History

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.

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.

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