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!
During the Civil Rights protests of the ‘60s, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) played a crucial role in organizing grass roots sitdowns, protests and in voter registration in the Deep South. Staffed by youthful idealists like Julian Bond, John Lewis, Diane Nash and Stokely Carmichael, the SNCC often differed with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on the tactics of protest and the pace of change. All those who worked for SNCC would be forever changed by their experiences. Writer, editor and teacher ANDREW B. LEWIS has written a dynamic and inspiring history of these young activists titled THE SHADOWS OF YOUTH: THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS GENERATION. Tune into Inquiry tonight for a unique perspective on one the most crucial periods in our country’s history and of those people that changed that history forever.
From the bestselling presidential biographer, a stirring tale of young men in old planes who achieved the "impossible.": with planes landing and taking off 90 seconds apart supplying the food and fuel and medicines to supply a city of more than two million people by air for
almost a year.
This week on The Public Eye, host Al Vuona chats with author Richard Reeves about his latest book, Daring Young Men.
How does the perception of time differ from culture to culture? Do people in Bali have the same ideas of the past, present and future as people in Britain? What can different neurological disorders tell us about how our brain thinks about time? Is there a politics of temporality? All these fascinating questions, and many more are discussed on tonight’s Inquiry when we talk with writer and essayist EVA HOFFMAN. Ms Hoffman is a self-confessed chronophobiac and a chronophiliac and her new book TIME is one of the best discussions and meditations of this big subject that obsesses all of us, especially as we get older.
Inquiry welcomes back artist, teacher and graphic novelist BRET HERHOLZ. Bret talks about his just published work SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE PAINFUL PREDICAMENT OF ALICE FAULKNER. This graphic novel is a wonderful and original paean to everything Holmesian, including the original stage play by Gilette. Tune in and learn about Bret’s take on the film and television portrayals of Holmes, Watson and even Moriarty. His graphic novel is available from the independent publisher Alterna comics: http://alternacomics.com/