Education

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.

Yo Yo Ma

November 12, 2007

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...

Dropout trends in U.S. High Schools

November 7, 2007

A new study says that one in ten high schools are "dropout factories." With graduation rates in these schools hovering around 60 percent, we'll look at the reasons for this development and what if anything can be done about it.

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

October 2, 2007

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

Alec Klein: "A Class Apart" (Simon & Schuster)

August 28, 2007

Stuyvesant High School in New York City is considered one of the best high schools in the nation. A 1985 graduate from 'Sty High' returns to examine what makes it so special, and whether its strict admissions policies make it more of an...

Jonathan Kozol: "Letters To A Young Teacher" (Crown) & Dan Brown: "The Great Expectations School" (Arcade)

August 23, 2007

Just in time for back-to-school, two educators discuss what it means to be a teacher. One has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years. The other is a rookie. They describe the joys of being in front of a...

Dr. Leonard Sax: "Boys Adrift" (Basic Books)

August 14, 2007

Family physician, research psychologist, and author Dr. Leonard Sax explains why many of today's young men and boys are unmotivated and uninterested in school and in life. He found five factors that contribute to their decline and offers...

Howard Gardner: "Five Minds for the Future" (Harvard Business School Press)

July 19, 2007

Renowned Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner explains the five 'minds' everyone will need to succeed in the years ahead.

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