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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back writer, physicist and physics professor at M.I.T. MAX TEGMARK to continue his conversation about his latest book OUR MATHEMATICAL UNIVERSE: MY QUEST FOR THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF REALITY. Tonight we talk about the concept of MUTIVERSES and how the recent discovery of the remnants of the Big Bang may prove that mutiverses are a reality. If the structure of reality and the cosmos fascinates you, don’t miss this amazing conversation!

Historian and curator at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution WILLIAM L. BIRD JR drops by Inquiry once again to talk about his book AMERICA’S DOLL HOUSE: THE MINIATURE WORLD OF FAITH BRADFORD. Bradford spent her life collecting miniature house furnishing and gave her incredible 23 room, 5 story doll house, complete with family, Mr and Mrs Doll and their pets to the Smithsonian. It became one of the museum’s favorite exhibits. But that is just the beginning of this amazing tale of one’s woman’s obsessive art and the nation’s museum. Tune in and listen to one of the great stories of the Smithsonian’s collection!

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 12:00pm

Dan Gabel will be talking about his plans of the Abletones, his teaching career since he received his doctorate degree from New England Conservatory of Music, the American Big Band Preservation Society and Jazz at Sunset series which begins June 20th.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Composer, woodwind artist Rob Mosher talks with host Bonnie Johnson about Polebridge, his latest CD that merges classical chamber music with folk & jazz. Inspired by the tiny town in Montana, Polebridge is described as "Chamber Music for the Wild West".  Mosher performs at the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 3, 2014 at 10pm.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Join the fun this Saturday morning on the Big Band Brunch as host Howard Caplan chats with Eddie Mekka - beloved Carmine on the hit TV series "Laverne and Shirley", and Worcester native. They will talk about Mekka's upcoming performance as Tevya in the Greater Lowell Music Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" June 27, 28 and 29. They'll also talk about, and play cuts from, his album of great American standards, plus relive memories from the set of Laverne and Shirley!

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Music from artists who have or will be appearing at the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and others.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tonight Julie Lavender welcomes the Track Clark Band; tune in to hear their exciting music.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Joseph Paul Locke is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 4:00pm

Young people’s author and artist JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns to Inquiry to talk about all his new projects: His new book Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, the next volume in the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, a new title in the Platypus Police Squad series and the Comics Squad : Recess book, a wonderful anthology of young people’s comics writers and authors. All this and  a trip to the Library of Congress too. PLUS: 2 SPECIAL GUEST STARS!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 3:30pm

Tonight Inquiry welcomes HISHAM D. AIDI, a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Institute of African Affairs at Columbia University. His important new book is titled REBEL MUSIC: RACE, EMPIRE, AND THE NEW MUSLIM YOUTH CULTURE. “Music is a powerful lens through which to view the identities and movements emerging in Muslim communities.” Writes Hisham D. Aidi in the introduction to this complex and fascinating history. Be sure to tune in, 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Actor/Writer Bryan Batt discusses his role as Salvatore Romano on Mad Men, his recent book about his mother and how jazz and growing up in New Orleans inspires his creativity.

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