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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?

Mar 3, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks and performances .

Feb 24, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( www.museumofrussianicons.org ).

Feb 24, 2016

The proposed Superconducting Super Collider was going to make the United States the premier research destination in high energy physics when it was proposed in the 1980s. It was the largest basic-science project ever attempted in this country and construction was started in Texas.

Feb 18, 2016

We live in a time of music plenty. Every kind of music is now available to us all the time. But how can we make sense of this insane amount and variety of Music?

Feb 18, 2016

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her tonight is photographer DONNA DUFAULT. They will be discussing the current show at the WCC: “CULINARY IMAGININGS”.

Feb 17, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer DEBBIE CLARKE MODEROW. She moved to Alaska from Connecticut and became interesting in racing sled dogs. Eventually she decided to enter the 1100 mile brutal course known as the Iditarod.

Feb 10, 2016

Was there really a Frankie and Johnny? What did Tom Dooley actually do that he had to be hung? Did Casey Jones really engineer a train that was wrecked?  A number of American folk ballads were inspired by real-life events.

Feb 3, 2016

VICTORIA LOOSELEAF is an award-winning dance and arts writer and now a published poet. Her first book of poems is titled ISN’T IT RICH? Tune in and hear her read several of her poems and discuss her amazing life.

Feb 3, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MEGAN PUGH, teacher and writer on American art and culture. Her latest book is AMERICA DANCING: FROM THE CAKE-WALK TO THE MOON-WALK. Tune in tonight and learn about the first American dance craze and what Michael Jackson learned from James Brown and Bob Fosse.

Jan 28, 2016

Feeling blue? Tune in tonight as Inquiry welcomes back JAMES A. WELU, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum and NANCY BURNS, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Worcester Art Museum.

Jan 28, 2016

Inquiry welcomes JANE MAYER, staff writer  for the New Yorker and award-winning journalist. She will be talking about her latest stunning and frightening book: DARK MONEY: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT.

Jan 27, 2016

E. PAUL ZEHR, writer and professor at the University of Victoria returns to Inquiry to talk about his amazing and fun new book for young readers: PROJECT SUPERHERO. Part fiction, part real training guide and part examination of what it means to be a real hero, this book is like no other.

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