Leisure & Lifestyle

The Newspaper Industry and The Future of Journalism

December 10, 2008

This week's bankruptcy filing by the Tribune Company is the latest sign of trouble for the news business. A panel joins guest host Katty Kay to discuss how the on-going recession is affecting the already struggling industry and what it...

Daniel Barenboim "Music Quickens Time" (Verso)

December 9, 2008

World-renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim explains the importance of music in our everyday lives and how it can transform society.

Emma Walton Hamilton: "Raising Bookworms" (Beech Tree Books)

December 8, 2008

Julie Andrews' daughter offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover the joy and power of reading.

Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Sally Swift: "The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper" (Clarkson Potter) (Rebroadcast)

November 27, 2008

The women behind public radio's "The Splendid Table" examine America's evolving sense of food and offer suggestions for shopping, cooking and eating.

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

November 24, 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...

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

November 23, 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.

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

November 20, 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"

October 13, 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...

Benjamin Mee: "We Bought A Zoo" (Weinstein Books) (Rebroadcast)

September 28, 2008

A former newspaper columnist and animal behavior specialist shares the story of his family's move in 2006 to an unusual new home: a wildlife park in the English countryside, where a menagerie of Siberian tigers, African lions, brown bears...

Benjamin Mee: "We Bought A Zoo" (Weinstein Books)

September 10, 2008

A former newspaper columnist and animal behavior specialist shares the story of his family's move in 2006 to an unusual new home: a wildlife park in the English countryside, where a menagerie of Siberian tigers, African lions, brown bears...

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