Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer CHRISTOPHER MILLER who has compiled and hilarious and fascinating encyclopedia of funny objects and conventions from the comics, jokes and films of the early decades of the Twentieth Century.
We live at a time in which we are surrounded by visual media and bright colors. But our experience of color is never just about vision. Colors can also be used to manipulate and control.
BARRY B. POWELL, the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new dynamic translation of one of the greatest epics in the world: HOMER’S THE ODYSSEY.
Adolescence is typically portrayed as a time of out of control emotions, fed by hormones, that is, at best, survived.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back NICHOLAS CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. With him in the studio is photographer MARIO QUIROZ.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. With Hess in the studio is artist and painter KAT O’CONNOR.
Once their miles long flocks darkened the skies for hours. But now they are extinct. Gone forever. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back artist, writer and world authority on bird and animal extinction ERROL FULLER.
In the 1960s and early 70s, rock music took a surprising turn in West Germany. Bands wanted to create something particularly “German” yet apart from their country’s horrific past. But they also wanted something not American.
In the 17th Century both England and Italy were recovering from a period of political and social chaos. In Italy, the Catholic Church had lost a lot of power to the new Protestant movement and Britain was still reeling from the Interregnum and revolution.
KRISTA BUCKLAND REISER, General Manager and violinist for the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY returns to Inquiry to talk about the wonderful and varied and programs the society is offering this fall and early winter.
Movie musicals lead a “preposterous existence”. They are “crass, not respected, and several times almost extinct”. But they are also wildly popular and beloved. Movie musicals are wonderful, but musicals can also be trash!
Students in Finland and Poland consistently score better at math and problem solving than American students. Why? What are their school systems doing that we aren’t?
Are we significant in the universe? Is life on this planet a unique accident of chemistry or are there several or maybe even many planets that host life? Those are just a few of the very big questions that tonight’s guest on Inquiry will attempt to answer.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a fascinating conversation with writer and journalist DANA GOLDSTEIN.
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.
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