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News Roundup - Hour 2

January 15, 2010

The international community responds to the earthquake in Haiti. A bomb kills a pro-opposition nuclear physicist in Iran. And China tests a missile defense system. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top...

Gregg Easterbrook: "Sonic Boom"

January 13, 2010

Many economists predict a slow recovery from the worst economic recession in seventy years. But Gregg Easterbrook sees a global economic boom not far into the future. He offers examples of how global forces will affect our daily lives.

Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Why Good Kids Sometimes Are Cruel

January 11, 2010

Why good kids sometimes act cruelly. A psychologist and a school principal explain the importance of the pre-teen years in heading off mean behavior. They offer strategies for kids, parents and teachers to deal with teasing, bullying and...

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

January 6, 2010

A surgeon and renowned medical writer looks at how a simple checklist can save lives. He says it can help doctors and nurses professionals deal with increasingly complex technology and reduce human error.

John and Doris Naisbitt: " China's Megatrends"

January 5, 2010

China may soon challenge the U-S as the sole global superpower. This year it will become the world's second largest economy. An inside look at how China is creating a new social and economic model and what it means for the West.

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2009

Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell on collaborating with friends. He talks about performing at major concert halls around the world, taking part in a White House Music Series, and playing for change at a D.C. Metro station.

Scott G. Eberle: "Classic Toys"

December 23, 2009

Classic toys and the importance of play

Bruce Feiler: "America's Prophet"

December 22, 2009

A Biblical scholar tells the story of Moses and argues he had a profound influence on U.S leaders including George Washington, Martin Luther King Junior, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

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