Books

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.

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.

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