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Warren Littlefeild

Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 10:30pm
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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."

Hal Herzog & Darryl Wheye

Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:00pm
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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.

Ed Sanders & Rachael Herz

Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 9:00pm
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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.

Timothy Noah

Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

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.

Robin Lail

Date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 10:30pm
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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.

Caroline Turner

Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:30pm
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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".

Marcus Chown & Dimitar Sasselov

Date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 9:00pm
Program: 

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.

Michael S. Gazzaniga & Janet Reitman

Date: 
Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 9:00pm
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All of us feel like we have a unified consciousness, a “self” that acts with a purpose that resides inside the head of this biological machine of our body. It is that little person inside our heads that makes us who we are. But recent startling findings in the neurosciences tell a very different story. Our brains function as a collection of decentralized complex systems and disunited processes that are integrated much like the programs on our PC. So how come we feel so single minded? Our very special guest tonight is DR. MICHAEL S.

Jonathan Fleece

Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 10:30pm
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While the Supreme Court hears arguments regarding the President's Health Insurance Mandate. Others believe the final decision will ultimately define Barack Obama's Presidency. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by nationally recognized health care attorney, Jonathan Fleece.

James D. Stein & Bernd Brunner

Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 9:00pm
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Amazingly, there are a small set of numbers, values and constants that define the way our entire universe works and has evolved. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with a man who has written a wonderful book about these very important numbers: Professor of mathematics at California State University JAMES D. STEIN. His entertaining history of science and mathematics is COSMIC NUMBERS: THE NUMBERS THAT DEFINE OUR UNIVERSE.

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