Non-Fiction

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

Louis Gossett Jr: "An Actor and a Gentleman"

May 20, 2010

The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor recounts the trials and tribulations he faced as an African-American on Broadway and in Hollywood.

Wes Moore: "The Other Wes Moore"

Wes Moore: "The Other Wes Moore"

May 19, 2010

One Wes Moore is a Rhodes scholar; another, a convicted murderer. The story of two men with the same name from the same inner city neighborhood and the divergent paths of their lives.

Gail Sheehy:  "Passages in Caregiving"

Gail Sheehy: "Passages in Caregiving"

May 13, 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...

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

Marion Nestle & Malden Nesheim: "Feed Your Pet Right"

May 12, 2010

A behind-the-scenes look at America's seventeen-billion-dollar pet food industry and what you need to know about the nutritional needs of your dog or cat.

Andrew Young & Kabir Sehgal: "Walk In My Shoes" (Palgrave/Macmillan)

Andrew Young & Kabir Sehgal: "Walk In My Shoes" (Palgrave/Macmillan)

April 29, 2010

As a top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young has witnessed history and made his own. He and his godson, Kabir Sehgal discuss their new book of conversations about race, civil rights, faith and leadership.

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams)

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams)

April 21, 2010

A conversation with the scientist who oversaw the Hubble Space Telescope project.

Pakistani Journalist Ahmed Rashid on the Taliban

Pakistani Journalist Ahmed Rashid on the Taliban

April 15, 2010

Understanding the differences between the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid on the offensive against the Taliban and the risks of wider regional conflict.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

April 7, 2010

A journalist describes his quest to meet the neighbors.

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

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