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.
Quantum theory and quantum mechanics revolutionized physics in the Twentieth Century, but to the non-physicist this science seems to consist of crazy concepts and impossible notions. Despite this, terms, phrases and concepts from quantum theory have crept into our culture in films, names of companies, literature and jokes. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with ALFRED SCHARFF GOLDHABER, professor of Physics at Stony Brook University. Together with Robert P. Crease, a Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook, they have written a book that explores the fascinating cultural impact of the quantum: THE QUANTUM MOMENT: HOW PLANCK, BOHR, EINSTEIN AND HEISENBERG TAUGHT US TO LOVE UNCERTAINTY.
The featured artist this week is jazz pianist and bandleader Bill O'Connell, who has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Sonny Rollins and Chet Baker.
Tune in this afternoon where, during the 5 o'clock hour, Chet Williamson will be interviewing Gwenn Vivian - local jazz artist and the owner of Acton Jazz Cafe.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively chat with GEORGE K. RUSSELL. He is a member of the Biology Department of Adelphi University, on of the co-founders of Orion Magazine and editor of a wonderful collection of essays titled CHILDREN AND NATURE: MAKING CONNECTIONS. Tonight we talk about why it is critical to encourage children to be outside and to play among the trees and grasses of the natural world and why digital learning may not be the best thing in some cases. To order this book, please go to: http://www.myrin.org/
Tonight on Inquiry we have a fascinating conversation with writer and journalist DANA GOLDSTEIN. Her new history is THE TEACHER WARS: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST EMBATTLED PROFESSION. No other profession operates under this extreme level of political scrutiny and in recent years the situation has gotten far worse. Tune in and find out why one teacher remarked: “Everything I loved about teaching is extinct.”
Classical and jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini discusses how both approaches influence his playing and continue to inspire his recording projects.
Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Labor Day with great soul & funk songs about work. From the hardest working man in show business, James Brown, to “Working on a Chain Gang” with Sam Cooke, end your holiday weekend with some classic soul. It all starts at 7pm this Monday!
Postwar America saw the hard edges of bebop segue to "the cool." The music bewitched baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan, and it enchanted classically-trained pianist John Lewis; both became pioneers of this sophisticated style. Pianist Jonathan Batiste and baritone saxophone master Joe Temperly join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to make "the cool" all new. The set includes Django, Delawny’s Dilemma, and Animal Dance.
In her new book The Invisible Soldiers best selling author Ann Hagedorn tells the urgent story of the privatization of America’s national security and the dramatic rise of a bold new industry of private security contractors. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30pm to hear her analysis of a new military reality.
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