Geraldine Brooks: "Caleb's Crossing"

Geraldine Brooks: "Caleb's Crossing"

May 9, 2011

In 1665 a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. This little-known fact inspires Geraldine Brooks’ latest novel: imagining love, loss and the struggle to bridge cultural divides.

Rep. Ron Paul: "Liberty Defined"

May 3, 2011

Twelve-term Congressman Ron Paul is a libertarian Tea Party favorite. The GOP presidential hopeful is pro-small government and a harsh critic of the Federal Reserve. Ron Paul's vision for America.

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.

Eric Felten: "Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue"

Eric Felten: "Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue"

April 28, 2011

Loyalty is considered by some to be essential to a live well lived. While the time-honored virtue provides the bonds of love, friendship, and community, it can also be plagued with complications and conflicts. A look at why the path to fidelity -- despite its rewards -- is sometimes littered with moral land mines.

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.

James Stewart: "Tangled Webs"

April 26, 2011

What Martha Stewart, Bernie Madoff, Barry Bonds and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby have in common. An exploration of perjury and false statements.

Deval Patrick: "A Reason to Believe"

April 14, 2011

Deval Patrick, the first African-American governor of Massachusetts, talks with Diane about his unlikely path to politics, and what he calls his campaign against cynicism.

Diane Ackerman: "One Hundred Names for Love"

Diane Ackerman: "One Hundred Names for Love"

April 13, 2011

Writer Diane Ackerman's husband was a novelist, a poet and a lover of language before he suffered a massive stroke. It left him able to utter only a single syllable. The story of how his wife helped him rediscover language and how their love changed.

Rachel Lloyd:  "Girls Like Us"

Rachel Lloyd: "Girls Like Us"

April 7, 2011

British-born Rachel Lloyd found herself spiraling into a life of torment and abuse. She ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, until she broke free of the street and her pimp thanks to the help of a local church. She talks with Diane about developing non-profit programs to help girls and young women who have experienced sexual exploitation and domestic traficking.

Senator Bernie Sanders: "The Speech"

March 31, 2011

On December 10, 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders walked on to the floor of the United States Senate and made a speech lasting over eight hours. In it, he blasted the agreement that President Obama struck with Republicans which extended tax cuts for the very rich. But the speech also attacked corporate greed and what he sees as the decline of the American middle class. Senator Sanders joins Diane to discuss his speech and its call to action.

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