History

Debate Over U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

August 21, 2013

Regional powers are taking sides in the conflict between Egypt's interim military government and ousted Muslim Brotherhood leaders. We explore the debate over U.S. leverage and its potential role in the conflict.

Ricky Skaggs: "Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music"

August 15, 2013

Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs reflects on 50 years of playing bluegrass and country hits. In a new memoir, he recalls his early days as a child prodigy in Kentucky and later performing with Ray Charles, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Richard Cohen: "Sugar Love: A Not-So Sweet Story"

Richard Cohen: "Sugar Love: A Not-So Sweet Story"

July 23, 2013

The bittersweet history of sugar: why we crave it, how our bodies evolved to process it and what it’s doing to our health today.

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"  (Rebroadcast)

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

Bunker Hill is among the best-known battles of the Revolutionary War. The role of ordinary citizens in the fight that changed the course of America's quest for independence.

150 Years After The Battle Of Gettysburg

150 Years After The Battle Of Gettysburg

July 2, 2013

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flood the 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park and surrounding town this week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Diane and her guests discuss the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and how it's remembered.

The US Job Market

June 26, 2013

The Acting Secretary of Labor, Seth Harris, on minimum wage and the U.S. job market.

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"

April 30, 2013

Bunker Hill is among the best-known battles of the Revolutionary War. The role of ordinary citizens in the fight that changed the course of America's quest for independence.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

April 23, 2013

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde on how Islam is being reimagined in countries across the Middle East and what the changes mean for U.S. influence in the region.

Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England"

April 9, 2013

The Plantagenets were the dynasty that directly preceded the Tudors, ruling England for longer than any family before or since. Diane and bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, discuss how their realm shaped England into the country we recognize today.

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