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Jonathan Franklin: "33 Men"

February 24, 2011

The dramatic plight and rescue of thirty-three entombed Chilean miners captured the world's attention last October. Journalist, Jonathan Franklin, interviewed the men and tells their story: how they survived trapped deep underground, the rescue operation that brought them to the surface, and the haunting aftermath of their captivity.

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

February 16, 2011

Humphrey Bogart was an unlikely leading man. He was neither conventionally handsome nor a versatile actor. But he had a unique style. Bogie starred in such classics as "The Maltese Falcon,” “Casablanca,” and “The African...

Donald Bogle: "Heat Wave"

February 15, 2011

A new biography traces the gritty childhood of Ethel Waters to her dramatic rise as the highest paid entertainer of the Jazz Age. It tells the story of her turbulent private life, religious conversion, and clashes with civil rights leaders. Join Diane and author, Donald Bogle, as they discuss the life and career of Ethel Waters.

Frank Delaney: "The Matchmaker of Kenmare"

February 14, 2011

Set in Ireland during World War II, a new novel tells the story of a man and woman brought together by grief and compassion. They are drawn into the conflict as spies for the Allies and discover the perils of neutrality in both war and love.

Mark Richard:  "House of Prayer No. 2"

Mark Richard: "House of Prayer No. 2"

February 9, 2011

A short-story writer reflects on his childhood in a small, racially divided Southern town in the 1960s. How he overcame physical deformity and poverty to become a journalist, author and Hollywood screenwriter.

Whether China's Growth is America's Loss

Whether China's Growth is America's Loss

February 8, 2011

Last week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dismissed complaints by China and others that U.S. policies were driving up the global prices of goods and energy. Instead he blamed these increases largely on “ the very strong demand...

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

February 7, 2011

Jasmin Darznik was three when she moved with her parents from Iran to California during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She grew up ashamed of her mother’s old world ways and resentful of her protectiveness. By the time she was in her...

Vaccines and Autism: A Story of Medicine, Science and Fear

February 2, 2011

The deadly consequences of fraudulent vaccine research: How a now-discredited study on a possible link between a childhood vaccine and autism became widely known and continues to incite debate and fear.

Peggy Orenstein: "Cinderella Ate My Daughter"

January 27, 2011

The long and short term affects of "princess mania" on our daughters identities. Why pink and sparkly is so popular for young girls today and the role marketing plays in packaging and promoting it.

Kenneth Slawenski: "J.D. Salinger"

January 26, 2011

J.D. Salinger was one of twentieth century America’s most popular and famously reclusive literary figures. A new biography offer insights into the life of JD Salinger, author of the best selling and now classic book, “The Catcher in the Rye.”

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