Non-Fiction

Daniel Rasmussen: "American Uprising"

January 13, 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.

Amy Chua:  "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

Amy Chua: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"

January 12, 2011

The story of a mother who sets out to raise her children in the strict Chinese way she was brought up in hopes of preparing them for the future. Though her methods are intended to arm her daughters with skills, strong work habits and...

Kathryn Bolkovac:  "The Whistleblower"

Kathryn Bolkovac: "The Whistleblower"

January 11, 2011

Sex trafficking, military contractors and the woman who blew the whistle. A Nebraska cop-turned-U.N.-peacekeeper in Bosnia exposes the exploitation of women by some of the very people hired to safeguard them.

John Woestendiek:  "Dog,Inc"

John Woestendiek: "Dog,Inc"

January 5, 2011

The science, marketing, ethics and often quirky personalities involved in pet cloning: what the quest to copy man’s best friend reveals about human nature.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

Thomas Powers: "The Killing of Crazy Horse" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2010

Crazy Horse has been called the greatest Native American warrior of the 19th century. His victory over General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was a bitter defeat for the frontier army of the American West. Volumes have been...

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast" (Rebroadcast)

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast" (Rebroadcast)

December 23, 2010

Join us to discuss life after loss. Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his 38-year-old daughter.

Oscar Andrew Hammerstein: "The Hammersteins"

December 16, 2010

Oscar Hammerstein was perhaps the most influential lyricist of the American theater. Together with collaborator Richard Rodgers, he helped define the modern musical, winning eight Tonys and two Academy Awards in the process. Oscar...

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