Society

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.

Cokie and Steve Roberts: "From This Day Forward" (William Morrow)

February 14, 2000

Journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts discuss their new book on marriage. The book alternates tales from their own marriage with stories of other American marriages.

Amanda Beesley: "Something New" (Doubleday)

February 11, 2000

When Amanda Beesley's boyfriend proposed marriage, she thought life wouldn't change much. After all, they already lived together and had been to plenty of their friends' weddings. But, as she tells in her book, engagement and then newlywed...

Cynthia Richmond: "Dream Power: How To Use Your Night Dreams To Change Your Life" (Simon and Schuster)

February 4, 2000

One night, journalist and therapist Cynthia Richmond went to sleep and had a dream that she wrote a column called "In Your Dreams" for a newspaper. Today her dream is a reality -- she writes about dreams for the Los Angeles Times...

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