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Oct 11, 2017

NOAH STRYCKER, associate editor of Birding magazine, decided to spend the entire year of 2015  trying to break the record for the most species of birds seen worldwide in a year. The previous record was 4300 species.

Oct 11, 2017

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is writer and comic book historian HOPE NICHOLSON. She is the owner and founder of Bedside Press. Her new book is a great and colorful compendium of some of the greatest female heroes in comicdom.

Oct 5, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome writer and researcher ZOË LESCAZE. Her new, magnificent book is PALEOART: VISIONS OF THE PREHISTORIC PAST. It is a sumptuous celebration of those historic artists whose work helped the public visualize dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. 

Oct 4, 2017

Have you ever marveled at those ornate golden frames around old paintings? Have you ever wondered how they are repaired if damaged? Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICK CAPASSO, Director of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM.

Oct 4, 2017

Jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke “is a spectre” says tonight’s guest:  writer and journalist BRENDAN WOLFE. Many of the stories about Bix are told and retold and have become legends. But are they true? “There is Bix and there is what Bix means”.

Sep 28, 2017

Tonight Inquiry is excited to talk with passionate birder, world traveler, and founder of VENT (Victor Emanuel Nature Tours) VICTOR EMANUEL. His new memoir recounts his long career looking for birds around the world and sharing that passion with thousands of others.

Sep 28, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, song writer and singer  DANIEL CARLSON. His new album is NOT A DRAWING.


Sep 27, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we continue our conversation with JOEL DINERSTEIN. He was the writer and curator of the American Cool exhibit at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. He is a professor of English at Tulane University. His new book is THE ORIGINS OF COOL IN POSTWAR AMERICA.

Sep 27, 2017

Tonight we welcome back film maker, natural historian and gonzovationist CERI LEVY. His latest book, written in collaboration with legendary artist RALPH STEADMAN, is CRITICAL CRITTERS.

Sep 21, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry, our special guest is American blues and R&B recording artist SHAUN MURPHY. She has worked with some of the greatest musicians around today like the band Little Feat, Bob Segar, and Eric Clapton.

Sep 21, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer JAMES MACDONALD LOCKHART.

Sep 20, 2017

Tonight we continue our conversation with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE. Tonight we focus on Thoreau at Walden.

Sep 20, 2017

What did it mean when Lester Young or Miles Davis used the word “cool”. Cool as a concept came into being after World War II and was influenced by certain jazz musicians, film noir and French existentialists like Albert Camus.

Sep 20, 2017

Artificial Intelligence is a concept that the public usually misunderstands. Many people fear a future like that shown in the Terminator films. But as tonight’s guest writes, the fear shouldn’t be for evil robots, but “competence”.

Sep 14, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guest Syrian visual artist AULA ALAYOUBI. Her work features expressionistic paintings of women done in paints and collage.

Sep 14, 2017

The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is one of the oddest parts of Genesis. Yet it has “shaped conceptions of human origins and human destiny” thanks to one Saint Augustine and his writings. It was Augustine who promoted the concept of the literal truth of this story.

Sep 13, 2017

Can a tiny, colorful aquarium fish help save the Amazonian rainforest? Tune in to Inquiry when we welcome back author and adventurer SY MONTGOMERY. Her new book is AMAZON ADVENTURE: HOW TINY FISH ARE SAVING THE WORLD’S LARGEST RAINFOREST.

Sep 13, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back business woman, former model and journalist PATTY FARMER to talk about her new book: STARRING THE PLAZA: HOLLYWOOD, BROADWAY, AND HIGH SOCIETY VISIT THE WORLD’S FAVORITE HOTEL.

Sep 7, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome singer, song writer and producer LAURA CREAMER. She has toured or recorded with Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Hornsby, and Thomas Dolby, just to name a few.  She is currently on tour with Bob Seger. She is also an independent recording artist.

Sep 6, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with LAURA DASSOW WALLS. She is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Her new biography is a lively portrait of one of America’s most celebrated authors: HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A LIFE. 


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