History

Elizabeth Gilbert: "Committed" (Rebroadcast)

January 10, 2010

The story of one woman's efforts to make peace with marriage before entering its estate once more.

Elizabeth Gilbert: "Committed"

January 7, 2010

The story of one woman's efforts to make peace with marriage before entering its estate once more.

Bruce Feiler: "America's Prophet"

December 22, 2009

A Biblical scholar tells the story of Moses and argues he had a profound influence on U.S leaders including George Washington, Martin Luther King Junior, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

American Indian Lawsuit Settlement

December 10, 2009

The Obama administration reaches a tentative deal to pay $3.4 billion to settle claims that the government mismanaged American Indian trust funds. Details of the proposed agreement and what it could mean for tribal members, their land and...

Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

Roger G. Kennedy: "When Art Worked"

December 8, 2009

How government programs to employ artists served the nation during the Great Depression and could offer a model for creating jobs today. Art and the New Deal.

NEH Chairman James Leach

December 7, 2009

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities takes aim at the culture wars. Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach describes his a fifty-state civility tour as part of a new "Bridging Cultures" initiative.

Robert Darnton: "The Case for Books" (PublicAffairs)

November 23, 2009

The future of books in a digital age. How the digital revolution and electronic books will affect the marketplace of ideas.

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

Kati Marton: "Enemies of the People" (Simon & Schuster)

November 9, 2009

A daughter delves into secret police files in Hungary to discover the truth about her parents, how they were spied on and betrayed during the Cold War.

Barbara Kingsolver: "The Lacuna" (Harper Collins)

November 5, 2009

Bestselling writer Barbara Kingsolver on her latest novel which explores how history and public opinion can shape a life.

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