Leisure & Lifestyle

Amy Stewart: "Flower Confidential" (Algonquin)

February 8, 2007

An avid gardener and horticultural writer provides a behind-the-scenes look at the $40-billion-a-year international flower business.

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

Syd Mead (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Airline Consolidation & Holiday Travel

November 20, 2006

A look at what passengers can expect this holiday season and what airline consolidation could mean for the industry and consumers.

Phil Orbanes: "Monopoly" (Da Capo)

November 14, 2006

A leading expert on "monopoliana" talks about the history of this quintessential American game.

Andrew Blechman: "Pigeons" (Grove Press)

November 9, 2006

Pigeons have been with us since the dawn of time. Some see them as majestic birds capable of flights of fancy ranging from high-speed races to long-distance message delivery. Others see the rock dove as nothing more than a rat with...

"The Joy of Cooking" (Scribner)

November 2, 2006

The grandson and son of the original authors of the "Joy of Cooking" talks about inheriting his family's culinary responsibility. He presents the 75th anniversary edition of the book often called America's unofficial food bible.

Neal Thompson: "Driving With the Devil" (Crown)

October 18, 2006

Today's NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans across America, but dark secrets lurk in its past. A journalist traces the origins of stock car racing to moonshining whiskey in the Prohibition-era South.

Bad News Blues

October 11, 2006

Keeping up with the news, while keeping your sanity.

Charles Euchner: "Little League, Big Dreams" (Sourcebooks)

August 22, 2006

For millions of boys and girls around the world, summertime means gathering bats and balls to play baseball. This year every game of the Little League World Series will be televised. Diane and her guest talk about the history and future...

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