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Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

Single Parenthood And Child Well-Being

September 30, 2014

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many of those are unplanned. Some argue for a return to traditional marriage. Others say we need more social support for unmarried parents. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of family structure on child well-being.

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

Matt Richtel: "A Deadly Wandering"

September 25, 2014

A conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist on his book about one of the first known cases of a deadly car accident caused by someone who was texting while driving. In 2006, an ordinary Utah college student killed two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. An examination of the case and an exploration of the latest scientific findings on the impact technology has on attention and focus.

Will Boast: "Epilogue: A Memoir"

Will Boast: "Epilogue: A Memoir"

September 17, 2014

By the time Will Boast's father died of alcoholism, he had already lost his mother and only brother. At 24, he was left completely alone -- until a deeply held secret revealed a family he never knew he had.

Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

September 11, 2014

The latest documentary by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the interconnected lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns on the Roosevelt family and their lasting influence on America.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "Off the Sidelines"

September 10, 2014

A new memoir by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. In sharing the story of her own life, the Democrat from New York calls upon all women to raise their voices and get involved in public life.

Alan Rabinowitz:  "An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey Of The Jaguar"

Alan Rabinowitz: "An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey Of The Jaguar"

August 18, 2014

One of the world's leading big cat experts has been enchanted by jaguars since he had an encounter with one as a child. Alan Rabinowitz on the history and habits of jaguars and his efforts to save the species.

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

Peter van Agtmael: "Disco Night Sept 11"

July 30, 2014

War photographer Peter van Agtmael chronicles U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a new book.

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

July 24, 2014

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

June 17, 2014

The dramatic and little-known story of the publication of "Dr. Zhivago" and how the epic novel about the 1917 Russian Revolution became a secret CIA weapon between East and West during the Cold War.

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

June 5, 2014

This week marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, when Allied soldiers invaded France to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. It was one of the bloodiest days in American history since the Civil War. A look back at D-Day and its legacy.

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