For over 900 years, cotton was the world’s most important manufacturing industry. It was a “global web of agriculture, commerce and industrial production” that ranged from the Americas and Britain to Egypt, Anatolia, India and Brazil.
Inquiry welcomes back DAVID J. MORRIS, author, former Marine infantry officer and journalist who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We continue our conversation about his book THE EVIL HOURS: A BIOGRAPHY OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome JP JOFRE, bandoneon player and composer. His pieces combine new conceptions of traditional forms including tangos. Also in the studio is KRISTA BUCKLAND REISNER, General manager and Principal Violinist for the Worcester Chamber Music Society.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER, Los Angeles based poet and photographer. The latest collection of her poetry is HOW I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO MICHAEL COHEN AND OTHER HEART-STAB POEMS. Her powerful poetry is about power, sex, and passion.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, videographer and painter JENNIFER SULLIVAN. One of her pieces, “One Week Walden” was on view in the Decordova’s “Walden, revisited” show. Jennifer’s work is complex, sometimes humorous, often autobiographical and above all wildly unique.
Tonight on Inquiry, KATHLEEN A. BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at LaSalle University, returns to Inquiry to talk about her previous book HOOKING UP: SEX, DATING, AND RELATIONSHIPS ON CAMPUS.
Tonight on Inquiry, we have a lively and informative conversation with author, birder and blogger LAURA ERICKSON. She has written a number of books about learning about birds and her “just about to be released” book is about bird nesting and mating behavior.
Inquiry has a lively discussion with writer AMY FUSSELMAN about her new book SAVAGE PARK: A MEDITATION ON PLAY, SPACE AND RISK FOR AMERICAN WHO ARE NERVOUS, DISTRACTED AND AFRAID TO DIE.
Alan Turing was one of the most complex and enigmatic scientists/mathematicians/philosophers of the Twentieth Century. His writing on computers from the 1930s is still important and he helped decipher the complicated Nazi codes during World War II.
After World War II, a large number of Nazis were allowed to escape Germany. Many went to South America, a large number went to America.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an alarmingly common traumatic disorder found in survivors of war, rape, natural disasters and torture.
In recent years there have been a number of reports on television news programs of new wild teen sex practices. These lurid reports have focused on “rainbow parties” and “shag bands” or sex bracelets. Oprah even covered these stories.
If you are thinking about writing a book, have already written a book, or know someone who is working on a book, you will want to tune in to tonight’s Inquiry. Tonight we speak with LISSA WARREN, Senior Director of Publicity at Da Capo Press.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHAD ORZEL , a professor at Union College , Schenectady, New York. His new book is EUREKA! DISCOVERING YOUR INNER SCIENTIST. Professor Orzel believes everyone is a scientist and in fact the ability to do science is what makes us human.
Tonight’s guest on Inquiry, writer and attorney MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING has written one of the most unexpected histories of World War II: WHEN BOOKS WENT TO WAR: THE STORIES THAT HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with entomologist, author, lecturer and photographer ARTHUR V. EVANS about his monumental field guide BEETLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Beetles are ubiquitous, and account for fully one fifth of all plant and animal life.
Nothing is ever still in our universe. Galaxies are flying away from each other, planets circle their suns and here on earth, continents grow apart and even molasses flows, if very, very slowly.
Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” was published in 1854, and it is still read and revered today. But what is Walden Pond today versus what it was in Thoreau’s time?
During the 70s and 80s, Stiff Records was the small British recording label that broke all the rules and turned the heat up on the majors.
VIV ALBERTINE is an artist, filmmaker, musician and former guitarist for the legendary band The Slits. Her latest solo album is titled The Vermillion Border. Viv returns to Inquiry tonight to continue her discussion of her autobiography; CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS.
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