Amanda Hesser:  "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century"  (W. W. Norton & Co.)

Amanda Hesser: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century" (W. W. Norton & Co.)

October 28, 2010

Amanda Hesser, a food columnist for "The New York Times" discusses how she compiled the most noteworthy recipes published by the paper since it started covering food in the 1850s. The resulting "The Essential New York Times Cookbook" is a...

Garry Wills: "Outside Looking In"

October 27, 2010

Garry Wills, journalist, classicist and historian, says he’s always been an outsider looking in, but his perch has been remarkable. In a new collection of essays he describes some of the more unlikely places he’s been and the insights...

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

October 21, 2010

For the first time in history, the world will soon be home to more people over fifty than under seventeen. Journalist Ted Fishman explores the complex economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the world's aging population. He...

Readers' Review: Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities"

October 20, 2010

A Readers' Review of "A Tale of Two Cities." Charles Dicken's classic novel about the social ills plaguing London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

October 14, 2010

The author of "The Horse Whisperer" describes how an ordeal with poisonous mushrooms influenced his new novel. It centers on an estranged father and son, each dealing with dark secrets and struggling with notions of bravery.

Myla Goldberg: "The False Friend"

October 13, 2010

The bestselling author of the Bee Season presents her latest novel. It's a complex psychological drama about what happens when the ignorance of youth comes crashing against the wisdom of adulthood.

Walter Mondale: "The Good Fight"

October 12, 2010

A sluggish U.S. economy, threats from Islamic fundamentalists and strong Republican challenges - Walter Mondale says he's been there. The former Democratic Vice President offers words of advice.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

More than 50 million Americans are caring for a spouse, parent or relative who has a serious illness. Author and journalist Gail Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving, drawing on her experience caring for her husband...

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"  (Rebroadcast)

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

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

Stephen Breyer: "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View" (Knopf)

October 7, 2010

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer discusses how the nation's highest court can maintain the public's confidence, his perspective on the Constitution as a living document, and his pragmatic approach to deciding cases.

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