Gino Bartali is a legendary cyclist admired in Europe and particularly in Italy. He won his fist Tour de France in 1938, despite the Italian Fascists attempts to control his career because of his close affiliation with the Catholic Church. During World War II, he worked under cover in Italy to save Italian Jews by smuggling false identity documents at great risk to himself and his family. Despite losing ten years of cycling training because of the war and its aftermath, he competed as the underdog in the 1948 Tour. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with Canadian journalist AILI McCONNON.
Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM WALLACE Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Bill talks about the exciting new “Worcester Talks” program in which the museum is recording people talking about their experiences and memories of Worcester in the 1960s. This was a time of real transition for the city, a period of cultural change, political protests and the “smiley face”. So tune in, turn on and hear about how you can be part of this project OR go to the museum’s website for contact details at: http://www.worcesterhistory.org.
The Penn State sex scandal has many people asking: "How and why did this happen?" The answers, however, may be as sordid as the scandal itself. From the people involved to the cover-up, this case has rocked the core of human decency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with investigative journalist, Bill Moushey. His new book "Game Over" uncovers the truth surrounding this horrific event.
President Obama said, " If you've got a business, you didn't build that". His comment stirred a lot of controversy, especially amongst the many people who believe it went against this country's founding principles. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al's guest will be Gayle Trotter: General Counsel for the Independent Women's Forum. She will be talking about the role of the U.S. government and whether it has overstepped it's boundaries.
In the 1970s, with a degree in human ecology from the College of the Atlantic, now- Congresswoman Pingree started an organic farm on the island of North Haven, Maine. By selling produce to summer residents and raising sheep for wool, she built a thriving mail-order knitting business that eventually employed 10 people in her small community.
This week on The Public Eye, Al speaks with author and historian Alexander Tsesis about his new book: "For Liberty And Equality". Tsesis argues that the Declaration of Independence continues to play a crucial role in shaping America. He writes that generations of Americans have looked to the Declaration, reinterpreting it and applying it to issues of the day. Can it be true even today? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM to find out.
“We do not come from dust, nor do we return to dust” writes tonight’s guest, internationally recognized scientist BERND HEINRICH in his latest book LIFE EVERLASTING: THE ANIMAL WAY OF DEATH. In the natural world every death helps nourish and feed other life. Tonight on Inquiry, Bernd Heinrich talks about the weird lifestyles of burying beetles, what happens when whales die and who scavenged the huge carcasses of dinosaurs. Don’t miss this conversation with one of the great writers about life on earth.
Many parents struggle with putting dinner on the table every night and trying to regain the benefits of the lost art of the family meal. Most have good intentions but somehow it just doesn't work out as planned. This weeks Al's guest is cookbook author, Jenny Rosenstrach. In her new book, Dinner, A Love Story, she shares practical advice for getting back on track. As she often says, "it really all begins at the family table".
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