Non-Fiction

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

Environmental Outlook: Freshwater Fish

March 2, 2010

An environmental outlook on how hatchery fish alter the ecology of our inland waters.

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep"

March 1, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

Canyon Sam: "Sky Train"

February 23, 2010

Tibetan women on the edge of history. A third-generation Chinese-American recounts the stories of four women in Tibet whose lives were torn apart when China took control in the 1950s.

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast" (Rebroadcast)

February 21, 2010

Life after loss - Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his thirty-eight year old daughter

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

Roger Rosenblatt: "Making Toast"

February 17, 2010

Life after loss - Essayist and PBS NewsHour commentator Roger Rosenblatt recounts the struggle to help his son-in-law and three young grandchildren cope with the sudden death of his thirty-eight year old daughter

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