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Friday, Dec 26 10 a.m. (ET)

Matt Richtel: “A Deadly Wandering” (Rebroadcast)

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

A women reads a book under the sun in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris, on July 1, 2010.

A women reads a book under the sun in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris, on July 1, 2010.

Friday, Dec 26 11 a.m. (ET)

A Special Readers’ Review: Why Fiction Matters (Rebroadcast)

A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.

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Author Margaret Atwood attends the 18th Annual LA Times Festival Of Books at USC on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Author Margaret Atwood attends the 18th Annual LA Times Festival Of Books at USC on April 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, Dec 25 11 a.m. (ET)

Margaret Atwood: “Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” (Rebroadcast)

The author of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Blind Assassin" (winner of the 2000 Booker Prize) on her new collection of short fiction.

Musicians perform classical music at the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' - The Classical Album Launch Event at Soho House on September 17, 2012 in New York City.

Musicians perform classical music at the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' - The Classical Album Launch Event at Soho House on September 17, 2012 in New York City.

Thursday, Dec 25 10 a.m. (ET)

The Future of Classical Music (Rebroadcast)

A look at the current state of classical music in American culture, the financial health of its institutions, and new efforts to make it more accessible to millenials.

The trio rushes onstage, hand in hand. "We always came onstage this way, sometimes running right through the audience," the trio says.

The trio rushes onstage, hand in hand. "We always came onstage this way, sometimes running right through the audience," the trio says.

Wednesday, Dec 24 10 a.m. (ET)

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey: “Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life” (Rebroadcast)

In the early 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary helped bring folk music out of the coffeehouses and onto the airwaves. Their songs of protest and struggle helped define a generation. In a new book, they look back on a career that spanned five decades.

Holiday shopping.

Holiday shopping.

Tuesday, Dec 23 11 a.m. (ET)

Men, Women And Holiday Stress

It's the most stressful time of the year, for many families. Surveys say women feel especially overwhelmed. Why some argue it's time to re-think our holiday priorities.

New York City police officer Darren Cox, right, accompanied by fellow officers, leaves flowers at a memorial in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in honor of two police officers who were shot there Saturday.

New York City police officer Darren Cox, right, accompanied by fellow officers, leaves flowers at a memorial in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in honor of two police officers who were shot there Saturday.

Tuesday, Dec 23 10 a.m. (ET)

U.S. Police And Public Safety

The latest on the assassinations of two New York City police officers and the ongoing debate about the role of police and their relationship with local communities.