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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.

Dec 11, 2014

In the 17th Century, more than 350,000 English people crossed the Atlantic to become colonists in what would later be called America. They still considered themselves “English” and their relationship over the decades with what they considered their homeland was complex.

Dec 10, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with ROBERT BEACHY, associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His new book is titled GAY BERLIN: BIRTHPLACE OF A MODERN IDENTITY.

Dec 4, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, former guitarist for the Slits, visual artist and filmmaker VIV ALBERTINE. Her wonderful and refreshingly honest new autobiography is titled CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS.

Dec 4, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back writer and biographer JAMES GAVIN. His new book is titled IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE. Peggy Lee grew up in a small town in North Dakota but grew up to become one of the most unique, hard working and tenacious singers.

Dec 3, 2014

Cyberspace has become a battlefield and the next major international conflict may very well be fought over the Internet. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist SHANE HARRIS about his latest book @ WAR: THE RISE OF THE MILITARY-INTERNET COMPLEX.

Dec 3, 2014

Is it getting warm in here or is it me? We have all experienced fevers and don’t think much about them, but centuries ago fevers were feared because they were poorly understood and could be life threatening.  Fevers weren't a symptom, they were the disease itself.

Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT.

Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” (pictured) and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials.


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