Inquiry welcomes VERLYN KLINKENBORG, writer, teacher, editor and farmer. His new book MORE SCENES FROM THE RURAL LIFE collect years of his columns and pieces for the New York Times and other publications about working and living on a small farm in upstate New York. Tune in for some wonderful conversation about rural life and time, farm animals and the crisis facing small farms in America
Inquiry welcomes back WILLIAM WALLACE, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Tonight Bill talks about the upcoming HARVEY BALL awards gala and the exciting WORCESTER IN THE 1960S exhibition. For more information about the Harvey Ball and the exhibition, go to:
The bandstand wasn’t big enough for Stan Kenton’s musical ideas. His big brassy sound brought dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and great West Coast innovators including Bill Holman, Anita O’Day, and jazz master Lee Konitz. Konitz joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.
America has always had periods of confidence, crisis and compromise. But did we handle it any different? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with award winning author and historian Brenda Wineapple. Her new book, Ecstatic Nation takes a look back at how this country handled such issues.
Inquiry welcomes back artist CARRIE CRANE. Her latest series of work is the result of her artistic responses to a researcher’s work in the Clark University Physics Department. Andreea Panaitescu was examining “the order and disorder of packing spheres in a confined cube. Carrie Crane’s fascinating and beautiful work inspired by this research can be seen in the group show that Carrie curated: BLINDED BY SCIENCE, currently on view at the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back RICHARD A. BRADLEY, Associate Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. His new guide COMMON SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA has already proven to be the source of information about the identification and behavior of spiders. Tonight on PART 2 of our conversation, we talk about spider behavior and spider senses, the amazing Jumping Spiders, the mystery of the orb weaver webs and the amazing defense of Cellar Spiders, Tune in and you will never look at spiders the same again.
What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is CRAIG CHILDS, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is APOCALYPTIC PLANET: FIELD GUIDE TO THE EVERENDING EARTH.
The Green River Formation of the former Fossil Lake in Wyoming contains some of the most detailed and beautiful fossils you have ever seen. These are fossils of fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants that have the quality of a fine work of art. LANCE GRANDE, paleontologist and a curator at the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago has spent over 30 years working on uncovering some of these prehistoric treasures. His new book THE LOST WORLD OF FOSSIL LAKE: SNAPSHOTS FROM DEEP TIME is a stunning visual showcase of these fossils. Tune in and learn about what makes these fossils so special and about life in prehistoric Wyoming
Composer/pianist Rob Schwimmer has worked with top artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler. He has also penned scores for Oscar-winning short films and is a master of the theremin (known for the music heard in classic horror films). He joins host Feinstein to talk about the endurance of standards and to perform a few of his favorites.
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