Non-Fiction

Jennifer Jordan: "Last Man on the Mountain"

August 31, 2010

A journalist tackles one of the Himalayas' most legendary mysteries: What happened to the wealthy, middle-aged American adventurer who tried to climb K2 in the nineteen-thirties.

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

August 30, 2010

NPR host Scott Simon on falling in love at first sight -- wtih the two baby girls he and his wife adopted from China. A personal tale of the joys of adoption and becoming a first-time father later in life.

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

August 18, 2010

The healing power of dogs: the founder of a service dog training organization on matching dogs to children and adults with disabilities and why all dog owners can benefit from a better understanding of how their canine companions perceive...

Higher Education

Higher Education

August 17, 2010

Two professors examine the American higher education system and explain how students and parents can get the most for their money.

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

August 12, 2010

Rosanne Cash on finding her voice. The oldest daughter of legendary singer Johnny Cash has a new memoir on growing up in the context of her family legacy. She also has a new cd of what her father called essential country songs.

"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

James Patterson:  "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

James Patterson: "Freedom Is Not Enough" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2010

A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America's cities. He explores the report's aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern...

Garret Keizer:  "The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want"

Garret Keizer: "The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want"

June 30, 2010

Noise and the human experience. Exploring sound through history and cultures. How noise can induce stress and disease in some, yet be considered beautiful music by others.

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

Bruce Henderson: "Hero Found"

June 29, 2010

The story of Dieter Dengler, the U.S. Navy pilot who led a mass escape from a POW camp deep within Laos, becoming the longest-held American to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

Monte Reel: "The Last of the Tribe"

June 23, 2010

The story of a team of men who journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to find and protect a man believed to the lone survivor of an isolated tribe.

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