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John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements" (Rebroadcast)

September 2, 2013

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

Merethe Lindstrom: "Days In The History Of Silence"

Merethe Lindstrom: "Days In The History Of Silence"

August 27, 2013

The latest novel from a celebrated Norwegian writer, "Days in the History of Silence" is a haunting meditation on the legacy of family secrets.

Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

August 26, 2013

Author Judith Flanders joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk about the evolution of the real -- and fictional -- crime story.

A Conversation With Author Tana French

A Conversation With Author Tana French

August 12, 2013

Irish author Tana French recently won the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize for thrillers. But her plots are often about more than solving grisly murders. Her fourth book, “Broken Harbor,” is a psychological thriller that also explores a downtrodden Ireland after the fall of the Celtic Tiger. Tana French joins Diane to talk about her best-selling novels and how her career as an actress influences her writing.

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements"

John Hunter: "World Peace And Other 4th-Grade Achievements"

July 29, 2013

In John Hunter's fourth grade classroom, students tackle global problems using a game. The teacher explains the World Peace Game and how it’s informed his education philosophy.

Susan Choi: "My Education"

Susan Choi: "My Education"

July 22, 2013

A professor's dark world, a graduate student's obsession and a torrid affair that turns lives upside down: Susan Choi on her new novel.

Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century"

July 18, 2013

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection and baseball. From our May Readers’ Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"  (Rebroadcast)

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

Bunker Hill is among the best-known battles of the Revolutionary War. The role of ordinary citizens in the fight that changed the course of America's quest for independence.

David Robertson: "Brick By Brick: How LEGO Rewrote The Rules Of Innovation And Conquered The Global Toy Industry"

David Robertson: "Brick By Brick: How LEGO Rewrote The Rules Of Innovation And Conquered The Global Toy Industry"

July 1, 2013

Despite a cult-like devotion to LEGO, the toy brand faced near bankruptcy just a decade ago. How LEGO pulled off one of the most successful business transformations in recent memory.

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