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Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:00am

Panoramic pictures didn’t start with the iPhone. Starting in the 1840s, photographers began to take exquisite panoramic shots of special events, unique groups of people and even everyday life. These detailed long photographs are wonderful windows into the history of transportation, woman’s rights, racial equality and popular culture of an America long gone by. On Inquiry tonight, we speak with JOSH SAPAN, CEO of AMC Media, the company that operates the cable channels AMC, IFC, WEtv and the Sundance Channel. Josh discusses his new book THE BIG PICTURE: AMERICA IN PANORAMA a collection of panoramic photographs with commentary by Josh Sapan as well as such luminaries as Yogi Berra, Dick Cavett, Kathleen Turner and Martha Stewart. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

New Orleans native, trumpeter, bandleader, movie soundtrack producer and all round collaborative artist Terence Blanchard.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist and photographer TARA SELLIOS. Tara’s extraordinary photographic series are a meditation on fragility, impermanence, carnality and death. Her work, sensual but also shocking, relates to themes found in memento mori canvasses from the 16th century. To see some fine examples of Tara’s work go to her website:  http://tarasellios.com/ 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 2:30pm

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist, editor and writer JONATHAN BLACK about his very entertaining new social history MAKING THE AMERICAN BODY: THE REMARKABLE SAGA OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHOSE FEATS, FEUDS, AND PASSIONS SHAPED FITNESS HISTORY. Tonight Jonathan talks about the early years in bodybuilding and fitness training with the likes of Charles Atlas, Muscle Beach, Abbye Pudgy Stockton, and Jack Lalanne. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

Pianist/conductor talks about his long tenure as music director for Debbie Reynolds and getting back to his jazz roots with his own recording.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Funk's living legend Maceo Parker brings red-blooded soul to the Allen Room.  He's played alongside James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince - but on his own, he's a force to be reckoned with. Maceo Parker's compositions burst with energy as he leads "the Tightest Little Funk Orchestra On Earth" through a set including Off The Hook, Georgia on My Mind, and Make It Funky.  Wendell Pierce Hosts.

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 10:30pm

This week Al speaks with bestselling author Bob Drury about his new book: "The Heart of Everything That Is". The story uncovers the life of the great Sioux chief Red Cloud who was the only Plains Indian chief to defeat the United States Army. In fact he forced the American government to sue for peace on his terms. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for the untold story of Red Cloud an American legend.

Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back the one and only Bill Thompson III, Editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest and author of many books on birds. His latest book is titled Bird Homes and Habitats. This book is a great source for learning about what will make your home property more “bird friendly” and how best to feed and attract birds. Tune in tonight for some great tips!

Tonight we speak with Stan Ulanski, Professor or Meteorology, Oceanography and Marine Resources in the Geology and Environmental Science Department. He has written a very entertaining and informative book on billfish: those large and fast fish that have the long pointy “swords”. The book is part natural history, part angling adventure and part cultural history. Tune in and learn all about how swordfish live, how sailfish can change color, and how Blue Marlin are most people’s favorite gamefish. We will also talk about how two famous American fiction writers, Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey, wrote about the thrill of fishing for billfish. Professor Ulanski’s book is titled: The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin and Other Gladiators of the Sea.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 7:00pm

Back by popular demand: a pre-recorded show for Thanksgiving night.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 6:00pm

Stanley Clarke is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores.

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