Leisure & Lifestyle

Feng Shui

July 31, 2002

Feng shui is a traditional Chinese practice of arranging your environment to improve your life. A panel talks about why the West fell in love with feng shui despite widespread skepticism.

Amy Goldman: "Melons for the Passionate Grower" (Artisan)

July 30, 2002

Amy Goldman talks about her ongoing effort to preserve rare and "heirloom" varieties of melons, and about how other gardeners can successfully raise and enjoy these fruits.

Jon Katz: "A Dog Year" (Villard) (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2002

Over the course of a year, Jon Katz lost both of his gentle old yellow labs, and adopted two energetic young border collies. Katz -- and dogs! -- join Diane to talk about the pet-owner relationship and the many adjustments he faced during...

Nicholas Dodman: "If Only They Could Speak" (WW Norton)

June 18, 2002

Dogs may be man's best friends, but it's not always easy to communicate with them. Veterinarian Nicholas Dodman shares some of the more puzzling cases of odd pet behavior he's encountered in his busy practice.

Jon Katz: "A Dog Year" (Villard)

April 22, 2002

Over the course of a year, Jon Katz lost both of his gentle old yellow labs, and adopted two energetic young border collies. Katz -- and dogs! -- join Diane to talk about the pet-owner relationship and the many adjustments he faced during...

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers: "Landscape Design" (Abrams)

April 17, 2002

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, founding president of the Central Park Conservancy talks about the history and societal impact of landscape design.

Alexandra Johnson: "Leaving a Trace" (Little Brown) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2002

At the start of a new year, many of us are inspired to start keeping a journal of some kind. Alexandra Johnson discusses her new book on journal-writing and its benefits.

Ketzel Levine: "Plant This!" (Sasquatch Books)

March 14, 2001

NPR's "Doyenne of Dirt", Ketzel Levine, gets us ready for springtime with a discussion of gardening.

Bennett-Goleman & Goleman: "Emotional Alchemy" (Harmony Books)

February 23, 2001

Psychotherapist Tara Bennett-Goleman's new book explains how she helps people overcome harmful emotional patterns using a synthesis of Buddhism and psychology. She and her husband Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence (Bantam)...

Alexandra Johnson: "Leaving a Trace" (Little Brown)

January 16, 2001

At the start of a new year, many of us are inspired to start keeping a journal of some kind. Alexandra Johnson discusses her new book on journal-writing and its benefits.

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