Non-Fiction

Lisa Miller: "Heaven"

Lisa Miller: "Heaven"

March 25, 2010

An award-winning journalist draws on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs to offer a new understanding of one of the most cherished —and shared— ideals of spiritual life.

Robert Mnookin:  "Bargaining With The Devil"

Robert Mnookin: "Bargaining With The Devil"

March 24, 2010

The director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project explains when to bargain and when to fight.

Michael Lewis:  "The Big Short"

Michael Lewis: "The Big Short"

March 23, 2010

Journalist Michael Lewis offers the winner's perspective on the global financial crisis.

 Patricia McConnell: "The Puppy Primer"

Patricia McConnell: "The Puppy Primer"

March 22, 2010

An animal behaviorist talks about training puppies and the special relationship between kids and dogs.

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"

March 18, 2010

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

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

Jonathan Balcombe: "Second Nature"

March 16, 2010

Humans aren't the only beings who communicate, feel emotions and have self-awareness. Drawing on the latest research, an animal behaviorist explains why people need to change the way they treat other living creatures.

Diane Ravitch: "The Death and Life of the Great American School System"

March 11, 2010

Award-winning author Diane Ravitch discusses her career in education reform. The former assistant secretary of education explains her radical change of heart about how to renew public education and why our current approach is not working.

Dr Francis Collins: "The Language of Life"

March 4, 2010

Genetic testing was once used only to detect rare diseases. Today, a revolution in human genetics means more Americans can personalize their treatment of conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. The Director of the NIH discusses the future of personalized medicine.

Iraq: Election Outlook

March 4, 2010

Tensions are high in Iraq ahead of this Sunday's national elections. An uptick in sectarian violence and concerns about the security situation have some fearing a low turnout. A preview of what the elections will mean for Iraqis, their...

Sheena Iyengar: "The Art of Choosing"

March 3, 2010

The power of choice: Understanding the motivations, biases, and cultural influences that determine the choices, large and small, we make in our lives

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