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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.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea" (Rebroadcast)

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2010

Why Isabel Allende chose slavery as the subject of her new novel.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

"Anthill" is first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Antonia Fraser: "Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2010

Diane talks with Lady Antonia Fraser about her memoir of living and loving through adversity. The best-selling historian recounts her three decades with playwright Harold Pinter: media hysteria surrounding their affair, his famous temper...

Readers' Review:  "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a Readers' Review discussion of a novel that has touched a nerve with many people. It's topping best-seller lists across the country. "The Help," by Kathyrn Stockett centers on a young, white woman and two...

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