Books

Mike Farrell: "Of Mule and Man" (Akashic Books)

October 12, 2009

Former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell on the spirit of America. The actor recounts his cross-country travels in a Prius and the conversations he had with activists, friends, and family to promote social justice in every neighborhood.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

A.S. Byatt: "The Children's Book" (Knopf)

October 5, 2009

Award-winning author A.S. Byatt discusses her latest novel,a saga of four English families and how fairy tales can bring adults and children together.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

October 4, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow)

October 1, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

[William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer answered some of...

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

September 30, 2009

This month's Readers Review takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max, who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

Diana Welch and Liz Welch: "The Kids Are All Right" (Harmony Books)

September 29, 2009

Four siblings tell their versions of becoming orphans, being separated, and finally coming back together.

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

September 27, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House)

September 24, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

Dr. Andrew Weil: Why Our Health Matters (Hudson Street Press) (Rebroadcast)

September 20, 2009

Physician and best-selling author Andrew Weil on why health-care reform needs to change the entire medical system.

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