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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Broadway singer/composer Ann Hampton Callaway discusses how jazz inspires her singing.

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Civil Rights Movement had a great soundtrack! Join host Tom Shaker as we pay a musical tribute to Dr. King, featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, The Staple Singers and many others. It all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:30pm

Will future wars and conflicts be fought by private mercenaries who are hired by the government? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by military strategist and author Sean McFate. His new book "The Modern Mercenary" is an eye opening account of how private companies are being hired out to handle global conflicts for profit.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

Certain fortunate people have had their heart stopped but are later revived and live to talk about it. A very few have been non-responsive for what seems to be a very long time, even more than an hour, and then came back to life. What is going on? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID CASARETT, MD, physician, researcher and tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His latest book explores what we know no about resuscitation and some wild research that is exploring the possibilities of extending the time the heart can be stopped: SHOCKED: ADVENTURES IN BRINGING BACK THE RECENTLY DEAD.  Tune in and learn about why AEDIs are the new hope for people with heart failure away from a hospital and why the BeeGees are critical to know when giving someone CPR.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back HONEE HESS, Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining us in the studio are two artists from the new exhibition HARMONY. MIHOKO WAKABAYASHI is a fabric artist who is a SAORI weaver. TOMO SAKAI is a glass artist who casts her glass work. Tune in and learn how these very different artists ct\rate works that are both traditional and contemporary. For more information on Harmony, please go to the website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry, writer and attorney MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING has written one of the most unexpected histories of World War II: WHEN BOOKS WENT TO WAR: THE STORIES THAT HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II. This is the history of the Armed Services Editions: specially printed books specifically designed for our fighting men to carry into combat. Tune in and learn about this amazing history of our GIs love of reading while in the European and Pacific theatres of war, what they read and how it changed their lives. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with entomologist, author, lecturer and photographer ARTHUR V. EVANS about his monumental field guide BEETLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Beetles are ubiquitous, and account for fully one fifth of all plant and animal life. They come in a mind-blowing variety of shapes, sizes and colors. And they have some unusual behavior too. Tune in and learn about beetles that decorate with dung, use chemical weapons and joust with rivals. All species found here in New England.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

The 8th annual Folk Revival tribute show, remembering those artists who passed away in 2014, with special guest co-host Beth DeSombre.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny, and John Adams, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica—as a vibraphone quintet—performs global jazz and exotic chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Shane Shanahan), acoustic bass (Brad Barrett), and oud/tanbur/resonator guitar (Tev Stevig). The quintet focuses on original music written by O'Neill ("a first-rate composer"—Huffington Post) that is highly influenced by his fifteen-year career as a multi-percussionist in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, and world music ensembles leading AllAboutJazz to say, "…if John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O'Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart in cubism's transposition to music." The Orchestrotica was named the 2012 "Best World Music Act" in the Boston Phoenix's annual readers' poll.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Nothing is ever still in our universe. Galaxies are flying away from each other, planets circle their suns and here on earth, continents grow apart and even molasses flows, if very, very slowly. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with science writer BOB BERMAN about his wonderful new book about “natural activity in all its forms”: ZOOM: HOW EVERYTHING MOVES. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:30pm

Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” was published in 1854, and it is still read and revered today. But what is Walden Pond today versus what it was in Thoreau’s time? The DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM is now hosting an exhibition of contemporary artists interpretation of Thoreau’s ideas and Walden Pond in particular. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with DINA DEITSCH, curator of WALDEN, REVISITED and two of the artists whose work is in the show GINA SIEPEL and OSCAR PALACIO.

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