Environment

Aurelia Scott: "Otherwise Normal People" (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)

July 23, 2007

The story of people who devote much of their life to growing and showing the perfect rose. An inside look at the competitive world of competitive rose gardening.

Gregg Mitman: "Breathing Space" (Yale)

June 26, 2007

The history of allergies and allergy treatments in this country and some of the factors behind rising allergy and asthma rates of today.

Readers Review: "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut

May 30, 2007

Listeners are invited to join Diane and her in-studio guests to remember Kurt Vonnegut by discussing his 1963 science fiction novel dealing with religion, politics, human folly and a new form of ice that freezes at room temperature.

Wendy Williams & Robert Whitcomb: "Cape Wind" (Public Affairs)

May 7, 2007

An account of a developer's five year battle to gain approval for a wind farm spanning 24 square miles in Nantucket Sound and the opposition he's faced from some of America's richest and most politically connected individuals.

Allan Brandt: "The Cigarette Century" (Basic Books)

April 17, 2007

The rise of the powerful tobacco industry, how it's battled mounting legal and scientific challenges, and where its future lies.

Caitlin O'Connell: "The Elephant's Secret Sense" (Free Press)

March 26, 2007

An internationally acclaimed field scientist explains her theory of how elephants use seismic communication and why she believes elephant conservation is important for humans.

Amy Stewart: "Flower Confidential" (Algonquin)

February 8, 2007

An avid gardener and horticultural writer provides a behind-the-scenes look at the $40-billion-a-year international flower business.

"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.

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