Books

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.

Jon Krakauer: "Where Men Win Glory" (Doubleday)

September 16, 2009

Pat Tillman walked away from a multi-million dollar N-F-L contract to fight with U-S special forces. He was killed in Afghanistan two years later. How the Army tried to keep his family and the public from learning the truth about his...

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

September 15, 2009

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

Ron Powers: "Mark Twain: A Life" (Free Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2005

Biographer Ron Powers presents what he calls "interpretive portraiture" of American humorist, essayist and novelist Mark Twain, and makes the case that Twain became the representative figure of his times.

Judith Viorst: "I'm Too Young to be Seventy" (Free Press)

October 12, 2005

The best-selling author takes a poetic and humorous look at the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian.

Ron Powers: "Mark Twain: A Life" (Free Press)

September 22, 2005

Biographer Ron Powers presents what he calls "interpretive portraiture" of American humorist, essayist and novelist Mark Twain, and makes the case that Twain became the representative figure of his times.

U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser (Rebroadcast)

September 5, 2005

The poet laureate of the United States joins Diane to talk about how to go from wanting to be a poet to actually writing poetry.

Joan Klingel Ray, "Jane Austen 101"

April 11, 2005

Jane Austen is an 18th century novelist whose work inspires shelves of scholarly literary criticism as well as passionate devotion by ordinary readers. Diane and her guest discuss why the world loves Jane Austen.

Geraldine Brooks: "March" (Viking)

March 23, 2005

The well-loved classic "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is about the four March sisters and their mother - Father spends much of the book away as a Civil War chaplain. In her new novel, author Geraldine Brooks imagines Mr...

U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser

February 25, 2005

The poet laureate of the United States joins Diane to talk about how to go from wanting to be a poet to actually writing poetry.

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