Non-Fiction

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

August 16, 2011

On the frontlines of school reform: A veteran journalist reports on an unlikely coalition of parents, teachers, Republicans and Democrats trying to fix America’s failing schools.

Geoffrey Gray: "Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper"

August 10, 2011

The author of a new book on the nation’s only unsolved skyjacking discusses why the 40-year mystery of D.B. Cooper has become a legend and a curse.

Robin Wright:  "Rock the Casbah"

Robin Wright: "Rock the Casbah"

July 27, 2011

More than half the Islamic world is under the age of thirty, a crucial component of the epic upheaval taking place in so many Muslim countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. In a new book award winning journalist Robin Wright...

Juan Williams: "Muzzled"

July 21, 2011

Fox News analyst Juan Williams uses his firing from NPR to discuss how honest debate in America can be stifled. He tells Diane why he believes political correctness and censorship undermine our ability to solve important problems.

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

David Wise: "Tiger Trap"

July 14, 2011

A leading expert on intelligence and espionage offers a comprehensive account of China's spy wars with the U-S.

Rachel Shteir: "The Steal"

July 12, 2011

Author Rachel Shteir takes us into the world of the "five-fingered discount" and explains what is behind the compulsion to steal.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David McCullough, tells the story of three generations of young American artists, writers, physicians, politicians, and architects who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century. He talks to Diane about the ways they were transformed by the City of Light, and how they changed the U. S. as a result of their time abroad.

Gordon Wood: "The Idea of America" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2011

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian argues the American Revolution is still the most important event in our country’s history. Why he credits the era with defining America’s values and aspirations.

Gordon Wood: "The Idea of America"

June 28, 2011

A Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian argues the American Revolution is still the most important event in our country’s history. Why he credits the era with defining America’s values and aspirations.

James O'Shea: "The Deal From Hell"

June 27, 2011

The former editor of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times describes the decline of the modern American newspaper industry. Why he blames greed, incompetence and corruption - not the Internet.

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