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James Barron & Carrie Nugent

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:00pm

It’s a very small dirty-red piece of paper that’s really not much to look it. Yet it is one of the most valuable pieces of paper in the world. Welcome to the insanity of “stamp world”. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with JAMES BARRON, reporter for the New York Times. His new book traces the crazy and checkered history of the “one-cent magenta” and the collectors that have coveted that unique stamp over the decades. Barron’s entertaining book is titled: THE ONE-CENT MAGENTA: INSIDE THE QUEST TO OWN THE MOST VALUABLE STAMP IN THE WORLD.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back CARRIE NUGENT, asteroid hunter of Caltech/IPAC. Tonight we talk about the big asteroid impacts of earth’s past; how asteroids were formed, and the differences between asteroids, meteorites and dwarf planets. Nugent’s latest book is ASTEROID HUNTERS.

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Berklee's mission is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career.

Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work—the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and curiosity essential to creativity—are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise.