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...

Breaking the "Oil Addiction"

February 6, 2006

A look at the president's proposals to reduce U.S. reliance on Middle East oil.

Richard Louv: "Last Child in the Woods" (Algonquin) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2006

A child advocacy expert links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, ADD, and depression. He gives advice on how to save our children from...

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

December 5, 2005

Hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, but some people think Mother Nature's worst assault on America took place in the 1930s. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist tells the stories of individuals who survived the dust storms...

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