Non-Fiction

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

June 15, 2011

After 400 million years, one of the ocean's top predators is in trouble. A journalist explores man's fascination with sharks and why some species are facing extinction.

Richard White: "Railroaded"

Richard White: "Railroaded"

June 13, 2011

An award-winning historian on the making of the transcontinental railroads in the 19th century: How they shaped modern America and why he thinks they laid the groundwork for today’s economic problems.

Rosamund Lupton: "Sister"

Rosamund Lupton: "Sister"

June 6, 2011

Author Rosamund Lupton's debut novel tells the story of a young woman's murder and her sister's passion to uncover her killer.

David McCullough: "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris"

June 2, 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.

John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks: "Unlikely Brothers" (Rebroadcast)

May 30, 2011

One became a human rights activist and adviser to presidents. The other overcame a life of drugs and violence. How their chance meeting in a homeless shelter changed both of their lives. John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks tell the story of their "Big Brother-Little Brother" relationship.

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis:  "Chopin and Beyond"

Byron Janis and Maria Cooper Janis: "Chopin and Beyond"

May 26, 2011

He was a child prodigy, then an international superstar in the classical music world. But arthritis nearly ended his career. Concert pianist Byron Janis talks with Diane.

William Cohan: "Money and Power"

May 24, 2011

A former Wall Street insider on the history and culture of Goldman Sachs. How the firm came to dominate global markets, influence the federal government and play a controversial role in the mortgage meltdown.

John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks:  "Unlikely Brothers"

John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks: "Unlikely Brothers"

May 18, 2011

One became a human rights activist and adviser to presidents. The other overcame a life of drugs and violence. How their chance meeting in a homeless shelter changed both of their lives. John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks tell the story of their "Big Brother-Little Brother" relationship.

Jonathan Kay: "Among the Truthers"

May 12, 2011

Conspiracy theories always existed to explain pivotal events: President Kennedy’s assassination, the moon landing, the spread of AIDS. Diane and her guest talk about America's growing fascination with conspiracies theories.

David Goldman: "A Father's Love"

May 11, 2011

Diane talks with David Goldman about his five-year fight to bring his son, Sean, back from Brazil. David labored alone until the saga caught the attention of the national media and top government officials. He shares details of Sean's abduction, his return home of Christmas Eve 2009, and how father and son are faring today.

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