Science

Richard Preston: "The Wild Trees" (Random House)

April 16, 2007

Deep in the heart of an uncharted rainforest in Northern California lives the tallest tree on the planet. Author Richard Preston tells the story of the majestic Sequoia sempervirens and the daring group of botanists and amateur naturalist...

FDA Commissioner Andrew C. Von Eschenbach

April 16, 2007

Confirmed earlier this year, the Commissioner talks about his priorities for the Food and Drug Administration.

Cancer - Early Detection and Treatment

April 3, 2007

Advances in early detection and living with cancer.

Designer Dogs

February 12, 2007

Diane and her guests take a look at the controversial, but increasingly popular trend of breeding "designer dogs." They also talk about choosing the right dog for you.

Richard Clarke: "Breakpoint" (Putnam)

January 23, 2007

The counterterrorism czar to Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush presents his latest novel. It's a tale of cyber-insecurity, the growing threat from China, and a not too distant future where advances in science and technology threaten...

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

Jonathan Moreno: "Mind Wars" (Dana Press) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2007

The U.S. military is the biggest backer of neuroscience. The author discusses the national security applications of brain research and the ethical issues they raise.

Syd Mead (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Jonathan Moreno: "Mind Wars" (Dana Press)

November 20, 2006

The U.S. military is the biggest backer of neuroscience. The author discusses the national security applications of brain research and the ethical issues they raise.

Electronic Voting and the Midterm Elections

October 30, 2006

A preview of how well new technology and procedures are expected to work in the midterm elections.

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