Tonight we talk with KIM LOH, a young artist who lives in Sarawak, Malaysia. Kim talks about her drawing style, her influences, and her use of electronic media and what life is like for an artist in her corner of Southeast Asia. Can an artist living in Borneo be part of an international art scene? Kim Loh’s life and work proves that the art world is truly global. Kim is also a photographer working on a series celebrating the foods of Sarawak, including the much-maligned durian. To see some examples of Kim Loh’s drawing work, go to:
JOSEPH FARBROOK is an artist, poet and Assistant Professor of Interactive media and Game Development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Tonight he talks about the evolution of his unique and thought provoking “media-reflexive performance” work that explores the intersections between video, video games and sculpture. His work poses difficult questions to the viewer about how new electronic media is affecting our lives and sense of community. To see some of Farbrook’s work, go to:
Since Mike O'Brien was appointed City Manager in 2004, he has worked to improve public safety and the delivery of core services, to bolster economic development and to address the long-term financial stability of New England's second-largest city.
Under his leadership, Worcester is rated one of the safest communities in the country -- compared
to cities with a population of 100,000 or more -- and is experiencing more than $1.3 billion in planned or current economic development activity citywide.
The overarching theme of his administration has been to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life for all residents and resident businesses.
Since its debut in 1868, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has become the #1 best-selling American reference book of all time. It is the source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that
aren’t publicly available which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts. I asked Senoir editor Sarah Janssen just how you go about compiling a book of facts that is more than 1000 pages.
For details you can check out their website: www.worldalmanac.com
The Ed Sullivan Show ran for 23 years, from 1948 till 1971. It featured over 10,000 acts from comedians, to opera divas, Hollywood stars, old vaudeville acts and the cream of rock and roll. One night in 1955, the show had over 47 million viewers! It was the first example of “appointment” television. If you were alive in America at that time, you tuned into to The Ed Sullivan Show. But the show’s host was an enigma. He has been described as the most brilliant non-performer, a person with no stage presence what so ever, and who often verbally mangled his introductions to his acts. Tune in tonight when Inquiry speaks with writer and media historian GERALD NACHMAN about his revealing and fascinating history of this show that brought Senor Wences AND Elvis into homes across the nation. Nachman’s book is titled: RIGHT HERE ON OUR STAGE TONIGHT. ED SULLIVAN’S AMERICA.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with EDWARD TUFTE, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics and Computer Science at Yale University. Professor Tufte is internationally recognized as an expert on the analytical display of data and information and is author of such classics as “Envisioning Information” and “Beautiful Evidence”. But tonight Professor Tufte talks about the first major museum exhibition of his extraordinary sculpture. SEEING AROUND is at the ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM in Ridgefield Connecticut until April 12. Tufte’s work explores the complex relationships that exist between setting, size, scale, surface texture and material through a wide variety of works small and monumental. In addition, “Seeing Around” is an all out fun show to explore and experience. Tune in tonight and listen as “ET” talks about the physicality of both publishing a text and creating monumental sculpture; what “thoughtful scaling” is, and how animals both wild and domestic interact with artwork. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about art unlike any you have heard before. For more information on the exhibition, go to: http://www.aldrichart.org/exhibitions/tufte.php
When we think of a “Wanted: Dead or Alive”” poster, we think of a crudely printed notice nailed to a tree in the Old West picturing some dangerous desperado. The truth is that the first “Wanted” notices didn’t come into existence till World War I. That’s just some of what you will learn on tonight’s Inquiry when we speak with RACHEL HALL, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. In her new book WANTED! THE OUTLAW IN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE, Professor Hall traces the origins of the “Wanted” poster to colonial period execution sermons, broadside crime reports and the coming of the Rogues Gallery as entertainment. But how were the general public supposed to use these pictures of criminal activity? Tune in tonight and find out.
An unassisted triple play is perhaps the rarest event in baseball with only 15 having ever occurred in major league history -- John Valentin was the last Red Sox player to turn one, in 1994.
An equally rare event is having a team of 3 medical providers working in a coordinated and seamless fashion to help you attack your health-related issues.
A triple play at Body Therapeutics is just that -- and it doesn't occur anywhere within 40 miles of Worcester.
Zen Training Center – also known as Zenshinkan Dojo -- is a place where Budo and Zen training are offered concurrently to create a program of shugyo -- intense spiritual, physical and mental training.
Both facilities are located in Worcester, and are owned and operated by Bob and Jennifer Caron.
On this episode of the Business Beat, host Steve D'Agostino speaks with owners Bob and Jennifer Caron.
How did a guy from a small minning town in Arizona end up making world
class wines that have been served regularly at the White House over
three administrations? In 1992 Robert Craig started Robert Craig Wines.
It was the realization of a long-held dream to hand-craft small
quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from great winegrowing appellations of
Napa Valley. Since that time this unpretentious, soft spoken man has
garnered world wide respect for his product. I had the opportunity to
speak with Bob about his work and how his wines have ended up on the
table at many White House functions.
Inquiry welcomes back behavioral ecologist MARTY CRUMP. Her new collection of short pieces SEXY ORCHIDS MAKE LOUSY LOVERS AND OTHER UNUSUAL RELATIONSHIPS focuses on interactions: among animals of the same kind; between animal species. Tonight we talk about some very unusual bacteria and fungi interactions. Like the two pounds of bacteria that call our intestines home but also keep our bodies healthy. But part of the price we pay for this “service” is “gas”. Tune in and find out why. ALSO: A veritable soup of deadly bacteria is found in the saliva of the monstrous Komodo Dragon. One bite from these behemoth reptiles and the victim dies of septicemic poisoning. Yet when the dragons bite each other nothing happens. Is there a key to a miracle cure for poisoning to be found in these brutes? Finally, you’ll learn about a very unusual beer from Ecuador, one that is made with …well, you’ll just have to tune in to find out how. Tonight’s show is filled weird, wild and wonderful biology. Don’t miss it!
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Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.