History

Garry Wills: "Bomb Power"

February 4, 2010

How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S...

News Roundup - Hour 2

January 29, 2010

World leaders meet in London to discuss the future of Afghanistan; Chemical Ali is executed in Iraq; and the latest on earthquake-ravaged Haiti. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Barbara King: "Being with Animals"

January 28, 2010

Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours caring for their pets. An anthropologist explains the bond between humans and animals and its importance to our evolution.

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Readers Review: "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer

January 27, 2010

Diane invites you to join this month's readers' review. In the "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer, a masterpiece of modern architecture acts as a window on the hopes and fears of its inhabitants.

The Supreme Court's Campaign Finance Decision

January 25, 2010

The Supreme Court ushers in a new age of corporate contributions to political campaigns. Analysis of the decision: its impact on both parties and this fall's congressional elections.

Targeted Assassinations in the War Against Al Qaeda

January 21, 2010

The Obama administration has accelerated the use of drones for targeted assassinations in the war against Al Qaeda. Moral and legal issues surrounding the use of lethal covert action.

Tracy Chevalier: "Remarkable Creatures" (Dutton) (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2010

A new historical novel from the best-selling author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring." It's the story about how one woman transcends class and social prejudice to uncover one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century.

Tracy Chevalier: "Remarkable Creatures" (Dutton)

January 14, 2010

A new historical novel from the best-selling author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring." It's the story about how one woman transcends class and social prejudice to uncover one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century.

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.

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