History

President Jimmy Carter: "White House Diary"

November 30, 2010

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about America's role in the world today, the challenges facing the Obama administration, and insights from the detailed diary he kept during his White House years.

William Alexander:  "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

William Alexander: "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2010

One man describes what he learned about the 6,000-year-old history of bread during his year-long quest to bake the perfect loaf.

Thomas Powers: "The Killing of Crazy Horse"

November 23, 2010

Crazy Horse has been called the greatest Native American warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was a bitter defeat for the frontier army of the American West. Volumes...

U.S Military Strategy in  Afghanistan

U.S Military Strategy in Afghanistan

November 17, 2010

The U.S. and NATO are considering plans this week to end their combat mission in Afghanistan by 2014. Possible elements of the proposal and the ongoing friction over U.S.-led attacks on Taliban insurgents.

The Constitution Today: Federalism

The Constitution Today: Federalism

November 15, 2010

The constitution of the United States established a government based on federalism or a power-share between the national, state and local government. The intent was to differentiate us from countries with a centralized government, like...

Deborah Cadbury: "Chocolate Wars"

November 11, 2010

A relative of the Quaker family that gave their name to one of the world's most famous brands of chocolate, Deborah Cadbury tells us about the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers.

History of Veterans' Services

November 11, 2010

Taking care of veterans now and in years past: The history of services for veterans and the challenges of meeting the complex physical and psychological needs of the men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

November 10, 2010

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has spent much of his career playing morally ambiguous characters. In his upcoming film “Casino Jack,” Spacey plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who served time in prison on fraud...

Stacy Schiff: "Cleopatra"

November 9, 2010

Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, died 2000 years ago, but in popular imagination she looms large. Her modern image as a wily seductress who wielded extraordinary power has been largely created by stage and screen, but Pulitzer prize winning...

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

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