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May 21, 2017

Living with cancer has both a physical and emotional toll. For many people how to cope is a major challenge. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Dr. David Ryan of MASS General Hospital.

May 14, 2017

Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions.

May 7, 2017

In the 1950s, a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement.

Apr 30, 2017

Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed by most people to be a travel perk for VIPs.

Apr 23, 2017

In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes.

Apr 16, 2017

In The Destruction of Hillary Clinton author Susan Bordo creates this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year and the events that led up to it.

Apr 9, 2017

Carol Weston has been the Dear Carol advice columnist at Girls’ Life for more than two decades. Since 1994, she has been privy to a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the teen and preteen mind, helping girls navigate problems they may be scared to share with their parents.

Mar 26, 2017

Dogs do so much for us—giving us comfort and love everyday. In the case of Dogs Who Change the World, these hero dogs help people live fuller and richer lives by going above and beyond the call of doggy duty to help them navigate their world.

Mar 19, 2017

Everyone knows that America is 50 states and…some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states—American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S.

Mar 12, 2017

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food.

Mar 5, 2017

In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration.

Feb 26, 2017

More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials.

Feb 19, 2017

In her new book BLACK EDGE best selling author Sheelah Kolhatkar takes readers inside the government’s  aggressive pursuit of Steven Cohen and the employees of his company SAC Capital, and raises urgent and troubling questions about the power and wealth of those who sit at the pinnacle

Feb 5, 2017

This week Al speaks with Boston based author and historian Susan Quinn about her best selling new book: Eleanor and Hick, the revealing story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. This intimate relationship was both unusual and riveting.

Jan 29, 2017

At the end of his second term, George Washington surprised Americans by publishing his Farewell message in a newspaper.

Jan 22, 2017

In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called “If Our Bodies Could Talk.”  With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health.

Jan 8, 2017

Civilianized is a new memoir by  young Iraq war veteran, Michael Anthony who is from Massachusetts. This book is not only important (it tackles issues of Veteran suicide, PTSD, drug abuse, and alcoholism) but it is a poignant, sometimes funny, and a great read.

Jan 1, 2017

In his new book "War Against War" best selling author and historian Michael Kazin tells the story of Americans who tried to stop their nation from fighting in one of history’s most destructive wars and then were hounded by the government when they refused to back

Dec 25, 2016

NY Times best-selling author Jeanne Marie Laskas author of HIDDEN AMERICA, the people who make this country work will be Al's guest this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Dec 18, 2016

In her new book EIGHT FLAVORS, food historian, Sarah Lohman sets out on a journey through history to uncover the eight flavors that have come to define the ever-changing palate of American cuisine: black pepper, vanilla, chili powder, curry powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha.

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