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Jun 18, 2014

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J.

Jun 18, 2014

Tonight Inquiry welcomes HISHAM D. AIDI, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled REBEL MUSIC: RACE, EMPIRE, AND THE NEW MUSLIM YOUTH CULTURE.

Jun 12, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DANAH BOYD. She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Jun 11, 2014

The elementary particle the neutrino may hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of the universe, like why the universe contains matter at all. But the neutrino is unlike any other matter particle (matter particle).

Jun 11, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with NICK CAPASSO, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist JUAN JOSÉ BARBOZA-GUBO. Barboza-Gubo’s stunning installation “Pink Narcissus” will be at the Fitchburg Art Museum for most of this summer.

Jun 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist JESSICA GATH. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience.

Jun 5, 2014

Insects are all around us in a myriad of forms. Some people fear insects. Others hate them. But many of the people of the world eat them. And why not?  Insects are tasty, nutritious and a great source of fat and protein.

Jun 4, 2014

We continue our conversation (Part 3) with writer, screenwriter, teacher and film blogger BEVERLY GRAY about her detailed and amazing biography: ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS.

Jun 4, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with comic book historian TIM HANLEY about his wild new history WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HEROINE.

May 29, 2014

The symbols we now use for numbers evolved very slowly over the centuries. The concept of using a zero took even longer. Most of the mathematical symbols we take for granted today, like an equals sign or the sign for a square root were not invented till the 16th Century and afterwards.

May 28, 2014

Returning to Inquiry tonight is the acclaimed scientist and writer BERND HEINRICH. Tonight he talks abut his new book THE HOMING INSTINCT: MEANING AND MYSTERY IN ANIMAL MIGRATION.

May 28, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with author and illustrator ANNETTE CATE LEBLANC about her entertaining and  informative new book for young readers: LOOK UP! BIRDWATCHING IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. Tune in and find out how Annette got interested in birds and how she crams so much onto every page.

May 21, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. His new book is the next volume in the Hal Leonard Jazz Biography Series: THE EVOLUTION OF MANN: HERBIE MANN AND THE FLUTE IN JAZZ.

May 21, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES DEMPSEY, writer and instructor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His new book is a fascinating biography titled THE TORTURED LIFE OF SCOFIELD THAYER.

May 14, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with psychotherapist, writer and artist DONNA HAMIL TALMAN. Her fascinating work deals with themes of transformation, purification, destruction and regeneration.

May 14, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and artist TRINA ROBBINS. She has been writing about and drawing comics since the 1960s. She is now one of the foremost authorities on the history of women comic artists.

May 7, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist MK BROWN. A new collection of her work has just been published titled STRANGER THAN LIFE: 1970-2013 CARTOONS AND COMICS.

May 7, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet MARTHA SILANO. She talks about her new collection of poems titled RECKLESS LOVELY  as well THE DAILY POET: DAY-BY-DAY PROMPTS FOR YOUR WRITING PRACTICE written with Kelli Russell Agodon.

Apr 30, 2014

Two thirds of Americans and Europeans no longer experience real night. Light pollution from numerous malls, parking lots, streetlights and sports fields  have bleached our night sky so that we can only see a tiny fraction of the stars that are above us every night.

Apr 23, 2014

Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University STEPHEN R. PALUMBI returns to Inquiry to continue talking about his new book THE EXTREME LIFE OF THE SEA. This book was co-written with his son Anthony R. Palumbi.

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