Actress, model, and author Brooke Shields on her relationship with her mother and the childhood that made Shields the woman she is today.
Listeners are invited to join Diane and her in-studio guests to remember Kurt Vonnegut by discussing his 1963 science fiction novel dealing with religion, politics, human folly and a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature.
- Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Joe Palca NPR science correspondent
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