Religion

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.

Readers Review: "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer

January 27, 2010

Diane invites you to join this month's readers' review. In the "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer, a masterpiece of modern architecture acts as a window on the hopes and fears of its inhabitants.

Martha Sandweiss: "Passing Strange" (Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

January 18, 2010

Clarence King was a famed explorer, scientist, and hero of late nineteenth century history. But the blue-eyed and fair-skinned King also led a secret double life passing as a black man. A historian examines the secret King only revealed...

Tracy Chevalier: "Remarkable Creatures" (Dutton) (Rebroadcast)

January 17, 2010

A new historical novel from the best-selling author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring." It's the story about how one woman transcends class and social prejudice to uncover one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century.

Tracy Chevalier: "Remarkable Creatures" (Dutton)

January 14, 2010

A new historical novel from the best-selling author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring." It's the story about how one woman transcends class and social prejudice to uncover one of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century.

Al Qaeda in 2010

January 5, 2010

The threat of Al Qaeda worldwide. What the recent attempt to blow up an American airliner and revelations of possible Al Qaeda plots against the U.S. Embassy in Yemen reveal about the state of terrorism in the world.

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.

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.

Fort Hood Shootings

November 10, 2009

An update on the investigation into shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

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