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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with comic book historian TIM HANLEY about his wild new history WONDER WOMAN UNBOUND: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS HEROINE. Tune in and learn how Wonder Woman’s creator used his comic to prepare boys in the 1940s for what he thought was the coming matriarchy and learn why Superman was always a jerk to Lois Lane.

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with writer and artist TRINA ROBBINS. She has been writing about and drawing comics since the 1960s. She is now one of the foremost authorities on the history of women comic artists. Tune in and learn about artists like Dale Messick who drew Brenda Starr; Tarpé Mills who created the fantastic Miss Fury and finally learn about the beginnings of the groundbreaking Wimmen’s Comix the long-running anthology of comics by women. Trina Robbins’ latest book is PRETTY IN INK: NORTH AMERICAN WOMEN CARTOONISTS 1896-2013.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

Catch Colors of Jazz when two time GRAMMY award winning drummer Will Calhoun joins host Bonnie Johnson. He'll talk about touring the world with rock band Living Colour, honing in on his career in jazz and his album Life In This World released in 2013 with Motéma Music. Celebrating fun and creativity, Calhoun's latest project "AZA" is "a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm" of the drums. The Will Calhoun Trio featuring pianist Marc Cary and Luques Curtis on bass will take the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, August 14th at 8PM.

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

Bill & Eli Perras will be live in-studio guests, and there will be tracks from newly acquired CDs, plus a few old favorites

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

Born in Brussels, Belgium on April, 29 1922. He played accordion as a child and started playing harmonica as a hobby. Toots originated a new sound by whistling and playing the guitar in unisono which he did for commercials; the best known is “Old Spice,” and In 1962 he composed “ Bluesette” receiving several awards.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

It’s a commonly held belief that men crave multiple sexual partners and that women crave monogamy. But recent research has shown that in fact the opposite is true. In labs around the world, researchers are finding that women are a vision of anarchic arousal and do not really lust after monogamy at all. They crave novelty. What does this say about keeping a long term relationship interesting? Tonight on Inquiry we speak with author and journalist DANIEL BERGNER about his new book WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? ADVENTURES IN THE SCIENCE OF FEMALE DESIRE. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 2:30pm

Many women are and have been uncredited collaborators to their successful husbands. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with SUSAN HENRY, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at California State University, Northridge. Her new book is titled ANONYMOUS IN THEIR OWN NAMES: DORIS E. FLEISCHMAN, RUTH HALE (pictured) AND JANE GRANT. These were three dynamic women who lived in the first half of the twentieth century and who really were the reasons their husbands were so successful and famous yet until now they never got the  credit they deserved. Tune in tonight and learn about these Lucy Stoners and their amazing lives.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Musician and early jazz scholar Vince Giordano fell in love with twenties and thirties jazz at an early age and carries on the tradition performing with his band “The Nighthawks.”  Vince discusses bringing this music to a broader audience and especially the importance of young people hearing jazz live.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes the lead singer of the legendary Manhattans to the Soul Serenade. For over five decades the Manhattans have been one of soul music's most successful groups, with hits like "Kiss & Say Goodbye" & "Shining Star." It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

"Mambo," translated from Kikongo (the Creole language of Cuba), means "conversation with the gods." With Afro-Cuban rhythms and other notes from this divine conversation, Cuban bassist "Cachao" Lopez (and his brother) enlightened the jazz world and brought forth the mambo. Led by bassist Carlos Henriquez, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra rocks Rose Theater with the ultimate "discarga" jam session, in honor of the late "Cachao." Wendell Pierce hosts.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:30pm

The cartoon, Nancy has been an iconic part of America for over 80 years. Even with the demise of newspapers and the comic sheet it still retains its popularity. Now with mobile apps and the internet Nancy is being introduced to a new generation. Why does Nancy after 80 years and without changing retain such popularity? Why are so many cartoons that made their debuts in the 1930s still going strong? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Guy Gilchrist the mind behind Nancy for the past 20 years.

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