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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

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

February 17, 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

Eamon Javers: "Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy"

February 8, 2010

A journalist describes his investigation of the secret world of corporate espionage, including a program allowing active C.I.A. officers to moonlight as spies for international businesses.

Garry Wills: "Bomb Power" (Rebroadcast)

February 7, 2010

How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S...

Garry Wills: "Bomb Power"

February 4, 2010

How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S...

Barbara King: "Being with Animals"

January 28, 2010

Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours caring for their pets. An anthropologist explains the bond between humans and animals and its importance to our evolution.

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Readers Review: "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer

January 27, 2010

Diane invites you to join this month's readers' review. In the "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer, a masterpiece of modern architecture acts as a window on the hopes and fears of its inhabitants.

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