Leisure & Lifestyle

Spring Gardening Around the USA

April 4, 2005

Diane talks with gardening experts across the country to get advice for home gardeners, and news about the latest gardening trends and techniques.

Leah Hager Cohen: "Without Apology" (Random House)

March 4, 2005

Until she visited downtown Boston's Somerville Boxing Club, the writer regarded boxing with disgust. Her opinion changed after she met four adolescent girls and their trainer. She describes what she learned in the gym about herself...

Preview of Westminster Dog Show

February 10, 2005

For the past 129 years, dog enthusiasts have flocked to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to view breeds from around the world. The dog that wins Best in Show usually becomes an American celebrity. Diane and her guests talk about the...

Leslie Milk: "It's Her Wedding But I'll Cry If I Want To" (Rodale)

February 2, 2005

A mom who's been there shares her survival guide for mothers of the bride. She addresses issues from the expected (how to shop for a cake) to the unanticipated (the pitfalls of do-it-yourself wedding projects).

Harriet Lerner: "Fear and Other Uninvited Guests" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2004

Psychotherapist Harriet Lerner believes if you are alive, you have an anxiety disorder. She talks with Diane about the very human feelings of fear, anxiety and shame, and how to move forward in life with courage and hope.

Karen MacNeil: "The Wine Bible" (Workman)

December 8, 2004

Wine scares some people. It makes others inflexible. One of America's most renowned wine teachers says just relax and enjoy the delicious possiblities wine has to offer. Karen MacNeil demystifies everything from choosing to serving to...

Carl Honore: "In Praise of Slowness" (Harper San Francisco) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2004

A self-described speedaholic calls for perspective and balance in our lives. Canadian journalist Carl Honore examines how our world got so frenetic, how this pace affects us, and a worldwide movement to slow down.

Douglas Wilson: "Doug's Rooms" (Clarkson Potter)

November 23, 2004

If you want a bold new look in your home, but don't know where to begin, one of the designers of cable T.V.'s Trading Spaces offers his "Kick Start" method for transforming your space one room at a time.

Jacques Pepin: "Fast Food My Way" (Houghton Mifflin)

November 15, 2004

The mere mention of "fast food" is enough to send most serious chefs running. But for celebrity chef Jacques Pepin, fast food is nothing to sneer at. He presents his version of simple, straightforward food that can be prepared...

"Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine" (Bulfinch)

September 22, 2004

The Inn at Little Washington has been selected as one of the top ten restaurants in the world. Its chef celebrates the coming of age of American cooking and connects what he does in his restaurant with what can be done in the home kitchen.

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