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Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

Rebecca Frankel: "War Dogs"

October 20, 2014

Canines have been serving in the military for generations, but one journalist says they are undervalued. Why dogs are still our best defense against improvised explosive devices, and provide vital support to our troops.

Colm Toibin: "Nora Webster: A Novel"

Colm Toibin: "Nora Webster: A Novel"

October 16, 2014

The best-selling author of "Brooklyn" and "The Last Testament of Mary" talks with guest host Susan Page about his latest novel. It's the portrait of a young widow, her family, and the small Irish town that confines her.

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

Suki Kim: "Without You, There Is No Us"

October 15, 2014

A Korean-American journalist gets a job teaching English to the sons of North Korea's elite. Her memoir offers a rare peek inside the world's most mysterious country.

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

A Conversation With Gen. Wesley Clark

October 9, 2014

A conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark on his vision for a new direction in American leadership, and what it will take to move the U.S. away from its focus on war.

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

Katha Pollitt: "Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights"

October 8, 2014

One in three American women will have an abortion by age 45. Yet, even 40 years after Roe v. Wade, the issue remains contentious. Feminist author Katha Pollitt on why she thinks it’s time to re-frame the debate over abortion.

Environmental Outlook: Michele Raffin's "The Birds Of Pandemonium: Life Among The Exotic & The Endangered"

Environmental Outlook: Michele Raffin's "The Birds Of Pandemonium: Life Among The Exotic & The Endangered"

October 7, 2014

The act of saving an injured dove nearly 20 years ago put Michele Raffin on a path from naive bird rescuer to accomplished breeder and conservationist. In a new book, she describes how that journey resulted in a backyard aviary that houses more than 350 exotic birds, representing 40 species.

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.

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