Public libraries are at the cultural and social center of every town and city where they are found. But these days libraries are also woefully under funded and under appreciated. After all, “why do we need a library when we have Google?”.
Our guest tonight on Inquiry is DAVE GOULSON, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Stirling and founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. In 2003 he bought a run-down farm in rural France to create a sanctuary for bees and other invertebrates.
“Strangers in the night…”. Love songs have been sung since ancient times, but they have often been marginalized and considered radical and disruptive. From Assyrian marriage songs to the crooning of Sinatra and beyond, we all enjoy love songs.
Modern America is a product of the influx of millions of immigrants from around the world. But the issue of current American immigration policy generates a lot of heat, but very little light.
Mark Catesby traveled to Virginia from Britain in 1712. While in the Americas, he visited the Appalachians, Jamaica, Bermuda and the Bahamas sketching the plants and animals he found. He also and sent many seeds of new plants back to Britain.
Tonight on Inquiry we speak with visual artist NATHALIE MIEBACH.
Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were two real and somewhat eccentric Victorians who conceived of the foundations for modern computing.
What is the future of coal and oil as our primary sources of energy? Can we continue down the road of unlimited growth combined with continued environmental degradation? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute RICHARD HEINBERG.
During World War II there was an army unit that specialized in deception. They used inflatable tanks, created sound effects of troop movements and impersonated Morse code senders. They were the Ghost Army, an incredible group that included many artists like Ellsworth Kelly and Bill Blass.
Tonight on Inquiry we speak with artist MICHELLE SAMOUR, whose work was recently on exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Her work is about the aesthetics of the natural world and our obsession with classification and collecting.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist GINA SIEPEL about her latest series of drawings of John James Audubon’s actual bird specimens.
HONEE H. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS returns to Inquiry to talk about the latest exhibition “I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR” featuring work by painter DON HARTMANN and photographer LOUIE DESPRES (pictured) , who join us to talk about their work.
We have an ever-increasing need for some of the rarest metals on the planet. These include elements like niobium, tantalum, rhodium and platinum. You may never have heard of them, but these names from the bottom of the Periodic Table are used in smartphones, cars, medicine and dentistry.
Ethel Payne was considered the First Lady of the Black press from the fifties and for decades after “but she was generally out of sight of white America.”.
Today children and adolescents are spending less and less time out of doors and more and more time in front of computer screens. Because they don’t go outside, they have a very poor connection with the natural environment this causes health and even emotional problems.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BRET HERHOLZ. Not only is Bret an artist, but he is also an illustrator, children’s book author, screenwriter and set designer. Tune in and find out how he developed his career in art and what a few of his latest projects are.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back BARRY STRAUSS, Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. His latest book is THE DEATH OF CAESAR: THE STORY OF HISTORY’S MOST FAMOUS ASSASSINATION.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back JULIET FEIBEL, Executive Director of ARTSWORCESTER and curator SUSAN STOOPS to talk about the 14th ARTSWORCESTER BIENNIAL. This year’s biennial includes works from other New England states and Susan Stoops was the juror.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with poet MICHELLE PEŇALOZA. She talks about her new collection of poetry LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK inspired by walks she took with people to the location of their heartbreak. This project was an attempt to “map heartbreak”.
Ian Dury once sang “Sex and drugs and rock and roll is all my brain and body need.” But why are humans so attracted to these three things that often lead us into doing very rebellious and crazy things?
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