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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Mark Twain left instructions that his unedited autobiography not be published until one hundred years after his death.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.

Amy Chua:  "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

Amy Chua: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

January 12, 2011

The story of a mother who sets out to raise her children in the strict Chinese way she was brought up in hopes of preparing them for the future. Though her methods are intended to arm her daughters with skills, strong work habits and...

Kathryn Bolkovac:  "The Whistleblower"

Kathryn Bolkovac: "The Whistleblower"

January 11, 2011

Sex trafficking, military contractors and the woman who blew the whistle. A Nebraska cop-turned-U.N.-peacekeeper in Bosnia exposes the exploitation of women by some of the very people hired to safeguard them.

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave" (Rebroadcast)

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

The author of "The Horse Whisperer" describes how an ordeal with poisonous mushrooms influenced his new novel. It centers on an estranged father and son, each dealing with dark secrets and struggling with notions of bravery.

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