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Jim DeMint: "Falling In Love With America Again"

March 10, 2014

The former South Carolina senator, Tea Party leader and current CEO of the Heritage Foundation argues that conservative ideas are at the heart of what America is all about.

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

Su Meck: "I Forgot To Remember"

February 25, 2014

"I Forgot to Remember" is a memoir about one woman's journey after a traumatic brain injury erased all memories of her previous life. Diane talks to Su Meck about her remarkable experience.

Megan McArdle: "The Up Side Of Down"

February 17, 2014

Bloomberg columnist and economics blogger Megan McArdle makes the case that success -- in business and in life -- is largely contingent on how quickly and nimbly we learn from our mistakes. She speaks with Diane about how to identify mistakes early and channel setbacks into future success.

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

February 13, 2014

For nearly 10 years, Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times. Over the decade, he has read more than 50,000 stories of relationships lost, found and transformed. In his new book, "Love Illuminated," he reveals what he has learned.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War"

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates: "Duty: Memoirs Of A Secretary At War"

January 16, 2014

Robert Gates is making headlines with his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War." Known for his poker face, the former defense secretary has published a strikingly candid account of his years of service under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

Craig Steven Wilder: "Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America's Universities"

January 14, 2014

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed the institution’s involvement in slavery, setting off a controversy that made headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In a new book, American history professor Craig Steven Wilder lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.

Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death" (Rebroadcast)

Katy Butler: "Knocking On Heaven's Door: The Path To A Better Way Of Death" (Rebroadcast)

December 30, 2013

About 24 million Americans are helping care for aging parents. One woman's story of how her father's final years led her mother to defy the medical system and meet death on her own terms.

Pat Conroy: "The Death Of Santini" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2013

Novelist Pat Conroy talks with Diane about his new memoir. In it, he describes his stormy family history, specifically his relationship with his father, the inspiration for his best-seller, "The Great Santini."

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