Education

Alma Powell: "America's Promise" (Harper Collins)

April 18, 2003

Alma Powell talks about America's Promise, the nonprofit umbrella organization she co-chairs that seeks to build character and competence in young people. It was founded by her husband, Secretary of State Colin Powell. Her new book for...

Talking to Kids about War

March 28, 2003

While parents watch cable news and debate the war, schoolkids see frightening images from parts of the world they've never heard of. Experts talk about the specific concerns American children have about the war in Iraq, and offer advice to...

Joyce Carol Oates: "I'll Take You There" (Ecco)

October 21, 2002

Joyce Carol Oates presents her newest novel, whose narrator, a 1960s-era college student, struggles with feelings of not belonging as she joins a sorority, has an affair with an African-American grad student, and deals with the death of a...

Carolyn See: "Making a Literary Life" (Random House)

October 4, 2002

Novelist and book reviewer Carolyn See shares advice for aspiring authors.

Foreign Students

September 26, 2002

As the academic year gets underway, universities and other research institutions around the US are working around tighter restrictions on visas for foreign students, and the kinds of projects these students can work on. Diane and her...

Caroline Kennedy: "Profiles in Courage for Our Time" (Hyperion) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2002

In 1957, then-Senator John F. Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. Daughter Caroline Kennedy joins Diane to talk about the new volume she's edited about past recipients of the John F. Kennedy Library...

School Vouchers Ruling

July 1, 2002

A panel talks about the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold an Ohio school voucher program and what it means for the future of education and the separation of church and state.

Secretary Roderick Paige

June 19, 2002

Diane interviews the Secretary of Education about the "No Child Left Behind" act, school choice, charter schools, standardized testing, and more.

Caroline Kennedy: "Profiles in Courage for Our Time" (Hyperion)

May 8, 2002

In 1957, then-Senator John F. Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. Daughter Caroline Kennedy joins Diane to talk about the new volume she's edited about past recipients of the John F. Kennedy Library...

Alcohol on College Campuses

April 11, 2002

A new study shows that about 1,400 students die, and hundreds of thousands are injured or assaulted annually, in alcohol-related incidents. A panel talks about these results and what public health experts think about how best to address...

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