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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?

Apr 11, 2013

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, there the “Big Five” studios that included  MGM, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers. But in addition to these giants of film making, there were also a number of smaller studios.

Apr 11, 2013

Our special guest on Inquiry tonight is KATRINA van GROUW. She was the former Curator of the ornithological collections at London’s Natural History Museum. She is also a taxidermist, birder, bird bander and a fine artist.

Apr 3, 2013

Artist and writer GLYN DILLON has created one of the most beautiful and complex graphic novels to be published in some years: THE NAO OF BROWN.

Apr 3, 2013

CHAD SIROIS and AMANDA RIIK drop by the station to talk about their work as Commissioners for the WORCESTER ARTS COUNCIL. The WAC has just awarded 41 grants totally over $86,000.00 to artists and organizations in our area. Tune in to find out how to apply for a grant and who can qualify.

Mar 28, 2013

The narwhal has captured people’s imaginations for hundreds of years. Found in the far north, they are a whale species very much connected to the Arctic ice. They also have that fantastic legendary eight-foot long tusk. What is the function of this amazingly modified tooth?

Mar 21, 2013

Our guest tonight on Inquiry is JOHN A. LONG, Strategic Professor in Paleontology at Flinders University in Adelaide.

Mar 20, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS and TOM O'MALLEY head of the Departments of Ceramics and Photography about two exciting upcoming shows at the Center: THE JOURNEY OF TWO COLLECTORS: BARRETT AND MAHROO MORGAN and THE POTTERY INVITATI

Mar 14, 2013

PETER TRACHTENBERG is a writer and Assistant Professor at the University Of Pittsburgh. His latest book is titled ANOTHER INSANE DEVOTION: ON THE LOVE OF CATS AND PERSONS is a singular memoir that looks at his odd but intense relationships with felines and humans through the years.

Mar 13, 2013

Eva Tanguay was the Madonna or Lady Gaga of her day. She was the undisputed queen of the vaudeville stage. Her energetic and saucy act inspired writers to call her “the cyclonic comedienne”. She headlined at every venue and wowed every crowd.

Mar 6, 2013

Inquiry welcomes back ADAM ZAHLER Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department of Worcester State University.  Tonight, Professor Zahler talks about a very exciting and unique theatre production at the university: WAR CHILDREN which premier’s APRIL 18.

Feb 27, 2013

Spiders get such a bad rap. That’s too bad because these unique arachnids are fascinating creatures that have unique mating behaviors, exhibit maternal care of their young and weave complex and beautiful webs. Some even manage to fly through the air!

Feb 13, 2013

The WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM has opened a brand new, state of the art family gallery that introduces young museumgoers to the history of the city. The George I Alden Family Gallery has been years in the making and is interactive with many options for imaginative play.

Feb 13, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with SHARON PRESTON-FOLTA, author, marketing media planner, chef and Louis Armstrong’s daughter. Sharon is his only child.

Feb 6, 2013

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with GEORGE B. SCHALLER. He has spent more than half a century studying wildlife in over twenty countries. He has helped protect some of the planets most endangered and iconic animals including the mountain gorillas, tigers, giant pandas, jaguars and the snow leopard.

Jan 30, 2013

Why should you stay clear of lemon wedges in your drinks (and limes, cherries and olives for that matter)? Did you know that drinking from a straw will give you marionette lines? Not only should you not read on the toilet, you shouldn’t sit at all.

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A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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