Society

On the Job: Women Who Are College Presidents

February 2, 2001

Three women who are presidents of American colleges talk about their work: what drew them into higher education, into administration, and into leadership positions at their respective positions.

John Cohen: "Shots in the Dark" (WW Norton)

February 1, 2001

Ever since HIV was identified as the virus that causes AIDS, doctors and activists have put their hopes into the development of a vaccine to stop the spread of the disease. But, more than 15 years later, no vaccine has yet been developed...

Anita Roddick: "Business as Unusual" (Thorsons)

January 29, 2001

Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop chain, explains how she's built a successful international business despite ignoring the accepted rules about how to succeed in business. As she explains in her new book, social responsibility has...

Lee Smith: "Sitting on the Courthouse Bench" (Tryon)

January 25, 2001

Author Lee Smith grew up in a tiny town named Grundy, located in the mountains of western Virginia. After several devastating floods, Grundy's future is very uncertain. Lee Smith joins Diane to tell about the oral history project she's...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

January 24, 2001

Diane talks to America's most famous sex therapist about her childood in a Jewish refugee camp in Switzerland and about how she became "Dr. Ruth". They'll talk about some of Dr. Ruth's latest projects, including a guide to college...

Readers' Review: Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses"

January 19, 2001

The January Readers' Review panel discusses Cormac McCarthy's National Book Award winner, All the Pretty Horses, a coming-of-age story set in northern Mexico.

The Funeral Service Industry

January 17, 2001

People who have made funeral arrangements after the death of a loved one know just how confusing the process can be. Many feel rushed and wonder if they're paying too much for services they don't necessarily need. A panel talks about what...

Ted Conover (Rebroadcast)

January 15, 2001

A holiday rebroadcast of Diane's conversation with journalist Ted Conover, whose book Newjack (Random House) tells his story of taking a job as a prison guard in order to write about prison life from the inside.

Ron Dellums (Rebroadcast)

January 15, 2001

A holiday rebroadast of Diane's conversation with former Congressman Ron Dellums, whose recent memoir is entitled Lying Down with the Lions (Beacon). He recalls his tough childhood in Oakland, California, his work in the civil rights...

Rebecca Walker: "Black, White, and Jewish" (Riverhead)

January 11, 2001

Rebecca Walker is daughter of African-American writer Alice Walker and Jewish-American lawyer Mel Leventhal. In her memoir she describes growing up amid various racial, religious, and political and regional influences, and tells how she's...

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