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October 19, 2011
Arts, Culture & Media
Bob Edwards Weekend
June 09, 2010
Allende returns to the world of historical fiction with "Island Beneath the Sea," the story of a slave girl in 19th Century Haiti.
January 02, 2010
Director Terry Gilliam talks about his 'Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,' Heath Ledger's death, and what eventually saved the film.
August 28, 2009
As American students' test scores fall behind in the world, the education reform debate heats up.
May 14, 2009
Three writers discuss themes as varied as consumer electronics, neuroscience and Twitter.
April 16, 2009
"Newsweek" columnist Ellis Cose documents how Rwandan survivors have dedicated their lives to helping themselves and their nation.
April 05, 2009
The author of "The House on Mango Street" talks about her seminal work, one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed books of the 20th century.
Business, Economics and Jobs
February 19, 2009
The Family Medical Leave Act protects the rights of workers, but many opt not to take it because they cannot afford to.
January 16, 2009
In her best-seller "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Azar Nafisi wrote about the lives of women in Iran; now she tells her own life story.
January 07, 2009
Writer and book critic Jay Parini scanned American bookshelves and identified the seminal works in the birth and growth of the nation.
September 28, 2008
Journalist David Bacon explains how globalization and legislation creates the need for people to migrate and criminalizes immigrant workers.
October 28, 2008
Voter registrations challenged, illegally purged voter lists and other tactics to alter the outcome of this year's election.
December 06, 2008
Adrien Brody and Jeffrey Wright talk about their new film, "Cadillac Records," about Chess Records and its recording artists in the 1940s.
December 09, 2008
The Nobel prize-winning author talks about her new book, "A Mercy," a prequel to "Beloved," which many say is the single best work of fiction in the last 25 years.
December 18, 2008
Kate DiCamillo, who has written four young adult novels which have received some of the genre's most prestigious honors, talks about "The Tale of Despereaux."
December 24, 2008
Ron Howard's latest film chronicles the interviews between British tv host David Frost and President Richard Nixon.
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