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"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

July 13, 2010

Set in a village in coastal Maine, the novel tells the story of two families who experience a great tragedy that rips them apart and brings them together.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

July 8, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Donald Miller: "Father Fiction"

Donald Miller: "Father Fiction"

June 17, 2010

About 27 million American boys are being raised without a father in the house. One man's experience growing up fatherless and his efforts to help boys facing similar challenges.

Readers' Review:  "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

June 16, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Imtiaz Gul:  "The Most Dangerous Place"

Imtiaz Gul: "The Most Dangerous Place"

June 14, 2010

A veteran Pakistani reporter takes us into Pakistan's tribal areas and explains the dilemma facing the Obama administration as it tried to shape a new policy for Afghanistan.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad  Allen

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen

June 10, 2010

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the nation's worst environmental disaster

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Ian Johnson: "A Mosque In Munich"

Ian Johnson: "A Mosque In Munich"

May 18, 2010

One mosque in Germany has been associated with many of the twenty-first century's major terrorist attacks. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist traces radical Islam's roots in the West to Nazi Germany and the C.I.A.'s Cold War strategy.

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