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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.”

Aminatta Forna:  "The Memory of Love"

Aminatta Forna: "The Memory of Love"

January 25, 2011

The author of a new novel set in the war-torn African nation where she grew up discusses how people are shaped by violence and love.

Father Albert Cutie': "Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love"

Father Albert Cutie': "Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love"

January 18, 2011

Father Albert Cutie' was a popular and well known Catholic priest in Miami who hosted a number of television programs in his quest to spread God's word. What nobody knew is that he faced a dilemma -- he had fallen in love with a woman...

Autobiography of Mark Twain (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2011

Mark Twain left instructions that his unedited autobiography not be published until one hundred years after his death. This year marks the centennial of the author’s demise. The first of three large volumes was just published. In it the...

Daniel Rasmussen: "American Uprising" (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2011

The untold story of America's largest slave revolt. In January 1811, 500 slaves rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Diane and her guest talk about the uprising and its effect on the culture of the American South.

Daniel Rasmussen: "American Uprising"

January 13, 2011

The untold story of America's largest slave revolt. In January 1811, 500 slaves rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Diane and her guest talk about the uprising and its effect on the culture of the American South.

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