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Apr 13, 2016

Tonight’s guest is KEN ONO. He is the Asa Griggs Chandler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University and a Fellow of the Mathematical Society. His parents were first generation Japanese emigrants to the United States at a time when there was tremendous racism expressed to the Japanese.

Apr 7, 2016

We hear a lot today that the healthcare system is broken and that we have become a nation of “doctor shoppers” who believe that more care, more scans and more drugs means better care. How did we get this way and what can be done about it?

Apr 7, 2016

Teenage girls today are almost always on cell phones, communicating with friends and potential romantic interests. But what is this social media world like for young women?

Apr 6, 2016

Have you ever been surprised by finding out that a person at a party has the same birthday as you? Have you ever traveled to another country and bumped into someone you know well? Coincidences always amaze us, but what are the actual chances that odd events like these can happen?

Mar 30, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry w welcome back teacher and writer JAMES DEMPSEY (pictured)  to talk about the SPRING 2016 issue of THE WORCESTER JOURNAL. Joining him in the studio are two writers who are featured in this issue SASHA KOHAN and TOM MATTEWS.

Mar 30, 2016

Inquiry welcomes artist and sculptor DAVID A. LANG. A new exhibition of his beautiful kinetic and interactive work titled JOURNEY is at the BOSTON SCULPTORS GALLERY from May 4 ill June 5.

Mar 23, 2016

Inquiry welcomes back photographer and artist TARA SELLIOS. Her large exquisite photographs of dead fish, animals and flowers echo themes found in Dutch, Flemish and Baroque canvases concerned with “memento mori”. Her new body of work, using numerous moths and beetles, is amazing.

Mar 23, 2016

Tonight Inquiry talks with artist MADHINI NIRMAL. Madhini was born in India and now works in New York. Her complex and beautiful paintings, drawings and assemblages are rooted in experiences and traditions from India.

Mar 17, 2016

This week on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, natural historian and contributing Editor to Birdwatcher’s Digest JULIE ZICKEFOOSE. Her new book BABY BIRDS: AN ARTIST LOOKS INTO THE NEST is a stunning collection of her watercolor paintings (and journal entries) of very young birds.

Mar 16, 2016

Imagine being a visual artist with a job and a family and then getting the diagnosis that you have Parkinson’s Disease.

Mar 10, 2016

One of the most important contributing factors to global climate change is our dependence on burning fossil fuels for our energy needs. We have a “fossil economy” where growth is only possible through burning more and more fossil fuels. How did we get into this predicament?

Mar 9, 2016

Most accounts of religious conversions are written by the true believers of that religion. But what would a secular history of conversion reveal?

Mar 9, 2016

“We have become a deadly virus to nature” and we are heading rapidly towards another “mass extinction event”. What does this mean for the future of our species and future biodiversity? Do humans have a future on Mars? Another planet?

Mar 3, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry, we are joined in the studio by members of TRIIIBE, a group of artists that create stunning political and social commentary artworks and performances .

Feb 24, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back KENT dur RUSSELL, Curator and CEO of the MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ICONS ( ).

Feb 24, 2016

The proposed Superconducting Super Collider was going to make the United States the premier research destination in high energy physics when it was proposed in the 1980s. It was the largest basic-science project ever attempted in this country and construction was started in Texas.

Feb 18, 2016

We live in a time of music plenty. Every kind of music is now available to us all the time. But how can we make sense of this insane amount and variety of Music?

Feb 18, 2016

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her tonight is photographer DONNA DUFAULT. They will be discussing the current show at the WCC: “CULINARY IMAGININGS”.

Feb 17, 2016

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer DEBBIE CLARKE MODEROW. She moved to Alaska from Connecticut and became interesting in racing sled dogs. Eventually she decided to enter the 1100 mile brutal course known as the Iditarod.


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