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Nov 21, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial.

Nov 21, 2013

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare.

Nov 21, 2013

Tonight Inquiry welcomes SCOTT YANOW. Scott has been writing about jazz since 1975. He has written pieces for all the major jazz publications, has penned 750 sets of liner notes and reviewed more jazz CDs than anyone in history.

Nov 21, 2013

Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. (http://www.decordova.org/ ).

Nov 14, 2013

Have you ever smiled when a rival co-worker experiences a misfortune? Do you enjoy watching  “Reality TV” shows like Cops and laugh watching the lowlifes get busted? Did you get a kick out of seeing Martha Stewart get her comeuppance?

Nov 14, 2013

Alexander Wilson founded American ornithology and his eight-volume masterwork remains one of the great American scientific endeavors. Though many people know of John James Audubon, few people have even heard of Wilson. Tonight on Inquiry we will help to change that when we speak with EDWARD H.

Nov 7, 2013

Every year the summers seem to go by faster and faster. We seem to be careening through life. Yet at other times, like waiting in line at the Registry or listening to a boring lecture, time slows to a crawl. Is the experience of time actively created in our own mind?

Oct 31, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we sit down with ZACHARIAH COMBS, the new Director of the GALLERY OF AFRICAN ART in Clinton, MA. Tune in and learn about this wonderful new gallery, upcoming programs and even hear Zach on the n’goni.

Oct 31, 2013

Gloria Swanson had a singular film career. She starred with Rudolf Valentino during the Silent Era and with William Holden in Sunset Boulevard in what has been called the most celebrated film comeback in history.

Oct 30, 2013

Our guest tonight is ERIC H. CHUDLER, PhD. He is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington.

Oct 23, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with jazz journalist and writer PAUL DE BARROS about his new thorough and thoroughly enjoyable biography SHALL WE PLAY THAT ONE TOGETHER? THE LIFE AND ART OF JAZZ PIANO LEGEND MARIAN McPARTLAND.

Oct 16, 2013

Tonight we talk about the 2013 DECORDOVA BIENNIAL, an always interesting showcase of contemporary artists of New England. Our guests are LEXI LEE SULLIVAN curator of this year’s biennial and one of the artists featured in the exhibition LYNNE HARLOW.

Oct 16, 2013

Tonight we talk with the one and only MIKE O’CONNER, the owner of Bird Watcher’s general Store and author of a great newspaper column on birds. A second collection of these funny and informative pieces has been publish as WHY DO BLUEBIRDS HATE ME?

Oct 10, 2013

When the G & C Merriam Company of Massachusetts published the third edition of Webster’s Dictionary in 1961, little did they realize that they would start “America’s greatest language controversy”. All over a few words that had been classified as slang.

Oct 10, 2013

Sydney and Violet Schiff were an amazing couple. They lived in the 1920s in Britain. They were madly in love with each other and each was a connoisseur of the visual arts and of modernist writing. Their close friends included some of the most legendary writers of that era.

Oct 9, 2013

“All people long for justice, but we feel horrible when those who have created harm go unpunished”. We are of two minds about revenge: we talk about it and joke about it, enjoy movies about the hero seeking revenge, but feel conflicted about actually doing it ourselves.

Oct 9, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with photographer RUBY RAY. Her new book, which also contains a great CD, is titled FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: CALIFORNIA PUNK 1977-81.

Sep 26, 2013

Tonight we speak with STAN ULANSKI, Professor or Meteorology, Oceanography and Marine Resources in the Geology and Environmental Science Department. He has written a very entertaining and informative book on billfish: those large and fast fish that have the long pointy “swords”.

Sep 26, 2013

Inquiry welcomes back the one and only BILL THOMPSON III, Editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of many books on birds. His latest book is titled BIRD HOMES AND HABITATS.

Sep 25, 2013

Do you love chocolate? If the answer is YES, then tune in tonight when Inquiry welcomes back MELISSA STEWART, author of more than 150 science books for children.

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