Books

Donald Miller: "Father Fiction"

Donald Miller: "Father Fiction"

June 17, 2010

About 27 million American boys are being raised without a father in the house. One man's experience growing up fatherless and his efforts to help boys facing similar challenges.

Readers' Review:  "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Readers' Review: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

June 16, 2010

To mark the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. It explores racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town. Librarians...

Imtiaz Gul:  "The Most Dangerous Place"

Imtiaz Gul: "The Most Dangerous Place"

June 14, 2010

A veteran Pakistani reporter takes us into Pakistan's tribal areas and explains the dilemma facing the Obama administration as it tried to shape a new policy for Afghanistan.

James Patterson:  "Freedom Is Not Enough"

James Patterson: "Freedom Is Not Enough"

June 10, 2010

A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America's cities. He explores the report's aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern...

Coast Guard Admiral Thad  Allen

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen

June 10, 2010

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen on the nation's worst environmental disaster

Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen: "The Power of Half"

Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen: "The Power of Half"

June 2, 2010

What happens when a family decides to drop everything and donate half of their savings to charity? The story of the Salwen family and how their decision to sell their house and donate half of the earnings to charity brought them closer...

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

A conversation with the scientist who oversaw the Hubble Space Telescope project.

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

Readers' Review:  "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Readers' Review: "Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

May 26, 2010

The May Readers’ Review: A discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. It’s the story of a teenage Nigerian girl and an educated British couple whose tragic encounter on an African beach forever alters their lives.

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