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Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 9:30am

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. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

American jazz bassist, cellist and singer Esperanza Spalding draws upon many genres in her own compositions.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson interviews torch singer Jillian Parsons.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:30pm

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. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 2:30pm

On the tiny island of São Tomé well off the coast of West Africa, there lives several species of amphibians, including the bizarre legless amphisbaenid known locally as the Cobra Bobo (pictured). Amphibians cannot tolerate sea water and these island were not once connected to the mainland, so how did they get there? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with ALAN DE QUEIROZ, evolutionary biologist and adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.  His new book THE MONEKEY’S VOYAGE: HOW IMPROBABLE JOURNEYS SHAPED THE HISTORY OF LIFE suggests that these creatures perhaps floated across the sea on islands of vegetation. If that sounds improbable, tune in and find out why it’s not and why the distribution of many species on the planet may be due to these very unlikely journeys.  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pianist/singer Champian Fulton talks about the advantages of starting a music career outside of L.A. or NY and how her father’s taste in music has influenced her since before her birth. Hint: He held headphones up to her mama’s baby bump. Baby Bud Powell, anyone?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson interviews pianist Helen Sung and filmmaker Henry Ferrini.

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

Where were you when the Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan show? It was 50 years ago this week that Beatlemania hit America. Get your Beatles lunch box and join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate this occasion with soul artists covering the Fab Four's music. It all starts at 7pm!!

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

Two vocalists defy category - Catherine Russell, who nurtured a career as a backup singer with Al Green, Michael Feinstein and David Bowie, and has cultivated her own strong solo voice. Nancy Wilson, the perennial song stylist whose five-decade career started with Cannonball Adderley, seamlessly crosses the jazz-blues-pop divide.

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

Host Chet Williamson interviews guitarist Joshua Breakstone.

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