Education

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.

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Matthew Crawford: "Shop Class As Soulcraft" (Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

September 7, 2009

A philosopher and motorcycle mechanic explains why not everyone should aspire to work behind a desk. He talks about the emotional satisfaction and intellectual demand of making and fixing things with your hands.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Special Olympics

August 12, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver planted the seeds of the Special Olympics in her backyard in 1962. Today it's a global organization with three million athletes. The history and future of the Special Olympics.

Violent Street Gangs

July 30, 2009

Two journalists describe life inside some of America's most violent street gangs. They discuss the the growth of Central American gangs from urban to suburban areas.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (Rebroadcast)

June 28, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses reforming the nation's schools while containing costs. He talks about the administration's education agenda, including the role of charter schools, vouchers, and the pros and cons of merit pay.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

June 25, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses reforming the nation's schools while containing costs. He talks about the administration's education agenda, including the role of charter schools, vouchers, and the pros and cons of merit pay.

Matthew Crawford: "Shop Class As Soulcraft" (Penguin)

June 2, 2009

A philosopher and motorcycle mechanic explains why not everyone should aspire to work behind a desk. He talks about the emotional satisfaction and intellectual demand of making and fixing things with your hands.

Bill Gates Sr: Showing Up for Life (Doubleday)

April 29, 2009

The father of Microsoft’s billionaire founder Bill Gates talks about family, friendship, and his work as co-chair of one of the world’s biggest philanthropic organizations.

Obama Administration First 100 Days

April 29, 2009

Diane and her guests reflect on President Obama’s first one hundred days in office, including what’s changed in Washington and what hasn’t and some of the biggest challenges ahead for his administration

Jerilyn Ross: "One Less Thing to Worry About" (Ballantine Books)

April 27, 2009

An expert on anxiety disorders explains why women worry more than men. She offers advice on how best to cope with ordinary, everyday stress

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