Books

Jeanne Theoharis: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"

February 6, 2013

In the first comprehensive biography of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, author Jeanne Theoharis debunks the myth of Parks as a quiet seamstress.

Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

January 31, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

A Conversation With Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

January 30, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor joins Diane to talk about her journey from a Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court.

The Growing Popularity Of Audio Books

January 29, 2013

Audio books are on the rise. Some love their convenience and enjoy being read to, others say listening to a narrated book is not the same as reading. Diane and her guests discuss implications of a coming audio book boom.

Simon Garfield: "On the Map"

January 22, 2013

From the very first maps charted by explorers to today's Google maps, author Simon Garfield traces the history of maps and our endless fascination with them.

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II" (Rebroadcast)

January 21, 2013

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

January 21, 2013

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

Susan Crawford: "Captive Audience"

January 10, 2013

A communications policy expert on why Americans are paying more for Internet access but getting much less.

Sonja Lyubomirsky: "The Myths of Happiness"

Sonja Lyubomirsky: "The Myths of Happiness"

January 3, 2013

For many people, the holiday season and new year is a time to reflect on their well-being. We ask ourselves how happy we have been, and how we can find more happiness in the months to come. The answers seem straightforward: make more...

Jeremy Dean: "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick"

January 2, 2013

It's that time of year again when millions of Americans vow to create good habits and break bad ones. The psychologist behind PsyBlog explains why it is so difficult to modify our behavior -- and to stick with the change.

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