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Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight Inquiry welcomes writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK who talks about his amazing new book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY. Is it possible that the ultimate foundations of the universe are mathematical structures? Is time an illusion? Could we be living in a simulation like in the Matrix? All this and more on tonight’s conversation with one of the most original theorists of cosmology.

Inquiry talks with ERROL FULLER, artist, writer and world authority on bird and animal extinction. His new book is titled LOST ANIMALS: EXTINCTION AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD and is a collection of amazing and poignant photographs of extinct mammals and birds. Tune in and listen to the stories of the people who took these photographs of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and Thylacines, the unique marsupial carnivore (pictured here).

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when host Bonnie Johnson celebrates Women's History Month and the spring membership drive with guests including pianist, composer, educator Hey Rim Jeon, jazz vocalist TAEKO and bandleader, singer/songwriter Michelle Cruz. Tune in at 4pm.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, was an American salsa musician and Latin jazz composer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Passenger Pigeon once existed in numbers that defy belief. One nesting colony took up 850 square miles. They migrated in flocks that were measured in many miles. These flocks darkened the skies and took hours and even days to pass overhead. A single moving flock near Toronto in 1860 was measured at one to three billion birds. Yet forty years later the Passenger Pigeon was almost extinct and by the early 1900s was never to be seen again. What happened? Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk with JOEL GREENBERG, Research Associate of the Field Museum and the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. His new book lays out all the evidence for the Passenger Pigeon’s sad demise: A FEATHERED RIVER ACROSS THE SKY: THE PASSENGER PIGEON’S FLIGHT TO EXTINCTION. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm

Do you think it is a simple thing to tell if a work of art is a genuine masterpiece or a forgery? Well think again. Sometimes the process can be very complicated and even bizarre. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ADAM LERNER, Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver about his new book FROM RUSSIA WITH DOUBT: THE QUEST TO AUTHENTICATE 181 WOULD-BE MASTERPIECES OF THE RUSSIAN AVANTE-GARDE. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Film maker “Huey” discusses his documentary about the late pianist Marian McPartland, which is part of his series of films about fascinating older artists.

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

In the late Sixties and early Seventies, Sly & the Family Stone fused R&B rhythms, radio-ready hooks and psychedelia to create a new pop/soul/rock hybrid.  With songs like "Everyday People" "I Want To Take You Higher"  & "Hot Fun in The Summertime" the group stayed on the charts week after week. Celebrate Sly Stone's 70th birthday with host Tom Shaker on this Monday's show.

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Danzones and "sons montunos" spill into the streets as maestro Paquito D'Rivera leads a journey through the music of his native Cuba. Sonero and guitarist David Oquendo, Las Hermanas Marquez and percussionist Candido Camero join in this Afro-Cuban Fiesta. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:30pm

Why do the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Journalist and bestselling author Cokie Roberts went to all-girls schools from K-12 then to college at Wellesley. In spite of this, she knew next to nothing about the role women played in the Revolution. “When we leave women out of history, we’re missing half the story and are leaving out a part of history that is incredibly inspiring to girls and young women,” says Cokie. Now in her new book: Founding Mothers, Roberts offers a new perspective as to the role played by our founding mothers. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Cokie Roberts.

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