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Feb 14, 2018

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was one of the first Industrial Age science fiction novels. But what was the inspiration for the Monster in that book?

Feb 14, 2018

Tonight on Inquiry, our in-studio guests are DAVID WACKELL, Exhibition Preparator at Anna Maria College, and ESTHER SOLONDZ, artist. An exhibition of Esther Solondz’ installation and process based work titled SO LIGHTLY HERE, will be at Anna Maria College from FEBUARY 21-APRIL 11, 2008.

Feb 11, 2018

Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is visual artist ANNE RAINEY. An exhibition of her work titled TU ME MANQUES will be at Worcester’s Sprinkler Factory from February 3 till February 25.


Feb 2, 2018

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes writer, poet and recording artist MICHAEL C. FORD. He will talk about his latest collection WOMEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE and talk about his recording work with former members of The Doors.

Jan 24, 2018

“I erase consciousness” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HENRY JAY PRZYBYLO, M.D., an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern University School of Medicine.

Jan 24, 2018

Tonight, my returning guests are: SCOTT CHIMILESKI, a photographer and a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and ROBERTO KOLTER, Professor at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Harvard;s Microbial Sciences Initiative.

Jan 18, 2018

There are many theories about why the Roman Empire fell, but none of them have ever taken into consideration the crucial role of climate change and disease. Tonight on Inquiry, we have a fascinating conversation with KYLE HARPER.

Jan 17, 2018

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with RICHARD BLADE. He is one of the most popular rock DJs in America, and  has hosted, directed and/or starred in TV series like Video One, MV3 and Video Beat.

Jan 11, 2018

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with poet LEA GRAHAM about her new collection of poems FROM THE HOTEL VERNON. Ms Graham is an Associate Professor of English at Marist College and was a writer-in-residence at Clark University and was  a bar tender at the Hotel Vernon.

Jan 11, 2018

Some new species or plants and animals are found in the far flung corners or the planet, but others are discovered in the dusty corners of natural history collections of museums.

Jan 10, 2018

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with longtime tech-startup entrepreneur BRIAN DEAR about his new book THE FRIENDLY ORANGE GLOW: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE PLATO SYSTEM AND THE DAWN OF CYBERCULTURE.

Jan 4, 2018

Tonight on Inquiry we continue our conversation with BRIAN FAGAN, emeritus professor at the University of California, Santa Barbera, about his monumental history: FISHING: HOW THE SEA FED CIVILIZATION. Tonight we talk about carp, herring and cod .

Dec 27, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PHYLLIS FENDER, wife of legendary electric guitar designer, Leo Fender.

Dec 20, 2017

NANCY, the newspaper comic strip drawn and written by Ernie Bushmiller, was a deceptively simple gag cartoon. You read it, got the joke in a heartbeat, and moved on. But it took a lot of work to create that perfect visual gag.

Dec 20, 2017

Tonight, Inquiry is pleased to talk with MICHAEL GERBER, Editor and Publisher of THE AMERICAN BYSTANDER, a new, unique and hilarious humor magazine. Tune in and find out how he managed to attract the long roster of talented artists and writers that is featured in every issue.

Dec 7, 2017

V. I. Lenin was the “godfather of post-truth politics” a ruthless politician who “adopted a highly populist style of politics” yet was brazenly cynical and lied unashamedly.

Dec 7, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. Joining her in the studio is photographer RON ROSENSTOCK.

Dec 6, 2017

Inquiry welcomes back comic book artist and historian TRINA ROBBINS. She produced the very first all-women comic books in 1970 and has been promoting and documenting women in comics ever since.

Dec 6, 2017

Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back internationally acclaimed birder and photographer RICHARD CROSSLEY. He will be talking about the latest volume in the CROSSLEY ID GUIDE SERIES: WATERFOWL. So tune in and find out how to tell a Greater from a Lesser Scaup

Dec 2, 2017

This week on Inquiry we explore the world of the microbe.


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