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Sep 11, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton was one of the great Regionalist painters during the American Depression. He painted some of the greatest murals of the twentieth century and captured a unique sensibility of life in the Midwest and rural America on his canvases.

Sep 11, 2012

Inquiry welcomes writer INGE AURERBACHER to talk about two of her books: FINDING DR.SCHATZ : THE DISCOVERY OF STREPTOMYCIN AND THE LIFE IT SAVED and I AM A STAR: CHILD OF THE HOLOCAUST. Inge Aurerbacher has led a singularly dramatic and inspiring life.

Sep 4, 2012

Orion Magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To celebrate that milestone, the magazine invited thirty writers from different backgrounds to write about what people are going to need to do and think to create positive change in the next thirty years.

Aug 29, 2012

Writer, journalist and Contributing Editor to Outside Magazine, FLORENCE WILLIAMS really didn’t think much about her breasts until she became a mother. It was then that she began a years long investigation into what is known about the evolution and health of human breasts.

Aug 21, 2012

Film maker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS.

Aug 15, 2012

On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet.

Aug 14, 2012

Tonight poet JOHN DERVISHIAN returns to Inquiry. There are two new collections of his work: YOU CAN’T GET INSIDE MY HEAD IT’S ALREADY OVERCROWDED and NIGHTMARES & LULLABIES which features poems by John and Adam Schirling.

Aug 1, 2012

Tonight on Inquiry we have a special discussion about the new documentary ALL AGES: THE BOSTON HARDCORE FILM. In the early 1980s a dynamic homegrown music scene evolved around local hardcore rock bands. This included bands like S.S. Decontrol, Gang Green and Jerry’s Kids.

Jul 25, 2012

Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM WALLACE Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Bill talks about the exciting new “Worcester Talks” program in which the museum is recording people talking about their experiences and memories of Worcester in the 1960s.

Jun 27, 2012

Tonight’s guest is writer and editor JOY M. KISER. When she was an Assistant Librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ms Kiser saw on display a truly beautiful book from the late nineteenth Century illustrating birds nests.

Jun 26, 2012

The passage of the planet Venus across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth is called “the Transit of Venus”. It is the rarest eclipse in our solar system and occurs typically only twice every century.

Jun 20, 2012

“We do not come from dust, nor do we return to dust” writes tonight’s guest internationally recognized scientist BERND HEINRICH in his latest book LIFE EVERLASTING: THE ANIMAL WAY OF DEATH. In the natural world every death helps nourish and feed other life.

Jun 12, 2012

Our guest on Inquiry tonight is broadcast journalist, writer and passionate swimmer LYNN SHERR. Lynn has written an endlessly fascinating book about why humans love to swim in pools, lakes and the ocean. What is it about moving about in water that makes even casual swimmers blissfully addicted?

Jun 5, 2012

Play balll!!!! Writer and researcher JOHN FOX has written a fascinating and entertaining book that investigates why humans are so passionate about ball games. His research took him around the world to witness some amazing ball games.

May 31, 2012

Writer, teacher and mentor JON YOUNG has written a book about looking at birds like no other.

May 23, 2012

Bats have a bad reputation and are feared by many people. But bats are crucial to the health of our environment and many species are locally endangered for a variety of reasons.

May 15, 2012

The 1940s ushered in the Golden Age of antibiotics.

May 9, 2012

Birding is an extremely popular outdoor activity. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling the world looking for ultra-rarities or checking out the common species at the feeders in your own backyard, enjoying birds is a great way to enjoy the natural world throughout the year.

May 1, 2012

Inquiry welcomes back artist, writer and natural historian JULIE ZICKEFOOSE to talk about her new book THE BLUEBIRD EFFECT: UNCOMMON BONDS WITH COMMON BIRDS.

Apr 24, 2012

In the 1890s New York City was truly a “Sin City”. Illegal gambling was rampant. Countless bars and taverns guaranteed spectacular alcohol consumption even on Sundays when the bars were supposed to be closed.

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