Archive for May, 2010
May 14 . 2010
The creators of the comedy podcast, Keith and The Girl answer your relationship questions in What Do We Do Now? Don’t expect any words of wisdom; this one dishes on the topics that modern couples really want to know about and is utterly honest.
May 13 . 2010
First Constitutional scholar, author of The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution , will talk about her objections to the Elena Kagen nomination. Then later, academics in the U.S. are wary about developments in higher education in the rest of the world. But will the best talent be coming to America and what does it mean when U.S. colleges and universities open up campuses thousands of miles away from their home base? Ben Wildavsky argues for the globalization of higher education in The Great Brain Race.
May 12 . 2010
Christine Stansell, historian and author tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our time in The Feminist Promise.
May 11 . 2010
Piper Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. In Orange Is the New Black, she tells the story of those long months locked up in a place with its own codes of behavior and arbitrary hierarchies, where a practical joke is as common as an unprovoked fight, and where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is unpredictable.
May 7 . 2010
The Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in American history and the June 1876 battle has been equated with the Alamo and other last stands. Nathaniel Philbrick sketches the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union’s greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage in The Last Stand.
May 6 . 2010
May 5 . 2010
Are radicals running the White House? Journalist and author Robert Knight seems to think so and he profiles what he calls radical philosophies that not only have guided President Obama but also his top aides who are charged with implementing policy in his new book Radical Rulers.
May 4 . 2010
In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember and forget, and how this sets us up for wholly irresistible mistakes.
May 3 . 2010
Jim Frederick author of Black Hearts tells the story of four soldiers who perpetrated one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq war.
- Aug 29Eric Sterling, Barry Lynn
- Aug 28Kimberly Rae Miller
- Aug 27David Epstein
- Aug 26Peter Conners
- Aug 22Sarah Jones
- Aug 20Thurston Clark