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July 16, 2014 Comment

Deborah Harkness Brings Her ‘All Souls’ Trilogy To A Close

Readers have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion of the series that began with “A Discovery of Witches.”

July 9, 2014 Comment

YA Novel ‘Say What You Will’ Draws Inspiration From Teens With Disabilities

When author Cammie McGovern’s oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she formed a program for children with disabilities.

June 12, 2014 Comment

Debut Novel Asks: What’s A Little Fakery For Family?

In “A Replacement Life,” author Boris Fishman writes about an immigrant from the former Soviet Union who moves to Manhattan.

June 12, 2014 26 Comments

Economist Milton Ezrati Outlines The Next 30 Years For The U.S.

His new book “Thirty Tomorrows” suggests that there are ways for the U.S. economy to age gracefully amid demographic change.

May 27, 2014 2 Comments

Using Disney To Reach A Child With Autism

When acclaimed journalist Ron Suskind’s son Owen was two and a half, he suddenly stopped communicating.

May 22, 2014 17 Comments

Former Oil Tycoon Warns West About More Russian Sanctions

Mikhail Khordorkovsky says further sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine would play into the hands of nationalists.

May 20, 2014 Comment

YA Author Lauren Oliver Creates ‘Panic’

In “Panic,” high school seniors in a struggling New York town compete for a cash prize in a high-stakes game of increasingly risky challenges.

April 18, 2014 Comment

Inside The Life Of A Restaurant Sous Chef

Michael Gibney’s new book “Sous Chef” lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

April 17, 2014 4 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 14, 2014 12 Comments

How To Start Conversations With Total Strangers

If you’ve ever failed at trying to start a conversation with an intriguing looking person at a party, these authors can help.

April 14, 2014 11 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.

April 8, 2014 3 Comments

American Muslim Men And The Search For Love

In the story collection “Salaam, Love,” Muslim men talk about growing up in the U.S. and their search for love, sex and intimacy.

April 4, 2014 Comment

Eiffel Tower Celebrates 125th Birthday

The Paris landmark was completed this week in 1889. We look at its history and legacy with Joseph Harriss.

April 3, 2014 25 Comments

Looking At The Legacy Of Kurt Cobain

It’s been 20 years since the Nirvana frontman committed suicide. Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross joins us to look at his legacy.

April 2, 2014 37 Comments

Cass Sunstein On Conspiracy Theories

The Harvard law professor takes a deeper look at why “rational people end up believing crazy things.”

March 12, 2014 3 Comments

Lost Work By Jack Kerouac Finally Published

Alex Ashlock went to Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Mass., to find out more about “The Haunted Life.”

March 5, 2014 4 Comments

The Girl Who Inspired ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ And A Network Of Friends

Esther Earl died at age 16 from cancer. Her parents have published a collection of her writings.

March 4, 2014 Comment

Catching Up With Dave Barry

Host Jeremy Hobson first spoke to humorist Dave Barry in 1993. He catches up with Barry as his latest book, “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty,” comes out today.

February 21, 2014 2 Comments

Dick Button Judges Sochi Skating

The legendary former skater, skating commentator and self-described “octogenarian skating professor” joins us.

February 17, 2014 4 Comments

A Lesson From Lincoln On Negotiating With The Enemy

As talks resume talks with Iran, a new book about Abraham Lincoln argues talking with your enemy can be the best path.

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July 23 Comment

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

KCRW's Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

July 23 6 Comments

ISIS Forces Christians To Flee Iraq City Of Mosul

The militant group's threat -- convert, leave or die -- has forced most Christians in Mosul to leave.

July 22 2 Comments

Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana

DNA from the boy buried 12,600 years ago shows his people were ancestors of many of today's native peoples.

July 22 Comment

After Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Closer Look At Planning Flight Paths

Retired pilot John Ransom discusses how to factor in war zones, and how the decision is made to close an airspace.