Non-Fiction

Andre Dubus III: "Townie"

Andre Dubus III: "Townie"

February 28, 2011

To survive a childhood in a tough Massachusetts mill town, author Andre Dubus III transformed himself into a muscled street fighter. In a new memoir, he recounts how he channeled anger into writing and mended his relationship with his famous father.

Jonathan Franklin: "33 Men"

February 24, 2011

The dramatic plight and rescue of thirty-three entombed Chilean miners captured the world's attention last October. Journalist, Jonathan Franklin, interviewed the men and tells their story: how they survived trapped deep underground, the rescue operation that brought them to the surface, and the haunting aftermath of their captivity.

Jonathan Gill:  "Harlem"

Jonathan Gill: "Harlem"

February 22, 2011

Over 400 years, Harlem has transformed itself from a Dutch village into the capital of Black America.  A new book traces the often unknown history of one of America’s most famous neighborhoods.

Doug Waller:  "Wild Bill Donovan"

Doug Waller: "Wild Bill Donovan"

February 21, 2011

The life and times of Wild Bill Donovan – the controversial founding father of American espionage. It’s the tale of an heroic figure and his personal tragedies, a spy drama and and a story of political intrigue at the highest levels of government.

Patrick Cockburn & Henry Cockburn: "Henry's Demons"

Patrick Cockburn & Henry Cockburn: "Henry's Demons"

February 10, 2011

In a new memoir, a father and son share their family's story of living with schizophrenia.

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

Jasmin Darznik: "The Good Daughter"

February 7, 2011

Jasmin Darznik was three when she moved with her parents from Iran to California during the 1979 Iranian Revolution. She grew up ashamed of her mother’s old world ways and resentful of her protectiveness. By the time she was in her...

Kenneth Slawenski: "J.D. Salinger"

January 26, 2011

J.D. Salinger was one of twentieth century America’s most popular and famously reclusive literary figures. A new biography offer insights into the life of JD Salinger, author of the best selling and now classic book, “The Catcher in the Rye.”

Father Albert Cutie': "Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love"

Father Albert Cutie': "Dilemma: A Priest's Struggle with Faith and Love"

January 18, 2011

Father Albert Cutie' was a popular and well known Catholic priest in Miami who hosted a number of television programs in his quest to spread God's word. What nobody knew is that he faced a dilemma -- he had fallen in love with a woman...

Autobiography of Mark Twain (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2011

Mark Twain left instructions that his unedited autobiography not be published until one hundred years after his death. This year marks the centennial of the author’s demise. The first of three large volumes was just published. In it the...

Daniel Rasmussen: "American Uprising" (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2011

The untold story of America's largest slave revolt. In January 1811, 500 slaves rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Diane and her guest talk about the uprising and its effect on the culture of the American South.

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