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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we continue our conversation about the biology and psychology of emotions when we talk with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON. She has a doctorate in visual neuroscience from Oxford University and is currently on the psychology faculty of Sarah Lawrence. She is  the co-author, with Leah Olson,  of the monumental textbook THE FEELING BRAIN: THE BIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTIONS. Tonight we will talk about what the latest research says about the role of our physical body in experiencing emotions, making decisions and addictive behavior. And we talk about Phineas Gage and the crowbar case.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

British writer/TV producer/theater critic Ruth Leon discusses her position as program director for London’s elegant cabaret venue, Le Crazy Coqs at the Brasserie Zedel, and why this room is thriving, when similar venues are closing in NYC.

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we hear more from America's iconic soul label, Motown Records. We'll hear more classic songs and behind the scene stories from beloved artists like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Supremes and Marvin Gaye. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America explores jazz prodigies from different eras.  We highlight 11-year-old pianist, Joey Alexander, whose first album came out this spring.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 10:30pm

Is the Keystone pipeline issue a political hot potato? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al Speaks with David Holt president of the Consumer Energy Alliance. Energy experts such as Holt believe Arctic energy production can bolster our economy, our energy and national security, and our global competitiveness.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk again with researcher, educator, photographer and writer PETER TRULL about his fascinating new book THE GRAY CURTAIN: THE IMPACT OF SEALS, SHARKS AND COMMERCIAL FISHING ON THE NORTHEAST COAST. Tune in and find out how these three things, Gray Seals, Great White Sharks and commercial fishing interact and have changed the ecology of the northeast coast forever.

Can an invertebrate have a mind? Can a relative of a clam be considered intelligent or even playful? The answers will surprise you and likely change the way you view invertebrates. Tonight naturalist, documentary scriptwriter and author SY MONTGOMERY returns to Inquiry to talk about her wonderful new book THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS: A SURPRISING EXPLORATION INTO THE WONDER OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Sean Jones is composer, trumpeter, educator, activist leading as chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. The Mack Avenue Recording artist talks with Bonnie Johnson about his ever evolving career and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. Sean Jones Quartet plays on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

A combination of old favorites and tracks from CDs recently arrived at the station (over the past several weeks). The Halifax Three, Cadence Carroll, Dar Williams, Ian & Sylvia, Michael Gutierrez-May, Blackstone Cuil, and the Massachusetts Walking Tour singers will just be some of the many artists featured.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

Maxim Lubarsky is a pianist with a rare spectrum of talent and virtuosity. Equally comfortable performing jazz, classical, and music of Latin America, he is a truly remarkable arranger, composer and performer. He is joined at DreamFarm by master percussionist and drummer, Bertram Lehmann and vocal phenom, Annette Philip. Together they form a truly unparalleled trio each exploring the percussive and melodic landscapes of their instruments taking us to unexpected new places.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 11:00am

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer and journalist JESSICA HOPPER. Her latest book is a collection of some of her best pieces titled THE FIRST COLLECTION OF CRITICISM BY A LIVING FEMALE ROCK CRITIC. 


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