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Richard Harvell: "The Bells"

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"

September 14, 2010

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

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams:  Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

September 9, 2010

The true legacy of social reformer, Jane Addams, is often overlooked today, but a century ago she was one of the nation's most radical progressives. A new biography of the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Religious Intolerance in the U.S.

September 9, 2010

The history of religious and racial intolerance in the U.S.: Diane and guests explore what's changed and what hasn't nine years after the 9/11 attacks and discuss current concerns over what some are calling an anti-Muslim frenzy.

Jennifer Jordan: "Last Man on the Mountain"

August 31, 2010

A journalist tackles one of the Himalayas' most legendary mysteries: What happened to the wealthy, middle-aged American adventurer who tried to climb K2 in the nineteen-thirties.

"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

The Future of  America's Empire

The Future of America's Empire

July 14, 2010

A look at how the U.S. chooses to use its power in the world and lessons to be learned the rise and fall of empires through the ages.

James Patterson:  "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

James Patterson: "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2010

A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America's cities. He explores the report's aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern...

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

June 29, 2010

The story of Dieter Dengler, the U.S. Navy pilot who led a mass escape from a POW camp deep within Laos, becoming the longest-held American to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.

Financial  Regulations

Financial Regulations

June 28, 2010

After months of wrangling Congress will likely pass legislation to radically reshape the U.S. financial sector: What the new rules will mean for banks, consumers and the regulatory powers of government.

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

June 23, 2010

The story of a team of men who journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to find and protect a man believed to the lone survivor of an isolated tribe.

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