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Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT.

Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” (pictured) and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials.

Nov 13, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults.

Nov 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With TOM MCLAREN she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public.

Nov 6, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. She is joined in the studio by JANET AMORELLO, Vice President of Marketing at UNIBANK to talk about the upcoming HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS, the annual three-day celebration of crafts and arts.

Nov 6, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back CAROLYN L. KANE who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We continue our conversation about her new book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE.

Nov 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie.

Oct 30, 2014

ROBERTO TROTTA, astrophysicist at Imperial College, London has written of the most unique and lyrical books about cosmology: THE EDGE OF THE SKY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALL-THERE-IS.

Oct 30, 2014

Novelist CHUCK PALAHNIUK returns to Inquiry to talk about his new novel BEAUTIFUL YOU, which is about sex addiction and sinister corporate forces, among other things.

Oct 23, 2014

Photographer and author TRAER SCOTT’s newest published collection of her photography is titled NOCTURNE: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and features stunning and close up photographs of some of the world’s most engaging nocturnal animals and birds.

Oct 23, 2014

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.

Oct 22, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer CHRISTOPHER MILLER who has compiled and hilarious and fascinating encyclopedia of funny objects and conventions from the comics, jokes and films of the early decades of the Twentieth Century.

Oct 9, 2014

We live at a time in which we are surrounded by visual media and bright colors.  But our experience of color is never just about vision. Colors can also be used to manipulate and control.

Oct 8, 2014

BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY. 

Oct 8, 2014

Adolescence is typically portrayed as a time of out of control emotions, fed by hormones, that is, at best, survived.

Oct 1, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICHOLAS CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. With him in the studio is photographer MARIO QUIROZ.

Oct 1, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. With Hess in the studio is artist and painter KAT O’CONNOR.

Oct 1, 2014

Once their miles long flocks darkened the skies for hours. But now they are extinct. Gone forever. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back artist, writer and world authority on bird and animal extinction ERROL FULLER.

Sep 25, 2014

In the 1960s and early 70s, rock music took a surprising turn in West Germany. Bands wanted to create something particularly “German” yet apart from their country’s horrific past. But they also wanted something not American.

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