This week Al's guest is celebrity restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who along with his partner Mario Batali, have re-defined the restaurant industry. Tune in this Sunday evening as Joe Bastianich talks about his passion for food and the delicious secrets of the restaurant business.
Hailed as one of the greatest speakers of our time, Maya Angelou's words have been a source of inspiration, comfort, encouragement and strength for millions around the world. In conjunction with her performance at The Hanover Theatre, Wednesday, May 9th, WICN Production Director Jon Marable will be interviewing the American Icon.
Ironman is the famous Marvel superhero alter ego of arms dealer and playboy Tony Stark. Stark built an exoskeleton that amplified his performance and strength. In later movies and comics, the Iron Man suit is directly plugged into Tony Stark’s brain creating a unique melding of man and machine. This sounds fantastic, something possible only in the realm of comics, right? Well, not so fast. Recent technological and medical developments in neuro-prosthetics are creating human brain-machine interfaces that are beginning to approach the fantasy of the Iron Man comics.
This week Al's guest is Warren Littlefield the former President of NBC Entertainment. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for an irresistible insiders account of the greatest era in television history. All the juicy and hilarious details about the actors and network executives who made it all happen. Littlefield will also be discussing his new book, "Top Of The Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV."
Why is a mouse on the floor a pest, but a mouse in a cute cage a pet? Why is it fine to feed white rats to boa constrictors, but people would shudder and scream if anyone tried to feed kittens to a snake? The way we think about animals defies logic. It’s emotionally complicated and differ dramatically depending on culture. Tonight’s guest is HAL HERZOG, one the world’s leading anthrozoologist, a scientist who studies who humans think about animals. His new book is titled SOME WE LOVE. SOME WE HATE. SOME WE EAT. WHY IT’S SO HARD TO THINK STRAIGHT ABOUT ANIMALS.
Inquiry welcomes ED SANDERS, co-founder of the legendary band The Fugs, founder of the Peace Eye Bookstore, writer and filmmaker. His new book, FUG YOU: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PEACE-EYE BOOKSTORE, THE F**K YOU PRESS, THE FUGS AND COUNTERCULTURE IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE is a personal alternative history of the decade of the Sixties. Tune in tonight and find out about the “mimeograph revolution”, the concept of a “total assault on culture” and of course, how The Fugs were formed.
From Occupy Wall Street protesters to politicians on Sunday talk shows to President Obama's recent State of The Union address, we keep hearing about a growing income inequality in the U.S. What exactly does it all mean? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al speaks with "The New Republic" columnist and author Timothy Noah. In his new book "The Great Divergence" he talks about the so called gap between the have's and have not's.
Gustav Niebaum founded the famed Inglenook Winery in California in 1879. It became one the most sought after wines in the country. Today Niebaum's grandniece Robin Lail runs Lail Vineyards in Napa California. She too produces world class wine. Her philosophy is to focus on quality rather than quantity. She joins Al this Sunday evening at 10:30 to discuss her family history and a passion for winemaking that has been the hallmark of her life.
Few US companies will change their corporate culture simply because it is the "right thing to do." Change in corporate cultures come about because of a compelling business reason to do so, and every workplaces is at that critical point. So how does the American workplace embrace change and embrace employees? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by author and consultant Caroline Turner, CEO of "Different WORKS".
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back cosmologist, writer, science consultant and broadcaster MARCUS CHOWN. His new eye-popping book is SOLAR SYSTEM: A VISUAL EXPLORATION OF THE PLANTS, MOONS, AND OTHER HEAVENLY BODIES THAT ORBIT OUR SUN, a book based on the popular app for the iPad, Tune in tonight as explore the weird and wild moons of Jupiter and Saturn. We also will learn why Pluto was downgraded to a mere dwarf planet and take a mind-blowing trip descending through the atmosphere of Jupiter. “The great thing about the solar system is that it continually confounds our expectations.”