In 2007, neuroscientist Lisa Genova self-published her first novel, “Still Alice.” It tells the story of a Harvard psychology professor and her experience with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The book became a best-seller and is now a major motion picture. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “Still Alice.”
Executions in the U.S. top 1,000 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. At the same time, public support for the death penalty has dropped and high-profile clemency petitions land governors and their decisions in the news.
- Peter Slevin national reporter for the Washington Post, based in Chicago
- Diann Rust-Tierney Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Joshua Marquis District Attorney, Astoria Oregon also serves as a VP, National District Attorneys Association
Most Recent Shows
With more people returning to the workforce, automakers are seeing a boom in car sales. But there's growing concern about a surge in auto loans to buyers with weak credit. The risks of subprime auto loans.
Living in Afghanistan, one former journalist saw how pervasive political corruption can lead to violent extremism. She calls for urgent action by the U.S., and a new approach to foreign policy. How corruption threatens global security.
President Obama is proposing to greatly expand wilderness protections within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area thought to be rich in oil and gas. The move is strongly opposed by some congressional Republicans. We look at the debate over new conservation designations in Alaska.