Society

Meg Greenfield's Washington

May 2, 2001

When longtime Washington Post editorial page editor and Newsweek columnist Meg Greenfield died in 1999, friends and colleagues learned that she'd left behind an almost-completed book detailing her observations of the nation's capital...

Madelyn Cain: "The Childless Revolution" (Perseus)

April 26, 2001

Whether by choice or by circumstance, a growing number of American women do not, and will not have children. Author Madelyn Cain explores the reasons behind this, and how our society is reacting.

Postmaster General William Henderson

April 26, 2001

William Henderson, Postmaster General, joins Diane to talk about challenges and changes facing the U.S. Postal Service.

Noise Awareness

April 24, 2001

April 25th is International Noise Awareness Day. Two leading researchers of noise pollution talk about their efforts to educate the public about noise and its negative effects, which can include psychological stress and hearing loss.

Wendy Kopp: "One Day, All Children..." (Public Affairs)

April 23, 2001

For more than a decade, the organization Teach for America has been recruiting bright young college graduates to teach in needy urban and rural schools around the country. Teach for America's founder, Wendy Kopp, tells how she came up with...

Doris "Granny D" Haddock: Granny D: "Walking Across America in my 90th Year" (Villard)

April 20, 2001

In February 2000, 90-year-old Doris Haddock arrived in Washington, DC - the end of her cross-country journey on foot. She dedicated her journey to raising awareness of the need for campaign finance reform. She joins Diane to present her...

Malika Oufkir: "Stolen Lives" (Talk Miramax)

April 18, 2001

Malika Oufkir tells her dramatic and true life story in her memoir. She spent her childhood in Morocco's royal household, as companion to the King's daughter, but when her father was implicated in an attempt on the King's life, she and the...

Barbara LeBey: "Family Estrangements" (Longstreet Press)

April 13, 2001

Almost every family has a "black sheep" of some kind, and whichever side of the relationship you're on, estrangements within families are very painful and delicate. Attorney Barbara Le Bey talks about how these divisions begin, and...

Elva Trevino Hart: "Barefoot Heart" (Bilingual Press)

April 12, 2001

Elva Trevino Hart's book is a memoir of her childhood in south Texas and Minnesota as the daughter of Mexican immigrant migrant workers. She joins Diane to talk about growing up in this environment, and about how she left it behind and got...

Diane McWhorter: "Carry Me Home" (Simon & Schuster)

April 11, 2001

Journalist Diane McWhorter grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s as the daughter of one of the city's most prominent white families. In her new book, she revisits the turbulent times of her childhood, and explores the perspectives...

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