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Mar 6, 2013

Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Worcester State University.  Tonight, Professor Zahler talks about a very exciting and unique theatre production at the university: WAR CHILDREN which premier’s APRIL 18.

Feb 27, 2013

Spiders get such a bad rap. That’s too bad because these unique arachnids are fascinating creatures that have unique mating behaviors, exhibit maternal care of their young and weave complex and beautiful webs. Some even manage to fly through the air!

Feb 13, 2013

The WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM has opened a brand new, state of the art family gallery that introduces young museumgoers to the history of the city. The George I Alden Family Gallery has been years in the making and is interactive with many options for imaginative play.

Feb 13, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA, author, marketing media planner, chef and Louis Armstrong’s daughter. Sharon is his only child.

Feb 6, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with GEORGE B. SCHALLER. He has spent more than half a century studying wildlife in over twenty countries. He has helped protect some of the planets most endangered and iconic animals including the mountain gorillas, tigers, giant pandas, jaguars and the snow leopard.

Jan 30, 2013

Why should you stay clear of lemon wedges in your drinks (and limes, cherries and olives for that matter)? Did you know that drinking from a straw will give you marionette lines? Not only should you not read on the toilet, you shouldn’t sit at all.

Jan 30, 2013

Using a Tibetan Mandela as an inspiration, DAVID GEORGE HASKELL, Professor of Biology at the University of the South, trekked deep into some old growth forest and drew a small circle on the forest floor only a meter in area.

Jan 23, 2013

The concepts of quantum physics seem to fly in the face of everything we know about how the universe is supposed to work. Particles behave like waves. A particle can be anywhere in the universe at a later time.

Jan 17, 2013

Jazz was born in New Orleans but rapidly traveled to Chicago, New York City and eventually to Los Angeles, changing its form and style along the way.

Jan 17, 2013

Nothing up our sleeve!

Jan 9, 2013

The 1998 film THE BIG LEBOWSKI has become one of the greatest cult films of all time. What is it about this complex shaggy dog story that is so appealing? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with author and cinema historian JENNY M.

Jan 9, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with HONEE A. HESS the Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS.

Dec 19, 2012

Inquiry welcomes back award-winning author and illustrator GRACE LIN. Her two new books are WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEETS THE MOON and STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY.

Dec 19, 2012

Have you ever wanted one good field guide to the birds, animals, flowers and plants of our area? One compact resource with state of the art illustrations that you could bring on hikes or keep in the car? Well, it’s here.

Dec 11, 2012

Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking.

Dec 5, 2012

In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent.  What went wrong?

Dec 4, 2012

The Nazis reviled Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and considered it a danger to the Third Reich. They referred to it as the worst example of “Jewish science” and “scientific dadaism”. Why was Einstein’s work on space and time such a threat to the Nazis?

Nov 28, 2012

Can talking a long hike in the forest actually lower our blood pressure, improve our cognition and creativity and relieve anxiety and depression?   Amazingly, scientists from around the globe are discovering that spending time in nature can do wonders for us.

Nov 22, 2012

Have you wondered why there seems to have been such a dramatic rise in disorders like asthma, food allergies, and Multiple Sclerosis in the last decades? Some researchers believe it is because our autoimmune system has run out of control.

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