Books

Wes Moore: "The Other Wes Moore"

Wes Moore: "The Other Wes Moore"

May 19, 2010

One Wes Moore is a Rhodes scholar; another, a convicted murderer. The story of two men with the same name from the same inner city neighborhood and the divergent paths of their lives.

Ian Johnson: "A Mosque In Munich"

Ian Johnson: "A Mosque In Munich"

May 18, 2010

One mosque in Germany has been associated with many of the twenty-first century's major terrorist attacks. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist traces radical Islam's roots in the West to Nazi Germany and the C.I.A.'s Cold War strategy.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

May 17, 2010

The first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving"

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving"

May 13, 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...

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

May 12, 2010

A behind-the-scenes look at America's seventeen-billion-dollar pet food industry and what you need to know about the nutritional needs of your dog or cat.

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

May 5, 2010

Why Isabel Allende chose slavery as the subject of her new novel.

Ann Hood:  "The Red Thread"

Ann Hood: "The Red Thread"

May 3, 2010

A story about five families hoping to adopt baby girls from China. Novelist Ann Hood weaves together their accounts with the heartbreaking stories of the mothers who gave up their infants.

Readers Review:  "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

Readers Review: "Out Stealing Horses" by Per Petterson

April 28, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join the discussion of a Norwegian novel that has been lauded for its universal relevance. It is the story of a man who has settled into a rustic cabin to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A...

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

April 22, 2010

The first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

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

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

April 21, 2010

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

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