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Mar 19, 2014

Do you think it is a simple thing to tell if a work of art is a genuine masterpiece or a forgery? Well think again. Sometimes the process can be very complicated and even bizarre.

Mar 19, 2014

The Passenger Pigeon once existed in numbers that defy belief. One nesting colony took up 850 square miles. They migrated in flocks that were measured in many miles. These flocks darkened the skies and took hours and even days to pass overhead.

Mar 13, 2014

Ornithology since the time of Charles Darwin has made some exciting discoveries that have been important to all the natural sciences.

Mar 13, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back EDWARD H. BURTT JR, Cincinnati Conference Professor of Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the author, along with William E Davis Jr, of the book ALEXANDER WILSON: THE SCOT WHO FOUNDED AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY.

Mar 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back BEVERLY GRAY, writer, teacher, journalist and biographer. She worked with the legendary Roger Corman editing scripts, writing publicity material, casting and in many other jobs.

Mar 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes CHET WILLIAMSON, writer, musician and WICN host. Tonight he talks about his two great blogs: WORCESTER SONGWRITERS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK and JAZZ RIFFING ON A LOST WORCESTER.

Mar 6, 2014

Elizabeth “Betsy” Patterson Bonaparte was a Baltimore legend, one of America’s first international celebrities.

Mar 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk about some of the most unique creatures in the oceans when we speak with STEPHEN R. PALUMBI, Professor of Biology and Director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. His new book, written with his son writer and journalist Anthony R.

Mar 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and activist LEAH VINCENT about her harrowing memoir CUT ME LOOSE: SIN AND SALVATION AFTER MY ULTRA-ORTHODOX CHILDHOOD.

Feb 26, 2014

Thornton W. Burgess is probably best known for writing some of the most beloved children’s nature literature of the twentieth century.

Feb 26, 2014

“Hipness is not a state of mind, it is a fact of life” wrote Cannonball Adderley, a musician who embodied the 1960s and changed jazz with his joy and exuberance in performance.

Feb 20, 2014

Why does it seem that more people with unconventional lifestyles live in Florida? Is it the climate that attracts fringe groups?

Feb 19, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back WILLIAM L. BIRD JR. , Curator in the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Tonight we talk about his unique history HOLIDAYS ON DISPLAY a history of outdoor holiday lighting, animated department store windows and parade floats.

Feb 19, 2014

Inquiry welcomes naturalist, eco-philosopher, speaker and writer LYANDA LYNN HAUPT. She has written a wonderful new book about those wild creatures that we now find in our urban environments. These are animals like coyotes, raccoons, possums and even moles.

Feb 6, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back  writer, artist and fisherman of the world JAMES PROSEK. Tonight James talks about his amazing on-going project of painting life-sized pictures of some of the iconic game fish of the Atlantic Ocean.

Feb 6, 2014

Inquiry talks with ERROL FULLER, artist, writer and world authority on bird and animal extinction. His new book is titled LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD and is a collection of amazing and poignant photographs of extinct mammals and birds.

Feb 5, 2014

Tonight Inquiry welcomes writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK who talks about his amazing new book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY. Is it possible that the ultimate foundations of the universe are mathematical structures?

Feb 5, 2014

On the tiny island of São Tomé well off the coast of West Africa, there lives several species of amphibians, including the bizarre legless amphisbaenid known locally as the Cobra Bobo (pictured).

Jan 29, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome journalist, teacher, screenwriter and story editor BEVERLY GRAY. She talks about the latest edition of her wonderful biography ROGER CORMAN: BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRES, FLESH-EATING COCKROACHES AND DRILLER KILLERS.

Jan 23, 2014

Ann Dvorak was a hardworking charismatic star of film beginning in the 1920s. Her career at Warner Brothers was set to take off and the press hailed her as “Hollywood’s new Cinderella.” Then it all began to unravel.

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