Johnny Mercer was one of the most prolific songwriters of 20th Century America. During his decades long career he wrote the lyrics for such memorable songs as “Moon River”, “Blues In the Night”, “Hooray For Hollywood”, “Laura”, “Something’s Gotta Give”. The list Mercer’s hits goes on and on.
She looked like a “tiny, troubled wisp of a human being” as she stepped up to the mike, but when she opened up her mouth, out came “an atom bomb voice”. This is how JIMMY McDONAUGH , writer, autobiographer and tonight’s guest on Inquiry, describes Tammy Wynette.
Inquiry welcomes back artist and teacher ROSEMARY LeBEAU. Rose’s work includes unique hand painted transferred photography, glass etching, book making and large complexly beautiful assemblages of found objects.
“Zugunruhe” is a term for migratory restlessness, the nervous behavior exhibited by birds just before they take off for a long migration.
The Supremes have been called the second-most important American music act after Elvis. Though they had a string of Number 1 hits, they were never nominated for a Grammy.
On tonight’s Inquiry, our guest is award winning writer, designer and novelist CHIP KIDD. In the 1960s, renown Japanese manga artist Jiro Kuwata turned out an amazing series of Batman comic stories, that until very recently were only known in Japan.
Have you ever wondered how one develops a serious interest in the natural world? Is it due to your schooling? Your parents and family? Or, perhaps, a book you happened to read?
All aboard! Tonight, Inquiry is joined by “Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park” curator NICK CAPASSO. Nick has organized the museum’s latest exhibition called TRAINSCAPE: INSTALLATION ART FOR MODEL RAILROADS.
Inquiry welcomes back author and historian WALTER R. BORNEMAN. Walter’s new book is a revealing account of America’s first truly international conflict, a series of battles that changed the political landscape of the world and prepared America for it’s own War of Independence.
Inquiry welcomes back KATHERINE C. GRIER, professor of material culture studies, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.
Atlanta, Georgia is facing critical water shortages, as are many major cities in the southwest. Think it can’t happen here? Massachusetts has plenty of rainfall in most years, yet lately many city reservoirs have been running critically low and there has been an increase in summer water bans.
Writer, journalist and editor JONAH LEHRER has a new book about artists of the 19th Century whose works anticipated the discoveries of 20th Century science.
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