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Jul 11, 2013

Does America have a future in outer space? China is aiming to land a crew on the moon by 2025. Will America ever go back to the moon? And what about the dream of a manned mission to Mars? What will it take to finally travel to another planet? Our guest tonight is Dr. CLAUDE A.

Jun 26, 2013

The story of Paul Du Chaillu’s life was as astounding as it was complex. As a young man he led a pioneering expedition into the interior of Gabon, Africa and brought back specimens of the little known legendary gorilla.

Jun 19, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. His identification guides are innovative, fun and like no other nature guides.

Jun 19, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist, writer, musician LUCY KNISLEY about her wonderful new graphic novel RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN.

Jun 12, 2013

“A corpse is always a problem” writes author, researcher and editor BESS LOVEJOY in the introduction to her wild new book REST IN PIECES: THE CURIOUS FATES OF FAMOUS CORPSES. You may think that when a person dies and put into the ground, that is the end of the story.

Jun 12, 2013

Many of the smaller industrial cities of America are in serious decline due to the forces of de-industrialization, outsourcing, globalization and white flight.

Jun 6, 2013

Is there really an “epidemic” of obesity in America? What are the social consequences of addressing people’s weight as a health crisis? What do issues of body size and inequality have to do with class, race and gender? Tonight we speak with DR. ABIGAIL C.

Jun 6, 2013

Writer and children’s book author MELISSA STEWART returns to Inquiry to talk about her latest title in her wonderful series. This volume is titled A PLACE FOR TURTLES.

May 30, 2013

Working men of the 1940s and the 1950s have been idealized, satirized and criticized in print, in film and on television. But what was it really like to be a middle class working stiff in those decades before The Pill and Women’s Liberation?

May 30, 2013

AMY ELIZABETH SKINNER is a photographer and Director of Digital Communications at the Guggenheim Foundation. For almost a year now she has been taking photographs of herself in the office, at home and on the streets of New York City every single day and posting them for the public to critique.

May 16, 2013

Artist and teacher BARRY VAN DUSEN returns to Inquiry to talk about his new work, his teaching, and working with Guy Tudor on the monumental Birds of Brazil.

May 16, 2013

You may think you know a definition of life, but you would be wrong. Many biologists and scientists are struggling to come up with a theory of life that we can test. In recent decades bacteria have been discovered living in hot springs in temperatures high enough to cook all other life.

May 9, 2013

Why do certain species of plants, birds and animals become rare? Are all rare species on the verge of extinction?  Which species that are common today will become rare in the upcoming years?

May 9, 2013

ERNESTA CORVINO is a New York-based ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer whose life has been dedicated to dancing and teaching dance to young and old.

May 8, 2013

There are 389 species of birds that are considered “Endangered”. An additional

May 2, 2013

This week on Inquiry we welcome MICHAEL DOVER, retired environmental scientist member of the Hitchcock Center board and co-editor of the new compendium of essays titled EARTH MATTERS: ESSAYS ON THE NATURE OF THE PIONEER VALLEY.

Apr 25, 2013

Inquiry welcomes back COURT CARNEY, Assistant Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University. His latest book is a fascinating history of jazz, race and media titled CUTTIN’ UP: HOW EARLY JAZZ GOT AMERICA’S EAR.

Apr 25, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back TOM O’MALLEY, the head of the Ceramics and Photography Departments at the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. With him is Artist In Residence and glass blower EMERY WENGER.

Apr 17, 2013

How does Hollywood view the institution of marriage? Tonight on Inquiry, my guest is JEANINE BASINGER, Chair of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and curator of the Cinema Archives there.

Apr 18, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PHILIP CAFARO, Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University and co-editor of the collection of essays LIFE ON THE BRINK: ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONFRONT OVERPOPULATION. Why have environmentalists stopped talking about the critical problem of overpopulation?

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