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Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:00pm

Since the beginning of civilizations, people have been developing technologies to allow them to go out on the water. Seafaring has been critical for trade, conquest and warfare. Our guest tonight on Inquiry is maritime historian Lincoln Paine who has written a stunning new monumental book titled The Sea and Civilizaton: A Maritime History of the World. Tune in and learn about how the peoples of Oceania navigated out-riggers and double canoes across the wide Pacific thousands of years ago. Tonight we welcome back Richard A. Bradley, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University for part 3 of a conversation about his wonderful new guide Common Spiders of North America. Tonight we talk about what happens to spiders in the winter, why spiders often come in your house and how common really dangerous spiders are, including tarantulas. Spoiler alert: tarantulas may look really scary, but looks can be deceiving.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

Featuring songs from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Barbara Dane, Schooner Fare, Harry Chapin, Gordon Lightfoot, the Limeliters, and so many more; and featuring an interview with the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter Jen Chapin.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

Angela Davis is an Australian saxophonist, composer, and writer. Angela has a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Music with first class honors from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She also holds her Associate of Music in classical saxophone from the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Arnie Krakowsky is a professional jazz musician, playing tenor saxophone for the last 40 years. He currently resides in Boston, MA where he works regularly in the jazz music industry.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on inquiry we have a lively conversation with HONEE A HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS about the new exhibition and celebration called ¡CARNAVAL! This exhibition of items of international folk art, photography, and video is about the pre-Lenten traditional celebrations, rituals and parades from around the world. Tune in and hear Honee talk about her life growing up with Mardi Gras in New Orleans. For the complete schedule of events at the Worcester Center For Crafts, please go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bassist Jay Leonhart discusses his career from TV appearances as a teen playing BANJO, to working with everyone from James Taylor and Queen Latifah to Tony Bennett and Ozzy Osbourne.

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

Put another log on the fire & grab some hot cocoa!! Join host Tom Shaker as we play soul songs that will warm you up on this week's Serenade. You'll hear Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown & many more!! Slippers optional!

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 4:00pm

Jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer Greg Abate is an International Jazz/Recording Artist touring the globe 225 days a year.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 10:30pm

Is law enforcement too quick to use deadly force? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by former police office and now attorney Lance Lorusso. They will be talking about the use of police enforcement tactics and why many critics feel that deadly force is so problematic in this country,

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Matthias Waschek, director of the Worcester Art Museum. They talk about the intersection of art and business in the new economy. This episode aired originally on May 19, 2013.

In November 2011, Waschek arrived at the 116-year-old Worcester Art Museum as its new director, with an international career of 20 years in the art world. He replaced James Welu, who is now director emeritus of the museum as part of a 41-year career there – 25, as director.

As director of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Waschek built that institution’s structure and shaped its identity as both locally anchored by and nationally recognized for its exhibitions and programming. Before moving to the United States, he was head of Academic Programs at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There, he conceived and led lecture series and symposia around collections and exhibitions, to interface between academia, the museum world and the general public.

With a Ph.D. from Bonn University on French Symbolism, Wascheck first published and lectured widely about art and artists of the second half of the 19th century. His field of scholarly work and publications broadened during his tenure at the Louvre, including proceedings of a symposium on artists’ lives, a study on Rubens’ Medici Cycle, and, for broader audiences, “What is a Masterwork?”

As director and curator of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Waschek created award-winning web-catalogs, notably “Brancusi and Serra in Dialogue,”  “Portrait/Hommage/Embodiment,” and “Ideal (Dis-)Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer.” A book on Ann Hamilton’s “stylus” installation, which he curated in 2010, was published at the end of 2012.

Waschek has broad experience in communicating with and about art, as:

  • A professor of art history, notably at Parsons Paris – then part of the New School for Social Research in New York City – and the école du Louvre
  • A regular guest lecturer at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, the université de La Rochelle, and others
  • The initiator of a ground-breaking collaboration with the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, which combined questions of art experience with those of social integration

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