Non-Fiction

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.

Simon Johnson: "13 Bankers" (Rebroadcast)

April 1, 2010

recent U.S. financial history and how to prevent a future meltdown

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

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

March 29, 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...

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.

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