Architecture

Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor" (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2012

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

May 2, 2012

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

White House Decision On Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

January 19, 2012

The Obama administration rejects TransCanada’s application for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline: Economic and political implications of the decision and prospects for an alternative route

Architect Daniel Libeskind

August 18, 2011

In 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind was chosen for possibly the most important architectural commission of the twenty-first century: the master plan for the World Trade Center site. Diane talks with the famed architect about his vision for the site and his unique approach to public space.

U.S and East Asia

January 13, 2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates meets with leaders in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, but China's test flight on a new stealth fighter jet during his visit underscores some of the challenges: an update on U.S China relations and security issues in East Asia.

The Parking Garage

The Parking Garage

July 7, 2010

Parking garages have been part of the urban landscape for more than a century. How this often-maligned structure contributes to civic life and expands the future of transportation, architecture, and design.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad  Allen

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen

June 10, 2010

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the nation's worst environmental disaster

Earthquakes in the 21st Century

Earthquakes in the 21st Century

March 2, 2010

The science of earthquakes. Shifting plates beneath the earth's surface have created beautiful mountain ranges and devastating natural disasters. Why the earthquake in Haiti caused more destruction than a stronger one in Chile.

Daniel Libeskind: "Breaking Ground" (Riverhead)

October 5, 2004

Diane talks with the architect selected last year as the master planner for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site. In his new memoir, he explains how he developed his approach to design and architecture, growing up in Poland...

Dolores Hayden: "A Field Guide to Sprawl" (Norton)

August 4, 2004

"Suburban sprawl" -- we all know it when we see it, but we don't always have the words to talk about it. Architecture professor Dolores Hayden explains some of the terms that have been coined by designers and planners to describe...

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