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Jul 30, 2014

Writer and teacher BEVERLY GRAY returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography RON HOWARD: FROM MAYBERRY TO THE MOON…AND BEYOND. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from an early age dreamed of being a serious film director.

Jul 30, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, poet MARTHA SILANO returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection RECKLESS LOVELY: “The Untied States of America”. 

Jul 16, 2014

Several hundred unidentified bodies are found in the United States every year.  About a half have died of natural causes or of self-inflicted deaths. The rest have been murdered.

Jul 10, 2014

When Dr. JOEL GOLD started practicing medicine at Bellvue Hospital, he came across several patients suffering from he calls The Truman Show Delusion: believing that everyone around you is watching you and recording your life.

Jul 10, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and journalist SAM KEAN about his fascinating history THE TAKE OF THE DUELING NEUROSURGEONS: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN AS REVEALED BY TRUE STORIES OF TRAUMA, MADNESS, AND RECOVERY.

Jul 9, 2014

Artist, writer and curator MATT FREEDMAN decided to write and draw four pages in his journal every day he underwent extremely complicated and painful chemo and radiation therapy for cancers in his mouth and tongue.

Jul 9, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist, illustrator and cartoonist for The New Yorker (and other publications) ROZ CHAST. Her latest book is CAN’T WE TALK ABOIUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? This is an illustrated memoir of her parents declining health and eventual deaths.

Jul 2, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guests KRISTA BUCKLAND-REISER, General manager of the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY and IAN WATSON, harpsichordist and choirmaster.

Jun 26, 2014

Inquiry welcomes LINDA PRZYBYSZEWSKI, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is THE LOST ART OF DRESS: THE WOMEN WHO ONCE MADE AMERICA STYLISH.

Jun 26, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She is joined by JULIET FIEBEL, Executive Director of ARTS WORCESTER.

Jun 25, 2014

Tonight Inquiry has a lively conversation with KELLI RUSSELL AGODON, prize-winning port, writer and editor. She talks about her amazing new published collection HOURGLASS MUSEUM as well as the many other projects she is involved in. She also does a reading from a work in Hourglass Museum

Jun 25, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee is here tonight to talk about the upcoming HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY, a wonderful celebration of crafts, with food and music that will happen JULY 9.

Jun 18, 2014

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J.

Jun 18, 2014

Tonight Inquiry welcomes HISHAM D. AIDI, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled REBEL MUSIC: RACE, EMPIRE, AND THE NEW MUSLIM YOUTH CULTURE.

Jun 12, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Jun 11, 2014

The elementary particle the neutrino may hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of the universe, like why the universe contains matter at all. But the neutrino is unlike any other matter particle (matter particle).

Jun 11, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist JUAN JOSÉ BARBOZA-GUBO. Barboza-Gubo’s stunning installation “Pink Narcissus” will be at the Fitchburg Art Museum for most of this summer.

Jun 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist JESSICA GATH. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience.

Jun 5, 2014

Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not?  Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein.

Jun 4, 2014

We continue our conversation (Part 3) with writer, screenwriter, teacher and film blogger BEVERLY GRAY about her detailed and amazing biography: ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS.

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