Non-Fiction

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas:  A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas: A Memoir" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 2012

Domingo Martinez is the only author without a Pulitzer Prize to be nominated for this year's National Book Award. He joins Diane to discuss his memoir about growing up between two cultures on the border of Texas and Mexico.

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens" (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

Matthew Guerrieri: "The First Four Notes: Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination"

December 18, 2012

The first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is almost universally recognized. A music critic examines what might have influenced Beethoven's writing of the symphony and its widespread influence on others.

Robert Gottlieb: "Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens"

December 3, 2012

Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.

Ray Kurzweil: "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed"

November 27, 2012

Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of human intelligence.

Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

November 26, 2012

An award-winning journalist presents a revelatory portrait of Winston Churchill as a brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader in the last 25 years of his life.

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas:  A Memoir"

Domingo Martinez: "The Boy Kings Of Texas: A Memoir"

November 1, 2012

Domingo Martinez is the only author without a Pulitzer Prize to be nominated for this year's National Book Award. He joins Diane to discuss his memoir about growing up between two cultures on the border of Texas and Mexico.

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk:  Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

Jessica Pierce: "The Last Walk: Reflections On Our Pets At The End Of Their Lives"

October 25, 2012

Bioethicist Jessica Pierce explores the practical, medical and moral issues facing pet owners at the end of a companion animal’s life.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

October 22, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

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