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?
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.
In the Pacific Northwest, there is a large group of underground mushroom foragers who make their living gathering mushrooms for high-end restaurants.
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!
Have you ever been in an unique situation and wished there was a perfect word to describe what you were experiencing?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist, editor and writer JONATHAN BLACK about his very entertaining new social history MAKING THE AMERICAN BODY: THE REMARKABLE SAGA OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHOSE FEATS, FEUDS, AND PASSIONS SHAPED FITNESS HISTORY.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and film maker NANCY ANDREWS about her latest wonderful film “Behind the Eyes Are the Ears” currently being shown as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial.
Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare.
Tonight Inquiry welcomes SCOTT YANOW. Scott has been writing about jazz since 1975. He has written pieces for all the major jazz publications, has penned 750 sets of liner notes and reviewed more jazz CDs than anyone in history.
Visual artist ETHAN MURROW stops by Inquiry tonight. His monumental drawing installation titled FLOTILLA is currently on view as part of the Decordova’s 2013 Biennial. (http://www.decordova.org/ ).
Have you ever smiled when a rival co-worker experiences a misfortune? Do you enjoy watching “Reality TV” shows like Cops and laugh watching the lowlifes get busted? Did you get a kick out of seeing Martha Stewart get her comeuppance?
Alexander Wilson founded American ornithology and his eight-volume masterwork remains one of the great American scientific endeavors. Though many people know of John James Audubon, few people have even heard of Wilson. Tonight on Inquiry we will help to change that when we speak with EDWARD H.
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