Donald Spoto: "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life" (St. Martin's)

February 2, 2000

Donald Spoto discusses his new biography of former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the woman he calls "the first non-Hollywood star in American history."

Open Phones

February 1, 2000

Listeners set the topic for an hour of open-ended discussion with Diane.

Mary Gordon: "Seeing Through Places" (Scribner)

January 31, 2000

Novelist and professor Mary Gordon discusses her new memoir, "Seeing Through Places." In the book, she presents the homes that have played significant roles throughout her life, from her grandmother's oddly confusing house, to the...

Census 2000

January 26, 2000

The 2000 census is underway, with surveys being delivered to households across the country. The information will be used to redraw political boundaries in line with federal policies designed to create fairness in the democratic process...

Open Phones

January 25, 2000

Listeners set the topic for the hour as Diane takes calls from around the country.

William Polk: "Polk's Folly" (Doubleday)

January 24, 2000

William Polk presents the history of his family from 1670 to the present in his new book. His ancestors include soldiers, pioneers, civil rights crusaders, outlaws, and a U.S. president.

bell hooks: "All About Love: New Visions" (William Morrow)

January 18, 2000

Feminist author bell hooks' latest book explores all forms of love, from romantic love to self-love. She also looks at how love affects and connects our public and private lives, and why it has become devalued.

Grandparents' Rights

January 13, 2000

A panel talks about the case argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Troxel v. Granville, which asks whether a Washington state law that allows grandparents and others to sue for court-ordered visitation rights is in violation of...

Unbending Gender

January 12, 2000

Balancing work and family is a headache for all parents, but women often feel like they're taking on the bulk of the burden. Two university professors discuss the root of these gender roles and talk about whether our society can change to...

Randall Robinson: "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks" (Dutton)

January 10, 2000

Activist Randall Robinson explores the continuing legacy of slavery in America. He argues that the racial divide will not be bridged until all Americans acknowledge the damage done by slavery and racism over the last 300 years.

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