Leisure & Lifestyle

Bird Watching and Listening

August 27, 2008

A history of one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in America, and two new guides to help you identify specific birds and their songs.

John Cacioppo: "Loneliness" (Norton)

August 26, 2008

A new study on the effects of loneliness on our minds and bodies as we age.

Dr. Nicholas Dodman: "The Well-Adjusted Dog" (Houghton Mifflin)

July 15, 2008

The world-renowned animal behaviorist offers seven steps to manage and train dogs to be healthy and good canine citizens.


June 23, 2008

After 100 years, Bhutan's royal family has stepped aside to allow a peaceful and well-planned transition to democracy. A look at how the once isolated Himalayan nation, often romanticized as a living Shangri-la, is taking on modernity and...

Rob Walker: "Buying In" (Random House)

June 11, 2008

Advertisers today have more channels of communication open to them today than ever before. But some think savvy consumers are making us more immune to marketing campaigns. A look at what we buy says about who we are.

Alexandra Fuller: "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant: (Penguin Press)

May 21, 2008

The true story of a modern American cowboy who dies in a tragic fall off an oil rig in 2006 at the age of 25.

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

May 1, 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.

The Future of Radio

March 27, 2008

A proposed merger between satellite radio providers XM and Sirius received Justice Department approval in part because of competition from audio technologies. How iPods, the internet, and new technology are challenging traditional radio.

Steve McKee: "My Father's Heart" (Da Capo)

March 3, 2008

After watching his father die from a massive heart attack when he was only fifty-five, Steve McKee decided to do his best to avoid a similar fate. But after a life-time of healthy eating and exercise, he one day discovered he also...

U.S. Expatriates in Mexico and Beyond (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2008

Reverse migration appears to be on the rise as more Americans relocate and retire abroad. A look at what drives their decision and what life is like once they take the leap.

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