Archive for May, 2010

Keith Malley, Chemda Khalili

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.

Linda Monk, Ben Wildavsky

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.

Christine Stansell

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.

Piper Kerman

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.

Nathaniel Philbrick

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.

Joan Bertin, Randall Lotowycz

May 6 . 2010

Joan Bertin, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship discusses the First Amendment and censorship. Later at the half,  Randall Lotowycz celebrates  75 years of DC Comics with a Fandex Deluxe, a supersized deck of 75 iconic heroes and villains.

Robert Knight

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.

Joseph Hallinan

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.

Jim Frederick

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.