Law

Neil White: "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" (William Morrow)

June 3, 2009

A former magazine publisher, convicted of bank fraud, about what he learned as an inmate in a federal prison which also housed the last leprosy colony in the continental U.S.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton: "Picking Cotton" (St. Martin's Press) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2009

A rape victim mistakenly accused Ronald Cotton of being her attacker. He served eleven years in prison before DNA evidence exonerated him. They both join Diane to present their joint memoir of injustice and forgiveness

Mark Seal: "Wildflower" (Random House)

May 27, 2009

In two-thousand-six, a world-renowned conservationist and documentary filmmaker was murdered in Kenya under mysterious circumstances. Her life, death and efforts to save Africa's disappearing wilderness.

Confirmation Prospects for U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor

May 26, 2009

President Obama has named U-S appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to succeed Supreme Court justice, David Souter. Guest host, Terence Smith and his guests discuss the confirmation prospects of the woman who could be the first...

The Challenges of Closing Guantanamo

May 21, 2009

President Obama announces plans for the detainees still held at Guantanamo. Diane and her guests will discuss new questions and concerns from Congress about the administration's plan for closing the detention facility.

Readers' Review: "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

May 20, 2009

To mark the anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birth 150 years ago this month, Diane and her guests discuss the most famous of his mysteries. It's the tale of an ancient curse and a savage ghostly beast.

Frank Partnoy: "The Match King" (Public Affairs)

May 4, 2009

The story of a 1920s business genius whose innovations set the stage for our modern financial markets and whose spectacular fall led to the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Obama Administration First 100 Days

April 29, 2009

Diane and her guests reflect on President Obama’s first one hundred days in office, including what’s changed in Washington and what hasn’t and some of the biggest challenges ahead for his administration

News Roundup - Hour 1

April 24, 2009

The Friday News Roundup. The debate over effectiveness of harsh interrogation techniques makes it way to Congress. The president calls for new consumer credit card protections and Treasury sweetens the deal for a purchase of Chrysler. A...

Lucinda Roy: "No Right to Remain Silent" (Harmony Books) (Rebroadcast)

April 12, 2009

Two years ago on the campus of Virginia Tech, a disturbed student gunned down thirty-two of his classmates and teachers. An English professor who had reached out to the troubled young man talks about the tragedy.

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