Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases.
Writer and teacher BEVERLY GRAY returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography RON HOWARD: FROM MAYBERRY TO THE MOON…AND BEYOND. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from an early age dreamed of being a serious film director.
Tonight on Inquiry, poet MARTHA SILANO returns to discuss the recent controversy about the poet laureate of North Carolina and what being a laureate entails. She also reads a work from her recently published collection RECKLESS LOVELY: “The Untied States of America”.
Several hundred unidentified bodies are found in the United States every year. About a half have died of natural causes or of self-inflicted deaths. The rest have been murdered.
When Dr. JOEL GOLD started practicing medicine at Bellvue Hospital, he came across several patients suffering from he calls The Truman Show Delusion: believing that everyone around you is watching you and recording your life.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and journalist SAM KEAN about his fascinating history THE TAKE OF THE DUELING NEUROSURGEONS: THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN AS REVEALED BY TRUE STORIES OF TRAUMA, MADNESS, AND RECOVERY.
Artist, writer and curator MATT FREEDMAN decided to write and draw four pages in his journal every day he underwent extremely complicated and painful chemo and radiation therapy for cancers in his mouth and tongue.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist, illustrator and cartoonist for The New Yorker (and other publications) ROZ CHAST. Her latest book is CAN’T WE TALK ABOIUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? This is an illustrated memoir of her parents declining health and eventual deaths.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome in-studio guests KRISTA BUCKLAND-REISER, General manager of the WORCESTER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY and IAN WATSON, harpsichordist and choirmaster.
Inquiry welcomes LINDA PRZYBYSZEWSKI, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Her new book is THE LOST ART OF DRESS: THE WOMEN WHO ONCE MADE AMERICA STYLISH.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator of the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. She is joined by JULIET FIEBEL, Executive Director of ARTS WORCESTER.
Tonight Inquiry has a lively conversation with KELLI RUSSELL AGODON, prize-winning port, writer and editor. She talks about her amazing new published collection HOURGLASS MUSEUM as well as the many other projects she is involved in. She also does a reading from a work in Hourglass Museum
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Honee is here tonight to talk about the upcoming HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY, a wonderful celebration of crafts, with food and music that will happen JULY 9.
Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome artist JESSICA GATH. Her works include beautiful paintings, self-portraits and wonderful performance pieces that often involve the audience.
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.
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