"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
Diane and her guests talk about the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew over the weekend, and about what the disaster may mean for the future of the space program.
- Alex Roland chair of the History Department at Duke University and former NASA historian
- Donna Shirley instructor of aeronautics engineering at the University of Oklahoma and former Mars exploration manager at NASA
- John Logsdon director, Space Policy Institute at George Washington University
Most Recent Shows
French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.
The latest research into the link between germs and mental illness -- and what we all need to know.
The country's 9-1-1 emergency call system was designed for landline telephones. With the growing reliance on mobile technology, experts say it’s out of date. Current gaps in the 9-1-1 system and how it can be improved.