History

Robert Gottlieb: "Sarah" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2010

19th-century actress Sarah Bernhardt had a flair for the dramatic -- both on and off the stage. A new biography separates fact from the many fictions about her life. Diane and author Robert Gottlieb explore Bernhardt's improbable rise to...

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"  (Rebroadcast)

Richard Harvell: "The Bells" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

A new novel takes us from an abbey in rural Switzerland to the slums and courts of 18th-century Vienna to tell the story of a singer worshiped by opera lovers as an angel. Join us to discuss the beauty and tragedy behind the voice.

Thomas Powers: "The Killing of Crazy Horse" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2010

Crazy Horse has been called the greatest Native American warrior of the 19th 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 have been...

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

Readers' Review:  "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a Readers' Review discussion of a novel that has touched a nerve with many people. It's topping best-seller lists across the country. "The Help," by Kathyrn Stockett centers on a young, white woman and two...

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

December 21, 2010

Britain's King George VI never aspired to be king, but in 1937 when his older brother gave up the throne to marry his American lover, he had to step up. The new monarch suffered from a debilitating stutter, a condition that he and many...

David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower: "Going Home to Glory"

December 14, 2010

David and Julie Eisenhower discuss life with General Dwight Eisenhower in the years after he left the White House. They offer new insights on the president's influence over his party, the nation and his family.

Remembering John Lennon

December 8, 2010

On the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon's death, a look at why the music of the former Beatle still stirs the imagination of millions around the world. The political and musical legacy of John Lennon.

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.

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