Society

SARK: "Eat Mangoes Naked" (Fireside)

March 30, 2001

Self-described "succulent wild woman" SARK (a.k.a. Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) talks about creating and experiencing pleasure as often as possible. Her new book is full of suggestions about finding both physical and imaginary...

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

March 29, 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.

Nina Bernstein: "The Lost Children of Wilder" (Pantheon)

March 27, 2001

In a new book, journalist Nina Bernstein focuses on one of New York City's most complex and challenging foster care cases. She joins Diane to explain the "Wilder" case - in which the system failed both a teenage girl and her baby...

Richard and Jeffrey Galli: "Rescuing Jeffrey" (Algonquin Books)

March 22, 2001

In 1998, teenager Jeffrey Galli suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a swimming-pool accident. His father, Richard Galli, wrote a book documenting the difficult ethical questions he grappled with as his son lay paralyzed in a hospital...

John Banville: "Eclipse" (Knopf)

March 21, 2001

Diane talks with Irish novelist John Banville, about his latest book. It's about a famous actor confronting the ghosts and memories of his past as he struggles through a midlife crisis.

Stephen O'Connor: "Orphan Trains" (Houghton Mifflin)

March 20, 2001

From 1854 to 1929, some 250,000 homeless children were transported out of American cities and placed with families in the rural West. This emigration plan was the idea of a minister named Charles Loring Brace. Stephen O'Connor tells the...

David Cordingly: "Women Sailors and Sailors' Women" (Random House)

March 19, 2001

An old superstition says that a woman aboard a ship brings bad luck, but in his new book, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows how that taboo has often been broken. He tells of women who sailed the seas in the 18th and 19th centuries --...

Bullying

March 19, 2001

A panel talks about bullying: why it happens, who the typical aggressors and victims are, and its long-term effects on both.

Derek Bok: "The Trouble with Government" (Harvard)

March 15, 2001

In a time of dwindling confidence in our government, former Harvard president Derek Bok looks beyond the conventional wisdom and presents his opinion of what the real problems are, and what the solutions could be.

Census Results

March 14, 2001

The data from the 2000 census show a significant jump in the number of Hispanic people living in the U.S. A panel talks about this and other changes in the nation's demographics, and what these changes mean for the economy, in politics...

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