Education

Emma Walton Hamilton: "Raising Bookworms" (Beech Tree Books)

December 8, 2008

Julie Andrews' daughter offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover the joy and power of reading.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Sally Swift: "The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper" (Clarkson Potter) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2008

The women behind public radio's "The Splendid Table" examine America's evolving sense of food and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking and eating.

Vicki Myron: "Dewey" (Grand Central Publishing)

November 17, 2008

The former head librarian of Spencer, Iowa explains a cat's appeal in her small Midwestern town and the rest of the world.

State Ballot Inititiatives

November 3, 2008

A discussion of initiatives on the ballot in 36 states this November 4th. Voters will decide on initiatives ranging from abortion and state income taxes to same-sex marriage and affirmative action.

The Presidential Candidates' Education Proposals

October 21, 2008

The plans of John McCain and Barack Obama for improving education.

Sex Education

September 23, 2008

The latest teen birth rate figures are up after a 15-year decline, and the presidential campaign has renewed questions over the effectiveness and appropriateness of comprehensive sex education and abstinence-only education. A look at the...

Bird Watching and Listening

August 27, 2008

A history of one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in America, and two new guides to help you identify specific birds and their songs.

Student Loans and the Credit Crunch

August 12, 2008

The credit crunch is moving into the student loan market, and some private loans are drying up. We take a look what kind of impact to expect on students attending a range of colleges, universities, and professional schools.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Sally Swift: "The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper" (Clarkson Potter)

May 1, 2008

The women behind public radio�s The Splendid Table examine America's evolving sense of food and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking and eating.

President Jimmy Carter: "A Remarkable Mother" (Simon & Schuster)

April 29, 2008

Former President Jimmy Carter explains how his mother influenced his life's work. He also talks about his recent trips abroad promoting peace and democracy.

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