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Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

Readers' Review: "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison

September 24, 2014

For our next Readers’ Review: “The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison. Set during the Depression, it tells the story of a young African-American girl who thinks blonde hair and blue eyes are the key to a better life. Join us for a discussion of Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye.”

Richard Branson: "The Virgin Way"

Richard Branson: "The Virgin Way"

September 23, 2014

British billionaire Richard Branson on a lifetime of leadership and the rewards that come from bold risk-taking.

Will Boast: "Epilogue: A Memoir"

Will Boast: "Epilogue: A Memoir"

September 17, 2014

By the time Will Boast's father died of alcoholism, he had already lost his mother and only brother. At 24, he was left completely alone -- until a deeply held secret revealed a family he never knew he had.

Todd Moss: "The Golden Hour"

Todd Moss: "The Golden Hour"

September 16, 2014

Six years ago, Todd Moss was dispatched to Mauritania to reverse a coup. Now the former top U.S. diplomat to Africa has turned his experiences into a new political thriller. An insider’s look at the inner workings of Washington and foreign policymaking.

Ian McEwan: "The Children Act"

September 15, 2014

A dying teenage boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment because of his religion, and a family court judge must decide his fate. Ian McEwan, author of “Atonement,” on his latest novel.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

September 10, 2014

A new memoir by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. In sharing the story of her own life, the Democrat from New York calls upon all women to raise their voices and get involved in public life.

Diane Ackerman: "The Human Age"

Diane Ackerman: "The Human Age"

September 9, 2014

At a time of grim talk for our planet’s future, naturalist Diane Ackerman is optimistic. Why she has faith in human innovation and argues for a new view of our relationship with nature.

Najla Said:  "Looking For Palestine: Growing Up Confused In An Arab-American Family"

Najla Said: "Looking For Palestine: Growing Up Confused In An Arab-American Family"

September 8, 2014

The daughter of noted Palestinian academic Edward Said begins her new book by saying, “I am a Palestinian-Lebanese-American Christian woman, but I grew up as a Jew in New York City. I began my life, however, as a WASP." Najla Said talks with guest host Steve Roberts about the years she spent feeling conflicted about her identity and how she eventually grew to see herself and her passions more clearly.

Gail Sheehy: "Daring: My Passages"

Gail Sheehy: "Daring: My Passages"

September 3, 2014

Gail Sheehy shook up our understanding of adulthood with her 1976 book “Passages.” Now the bestselling author turns the lens on herself in a new memoir. Gail Sheehy on life’s passages and the importance of being daring.

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