Kirk Douglas: "My Stroke of Luck" (William Morrow)

January 17, 2002

Veteran movie actor Kirk Douglas talks about one of the hardest challenges he has faced in his life: recovering from a 1995 stroke. In his new memoir, he chronicles the ups and downs of his Hollywood career, his family life, and most...


January 17, 2002

Heightened security across the country is prompting accusations of ethnic profiling, especially at the airports. A panel talks about whether these approaches discriminate against some Americans, and whether or not they're keeping the US...

LynNell Hancock: "Hands to Work" (William Morrow)

January 15, 2002

In 1996, then-President Bill Clinton approved the end of "welfare as we know it" by signing the Personal Responsibility Act. Journalist LynNell Hancock describes how the changes in the system have affected three women who live in...

Emerging Adulthood

January 10, 2002

Demographic studies show that today, young people are getting married later, having kids later, and taking on other "adult" roles later than in past generations. Diane and her guests talk about the growing study of "emerging...

Patrick Buchanan: "The Death of the West" (St. Martin's)

January 9, 2002

Conservative commentator and former Presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan talks about the effects of immigration on the U.S. and Europe, and why he believes Western culture is endangered by world shifts in population.

Daniel Richter: "Facing East from Indian Country" (Harvard)

January 8, 2002

University of Pennsylvania historian Daniel Richter revisits early American history from the perspective of the Native Americans. His new book explores how native people experienced the arrival of European explorers and colonists in the...

Listener Outlook

January 2, 2002

Diane starts off the new year talking to listeners and other friends around the country about their hopes and expectations for 2002.

Edmund Morris: "Theodore Rex" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2002

Presidential historian Edmund Morris introduces the long-awaited second volume of his biography of Theodore Roosevelt, which covers Roosevelt's years as president. The first volume, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won a Pulitzer prize in...

Zander and Zander: "The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life" (Harvard Business School Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2001

Family therapist Rosamund Stone Zander and her husband, conductor Benjamin Zander, draw on a variety of strengths and perspectives to teach problem-solving techniques. They join Diane to talk about the book they co-authored on this subject.

Amy Tan: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" (Putnam) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2001

Diane talks with novelist Amy Tan, who's best known for her explorations of mother-daughter relationships, especially within Chinese-American culture. Her latest novel is dedicated to her own mother, who passed away two years ago.

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