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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.

Jan 23, 2014

The rate of Cesarian Sections performed on pregnant mothers in America hovers close to 33%, a 50% increase from a decade ago. But are all these surgeries necessary? If they are not, why are they occurring at such an alarming rate?

Jan 22, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back writer and historian LINCOLN PAINE to continue our discussion about his monumental history THE SEA AND CIVILIZATION: A MARITIME HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

Jan 22, 2014

In the Pacific Northwest, there is a large group of underground mushroom foragers who make their living gathering mushrooms for high-end restaurants.

Jan 15, 2014

Tonight on inquiry we have a lively conversation with HONEE A HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS about the new exhibition and celebration called ¡CARNAVAL!

Jan 9, 2014

Have you ever been in an unique situation and wished there was a perfect word to describe what you were experiencing?

Jan 9, 2014

Ancient Egyptian culture and artifacts have mesmerized people since Ancient Greece and Rome. And why not? Ancient Egypt has pyramids, the Sphinx, hieroglyphs, cool looking deities, scarabs and of course mummies.

Jan 8, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MARY TINTI, Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. With Mary is artist JEFFU WARMOUTH. Together they will talk about Jeffu’s first retrospective JEFFU WARMOUTH: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF at the Fitchburg Art Museum opening February 9.

Jan 8, 2014

Have they found the Higgs Boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider? If so, it would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last 100 years. But, according to our guest tonight,  we aren’t completely certain yet. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with noted physicist JOHN W.

Dec 18, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry, I talk with BARRY B. POWELL, The Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written a wonderful new translation of THE ILIAD, the great ancient work about rage and honor written by Homer. But who was Homer?

Dec 12, 2013

The early years of the 20th Century were a time of rampant anxiety in America. Corruption was everywhere from local police forces to the halls of the Senate. The corporations and huge trusts controlled the workplace as well as many politicians. Working conditions for many were abysmal.

Dec 12, 2013

WILLIAM L. BIRD, JR., Curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution returns to Inquiry to talk about his catalog for the exhibition PAINT BY NUMBER: THE HOW TO CRAZE THAT SWEPT THE NATION.

Dec 5, 2013

Panoramic pictures didn’t start with the iPhone. Starting in the 1840s, photographers began to take exquisite panoramic shots of special events, unique groups of people and even everyday life.

Dec 4, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist and photographer TARA SELLIOS. Tara’s extraordinary photographic series are a meditation on fragility, impermanence, carnality and death. Her work, sensual but also shocking, relates to themes found in memento mori canvasses from the 16th century.

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