Disaster

Rebuilding New Orleans

June 28, 2007

A new report says large sections of the city are still prone to flooding, but recovery continues.

Virginia Tech Shootings

April 17, 2007

Diane and her guests talk about the latest information on the deadly shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: the university police and administration's handling of the two attacks, what is known about the shooter...

Stephen Flynn: "The Edge of Disaster" (Random House)

February 20, 2007

The security expert argues we must focus on building national resiliency to confront the dangers of terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

John Taliaferro: "In A Far Country" (Public Affairs)

January 3, 2007

The story of a missionary and his wife and the 1897 journey he took with seven Eskimos and hundreds of reindeer over seven hundred frozen miles to rescure the starving crews of eight icebound whaling ships.

Claire Messud: "The Emperor's Children" (Knopf) (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2006

Diane talks with the author about her satirical comedy of manners about life among thirty-somethings in New York during the months leading up to and immediately following 9/11.

Timothy Egan: "The Worst Hard Time" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

December 4, 2006

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms that terrorized the High Plains during the darkest years of the Depression. His book has won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction.

Khaled Hosseini: "The Kite Runner"

September 28, 2006

An Afghan-American doctor talks about his first novel, which became an international literary sensation. He also talks about how his work has drawn attention to the struggles in Afghanistan and other war-torn nations around the world.

Claire Messud: "The Emperor's Children" (Knopf)

September 7, 2006

Diane talks with the author about her satirical comedy of manners about life among thirty-somethings in New York during the months leading up to and immediately following 9/11.

News Roundup

September 1, 2006

A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for review and analysis of the week's top national and international news stories.

The 'Big Dig' Tunnel Collapse and Beyond

July 24, 2006

Problems with the Boston highway project and a broader view of public works safety, financing and oversight issues.

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