Non-Fiction

"Healing at the Speed of Sound"

October 13, 2011

Too much of the wrong types of sounds can be as bad for us as junk food, according to our guest today. But getting the right sound mix can improve our health, productivity and mental agility. Don Campbell, author of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” explains why a healthy sound diet is so critical to our well-being.

Candice Millard:  "Destiny of the Republic" (Rebroadcast)

Candice Millard: "Destiny of the Republic" (Rebroadcast)

October 10, 2011

James Garfield became president with great hopes and ideals. He was dead within four months. On the 130th anniversary of his death, a best-selling author tells the story of Garfield's inspiring life and explains how he really died.

Ellen Schultz: "Retirement Heist"

October 6, 2011

An investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal reveals how large employers and the retirement industry have boosted corporate profits and executive pay at the expense of retirees' pensions and health benefits.

Joel Brenner: "America the Vulnerable"

October 3, 2011

These days, spies can operate remotely from anywhere in the world over cyberspace. Operatives have already shown their ability to penetrate power plants, steal submarine technology, rob banks, and invade the Pentagon's secret...

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Third Industrial Revolution"

September 27, 2011

An economist explains how internet technology and renewable energy are merging to change the way we live and work.

Mitch Daniels: "Keeping the Republic"

September 26, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels became a role model for Republicans and a lightning rod for critics over the way he tackled Indiana's budget. His thoughts on how empowering ordinary citizens can fix America's problems.

Candice Millard: "Destiny of the Republic"

September 19, 2011

James Garfield became president with great hopes and ideals. He was dead within four months. On the 130th anniversary of his death, a best-selling author tells the story of Garfield's inspiring life and explains how he really died.

Diana Reiss: "Dolphin in the Mirror"

September 15, 2011

For centuries, humans and dolphins have enjoyed a special relationship. One of the world's leading dolphin experts reveals the secrets behind their sophisticated playfulness, emotional intelligence, and ability to communicate in ways we never imagined. She talks with Diane about how the animals are mistreated and what can be done to stop it.

Jim Lehrer: "Tension City"

September 13, 2011

Jim Lehrer likens the job of moderating a presidential debate to “walking down the blade of a knife.” And he should know. Lehrer has moderated eleven presidential debates. It’s a distinction that’s earned him the nickname, the...

Concussions: An Overlooked Epidemic

September 12, 2011

Concussions are on the rise in the U.S. and not just among athletes. Diane and her guests discuss the science and symptoms of brain injuries and why they’re often undetected.

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