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Former CENTCOM Commander General Tony Zinni

Former CENTCOM Commander General Tony Zinni

September 2, 2014

General Tony Zinni was commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command and a special envoy to the Middle East before retiring as a four-star general. He joins Diane to talk about U.S. foreign policy, presidential leadership, and why he believes our military often fails to achieve the outcomes promised by Washington.

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck  (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Grapes Of Wrath" By John Steinbeck (Rebroadcast)

September 1, 2014

From our January Readers’ Review: “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Published 75 years ago, Steinbeck’s story of the Joad family's migration from Dust Bowl Oklahoma to California holds important lessons for today. Diane and...

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

Hampton Sides: "In the Kingdom of Ice"

August 14, 2014

A conversation with best-selling author Hampton Sides on his latest book about an epic naval expedition to the North Pole. In 1879, 33 men journey through uncharted labyrinths of ice and become marooned almost 1,000 miles north of Siberia.

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum

August 12, 2014

In just a few weeks, voters in Scotland will decide whether to become independent from the United Kingdom. Diane and her guests discuss the history of the movement, arguments for and against autonomy, and implications of the vote for the United States and the European Union.

Ronald Rosbottom: "When Paris Went Dark"

Ronald Rosbottom: "When Paris Went Dark"

August 6, 2014

“When Paris Went Dark” explores daily interaction between Parisians and Germans and looks at the kind of questions the occupation raised for the French about why they didn’t do more to prevent it.

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

July 30, 2014

War photographer Peter van Agtmael chronicles U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a new book.

John Dean: "The Nixon Defense:  What He Knew and When He Knew It"

John Dean: "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It"

July 28, 2014

Forty years after Watergate you may think we have learned all there is to know about the scandal. But a key member of Nixon's White House disagrees. John Dean talks with guest host Susan Page about what he now believes the president knew and when he knew it.

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

July 24, 2014

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

U.S. Forests And Trees

U.S. Forests And Trees

July 21, 2014

The trees in U.S. forests and cities are among our most precious resources. Join us to talk about efforts to manage threats posed by invasive species, climate change and forest fire patterns.

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration"

July 3, 2014

For the Fourth of July: A fresh reading of the Declaration of Independence and how ideas of freedom and equality have been interpreted over the years.

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