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Jan 27, 2016

The Red Knot is a small shorebird that  migrates from it’s breeding grounds in the Arctic south to Tierra del Fuego. In between, it stops to eats at a few select coastal spots that have large numbers of horseshoe crabs laying eggs. Knot numbers are declining worldwide.

Jan 13, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome RICHARD E. NOBLE, writer, educator and WICN host. His latest book is a truly monumental local history: THE ECHO OF THEIR VOICES: 150 YEARS OF ST. MARK’S SCHOOL.

Jan 7, 2016

Can you imagine checking out a genuine astronomical telescope from a local library to view the moon, plants and stars?

Jan 6, 2016

From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison.

Dec 18, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist SALLY CURCIO. Her “Bubble Series”, which was shown recently at the Fitchburg Art Museum, is a collection of tiny “imagined ecologies” that resemble complex and detailed snow globes.

Dec 17, 2015

Gerry Mulligan was a legendary composer, arranger, bandleader and baritone saxophonist. He was able to sit in with any musician because he could embrace all styles of jazz regardless of his specialty.

Dec 9, 2015

Inquiry welcomes award-winning cartoonist, painter and educator CAROL TYLER to discuss her complex and moving new book SOLDIER’S HEART: THE CAMPAIGN TO UNDERSTAND MY WWII VETERAN FATHER. A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR.

Dec 9, 2015

During the middle years of the 20th Century, graphic artists working for technical corporations and journals had to creatively depict some of the important new components for advertisements and promotional material.

Dec 3, 2015

We tend to think about atheism as a modern creation, a product of the Enlightenment. In fact, there have been skeptics and non-believers since ancient times. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with TIM WHITMARSH, the A.G.

Dec 3, 2015

The year 1606 was a disastrous one for England. There was the plague, and the infamous Gunpowder Plot and unrest and even demonic possession. King James had succeeded Queen Elizabeth and the transition was a difficult one.

Dec 2, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry we present a special full hour conversation with journalist, writer, novelist and essayist JAMES KAPLAN about his monumental new biography: SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN. This is the second volume of Kaplan’s definitive life of Frank Sinatra.

Nov 19, 2015

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS to talk about the 2015 annual FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS sponsored by UniBank and the upcoming exhibition: NOW: NEW WORK, NEW ARTISTS (sponsored by the Worcester Business Journal).

Nov 19, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back two guests committed to quality and fun natural history and environmental education for young people. STACY TORNIO is a writer, editor, master gardener and master naturalist. KEN KEFFER is a naturalist and environmental educator.

Nov 11, 2015

Inquiry welcomes back writer and journalist GINGER STRAND to talk about her new dual biography THE BROTHERS VONNEGUT: SCIENCE AND FICTION IN THE HOUSE OF MAGIC.

Nov 11, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome EMILY MAZZOLA, the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist and professor SHONA MACDONALD (one of her Uncanny Valley series pictured here) .

Nov 4, 2015

Mark Hogancamp was an artist who had fallen into some tough times. One night he was viciously attacked by a gang and left horribly battered and in a coma.

Nov 4, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with naturalist and researcher SCOTT WEIDENSAUL about his new beautiful guide, the PETERSON REFERENCE GUIDE TO OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN.

Oct 29, 2015

Returning to Inquiry tonight is writer and critic GREIL MARCUS to talk about his two new books: REAL LIFE ROCK: THE COMPLETE TOP TEN COLUMNS 1986-2014 and THREE SONGS, THREE SINGERS, THREE NATIONS.

Oct 29, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary cartoonist, writer and artist BILL GRIFFITH, famous for his work on comics like “Young Lust”, “Tales of Toad” and his long running strip “Zippy the pinhead”. His new book is titled INVISIBLE INK: MY MOTHER’S SECRET LOVE AFFAIR WITH A FAMOUS CARTOONIST. It is in turns a mystery, an autobiography and an intimate history of a marriage: his parents. 

Oct 22, 2015

Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool?

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