Education

Jack Horner: "How To Build A Dinosaur" (Dutton)

April 2, 2009

Advances in the science of evolutionary development could soon make it possible to create a living dinosaur. This creature would offer clues to the past, hope for future medical advances, and a host of ethical issues. Why extinct no...

Steve Lopez: "The Soloist" (Berkley) (Rebroadcast)

March 22, 2009

An L.A. Times columnist set out to save a mentally-ill homeless musician and found his own life profoundly changed. A true story about an unlikely friendship and the redemptive power of music.

Steve Lopez: "The Soloist" (Berkley)

March 16, 2009

An L.A. Times columnist set out to save a mentally-ill homeless musician and found his own life profoundly changed. A true story about an unlikely friendship and the redemptive power of music.

Education Reform

March 11, 2009

The U.S. has one of the worst high school drop-out rates in the industrialized world and many fear current education standards hurt the country's competitiveness. What the Obama administration, educators, and reform advocates think are...

President Obama Addresses Congress

February 25, 2009

Before a joint session of Congress, President Obama lays out his vision for reversing the economic tide and how the effort should be tied to changes in health care, education, and energy policy. Analysis of the speech and the political...

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.

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central) (Rebroadcast)

February 1, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Ben Sherwood "The Survivors Club" (Grand Central)

January 29, 2009

Every second of the day, someone in America faces a crisis, whether an accident, crime, illness, or financial trouble. Some bounce back, others just give up. A journalist reveals the science and secrets of survivors and how to thrive in...

Godfrey Hodgson: "The Myth of American Exceptionalism" (Yale)

January 15, 2009

Almost from the nation’s founding, Americans have thought of their country as having a unique role in the world. A British commentator explains why he believes the U.S. is not as exceptional as it often believes.

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