When Charles II returned to Britain to restore the monarchy in 1660, it was a pivotal time for that nation.
In the late 1980s, at an international conference on herpetology, research scientists began to realize that certain populations of frogs and salamanders were rapidly declining or becoming extinct around the world.
It has become obvious to many biologists and conversationalists that preserving isolated parks and reserves are just not working. In order to save a representation of the rich biodiversity of the planet we have to think bigger, MUCH bigger.
Inquiry welcomes ADAM ZAHLER, a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a freelance director and actor. He is now an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State College. Professor Zahler offers a real insider’s view of theatre life.
Britain at the end of the 18th Century was a volatile political minefield. There was widespread suspicion of the effects the French Revolution would have on British society and this lead to numerous riots and serious government instituted repression.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome poet JOHN DERVISHIAN. One of his latest cycle of poems is titled PURIFICATION: CLEANSING OF A CONTAMINATED SOUL.
Inquiry welcomes photographer BRUCE deGRAAF. Bruce has been passionate about the wildlife of New England for some time and has finally assembled some of his finest shots in a book titled AVIAN AWAKENING : DISCOVERING THE BIRDS OF NEW ENGLAND.
Dogtown is a New England “ghost town” nestled in the center of the island of Cape Ann.
Inquiry welcomes back DINA DEITSCH, Assistant Curator of the DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSUEM in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dina is here to talk about the 2010 DECORDOVA BIENNIAL, the museum’s new showcase of some of the most interesting and challenging contemporary artists of New England. Ms.
Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer, novelist and philosopher REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN about her latest novel 36 ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD: A WORK OF FICTION.
The relationship between children and computers is special. We view our children as “digital natives” and for them computers are a necessary part of their lives. Which is why it is important for adults to look critically at the development of children’s software.
Tonight on Inquiry, we spend some time with MATTHEW CORY, local actor and aspiring stand-up comedian. Matt talks about what it’s like to start out in stand up, how tough it is to break into local comedy scenes and about his new published collection of his SNARKY RESPONSES TO YAHOO ANSWERS.
Sexism is not a problem of the past. Just because women like Hilary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin are now prominent political faces, it does not mean that other everyday women are not still facing problems of not being treated as equals. Writer and teacher BARBARA J.
Tonight we talk with KIM LOH, a young artist who lives in Sarawak, Malaysia. Kim talks about her drawing style, her influences, and her use of electronic media and what life is like for an artist in her corner of Southeast Asia.
JOSEPH FARBROOK is an artist, poet and Assistant Professor of Interactive media and Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The Ed Sullivan Show ran for 23 years, from 1948 till 1971. It featured over 10,000 acts from comedians, to opera divas, Hollywood stars, old vaudeville acts and the cream of rock and roll. One night in 1955, the show had over 47 million viewers!
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with EDWARD TUFTE, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics and Computer Science at Yale University.
When we think of a “Wanted: Dead or Alive”” poster, we think of a crudely printed notice nailed to a tree in the Old West picturing some dangerous desperado. The truth is that the first “Wanted” notices didn’t come into existence till World War I.
Inquiry welcomes back behavioral ecologist MARTY CRUMP. Her new collection of short pieces SEXY ORCHIDS MAKE LOUSY LOVERS AND OTHER UNUSUAL RELATIONSHIPS focuses on interactions: among animals of the same kind; between animal species.
During the Civil Rights protests of the ‘60s, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) played a crucial role in organizing grass roots sitdowns, protests and in voter registration in the Deep South.
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