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George K. Russell & Dana Goldstein

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively chat with George K. Russell. He is a member of the Biology Department of Adelphi University, on of the co-founders of Orion Magazine and editor of a wonderful collection of essays titled Children and Nature Connections. Tonight we talk about why it is critical to encourage children to be outside and to play among the trees and grasses of the natural world and why digital learning may not be the best thing in some cases. To order this book, please go to: http://www.myrin.org/

Matt Freedman and Martin Windrow

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Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Artist Matt Freedman returns to Inquiry tonight. Matt is the author and illustrator of Relatively Indolent But Relentless: his revealing journal of his painful months  being treated for cancer. But tonight we talk about Matt’s other artwork. Matt Freedman is a sculptor, performance artist, and writer among other things. His work is complex and fascinating.

Daniel Bergner and Chuck Palahniuk

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
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It’s a commonly held belief that men crave multiple sexual partners and that women crave monogamy. But recent research has shown that in fact the opposite is true. In labs around the world, researchers are finding that women are a vision of anarchic arousal and do not really lust after monogamy at all. They crave novelty. What does this say about keeping a long term relationship interesting? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with author and journalist Daniel Bergner about his new book What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire.

Amanda Ripley & Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Students in Finland and Poland consistently score better at math and problem solving than American students. Why? What are their school systems doing that we aren’t? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with literary journalist Amanda Ripley about her very important new book The Smartest Kids in the World, and How They Got That Way. Tune in and find out why Korean students are better prepared than American students for the global economic world of the twentieth century.

Miles J. Unger and Carolyn L. Kane

Date: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Michelangelo was a new kind of artist for the Renaissance. His life redefined how people thought about artists in society. He was difficult to work with, often did not finish commissions and had a hard time delegating work to assistants. He lived through turbulent times, working with six popes and through wars, violence and plague. Yet he sculpted and painted some of the most beautiful and important works of the Renaissance. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Miles J.

Joshua Wolf Shenk and Earl Swift

Date: 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00pm
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We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless. How do these dynamic duos meet; how do they work together and what leads to their eventual break up? Tonight on Inquiry I talk with curator, writer and essayist Joshua Wolf Shenk about his fascinating new book Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs.

The Republic According to John Marshel Harlan and Susan Henry

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court  Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases. But he came from a slave holding family and opposed emancipation. How can we explain this apparent contrast in his attitudes to race?

Beverly Gray and Martha Silano

Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Writer and Teacher Beverly Gray returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon...and Beyond. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from and early age dreamed of being a serious film director. Tune in and learn about his early his early film and television career and how he got his break sitting in the Director's chair thanks to Roger Corman.

Bob Herbert and Honee A. Hess

Date: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
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Inquiry welcomes Bob Herbert, opinion columnist for The New York Times from 1993-2011 and Distinguished Fellow at Demos, a public policy think tank. His latest book is Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America. This journalistic tour de force examines why so many people feel that America has lost its way and that as a nation we are in decline. DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!

Charlotte Hays

Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:30pm
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Did the war on women rhetoric taint voters in the most recent midterm election? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30pm and find out just what voters really thought of this strategy when Al speaks with Charlotte Hays of the IWF, Independent Womens's Forum.

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