Non-Fiction

Mark Vonnegut: "Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So"

November 8, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut's son gives an intimate glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a used car salesman turned iconic author. Mark Vonnegut also gives his account of coping with mental illness and finding his calling as a pediatrician.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

More than 50 million Americans are caring for a spouse, parent or relative who has a serious illness. Author and journalist Gail Sheehy identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving, drawing on her experience caring for her husband...

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"  (Rebroadcast)

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

Cartoonist, playwright and author Jules Feiffer on finding his life's work.

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

Keith Jeffery: " The Secret History of the MI6: 1909 to 1949"

Keith Jeffery: " The Secret History of the MI6: 1909 to 1949"

September 29, 2010

The authorized history of the world oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service.

"My Lie" by Meredith Maran

"My Lie" by Meredith Maran

September 28, 2010

Repressed, recovered or false memories – a journalist explains the differences. How a spate of abuse allegations shattered thousands of families, including her own, in the eighties and nineties and whether the phenomenon could happen...

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

September 23, 2010

A psychologist and expert on brain science talks about why we "choke" when stressed. She paints a portrait of how people handle -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- life's daily pressures.

Ingrid Betancourt: "Even Silence Has An End"

September 23, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt was campaigning for presidency in Colombia in 2002, when she was taken hostage by the FARC, a brutal terrorist organization. A personal account of six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle and the remarkable rescue...

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

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