Books

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.

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

April 20, 2010

Every night millions of viewers watch Jim Lehrer host the NewsHour on PBS. Many are also fans of his novels, plays and memoirs. He talks about his new book and journalism in the digital age.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

Simon Tolkien: "The Inheritance"

Simon Tolkien: "The Inheritance"

April 13, 2010

The grandson of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R.Tolkien describes their close relationship. He talks about his latest legal thriller and how his grandfather’s celebrity and literary achievement influenced his life and his own writing...

Anna Quindlen: "Every Last One"

Anna Quindlen: "Every Last One"

April 12, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents the story of a mother, a father, their family and the unforeseen, catastrophic consequences of everyday actions.

Ian McEwen: "Solar"

Ian McEwen: "Solar"

April 8, 2010

A novel from best-selling author, Ian McEwan, about a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident. How he uses the opportunity to extricate himself from a failing marriage, reinvigorate...

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

April 7, 2010

A journalist describes his quest to meet the neighbors.

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

Simon Johnson: "13 Bankers" (Rebroadcast)

April 1, 2010

recent U.S. financial history and how to prevent a future meltdown

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