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Feb 11, 2015

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.

Feb 11, 2015

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.

Feb 5, 2015


Feb 5, 2015

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.

Jan 29, 2015

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.

Jan 28, 2015

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an alarmingly common traumatic disorder found in survivors of war, rape, natural disasters and torture.

Jan 22, 2015

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.

Jan 21, 2015

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.

Jan 21, 2015

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.

Jan 17, 2015

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.

Jan 17, 2015

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.

Jan 15, 2015

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.

Jan 14, 2015

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?

Jan 8, 2015

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.

Jan 8, 2015

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.

Jan 9, 2015

Inquiry welcomes back author, illustrator, lecturer and filmmaker LYNNE CHERRY.

Jan 8, 2015

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back HONEE HESS, Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining us in the studio are two artists from the new exhibition HARMONY. MIHOKO WAKABAYASHI is a fabric artist who is a SAORI weaver. TOMO SAKAI is a glass artist who casts her glass work.

Dec 17, 2014

Most people know Mark Mothersbaugh as the front man of the band DEVO. But Mark is really a prolific visual artist,  and Devo was  just an extension of one his artistic passions.

Dec 17, 2014

What do Buddy Holly, Joy Division, the Beatles, The Five Satins, Amy Winehouse and the Shagri-Las all have in common? They are all rock and roll musicians mentioned in tonight’s interview with journalist, writer and author of many books GREIL MARCUS.

Dec 11, 2014

Otis Shepard and Dorothy Van Gorder were two gifted artists who married and teamed up to produce some of the most eye-catching and beautiful outdoors advertising in the middle decades of the 20th Century. Through their friendship with P.K.


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