Anne Strainchamps is the host of To The Best Of Our Knowledge. She co-founded the show along with Steve Paulson and Jim Fleming, and has been a featured interviewer on the program for more than a decade. She has worked in public broadcasting at WAMU in Washington, DC, and at NPR. She has been a reporter, producer, news director, live talk show host, a food and wine columnist and a chocolatier.
Philosopher Aaron James deconstructs why a brash style is embraced amidst chaotic politics.
Jeanne Safer and Richard Brookhiser met 35 years ago and their marriage has endured all this time, despite fundamentally oppositional politics.
Rituals surrounding death vary from place to place, and even from community to community within the smallest of towns. Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng traveled across the US to photograph the wide range of those rituals and what they can show us about the people and places that created them.
Most Americans, even doctors and medical professionals, seem reluctant to talk about death and dying. But now some authors and filmmakers are trying make death an acceptable topic of conversation — and people aren't just open but even happy to talk.