Disaster

Lucinda Roy: "No Right to Remain Silent" (Harmony Books) (Rebroadcast)

July 26, 2009

Two years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, a disturbed student gunned down thirty-two of his classmates and teachers. An English professor who had reached out to the troubled young man talks about the tragedy.

Colum McCann: "Let the Great World Spin" (Random House)

June 29, 2009

On a summer day in 1974 New Yorkers looked up to see an acrobat walking on a wire between the tops of the twin towers. In a new novel, Colum McCann imagines what was going on in the lives of the people on the streets below.

Thomas Buergenthal: "A Lucky Child" (Little Brown)

April 16, 2009

A world court judge describes the remarkable luck that allowed him to survive as a child in Nazi concentration camps and how his experiences during the Holocaust shaped his lifelong commitment to universal human rights

Alan Huffman: "Sultana" (Collins)

April 15, 2009

In 1865, a steamboat sank in the Mississippi River killing seventeen-hundred passengers. Guest host, Katty Kay, and journalist and author, Alan Huffman, discuss the forgotten story of the worst maritime disaster in American history.

Lucinda Roy: "No Right to Remain Silent" (Harmony Books) (Rebroadcast)

April 12, 2009

Two years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, a disturbed student gunned down thirty-two of his classmates and teachers. An English professor who had reached out to the troubled young man talks about the tragedy.

Lucinda Roy: "No Right to Remain Silent" (Harmony Books)

April 9, 2009

Two years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, a disturbed student gunned down thirty-two of his classmates and teachers. An English professor who had reached out to the troubled young man talks about the tragedy.

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon) (Rebroadcast)

March 8, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Rashid Khalidi: "Sowing Crisis" (Beacon)

March 5, 2009

A U.S. historian of the modern Middle East explains how Cold War tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union continue to undermine stability in the region today.

Yiyun Li : "The Vagrants" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

February 22, 2009

An award-winning, Beijing-born writer presents her debut novel. It is based on a true story of the public execution in nineteen-seventy-nine of a young woman who served in the Red Guard before denouncing communism.

Yiyun Li : "The Vagrants" (Random House)

February 18, 2009

An award-winning, Beijing-born writer presents her debut novel. It is based on a true story of the public execution in nineteen-seventy-nine of a young woman who served in the Red Guard before denouncing communism.

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