Arts & Culture

Renée Fleming: "The Inner Voice" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

January 20, 2005

Renowned soprano Renée Fleming describes how she developed her voice into what has become known as the gold standard of the soprano sound, and used it to become one of the world's most sought-after musical artists.

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Readers' Review: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon

January 19, 2005

Join Diane and a panel of readers to discuss this murder mystery novel with a difference. A 15-year-old boy discovers a murdered dog in his neighbor's garden and decides to find the killer. But he is a very unusual detective and...

Robert MacNeil: "Do You Speak American?" (Doubleday)

January 12, 2005

Americans might like the same fast-food chains, movies, and clothing stores, but they certainly don't sound alike. Robert MacNeil talks about his journey across the country in search of linguistic quirks and traditions in every area.

Rita Moreno

January 7, 2005

Actress Rita Moreno joins Diane to talk about her acclaimed career on stage and on screen.

Singer Denyce Graves (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2004

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves talks about her acclaimed career as an opera singer, and about the challenges she's faced in recent years, including depression, a high-risk pregnancy, and vocal cord surgery. She's now back on stage, recently...

Violinist Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2004

Diane talks with America's greatest classical violinist, who was in Washington this fall to perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. His latest CD is titled "Romance of the Violin."

James Earl Jones (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2004

Diane talks with the man who's played roles ranging from a Star Wars villain, to an animated lion, to the star of a recent revival of "On Golden Pond."

Don Saliers & Emily Saliers: "A Song to Sing, A Life to Live" (Jossey-Bass) (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2004

Emily Saliers of the popular group "Indigo Girls" and her father, a professor of theology, talk about how the language of music connects us all.

Digital Library

December 17, 2004

Google has announced plans to work with some of the world's leading research libraries to make millions of books from their collections freely available on the Web. A panel discusses what the trend toward online access means for students...

Frieda Hughes on Sylvia Plath's "Ariel"

December 14, 2004

Sylvia Plath's daughter explains the reasons for the differences between the previously published edition of her mother's last work as edited by her father, Ted Hughes, and the recently restored original version.

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