Arts & Culture

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball (Rebroadcast)

May 30, 2011

Carly Simon sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game and talks about the years when her parents invited baseball legend Jackie Robinson to stay with her family. The singer/songwriter reflects on her life, music and childhood love of baseball.

Edna O'Brien: "Saints and Sinners"

Edna O'Brien: "Saints and Sinners"

May 23, 2011

Edna O'Brien writes stories of the sad and the stranded, the hopeful and the lovelorn. The author talks with Diane about her decades-long writing career and why she keeps Ireland at the heart of her work.

Jonathan Kay: "Among the Truthers"

May 12, 2011

Conspiracy theories always existed to explain pivotal events: President Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landing, the spread of AIDS. Diane and her guest talk about America's growing fascination with conspiracies theories.

Growing Concern Over China's Human Rights Record

May 11, 2011

China steps up arrests of artists, journalists and activists. The U.S. and other nations have condemned the actions. China's human rights record amid its growing global influence.

Suzanne Marrs: "What There Is to Say We Have Said"

Suzanne Marrs: "What There Is to Say We Have Said"

May 10, 2011

Friendship and life as a writer: a correspondence lasting over fifty years between two of America's most admired writers - Eudora Welty and William Maxwell - displays the forgotten art of letter writing.

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

Alice Walker: "The Chicken Chronicles"

May 2, 2011

Alice Walker is a renowned author, poet and activist, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple." She discusses how raising backyard chickens turned into a journey of personal discovery.

Readers' Review: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

April 27, 2011

A new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's gothic tale about an orphan-turned-governess has hit movie theaters. In this month's Readers' Review, Diane invites listeners to discuss "Jane Eyre," the novel first published in 1847.

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

April 12, 2011

Carly Simon sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game and talks about the years when her parents invited baseball legend Jackie Robinson to stay with her family. The singer/songwriter reflects on her life, music and childhood love of baseball.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

April 11, 2011

Director, producer and two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster joins Diane for a conversation about the challenges she faced with her new film and a conversation about her life on screen.

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

April 5, 2011

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

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