Inquiry welcomes back award-winning author and illustrator GRACE LIN. Her two new books are WHERE THE MOUNTAINS MEETS THE MOON and STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY.
Have you ever wanted one good field guide to the birds, animals, flowers and plants of our area? One compact resource with state of the art illustrations that you could bring on hikes or keep in the car? Well, it’s here.
Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking.
Inquiry welcomes award-winning journalist, columnist and writer CRAIG BROWN. His thoroughly enjoyable brilliant new book is HELLO GOODBYE HELLO: A CIRCLE OF 101 REMARKABLE MEETINGS.
In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong?
“What you think of sliced white bread says a lot about who you are” writes AARON BOBROW-STRAIN, Associate Professor of Politics at Whitman College in Washington.
The Nazis reviled Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and considered it a danger to the Third Reich. They referred to it as the worst example of “Jewish science” and “scientific dadaism”. Why was Einstein’s work on space and time such a threat to the Nazis?
Can talking a long hike in the forest actually lower our blood pressure, improve our cognition and creativity and relieve anxiety and depression? Amazingly, scientists from around the globe are discovering that spending time in nature can do wonders for us.
What is life? Aristotle believed that life is a project and the most important thing that we can do is to ask ourselves how we are going to pursue it. But where can we go for advice about the big questions in life like love, politics and morality?
Have you wondered why there seems to have been such a dramatic rise in disorders like asthma, food allergies, and Multiple Sclerosis in the last decades? Some researchers believe it is because our autoimmune system has run out of control.
Insects are all around us in the air, on land, in the water and even in our houses. There are thousands of species that live in New England alone. Most of us are familiar with butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and fleas. But how many of you have heard of Blister Beetles or Snow Scorpionflies?
Our returning guest tonight is journalist, author and contributing editor at Orion Magazine GINGER STRAND. Her latest book is KILLER ON THE ROAD: VIOLENCE AND THE AMERICAN INTERSTATE .
JOHN H. McCORMACK is a truly unique artist and landscape designer.
This week on Inquiry we talk with MADELINE MILLER. Ms Miller teaches Latin and Ancient Greek and has studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for modern audiences.
The special guests on tonight’s Inquiry are LEXI LEE SULLIVAN, Assistant Curator at the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum and RACHAEL ARAUZ independent curator.
Massachusetts historian and natural historian JOHN GALLUZZO decided that for the year 2011 he would take a 30 minute hike in a green space in every town and city in the state. It was a mammoth task to undertake and plan.
Could medical cannabis be the next big cash crop for America? What is the real cost of America’s on-going drug war?
What is human consciousness and does it emerge from some particular part of our brain? Do other animals experience consciousness and is there any proof for the evolution of consciousness. These are some of the most essential and important questions of our existence.
Imagine in the middle of a job interview being asked the following question: “You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown into a blender. Your mass is reduced, so your density is the same as usual. The blades start moving in 60 seconds.
America’s trade relationship with China began right after the Revolutionary War. But trade with China at that time was not easy. The Middle Kingdom did not trust foreigners and confined American and European ships to the port of Canton.
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