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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 9:00pm

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.

Novelist Chuck Palahniuk returns to Inquiry to talk about his new novel Beautiful You, which is about sex addiction and sinister corporate forces, among other things. “Young people want mirrors, older people want art.” Tune in for a fun and candid discussion with this challenging writer who thoroughly enjoys himself on his book tours.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Back by popular demand: a favorite pre-recorded show of the top 50 folk group recordings of all time as a Christmas gift for Folk Revival listeners.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

For the celebration of his 21st birthday, jazz pianist Matt Savage has released his 10th album! He has already been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz from the time he was first labeled a "jazz prodigy" at age 8. He has performed (on stage and in jam sessions) with the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Arturo O'Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Clark Terry and Chick Corea, just to name a few. Matt who on his way to New York City to continue his studies continues to amaze and it was so fun to have him back at the farm talking about his new project.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us for this very special edition of four hours of holiday music brought to you by your favorite host Nick DiBiasio.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

80-years young, Marilyn performs with energy a 40-year-old would envy and a talent that Johnny Carson honored a record 70 times on his “Tonight Show”.

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Celebrate the arrival of winter with songs of the season, Soul Serenade style. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

On this edition of Jazz Matinee host Chet Williamson will doing a phone interview with the talented bassist Allison Kreslow, this is one show you do not want to miss. It all starts at 5:20pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:30pm

Social media sites, apps, anything you download or sign up for online has a Terms of Agreement. But, unless you have a lot of free time on your hands odds are you have never read a single one in its entirety. Plus, as the terms get updated over time you would have to keep rereading the document to find out what new agreement you are making by using the site or app. Staying on top of personal privacy rights online can be a full time job and is something most people simply do not have time to manage. So, we use our apps and social media sites and hope for the best, until something goes wrong, and our posts or photos or documents we thought were private are suddenly made public. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by on-line privacy expert Shaun Murphy.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Krista Piazza (shown, center), superintendent of Seven Hills Charter Public School and executive director of the Learning First Foundation. Joining her are Amy Ebbeson (shown, left), who chairs Seven Hills Charter’s Board of Trustees, and David Frazier (shown, right), president of the Rotary Club on Worcester.

They talk about changing the course of public education. In the spirit of full disclosure, Steve does voluntary public-relations work for Rotary Worcester.

As the Telegram & Gazette reported on October 5, in an article titled Seven Hills Charter school gets top-level ranking for second time, “A little bit of pride dripped off of each purple and white ‘Level #1 Teacher’ button Krista Piazza distributed Tuesday at Seven Hills Charter Public School. ‘Congratulations!’ she beamed as she handed one to each educator she passed in the hallway.

“Ms. Piazza, superintendent of the K-8 school on the city's east side, was eager to share her joy over Seven Hills recently being named a Level 1 school for the second year in a row,” the T&G continued. “This, after the threat of having its charter revoked three years ago.

“Seven Hills, which in 1996 was the first charter school to open in Worcester, serves about 670 mostly minority and low-income students in K-8.

“In 2011, when the school was due for its five-year charter renewal, the state expressed concern that scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test had been flat for some time,” the T&G noted.

“The school was given until the end of 2012 to meet state-set English and math targets, and to make adequate yearly progress (federal and state improvement benchmarks) and meet goals outlined in the school's accountability plan.

As the T&G reported in its October 5 article, “ ... Thanks to several targeted changes Seven Hills enacted soon after the state's warning, that threat didn't come to fruition, and the school was taken off probation in January 2013 with the condition that it show sustained progress through December of this year.”

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes Angela Cartwright, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With Tom Mclaren she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public. Angela Cartwright was allowed access to the Twentieth Century Fox archives and discovered a veritable treasure trove of what are called continuity photographs: stills taken for the make up, costume and hair departments. These photographs are of the highest quality and reveal a lot about how a film lot works. There are pictures of Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Gene Tierney, Henry Fonda, Marilyn Monroe, and many, many other stars like you have never seen them before. Angela Cartwright’s book is titled Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archives.

Inquiry welcomes back Carolyn L. Kane  who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We continue our conversation about her new book Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art and Aesthetics After Code. Tonight Kane talks about the wild history of Bell Telephone Laboratories and the artists/scientists that worked there who pioneered some bizarre new technology for producing colors that affected the viewer. We also talk about the invention of Day-Glo and synthetic color. It all began with a problem with dogs peeing on a fence. If you are interested in art and technology, don’t miss this show!

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