock music from some of your favorite flicks. Of course there will be the usual contests and audience participation. What is your favorite soundtrack from a film? 

Stephen Coss

Date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:30pm
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In his new book: THE FEVER OF 1721 author Stephen Coss tells the story of Boston’s largest smallpox epidemic, and the political and journalistic controversies that were also in motion making it an explosive year in Boston’s and American history. Coss’s research uncovers  a truly unique story of medical progress, political rebellion, and freedom of the press. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by author and historian Stephen Coss.

Cedric Villani & Roberta Kaplan

Date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Have you ever wondered what a mathematician does when she or he “works”? What is it like to wrestle with a tough abstract mathematical problem for months or even years? What do mathematicians do to relax? Tonight on Inquiry we will talk with CÉDRIC VILLANI, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré and a Professor of Mathematics at the Université de Lyon about his fascinating new book BIRTH OF A THEOREM: A MATHEMATICAL ADVENTURE.

Glen Weldon

Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:30pm
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Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night. For more than three quarters of a century, he has cycled from a figure of darkness to one of lightness and back again; he’s a bat-shaped Rorschach inkblot who takes on the various meanings our changing culture projects onto him.

Susan Casey & Rinker Buck

Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Around the world since ancient times, people have been fascinated by dolphins. They amuse and intrigue us. We admire their intelligence and many people feel a deep kinship with dolphins. But dolphins have also been the victims of horrific carnage and are victims of the polluting and overfishing of our oceans. Even dolphins that are kept in various ocean parks around the world are terribly abused.

Triiibe & Kent Dur Russell

Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 9:00pm
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Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks . Triiibe consist of artists: ALICIA CASILIO, KELLY CASILIO, SARA CASILIO and photographer CARY WOLINSKY and filmmaker YARI WOLINSKY. A “must see” exhibition of their work: TRIIIBE: SAME DIFFERENCE is currently at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM till June 5.

Michael Waldman

Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:30pm
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In The Fight to Vote, best selling author Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders’ debates to today’s challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United.

Bruce Allen Murphy

Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:30pm
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With the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia a new era on the court may be unfolding. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with legal historian and biographer Bruce Allen Murphy. Could the balance of power now be shifting?

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