Leisure & Lifestyle

Abigail Trafford: "As Time Goes By" (Basic Books)

February 10, 2009

Every day, eight thousand Americans turn sixty years old. Many are re-inventing romance and re-defining marriage in their retirement years. An award-winning journalist on what it means to love and be loved in later life.

Bryan Burrough: "The Big Rich" (Penguin)

January 26, 2009

"Vanity Fair" correspondent, Bryan Burrough, explores the beginnings of America's obsession with oil by chronicling the lives of the Texas oil industry's four wealthiest families -- known in their heyday as "The Big Four."

Michael Davis "Street Gang" (Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

January 11, 2009

PBS's "Sesame Street" marks its 40th anniversary in 2009. A look at of one of the longest-running and most influential shows on television.

Michael Davis "Street Gang" (Penguin)

January 6, 2009

PBS's "Sesame Street" marks its 40th anniversary in 2009. A look at of one of the longest-running and most influential shows on television.

Maya Angelou: "Letter To My Daughter" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2008

Maya Angelou gave birth to only one child, a son, but says she has thousands of daughters of all backgrounds. A writer's reflections on the life lessons she’d like to pass on.

Jon Katz: "Izzy and Lenore" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2008

Author Jon Katz is best known for his stories about the dogs in his life and his decision to move to a farm in upstate New York. In a new book, he shares why he let another troubled dog into his life and how they both helped those in...

Les Standiford "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Crown) (Rebroadcast)

December 21, 2008

Charles Dickens' career had hit its lowest point by eighteen-forty-three. He received scant praise for a string of lackluster works that followed the great success of his early novels. Then Dickens revived his stature and the holiday...

Patricia McConnell: "Tales of Two Species" (Dogwise)

December 17, 2008

The nationally recognized animal behaviorist presents the latest thinking about the behavior of people and dogs and the relationship between her two favorite species.

Les Standiford "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Crown)

December 15, 2008

Charles Dickens' career had hit its lowest point by eighteen-forty-three. He received scant praise for a string of lackluster works that followed the great success of his early novels. Then Dickens revived his stature and the holiday...

Ariel Sabar: "My Father's Paradise" (Algonquin) (Rebroadcast)

December 14, 2008

In two-thousand-five a son traveled to conflict-ridden Iraq, hoping to understand his father's past as a Jew in Kurdistan. It's the story of a disappearing way of life and an ancient language on the verge of extinction. It's also a son's...

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