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Gino Bartali is a legendary cyclist admired in Europe and particularly in Italy. He won his fist Tour de France in 1938, despite the Italian Fascists attempts to control his career because of his close affiliation with the Catholic Church. During World War II, he worked under cover in Italy to save Italian Jews by smuggling false identity documents at great risk to himself and his family. Despite losing ten years of cycling training because of the war and its aftermath, he competed as the underdog in the 1948 Tour. Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with Canadian journalist AILI McCONNON. With her brother Andres McConnon, she has written a fascinating and at times thrilling history of one of the great sports figures of the last century. Her book is titled ROAD TO VALOR: A TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II, THE NAZIS AND THE CYCLIST WHO INSPIRED A NATION.
Moths are typically neglected by people interested in natural history even though there are many hundreds of colorful and interesting species that live in our area. Yet we hardly know they are all around us. If you were to ask the average person about moths, they would probably get concerned about their sweaters. One reason that moths are so poorly known is that they are nocturnal and hard to see unlike their close relative the butterflies. But another reason is that until now there has never been a popular, easy to use field guide to their identification. Our guest tonight is SEABROOKE LECKIE, biologist and writer. Together with David Beadle, she has co-authored the new PETERSON GUIDE TO MOTHS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Tune in tonight and learn about this fascinating group of insects, why we know so little about them even today and how to see more these mysterious night flying creatures in your own backyard.