Authors

Lisa Miller: "Heaven"

Lisa Miller: "Heaven"

March 25, 2010

An award-winning journalist draws on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs to offer a new understanding of one of the most cherished —and shared— ideals of spiritual life.

Robert Mnookin:  "Bargaining With The Devil"

Robert Mnookin: "Bargaining With The Devil"

March 24, 2010

The director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project explains when to bargain and when to fight.

Michael Lewis:  "The Big Short"

Michael Lewis: "The Big Short"

March 23, 2010

Journalist Michael Lewis offers the winner's perspective on the global financial crisis.

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"

March 18, 2010

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

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

March 16, 2010

Humans aren't the only beings who communicate, feel emotions and have self-awareness. Drawing on the latest research, an animal behaviorist explains why people need to change the way they treat other living creatures.

Helen Simonson: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand"

March 8, 2010

A proper, proud, retired British officer courts a local widow of Pakistani descent in this debut novel. Author Helen Simonson discusses the power of romance to transcend modern stereotypes about culture and religion.

Dr Francis Collins: "The Language of Life"

March 4, 2010

Genetic testing was once used only to detect rare diseases. Today, a revolution in human genetics means more Americans can personalize their treatment of conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. The Director of the NIH discusses the future of personalized medicine.

Sheena Iyengar: "The Art of Choosing"

March 3, 2010

The power of choice: Understanding the motivations, biases, and cultural influences that determine the choices, large and small, we make in our lives

Readers Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

February 25, 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...

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast" (Rebroadcast)

February 21, 2010

Life after loss - Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his thirty-eight year old daughter

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