Society

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...

Mary Ann Glendon: "A World Made New" (Random House)

March 13, 2001

Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon tells the story of how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in the aftermath of World War II, an effort headed by the recently-widowed Eleanor Roosevelt.

Ann Crittenden: "The Price of Motherhood" (Metropolitan)

March 12, 2001

Financial journalist Ann Crittenden examines the effect of parenting on the pocketbook in her new book. She says that professional women with children typically pay a "mommy tax" of more than $1 million over the course of their...

Martha Tod Dudman: "Augusta, Gone" (Simon & Schuster)

March 9, 2001

When Martha Tod Dudman's daughter Augusta was 11 years old, she became angry and withdrawn, and in the years that followed she began lying, stealing, and experimenting with drugs. Augusta, Gone is the title of Dudman's account of living...

Marilyn Yalom: "A History of the Wife" (HarperCollins)

March 8, 2001

In her new book, cultural historian Marilyn Yalom tracks the institution of marriage and how it has affected women's lives. She joins Diane to talk about what marriages used to mean practically and emotionally, and how marriage has both...

Stepfamily Relations

March 6, 2001

A new study suggests that children in a blended family are more accepting of a stepfather than of a stepmother. A panel talks about the dynamics of blended families and the special stresses placed upon them.

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

February 28, 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.

Warren Christopher: "Chances of a Lifetime" (Scribner)

February 27, 2001

Warren Christopher served as Secretary of State during Bill Clinton's first term in office. In a new memoir, he relates not only his experiences as the nation's chief diplomat, but also shares the highlights of his career in public service...

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