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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:30am

In recent years there have been a number of reports on television news programs of new wild teen sex practices. These lurid reports have focused on “rainbow parties” and “shag bands” or sex bracelets. Oprah even covered these stories. These out of control sexual escapades by young teenagers were described in the news as very real and “widespread”. The only problem was that the stories were fictional, modern urban legends. Why did this happen and what do these stories tell us about how we think about technology, teens and sex? Tune in tonight when Inquiry speaks with KATHLEEN A . BOGLE, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at La Salle University. Together with Joel Best, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, they have written a fascinating sociological study about KIDS GONE WILD: FROM RAINBOW PARTIES TO SEXTING, UNDERSTANDING THE HYPE OVER TEEN SEX. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:30pm

If you are thinking about writing a book, have already written a book, or know someone who is working on a book,  you will want to tune in to tonight’s Inquiry. Tonight we speak with LISSA WARREN, Senior Director of Publicity at Da Capo Press. She has written the definitive guide to publicizing your book : THE SAVVY AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO BOOK PUBLICITY. Tune in tonight and learn about the complicated relationship between an author and a publicist, who gets to go on book tours, and what to do if you get a bad review.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with CHAD ORZEL , a professor at Union College , Schenectady, New York. His new book is EUREKA! DISCOVERING YOUR INNER SCIENTIST. Professor Orzel believes everyone is a scientist and in fact the ability to do science is what makes us human. We use the process of science in our everyday life, it’s that we just don’t realize it. Tune in tonight and find out what collecting stamps, the Iron Chef, yard sales and “Where’s Waldo” have to do with the process of science. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Broadway singer/composer Ann Hampton Callaway discusses how jazz inspires her singing.

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Civil Rights Movement had a great soundtrack! Join host Tom Shaker as we pay a musical tribute to Dr. King, featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, The Staple Singers and many others. It all starts at 7pm!

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:30pm

Will future wars and conflicts be fought by private mercenaries who are hired by the government? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by military strategist and author Sean McFate. His new book "The Modern Mercenary" is an eye opening account of how private companies are being hired out to handle global conflicts for profit.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:00pm

Certain fortunate people have had their heart stopped but are later revived and live to talk about it. A very few have been non-responsive for what seems to be a very long time, even more than an hour, and then came back to life. What is going on? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DAVID CASARETT, MD, physician, researcher and tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His latest book explores what we know no about resuscitation and some wild research that is exploring the possibilities of extending the time the heart can be stopped: SHOCKED: ADVENTURES IN BRINGING BACK THE RECENTLY DEAD.  Tune in and learn about why AEDIs are the new hope for people with heart failure away from a hospital and why the BeeGees are critical to know when giving someone CPR.

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back HONEE HESS, Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining us in the studio are two artists from the new exhibition HARMONY. MIHOKO WAKABAYASHI is a fabric artist who is a SAORI weaver. TOMO SAKAI is a glass artist who casts her glass work. Tune in and learn how these very different artists ct\rate works that are both traditional and contemporary. For more information on Harmony, please go to the website at: http://www2.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry, writer and attorney MOLLY GUPTILL MANNING has written one of the most unexpected histories of World War II: WHEN BOOKS WENT TO WAR: THE STORIES THAT HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II. This is the history of the Armed Services Editions: specially printed books specifically designed for our fighting men to carry into combat. Tune in and learn about this amazing history of our GIs love of reading while in the European and Pacific theatres of war, what they read and how it changed their lives. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with entomologist, author, lecturer and photographer ARTHUR V. EVANS about his monumental field guide BEETLES OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Beetles are ubiquitous, and account for fully one fifth of all plant and animal life. They come in a mind-blowing variety of shapes, sizes and colors. And they have some unusual behavior too. Tune in and learn about beetles that decorate with dung, use chemical weapons and joust with rivals. All species found here in New England.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

The 8th annual Folk Revival tribute show, remembering those artists who passed away in 2014, with special guest co-host Beth DeSombre.

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