Society

Chuck Collins and Joan Garner: "Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change" (Norton)

March 14, 2000

Every year, Americans contribute over one hundred billion dollars to charity. But Chuck Collins and Joan Garner believe not all charities are equal -- from museums and universities, to battered women's shelters and soup kitchens. Collins...

Frances Kiernan: "Seeing Mary Plain" (Norton)

March 13, 2000

Frances Kiernan discusses her biography of writer and intellectual Mary McCarthy. The book includes excerpts from the author's conversations with dozens of Mary McCarthy's friends, colleagues, relatives and rivals.

Ron Dellums

March 8, 2000

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...

Female Breadwinners

March 7, 2000

A recent study shows the number of women who make more than their husbands is on the rise. A panel talks about how this trend is affecting marriages, families, and workplaces.

Open Phones

March 1, 2000

Diane invites comments from listeners everywhere in a session of open phones.

Sarah Hrdy: "Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection" (Pantheon)

February 28, 2000

In her new book, anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy challenges conventional assumptions about "maternal instinct" in offering the latest research and interpretations about what it means to be a mother. She draws on history, biology...

Open Phones

February 24, 2000

Diane hosts an hour of dialogue with listeners on topics of their choice.

John Colapinto: "As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl" (Harper Collins)

February 22, 2000

Author John Colapinto's new book tells the shocking story of a botched infant circumcision that a doctor and the boy's parents tried to remedy by raising the child as a girl. The subject of the book, a man named David Reimer, joins...

Readers' Review: William Styron's "The Confessions of Nat Turner"

February 18, 2000

This month's Readers Review panel discusses "The Confessions of Nat Turner," novelist William Styron's retelling of the life of the man who led the Virginia slave revolt of 1831.

Open Phones

February 15, 2000

Diane opens up the lines for conversation with listeners all around the country.

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