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Apr 20, 2017

Our guest tonight in Inquiry is writer ROBERT FINCH. Finch is a long-time resident of Cape Cod and his new book is a wonderful collection of essays about his explorations along the beaches  titled THE OUTER BEACH: A THOUSAND-MILE WALK ON CAPE COD’S ATLANTIC SHORE. 

Apr 19, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry our special guest is singer and songwriter SALLY TIMMS, long time member of the Mekons and singer on numerous independent projects.  She talks about her latest project MOXIE TUNG.

Apr 19, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back TOM KOCH, adjunct professor of medical geography at the University of British Columbia. His book CARTOGRAPHIES OF DISEASE: MAPS, MAPPING, AND MEDICINE has been republished in a new and expanded edition.

Apr 13, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with legendary singer DARLENE LOVE. She started out back in the 60s recording hits like “He’s a Rebel” for the likes of Phil Spector.

Apr 12, 2017

Humans tend to step over or totally avoid a pile of dung, but there are many creatures that flock to dung. In fact there is an entire dung ecology. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with RICHARD JONES.

Apr 6, 2017

Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots are a psychoanalytic test recognized the world over. “For many years the test was hyped as an X-Ray of the soul. It’s not and it wasn’t originally meant to be.” writes our guest tonight.

Apr 6, 2017

Have you always wanted to have plants around your house and yard but have been afraid that everything you’ll plant will die? We have the solution tonight on Inquiry. We talk with STACY TORNIO, journalist and garden writer. She has some great recommendations for your first gardens.

Apr 5, 2017

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is DYLLIS SCHLOSSER BRAITHWAITE, designer of beautiful and unique wearable art. A new collection of her pieces has been published: “OH! I LOVE WHAT YOU’RE WEARING” 2.

Apr 5, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SHARON BEGLEY. She is the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe. Her new book is about compulsions.

Mar 30, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back LOREN SCHOENBERG, tenor saxophonist, conductor, author, educator and jazz historian. Tonight we will talk about THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM, whose mission is to preserve, promote and present jazz.

Mar 30, 2017

We all assume that cannibalism is bad. But it is a common phenomenon, at least in the rest of the animal kingdom. And though eat each other is taboo, it certainly appears in many of our myths, fairytales and films.

Mar 29, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back GORDON B. ARNOLD to continue our conversation about his new book: ANIMATION AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. Tonight we talk about animation on television in the 1950s and 1960s and characters like Crusader Rabbit, Ruff and Reddy and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Mar 29, 2017

Insects, spiders and other arthropods are all around us, even in our backyards. But could you even indentify more than a handful of the fascinating creatures?

Mar 23, 2017

What are the odds that a large asteroid, of the type that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, could hit earth in our lifetime? Tonight on Inquiry  we speak with a person who discovers and tracks these wandering celestial bodies.

Mar 22, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and photographer BILL HAYES about his unique and tender new memoir INSOMNIAC CITY: NEW YORK, OLIVER, AND ME which tells of his love affair with Oliver Sacks and New York City.

Mar 16, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CANDACE SMITH Director of CAPELLA ARTEMESIA a group of vocalists and instrumentalists dedicated to performing pieces written by nuns from 16th and 17th Century Italian convents.

Mar 16, 2017

What does the earth weigh? What is the shape of the universe? Did anything come before the Big Bang? These are just some of the subjects we will talk about tonight on Inquiry with our guest JEFF FORSHAW, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester.

Mar 15, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry, our in-studio guests are artists MICHAEL HACHEY and KAT O’CONNOR. An exhibition of their work is on view at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS  is titled DEFINITE: INDEFINITE. Also joining us in the studio is HONEE A.

Mar 9, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist GUSTAVE BLACHE III. His figurative work documents the lives and labor of “those whose contributions typically go un-noticed”. His new series is of people conserving art.

Mar 9, 2017

Break out the bi-carb! In the 1960s and 1970s, many a recipe book featured garish pictures of food in mounds of gelatin or piled high into odd shapes and always featuring sliced eggs or bananas. It was a weird time for food photography. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ANNA PALLAI.


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