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Dec 1, 2016

Keerrrrang! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer ALAN DI PERNA, who is a long time contributor to Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado.

Dec 2, 2016

One of the most basic questions in physics is: “what is nothing?” The answer is not as simple as you may think as nothing really matters!. Tune in tonight when we talk with JAMES OWEN WEATHERALL, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Nov 17, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, Neverland and that ticking crocodile. We welcome back ALLISON B. KAVEY, history professor at CUNY’s John Jay College and LESTER D. FRIEDMAN, chair of the Media Society Program at Hobart and William Smith College.

Nov 17, 2016

During the Revolutionary War, South Carolina hosted more battles, engagements and skirmishes than any other state. 20% of all Americans who died in battle in the Revolution died in South Carolina in the last two years of the war.

Nov 16, 2016

The glass armonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin and it was his life-long companion. The beautiful ethereal sounds made by this strange musical instrument was thought to cure ills and, later, to cause musicians to go mad. It’s history is every bit as odd as the armonica.

Nov 16, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with film-maker, writer and editor DAVID FRANCE about the horrific AIDS epidemic that struck the United States in the 1980s.

Nov 10, 2016

Rhode Island was once a hotbed of jazz music and the history of jazz in that state is complex and varied. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with jazz musician DENNIS PRATT and college professor DR. TOM SHAKER, host of “Soul Serenade” on WICN.

Nov 10, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and experimental filmmaker EVA LEE about her new performance work DUAL BRAINS which investigates neural interactions via EEG head gear with real-time readouts of performer’s brains.

Nov 9, 2016

Many of Jim Marshall’s photographs of jazz and rock musicians are iconic, instantly recognized. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with photographer AMELIA DAVIS, who spent over thirteen years as Jim Marshall’s assistant and is now the sole owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

Nov 9, 2016

What do T-Rex, David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Lou Reed all have in common? Glam! Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer SIMON REYNOLDS. He is the author of seven books about music and pop culture.

Nov 3, 2016

What happens in our brains when we first look at a Jackson Pollack drip painting or a Mark Rothko color-field work? Tonight we will talk with Nobel laureate ERIC R. KANDEL.

Nov 2, 2016

What is a Blue Jay worth? Could a Mallard be crucial for the survival of an ecosystem? Do birds matter? Tonight on Inquiry we will attempt to answer these questions when we speak with DANIEL G.

Nov 3, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk rocket science, as well as satellite science and research launched from the Space Shuttle with writer ROBERT A. HUFFMAN, son of retired scientist ROBERT E. HUFFMAN, Ph.D.

Oct 20, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist, illustrator and comics writer and artist DREW FRIEDMAN. For over 35 years his work has been seen in publications like Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, the New York Times and Field and Stream.

Oct 20, 2016

On Inquiry tonight, we talk with returning guest writer MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL.  He is a visiting professor of law and co-director of the Immigration Clinic  at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Oct 19, 2016

In 1901, the Pan-American Exposition opened in Buffalo New York. It was hoped this “world’s fair” would do for Buffalo what the “White City” did for Chicago. Instead, a President of the United States was assassinated there.

Oct 19, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with OLIVER KOMAR, ornithologist and professor of natural resources management at Zamorano University in Honduras. He is the co-author, with Jesse Fagan, of a beautiful new field guide: THE PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA.

Oct 13, 2016

On Friday, April 1 1644 in Bologna, Italy, two reformed prostitutes were abducted from their convent where they had recently become nuns. More than a year later, their brutally murdered bodies were discovered in a wine cellar.

Oct 12, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and photographer MARA TRACHTENBERG. She creates fantastic worlds of monstrous topiary and creatures using confectionary materials and then photographs these dream-like tableaux.

Oct 12, 2016

Edward Steichen was a painter, horticulturalist, museum curator, film director and one of the most innovative photographers of the Twentieth Century. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with JENNIFER GROSS.

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