Non-Fiction

Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen: "The Power of Half"

Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen: "The Power of Half"

June 2, 2010

What happens when a family decides to drop everything and donate half of their savings to charity? The story of the Salwen family and how their decision to sell their house and donate half of the earnings to charity brought them closer...

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

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

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

May 31, 2010

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

Dominique Browning: "Slow Love"

Dominique Browning: "Slow Love"

May 25, 2010

The fast-charging, career-oriented editor-in-chief of Conde Nast's "House and Garden" describes how her life changed after the magazine folded. We learn how she lost a job and found a happier life.

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.

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