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Apr 9, 2014

Historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution WILLIAM L. BIRD JR drops by Inquiry once again to talk about his book AMERICA’S DOLL HOUSE: THE MINIATURE WORLD OF FAITH BRADFORD.

Apr 9, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a wild and wide-ranging and informative talk with visionary artist HOWARD JOHNSON. Howard talks about his early days, how he started out as an artist and how he creates his unique works.

Apr 3, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK to continue his conversation about his latest book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY.

Apr 3, 2014

Tonight we welcome back writer and expert on extinct birds and animals ERROL FULLER. His latest book is LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD. Though many people know Errol Fuller as the author of books about the Dodo and the Great Auk, in fact his real passion is painting.

Apr 2, 2014

Inquiry welcomes ARTHUR I. MILLER, Professor Emeritus at University College London. Since the 1980s, Professor Miller has been interested in what he calls ARTSCI, the fascinating area where art and science meet.

Apr 2, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk again with CARY GINELL, award-winning writer, jazz historian and discographer. This time around Gary talks about his latest jazz biography MR B: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF BILLY ECKSTINE.

Mar 19, 2014

Do you think it is a simple thing to tell if a work of art is a genuine masterpiece or a forgery? Well think again. Sometimes the process can be very complicated and even bizarre.

Mar 19, 2014

The Passenger Pigeon once existed in numbers that defy belief. One nesting colony took up 850 square miles. They migrated in flocks that were measured in many miles. These flocks darkened the skies and took hours and even days to pass overhead.

Mar 13, 2014

Ornithology since the time of Charles Darwin has made some exciting discoveries that have been important to all the natural sciences.

Mar 13, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back EDWARD H. BURTT JR, Cincinnati Conference Professor of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the author, along with William E Davis Jr, of the book ALEXANDER WILSON: THE SCOT WHO FOUNDED AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY.

Mar 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back BEVERLY GRAY, writer, teacher, journalist and biographer. She worked with the legendary Roger Corman editing scripts, writing publicity material, casting and in many other jobs.

Mar 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes CHET WILLIAMSON, writer, musician and WICN host. Tonight he talks about his two great blogs: WORCESTER SONGWRITERS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK and JAZZ RIFFING ON A LOST WORCESTER.

Mar 6, 2014

Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte was a Baltimore legend, one of America’s first international celebrities.

Mar 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about some of the most unique creatures in the oceans when we speak with STEPHEN R. PALUMBI, Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. His new book, written with his son writer and journalist Anthony R.

Mar 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and activist LEAH VINCENT about her harrowing memoir CUT ME LOOSE: SIN AND SALVATION AFTER MY ULTRA-ORTHODOX CHILDHOOD.

Feb 26, 2014

Thornton W. Burgess is probably best known for writing some of the most beloved children’s nature literature of the twentieth century.

Feb 26, 2014

“Hipness is not a state of mind, it is a fact of life” wrote Cannonball Adderley, a musician who embodied the 1960s and changed jazz with his joy and exuberance in performance.

Feb 20, 2014

Why does it seem that more people with unconventional lifestyles live in Florida? Is it the climate that attracts fringe groups?

Feb 19, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back WILLIAM L. BIRD JR. , Curator in the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Tonight we talk about his unique history HOLIDAYS ON DISPLAY a history of outdoor holiday lighting, animated department store windows and parade floats.

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