The Family Medical Leave Act protects the rights of workers, but many opt not to take it because they cannot afford to.
Bob talks to the former double agent about his experiences in the late 1990s, spying for both the Russians and the US.
In a new collection of essays, "Me of Little Faith," comedian Lewis Black has turned his critical eye towards religion.
From 'Bob Edwards Weekend,' stories of homeless families and how economics, education, and healthcare impact their lives.
Writer Tobias Wolff talks about his latest short story collection, and actor Stephen Root talks about 'Leatherheads.'
Actress Melissa Leo and director Courtney Hunt talk about their film, "Frozen River," about two women who smuggle illegal immigrants across the Canadian border.
Elaine Showalter's latest book covers famous and obscure authors from 1650 to 2000 -- in this interview, she talks about the history of American women writers.
David Simon, creator of "The Wire," talks about his new seven-part mini-series on HBO about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Novelist Russell Banks ponders race, religion, capitalism and nationalism, and how these elements are essential to the American story.
The public radio host and the venerable musician come together for an hour of witty conversation and original music.

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