Education

Taking on Childhood Obesity

February 11, 2010

One out of three American children is overweight or obese. Details of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative to improve the way American children eat and play.

Why Good Kids Sometimes Are Cruel

January 11, 2010

Why good kids sometimes act cruelly. A psychologist and a school principal explain the importance of the pre-teen years in heading off mean behavior. They offer strategies for kids, parents and teachers to deal with teasing, bullying and...

Scott G. Eberle: "Classic Toys"

December 23, 2009

Classic toys and the importance of play

NEH Chairman James Leach

December 7, 2009

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities takes aim at the culture wars. Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach describes his a fifty-state civility tour as part of a new "Bridging Cultures" initiative.

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 4, 2009

President Obama shifts U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gets grilled on Capitol Hill. And same-sex marriage is voted out in New York but in in D.C. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng

December 1, 2009

President Barack Obama's mother spent fourteen years studying village industries in remote areas of Indonesia. His half-sister reflects on their mother's life, legacy, and recently published 1992 doctoral dissertation.

Ali Eteraz: "Children of Dust" (HarperOne)

November 12, 2009

A Pakistani American searches for his Islamic identity. From servant of Islam to Islamic reformer, a journey of self discovery that goes through the madrassas of Pakistan to the American Bible Belt and beyond.

Help for America's Veterans

November 11, 2009

As we honor the men and women of the military on Veteran’s Day, we look at some of the services available to them and their families when they return to civilian life.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

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