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Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tune in tonight to Inquiry for a enlightening talk about our perception of time and what affects it when we speak with Claudia Hammond, writer, broadcaster and psychology lecturer. Her new endlessly fascinating book is titled Time Warped: Unlocking The Mysteries Of Time Perception. Also tonight is Eric H. Chudler , PhD. He is the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. Tonight we talk about his wild new book The Little Book Of Neuroscience Haikus, his award-winning website Neuroscience For Kids and his fascinating involvement in the Science For Monks program.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

An eclectic mix of music old and new, featuring an interview with the incomparable Tracy Grammer.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:00am

Have you ever been in an unique situation and wished there was a perfect word to describe what you were experiencing? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with writer, translator and book reviewer LIESL SCHILLINGER about her witty new book WORDBIRDS: AN IRREVERENT LEXICON FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.  This is a wonderful collection of neologisms that Liesl coined to describe our life now, and beautifully illustrated with birds. Sound intriguing? Tune in and learn why you never want to be involved in a TWEET SHOW. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 9:30am

Ancient Egyptian culture and artifacts have mesmerized people since Ancient Greece and Rome. And why not? Ancient Egypt has pyramids, the Sphinx, hieroglyphs, cool looking deities, scarabs and of course mummies. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BOB BRIER, Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post about his rollicking cultural history EGYPTOMANIA: OUR THREE THOUSAND YEAR OBSESSION WITH THE LAND OF THE PHAROAHS.  Tune in tonight and learn why it seemed every country wanted an obelisk, what is the best film about Ancient Egypt and much, much more.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back MARY TINTI, Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. With Mary is artist JEFFU WARMOUTH. Together they will talk about Jeffu’s first retrospective JEFFU WARMOUTH: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF at the Fitchburg Art Museum opening February 9. Jeffu’s art is often interactive, beautiful, engaging and lots of fun. Tune in and find out why! Tp see some of Jeffu’s art, please go to: http://www.jeffu.tv/ . To find out more about the Fitchburg Art Museum and this upcoming “not to miss” exhibition, please go to:
http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:30pm

Have they found the Higgs Boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider? If so, it would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last 100 years. But, according to our guest tonight,  we aren’t completely certain yet. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with noted physicist JOHN W. MOFFAT, Professor Emeritus in Physics at the University of Toronto and also Adjunct Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo. His new book CRACKING THE PARTICLE CODE OF THE UNIVERSE: THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS BOSON is a wonderful up to date overview of the search for this so-called “god particle” and an honest report of how theoretical physics really works. As Moffat writes in his book: “Physics is a brutal business.”

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Leroy Jones talks about blending his New Orleans musical roots, and love for Clifford Brown, and his work with Harry Connick and his own band with his trombonist wife Katja Jones.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

You may only know Van McCoy for his disco megahit, but he was a respected producer, songwriter & performer for decades. He wrote for Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & Jackie Wilson, to name just a few. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life of a "lost soul" on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Tenor saxophonists have been at the forefront of jazz for most of its history. Visionaries like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, and the incomparable John Coltrane have immortalized the instrument. On our stage, three generations of tenor masters, Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and Joe Lovano -- pay tribute to this tradition with Coltrane's Peace On Earth, Joe Henderson's Recordame, and originals including Lovano's Big Ben. Wendell Pierce hosts.

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