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Apr 28, 2016

Why does a grouse bury itself in snow? Do jays really talk to themselves? Inquiry welcomes back acclaimed scientist, author and natural historian BERND HEINRICH. Tonight he talks about his new book ONE WILD BIRD AT A TIME: PORTRAITS OF INDIVIDUAL LIVES.

Apr 27, 2016

Woodpeckers fascinate everybody. But how do they avoid getting concussions when they drum on trees? Do sapsuckers really suck sap? How can we change forestry practices to help conserve woodpeckers? What is that woodpecker that is drumming on your gutter doing?

Apr 21, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist ROSE LEBEAU, whose work ranges from surprising assemblages and collages, to altered photographs and hand made books.

Apr 21, 2016

If two black holes collided, what would it sound like? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JANNA LEVIN. She is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works, a center for arts and sciences in Brooklyn.

Apr 14, 2016

What’s it like to have your own laboratory? What is it like to be a woman scientist in field dominated by men? These are just some of the topics discussed tonight when Inquiry welcomes geobiologist and Professor at the University of Hawai’i at Maňoa, HOPE JAHREN.

Apr 14, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talks about frogs and toads, snakes and lizards, salamanders and turtles! We welcome DR. ROBERT POWELL, Professor of Biology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Apr 13, 2016

Tonight’s guest is KEN ONO. He is the Asa Griggs Chandler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University and a Fellow of the Mathematical Society. His parents were first generation Japanese emigrants to the United States at a time when there was tremendous racism expressed to the Japanese.

Apr 7, 2016

We hear a lot today that the healthcare system is broken and that we have become a nation of “doctor shoppers” who believe that more care, more scans and more drugs means better care. How did we get this way and what can be done about it?

Apr 7, 2016

Teenage girls today are almost always on cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women?

Apr 6, 2016

Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that odd events like these can happen?

Mar 30, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY (pictured)  to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.

Mar 30, 2016

Inquiry welcomes artist and sculptor DAVID A. LANG. A new exhibition of his beautiful kinetic and interactive work titled JOURNEY is at the BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY from May 4 ill June 5.

Mar 23, 2016

Inquiry welcomes back photographer and artist TARA SELLIOS. Her large exquisite photographs of dead fish, animals and flowers echo themes found in Dutch, Flemish and Baroque canvases concerned with “memento mori”. Her new body of work, using numerous moths and beetles, is amazing.

Mar 23, 2016

Tonight Inquiry talks with artist MADHINI NIRMAL. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India.

Mar 17, 2016

This week on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, natural historian and contributing Editor to Birdwatcher’s Digest JULIE ZICKEFOOSE. Her new book BABY BIRDS: AN ARTIST LOOKS INTO THE NEST is a stunning collection of her watercolor paintings (and journal entries) of very young birds.

Mar 16, 2016

Imagine being a visual artist with a job and a family and then getting the diagnosis that you have Parkinson’s Disease.

Mar 10, 2016

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament?

Mar 9, 2016

Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal?

Mar 9, 2016

“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet?

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