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Stuart Isacoff & Alexandra Lord

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:00pm

The piano is 300 years old and from the time of its creation it has cast a spell over musicians and audiences alike. The piano changed the ways in which musicians toured and presented themselves to the public and the piano changed audiences expectations about presentation and showmanship. From Mozart’s first concertos to Jerry Lee Lewis’ incendiary keyboard techniques, the piano has captured the mind and soul of musicians and listeners all over the world like no other musical instrument. Tune in tonight for a wide-ranging talk with pianist and writer STUART ISACOFF.

Nachum Sadan & Peter Porteous (Encore)

Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 10:00pm

Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history. He is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications.

Jon Dooley (Encore)

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:00pm

Greendale Physical Therapy Centers are located in Clinton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Woburn. “You don't have to be an Olympic athlete to be treated like one" is their motto. Their team has worked with numerous professional and Olympic athletes.

James Wolcott & Adam Zahler

Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight we welcome back writer, critic and long-time columnist and blogger for Vanity Fair JAMES WOLCOTT who continues his conversation about his book LUCKING OUT: MY LIFE GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY IN SEVENTIES NEW YORK. Tonight, James Wolcott discusses how long it took for him to be considered an established New York critic, the proliferation and mainstreaming of porn during that decade and finally his discovery and deep love of ballet.

James Huntington Ph.D.

Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 10:30pm

Most Americans have always believed that good people could find work and support themselves. Unfortunately, that idea may be gone forever and no economic recovery will bring it back. Almost 20 million Americans are out of work and yet Washington is unable or uninterested in getting a handle on the situation. Are we doomed? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by business professor and author, James Huntington. His new book " Works New Age" gives new meaning to gainful employment.

Mattias Waschek & RON ROSENSTOCK

Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes the new Director of the WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MATTIAS WASCHEK. In this wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, Mattias Waschek talks about what art museums need to do to stay vital in the twenty-first century, why we need to redefine the Worcester Art Museum’s  “story”, and how art museums can connect more successfully with modern diverse audiences. This is a new and exciting look ahead at what is in store for the Worcester Art Museum, so don’t miss this show!

From illuminations To pseudonyms

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 9:00pm

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively discussion with visual artists LISA BARTHELSON, ROSE LEBEAU and CARRIE CRANE. They are three of the four artists featured in the exhibition ILLUMINATIONS at the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts. (The fourth artist Nina Fletcher was unable to be here for the interview). Each artist has interpreted the idea of “illuminations” differently and each is showing new work.

Diane Brady

Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 10:30pm

During the 1960's Holy Cross College, Black Power and Racial injustice were an unholy mix. At the same time a bold Jesuit priest by the name of John Brooks made it a memorable time for a small number of black men who he personally recruited. Men such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edward P. Jones and famed defense attorney Theodore Wells. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by Businessweek editor and author Diane Brady. Her new book "Fraternity" shines a bright light on an otherwise dark time.

Raymond Bilodeau (Encore)

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 10:00pm

The definition of "homelessness" is not as black-and-white as you might think. Ask Worcester attorney Raymond Bilodeau, who is homeless.

In 2006, the Home Again collaborative identified 120 individuals in Worcester who had been homeless for an extended period of time. Home Again asked the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts to support a new way to address their homelessness through Home Again.


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