For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission’s compromise “peace plan” and what it means to the future of the industry and the marine mammal.
- Monica Medina U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, Commerce Department Principal Deputy Under Secretary at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.)
- Fred O'Regan President & CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
- Karsten Klepsvik the Norwegian Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission
- Chris Palmer Author of "Shooting in the Wild," Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University's School of Communications and a wildlife filmmaker.
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