Education

Jodee Blanco: "Please Stop Laughing At Us ..." (BenBella)

March 4, 2008

Being the victim of a bully at school is often dismissed as just a part of growing up, but many say it can leave lasting emotional scars. A survivor of peer abuse offers advice for parents, teachers and children on coping with and putting...

The Cost of Higher Education

February 28, 2008

Over the past twenty years, the cost of a college education has outpaced the rate of inflation. Despite efforts by Harvard, Yale and a few other schools to offset set spiraling tuitions, many students graduate from college with huge...

John Edgar Wideman: "Fanon" (Houghton Mifflin)

February 4, 2008

In his first novel in 10 years, John Edgar Wideman weaves fiction, biography, and memoir to evoke the life and message of French philosopher, psychiatrist, and political activist Frantz Fannon.

What's Ahead for No Child Left Behind

January 31, 2008

President Bush has called on Congress to strengthen the No Child Left Behind law when it comes up for renewal this year. Guest host Katty Kay invites educators to examine this six-year-old law and discuss what should change.

Yo Yo Ma (Rebroadcast)

January 21, 2008

Yo-Yo Ma talks about his Silk Road Project, now in its ninth year. He'll also discuss his recent recordings, the state of classical music in America and around the world, and the role music plays in brining people of different cultures...

Teaching Evolution and Creationism

January 7, 2008

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. We'll look at what the Academy says and why creationism does not belong in the science classroom.

Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano: "Playing With the Boys" (Oxford)

December 12, 2007

In 1972, Congress passed Title IX. The law was meant to address gender inequality in school athletics. But authors McDonagh and Pappano argue the landmark legislation helped codify policies that establish separate but equal in sports. A...

Clay Gordon: "Discover Chocolate" (Gotham Books)

December 11, 2007

A chocolate expert discusses the intricacies of buying, storing, tasting, judging and, most of all, savoring the world's most heavenly chocolates.

Cathie Black: "Basic Black" (Crown)

December 6, 2007

In 1979, Cathie Black became the first woman publisher of a weekly consumer magazine. Today, she manages such well-known magazines as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She joins Diane...

John Elder Robison: "Look Me in the Eye" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

November 22, 2007

Author discusses his troubled childhood and living with Asperger's syndrome.

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