Books

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.

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

Keith Jeffery: " The Secret History of the MI6: 1909 to 1949"

Keith Jeffery: " The Secret History of the MI6: 1909 to 1949"

September 29, 2010

The authorized history of the world oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service.

"My Lie" by Meredith Maran

"My Lie" by Meredith Maran

September 28, 2010

Repressed, recovered or false memories – a journalist explains the differences. How a spate of abuse allegations shattered thousands of families, including her own, in the eighties and nineties and whether the phenomenon could happen...

Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

Rehabilitating Former Fighting Dogs

September 27, 2010

Football star Michael Vick brought national attention to dog fighting. A discussion about the culture surrounding this type of animal cruelty, new advances in canine forensic science and the rehabilitation of abused dogs.

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

September 23, 2010

A psychologist and expert on brain science talks about why we "choke" when stressed. She paints a portrait of how people handle -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- life's daily pressures.

Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has An End"

September 23, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt was campaigning for presidency in Colombia in 2002, when she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist organization. A personal account of six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle and the remarkable rescue...

Readers Review:  "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen

Readers Review: "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen

September 22, 2010

Listeners are invited to join Diane for a conversation about the novel which put author Jonathan Franzen on the literary map. "The Corrections" is a tragic-comic look at an American family at the end of the twentieth century as each of...

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