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

November 4, 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...

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Garry Wills: "Outside Looking In"

October 27, 2010

Garry Wills, journalist, classicist and historian, says he’s always been an outsider looking in, but his perch has been remarkable. In a new collection of essays he describes some of the more unlikely places he’s been and the insights...

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

October 21, 2010

For the first time in history, the world will soon be home to more people over fifty than under seventeen. Journalist Ted Fishman explores the complex economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the world's aging population. He...

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

October 14, 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.

Walter Mondale: "The Good Fight"

October 12, 2010

A sluggish U.S. economy, threats from Islamic fundamentalists and strong Republican challenges - Walter Mondale says he's been there. The former Democratic Vice President offers words of advice.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

More than 50 million Americans are caring for a spouse, parent or relative who has a serious illness. Author and journalist Gail Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving, drawing on her experience caring for her husband...

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"  (Rebroadcast)

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

Cartoonist, playwright and author Jules Feiffer on finding his life's work.

Stephen Breyer: "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View" (Knopf)

October 7, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discusses how the nation's highest court can maintain the public's confidence, his perspective on the Constitution as a living document, and his pragmatic approach to deciding cases.

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

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