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Sep 10, 2014

Why do we cry during movies when we know they aren’t real? Why do some people believe the most outrageous conspiracy theories? Why do we find gossip or sports so compelling?

Sep 10, 2014

Tonight I am joined in the studio by MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. Mary talks about the new exhibition ONE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENOUGH: LATINO ARTISTS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. This show features work by 24 contemporary artists of New England.

Sep 4, 2014

Certain fortunate people have had their heart stopped but are later revived and live to talk about it. A very few have been non-responsive for what seems to be a very long time, even more than an hour, and then came back to life. What is going on?

Sep 4, 2014

Quantum theory and quantum mechanics revolutionized physics in the Twentieth Century, but to the non-physicist this science seems to consist of crazy concepts and impossible notions.

Sep 3, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively chat with GEORGE K. RUSSELL. He is a member of the Biology Department of Adelphi University, on of the co-founders of Orion Magazine and editor of a wonderful collection of essays titled CHILDREN AND NATURE: MAKING CONNECTIONS.

Sep 3, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a fascinating conversation with writer and journalist DANA GOLDSTEIN.

Aug 28, 2014

Singer, song writer DALE LEPAGE drops by Inquiry to talk about the release of his latest recording made with his band THE MANHATTANS: POET IN THE DARK.

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to talk about his new project: THE WORCESTER JOURNAL an on-line literary journal that will feature some of the best unpublished young writers of the area.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.

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.


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