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Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00pm

Can an elephant act silly? Do wolves have ethics? Is a Killer Whale sentient? Typically we have thought of animals as unthinking creatures without a human-like consciousness, but is this really true? What are the implications if we humans finally realized that animals have an inner life similar to our own? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CARL SAFINA, an award-winning writer and journalist and the Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. His challenging and exciting new book BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL attempts to answer these questions.

“We move through this world on paths laid down long before we are born” writes tonight’s guest, writer and journalist ROBERT MOOR. His new book is titled ON TRAILS: AN EXPLORATION and it looks at the idea of trails in human culture and the history of trail making back to the prehistoric times. How do trails come into being? What makes an essential trail? Why do we feel so at peace when hiking? These are just some of what will be discussed on tonight’s Inquiry.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Jazz guitarist, composer, band leader PJ Rasmussen talks with Bonnie Johnson and is joined by mentor Bucky Pizzarelli to celebrate his 91st birthday and the legacy of music that they share. At twenty five years young, Rasmussen is founder of the Boardwalk Jazz Band. Described as "NYC’s only 21-piece band that features four vocalists and almost entirely original music[...]Boardwalk Jazz is a modern embodiment of Duke Ellington’s famous statement: 'There are two kinds of music— good…and the other kind'." Tune in at 1 pm.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Our annual program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the African-American experience, and the great tradition of African-American music. With special guest co-host Logan Matthews back by popular demand.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Esthema is a Boston-based ensemble composed of virtuoso musicians that defy musical boundaries. A progressive music ensemble hailing from Boston, MA Esthema has been created their unique sound fusing progressive rock and jazz-fusion with the sounds of the traditional music of the Balkan region and the Near & Middle East. The musicians that shape the sound of Esthema bring together both western and eastern influences, instruments, and concepts creating a musical tapestry that transcends musical genres and cultures.


Andy Milas/Guitar
Onur Dilisen/Violin
Mac Ritchie/Oud and Bouzouki
Tom Martin/Bass
George Lernis/Drums

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am

“Krazy Kat” by George Herriman was one of the most unique, visually creative, and surreal comic strips to ever adorn a commercial newspaper. Yet for decades it was not known that Herriman was an African American who “passed” for white and he never told anyone he was close with in the newspaper business. Tonight on Inquiry we talk about the wild life of George Herriman and the origins of the beloved Krazy Kat, Ignatz and Ofissa Pup and the whole crazy crew when we speak with writer MICHAEL TISSERAND. His new biography is titled: KRAZY: GEORGE HERRIMEN, A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with novelist and writer SIRI HUSTVEDT. She has a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University and is a lecturer in Psychiatry at the Weill Medical School of Cornell University. Her new book is A WOMAN LOOKING AT MEN LOOKING A WOMEN: ESSAYS ON ART, SEX, AND THE MIND. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back photographer AMELIA DAVIS. She spent over 13 years as legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s assistant and is now the sole owner of Jim Marshall Photography LLC. Tonight we will go back to the hey day of hippies, acid and rock when we talk about the stunning book THE HAIGHT: LOVE, ROCK AND REVOLUTION: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF JIM MARSHALL which features amazing photography of Bill Graham, The Dead, The Airplane, Hendix, Janis, the Summer of Love and so much more.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with artist and comic artist BEN KATCHOR about the new collection of his work CHEAP NOVELTIES: THE PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY. Tune in and learn about the odd urban adventures of Julius Knipl, real estate photographer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Canadian vocalist Amy Cervini discusses her combining jazz and country music on her CD “Jazz Country” and the fun she has with her female vocal trio Duchess and the different dynamic of singing with women vs. men.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Civil Rights Movement had a soundtrack all its own, with gospel, soul and funk at the forefront. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate MLK Day with The Staple Singers, Aretha, JB, Sam Cooke and others. It all starts at 7pm.


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