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Aug 28, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARTIN WINDROW, author and military editor of Osprey Publishing. His latest book is quite unique and unexpected. THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR: LIVING WITH A TAWNY OWL is a fascinating account of Martin’s 14 year close bond with a captive Tawny Owl.

Aug 21, 2014

Artist MATT FREEDMAN returns to Inquiry tonight. Matt is the author/illustrator of “Relatively Indolent But Relentless: his revealing journal of his painful months being treated for cancer. But tonight we talk about Matt’s other artwork.

Aug 20, 2014

Writer JAMES DEMPSEY, Instructor in the Humanities and Arts Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new project: THE WORCESTER JOURNAL an on-line literary journal that will feature some of the best unpublished young writers of the area.

Aug 20, 2014

Michelangelo was a new kind of artist for the Renaissance. His life redefined how people thought about artists in society. He was difficult to work with, often did not finish commissions and had a hard time delegating work to assistants.

Aug 13, 2014

We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless.

Aug 13, 2014

A rusted wreck of a 1957 Chevy wagon led tonight’s guest on Inquiry into an exploration into the history of the American middle class and a meditation on what cars mean to us.

Aug 6, 2014

It’s a commonly held belief that men crave multiple sexual partners and that women crave monogamy. But recent research has shown that in fact the opposite is true.

Aug 6, 2014

Many women are and have been uncredited collaborators to their successful husbands. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with SUSAN HENRY, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at California State University, Northridge. Her new book is titled ANONYMOUS IN THEIR OWN NAMES: DORIS E.

Jul 31, 2014

Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases.

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

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