Non-Fiction

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng

December 1, 2009

President Barack Obama's mother spent fourteen years studying village industries in remote areas of Indonesia. His half-sister reflects on their mother's life, legacy, and recently published 1992 doctoral dissertation.

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 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.

Steve Roberts: "From Every End of This Earth" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2009

Author Steve Roberts on what it means to be an immigrant in the U.S. today.

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Robert Darnton: "The Case for Books" (PublicAffairs)

November 23, 2009

The future of books in a digital age. How the digital revolution and electronic books will affect the marketplace of ideas.

Joshua Bell

November 18, 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.

Ali Eteraz: "Children of Dust" (HarperOne)

November 12, 2009

A Pakistani American searches for his Islamic identity. From servant of Islam to Islamic reformer, a journey of self discovery that goes through the madrassas of Pakistan to the American Bible Belt and beyond.

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

Kati Marton: "Enemies of the People" (Simon & Schuster)

November 9, 2009

A daughter delves into secret police files in Hungary to discover the truth about her parents, how they were spied on and betrayed during the Cold War.

Diana Welch and Liz Welch: "The Kids Are All Right" (Harmony Books) (Rebroadcast)

November 8, 2009

Four siblings tell their versions of becoming orphans, being separated, and finally coming back together.

A U.S. Ambassador's views on Romania

November 4, 2009

It may be best known as the land of Olympic gymnasts, bleak orphanages, and Dracula, but Romania today is a flourishing democracy. A former U-S ambassador on why Romania thrived after the fall of communism and lessons for other budding...

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