"The Heart and Soul of Sundance," an NPR Special hosted by Diane Rehm

January 25, 2007

Diane travels to Utah to talk with Robert Redford, up-and-coming filmmakers, and others behind the scenes at the Sundance Institute.

The State of the Union

January 24, 2007

A look at the president's proposals and the political landscape he faces.

John Taliaferro: "In A Far Country" (Public Affairs)

January 3, 2007

The story of a missionary and his wife and the 1897 journey he took with seven Eskimos and hundreds of reindeer over seven hundred frozen miles to rescure the starving crews of eight icebound whaling ships.

Adriana Trigiani: "Home to Big Stone Gap" (Random House)

December 13, 2006

The best-selling author returns with the latest installment in her series of novels featuring Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney and her tight circle of friends in the small, Blue Ridge Mountain town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Timothy Egan: "The Worst Hard Time" (Houghton Mifflin) (Rebroadcast)

December 4, 2006

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms that terrorized the High Plains during the darkest years of the Depression. His book has won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction.

News Roundup

September 1, 2006

A panel of journalists joins guest host Laura Knoy for review and analysis of the week's top national and international news stories.

Diane Beers: "For the Prevention of Cruelty" (Swallow)

July 24, 2006

A discussion of the history and legacy of animal rights activism in the U.S.

Edward O. Wilson: "Nature Revealed" (Johns Hopkins)

April 27, 2006

Pioneering entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson talks about pressing issues in the biological and ecological sciences, including biodiversity, environmentalism, and the politics of science.

U.S. Corporations and Climate Change

March 31, 2006

The Bush administration has so far opposed mandatory plans to control carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but some major companies are working on their own. We'll talk about what they are proposing and why.

Eric Dinerstein: "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" (Island Press)

February 8, 2006

One of the most influential conservationists of our time describes how his interest in ecological conservation began when he was a bookish undergraduate film student. He describes 30 years of field work studying tigers, rhinos, bats and...

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